Congratulations to our 2023 All-County Honor Band Students! The Honor Bands had a great concert on Saturday and we were so proud to have 25 students representing Palmetto Ridge High School! Congratulations to: Christopher Alvarez, Andrew Borbor, Ellie Carvajal, John Carvajal, Carlos Cazorla-Vergel, Brisayda Chavez, Gabriella Chaviano, Jonathan Eysaman, Eddie Feliciano, Kleber Flores-Hernandez, Matthew Ford, Michael Gordon, Anna Hudson, Justin Luque, Carlos Mejia, Kevin Milord, Amanda Moraga, Corey Newell, Remington Newton, Shelby Newransky, Santiago Nieto, Daniel Ramirez-Santiago, Marc Robinson, Blake Waligora, and Jeremy Walsh!
Special thanks to our PRHS Administration for allowing us to host the event last minute at PRHS! Thank you, Mr. Tom Howell, for providing us with additional percussion instruments from Corkscrew Middle School. We’d also like to thank Mr. Anthony Rowtie for his help with transporting percussion instruments, Mr. Bill Strom for his help with parking on Friday, and Mrs. Kristian Newton with her help with parking and lunch during Friday’s rehearsal. Thank you all!
Orchestra and Choir is having a Send-Off Concert for those who are going on their Disney Trip. The concert will be on Monday, January 23rd at 6:30pm in the auditorium. Please considering supporting our fellow orchestra and choir students.
All concert bands will have their after school rehearsals this week.
Indoor guard rehearsals are on Thursday this week.
Dance has a camp this week in addition to their 2 normal rehearsals.
On Thursday, the Band Boosters are holding a Chaperone Meeting for our parents who are going to Texas. This meeting is only for our Band Trip Chaperones. Please meet in the band room at 6:00pm.
On Friday, we are taking select students from Drumline and Auxiliary to perform at Corkscrew Elementary’s Literacy Parade! Call time will be 7th period. Please wear this year’s black Mad World t-shirt with neutral colored bottoms and gym shoes. Students will either walk or provide their own transportation to CES.
We’d like to wish our Dance Team and their coach Mrs. Annamarie Magdaleno good luck as they prepare for their first competition! Dance will compete at the Shake the Ground Dance Competition at South Fort Myers High School on Sunday, January 29th. Students will provide their own transportation to this event. Please be sure to turn in your alternate travel forms if you have not already done so. Best of luck ladies!
We’d like to continue to recognize our students who show progress and exemplary work in class. During this semester, we will announce Musicians/Performers of the Week and a Section of the Week. Here are last week’s Musicians/Performers and Section of the Week. Honorable Mentions: Angie Juarez (wind symphony), Marc Robinson (jazz band), Amanda Moraga (wind ensemble), Genesis LaRusso (symphonic winds), Eden Dalusma (percussion), and Daniela Rives (auxiliary). Musician’s of the week: John Rossdale (wind symphony), Jack Waligora (jazz band), Santiago Nieto (wind ensemble), Bodin Rice (symphonic winds), and Matt Ford (percussion). The Performer of the Week is Thais Chan (auxiliary). The Section of the Week was the Jazz 1 Trombone Section from 2nd period. Congratulations and keep up the good work!
Here's what you need to know for our upcoming events.
This Week’s Schedule:
Make-up Assignments: All missed rehearsals and performances will require a make-up assignment. Instructions on how to request a make-up assignment are posted on Canvas.
2023 Band & Auxiliary Event Calendars: Band and Auxiliary Event Calendars for the remaining dates of the semester are on Canvas and in the band room. All dates are posted on the band calendar found on the band website. All band students are required to turn in a Second Semester contract through Canvas. This contract is now PAST DUE, and grades have been posted in Focus! Please turn in your contracts through Canvas ASAP. All auxiliary students have already turned in their Indoor Auxiliary Contracts. CORRECTION: The previous Band Event Calendar had a mistake. WIND ENSEMBLE is rehearsing on Tuesday, February 14th from 2:15-3:30pm, not Wind Symphony. Sorry for the error.
District Solo & Ensemble MPA (Fri. 2/10 and Sat. 2/11): Agreement forms and original copies are now PAST DUE. Please turn in your forms ASAP. Students who drop out at this point will be charged a Drop Fee. Solo & Ensemble MPA will be at Lely High School on Friday, February 10th and Saturday, February 11th. Students will have to provide their own transportation. The schedule will be posted in the band room when it’s provided.
District Jazz MPA (Fri. 2/10): The schedule for District Jazz MPA is posted in the band room. Jazz MPA will be held at Lely High School on Friday, February 10th. Both jazz bands will travel to and from Lely via school bus. Alternate travel forms are due by Monday, February 6th. Call time will be 4th period and the approximate return to PRHS is 4:30pm. (These times are tentative and may change.) All students must have their concert band attire to perform at District Jazz MPA. In addition to the concert band attire, students will wear solid black socks and solid black dress shoes. Marching band shoes are permissible.
District Auxiliary MPA (Fri. 2/24): Auxiliary Solo Agreement Forms are now PAST DUE. Please turn in your forms ASAP. Students who drop out at this point will be charged a Drop Fee. All indoor auxiliary groups are required to perform at District Auxiliary MPA. Auxiliary MPA will be at Lely High School on Friday, February 24th. Students will travel to and from Lely via school bus. Alternate travel forms are due by Friday, February 17th. Times are TBD.
Questions? Please email Mrs. Robinson at email@example.com.