Last Tuesday, Tri-M Music Honors Society had elections for their officers! This year’s officers are: Kleber Flores-Hernandez (President), Jack Waligora (Vice President), Andrew Borbor (Secretary), Katheryn Caudill (Treasurer), Corey Newell (Historian), Shaun Anderson (Band Representative), Brisayda Chavez (Orchestra Representative), Laci Prue (Chorus Representative), and Daniela Rives (Auxiliary Representative). Congratulations to our students!
Last Friday, we had our 8th Grade Band Night/Dancing Cubs! We had a blast, and we hope that our guests did too. We look forward to having the 8th graders as future members of the Marching Pride! Special thank you to Ms. Ashley Crosby and Mr. Paxon Roan for bringing their students from CMS and CPMS to come and play with the Marching Pride. We’d also like to thank Mrs. Annamarie Magdaleno for organizing our Dancing Cubs fundraiser!
On Saturday, the Marching Pride competed at the Naples Southwest Florida Games Marching Band Competition. Our students had a great performance, we hope you didn’t miss it! The Marching Pride placed 1st in Class 5A and won Grand Champion! They won Best Music, Visual, General Effect, Percussion, and Auxiliary in Class 5A and Best Overall Music, Visual, Percussion and Auxiliary. We are so proud of our students! Keep up the hard work and congratulations!
We want to thank all our band staff and parent volunteers who came out to support the Marching Pride at Friday’s game and Saturday’s competition. As you can see, it takes a lot to run a program of 182 students. We were so thankful to have so many parents help with truck crew and chaperoning. Our Concession Crew did an amazing job feeding over 250 band students on Friday! On Saturday, we were so thankful for our truck crew parents who loaded and transported all our props and equipment for our students. And we’re always so thankful to have our chaperones there to help assist students with various needs while we travel. Thank you, Eileen Fuentes, Sandra Llorca, Erika Guerra, Daniel Guerra, Bill Strom, Arthur Feria, Tatiana Ryan, Michelle Jones, and Nidia Law, for their leadership with our Band Boosters and parent volunteers. Thank you all for volunteering your time and for supporting our students and the Marching Pride!
This week is another big week! We have a Band Booster Meeting on Monday at 7:00pm in the band room. We are rehearsing on Tuesday and Thursday this week. Thursday’s rehearsal will be in the back practice field. Friday’s game is an away game at Immokalee High School and the Marching Pride is competing in the Lehigh Lightning Tournament of Bands on Saturday.
Here are last week’s Marchers and Section of Week:
Honorable Mentions: Payton Apple, Chloe Howell, Adam Mosley (woodwinds), Jeremy Walsh, Olivia Jones, Sammi Hernandez (brass), Brianna Fajardo, Sofia Sandoval, Lucas Langley (percussion), Zaira Barajas, Layla Lopez, Isa Noyola-Estrada (auxiliary), and Jack Waligora, Arianna Perez-Bejarano, Laci Prue, Daniela Rives, Matt Ford, Eden Dalusma, and Liam Rezende (officer).
Marchers of the Week: Jonathan Eysaman (woodwind), Chloe Springfield (brass), Trevor Francois (percussion), Naomi Santos (auxiliary), Andrew Borbor and Melanie Moreno-Lopez (officer).
The Section of the Week was the Clarinet Section led by woodwind captains Jonathan Eysaman and Santiago Nieto, and section leaders Fabiano Cortazar and Laci Prue. Congratulations!
This Week’s Schedule:
Thursday Rehearsal Attire (Thurs. 10/12): For this Thursday, band students will wear a black shirt with dark colored shorts. Auxiliary will wear their normal white on black.
Healthy Snack (Fri. 10/13): Students who ordered healthy snack will receive this meal in the band room at 3:30pm on Friday. If there are extra sandwiches, students can purchase them for $10.
Away Game at Immokalee HS (Fri. 10/13): This week’s game is an away game at Immokalee High School. Call time is 4:00pm. The band room will remain open after school for all Marching Pride students. Band students will wear full uniform with this year’s gray Marching Pride shirt, any athletic shorts, tall solid black socks, and marching band shoes. Auxiliary students will wear their pregame uniform, tights, black auxiliary shoes, earrings, and full hair and makeup. All students are expected to travel together to and from Immokalee HS via school bus. The game starts at 7:00pm and tickets are available on gofan.co. Please be prepared to pick-up your student around 10:30pm. Students will be instructed to text and call their rides when they leave IHS and then again when we are close to approaching PRHS.
Third Quarter Break (Fri. 10/13): All students will have the opportunity to visit the IHS concession stand during their 3rd quarter break. Students will have to bring money to purchase their meals at IHS. We advise that students have at least $10-15 in cash.
PLEASE READ Game Day & Competition Student Drop-off and Pick-up: For Friday and Saturday, please drop-off and pick-up your student in the main loop by the flagpole. All students who drive will park in the Student Parking Lot. PLEASE DO NOT GO INTO THE FACULTY PARKING LOT.
Alternate Travel Requests (Due by Wed. 10/11): If a parent needs to pick up their student from a band event, they must turn in Alternate Travel Request Form. Alternate Travel Requests are due to Mrs. Robinson THREE DAYS prior to departure and will require administrator approval.
Lehigh Lightning Tournament of Bands Competition (Sat. 10/14): Our next competition is on Saturday, October 14th at Lehigh Senior High School. Call time for students is 9:00am at PRHS. The full itinerary and more details were sent via email.
Disney Band Trip Information: Trip Registration Ends on Friday, October 20th, which is 12 days from today. THIS IS A HARD DEADLINE. We will only reserve charter buses for the number of students who have registered and paid their first deposit by Friday, October 20th.
Marching Pride Jackets Orders (Past Due): Orders and payments were due last Friday, but Mrs. Robinson will accept orders and payments up until 2:00pm on Tuesday, October 10th. This is a required purchase for all new auxiliary students. This is an optional purchase for all band students.
Marching Pride Sponsors: We’d like to thank our 2023-2024 Marching Pride Sponsors: First Foundation Bank, Architectural Wood Products, Volkswagen of Naples, Pro Water Systems of Southwest Florida, Conditioned Air, Hood Distribution, Dakota Hardwoods, the Freedline Family, JW Building Consultant Services, D. Garrett Construction, Goldie’s Restaurant, and Colossians Home Services. More information on our sponsors can be found on the homepage of the band website. If you know anyone who’d be interested in becoming a Marching Pride Sponsor, please refer to the attached Sponsorship Form. Thank you for supporting the Marching Pride!
Questions? Please email Mrs. Annabelle Robinson at email@example.com.