We had a great time at the FMEA Music Conference last week. Ellie Carvajal won 1st chair in All-State High School Honor Band and had a solo, which we really enjoyed! Blake Waligora and Remington Newton were able to attend the Tri-M Student Experience, where they had the opportunity to meet other musicians throughout the state, learn about college music opportunities, attend concerts, and view the exhibit hall. We’re so proud of our students and look forward to next year’s conference! If your student is interested in trying out for All-State next year, audition music will be released in May and auditions are held in September. Private lessons are strongly recommended for auditioning for All-State. If your student is interested in attending the Tri-M Student Experience next year, to be considered, students must be a senior and a Tri-M member who is serious about pursuing music in college. Please email Mrs. Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
All-County Band students will rehearse this week Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Palmetto Ridge High School. The concert is on Saturday at 3:00pm in the PRHS auditorium. Please review your schedule and prepare your music.
Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds will start their after school rehearsals this week!
We also had the change the times for our indoor guard practices, please review the changes below.
Tri-M is having their monthly meeting this Wednesday in the band room. Tri-M Officers are reminded that they’ll have their Executive Meeting with Mrs. Robinson in the band officer during lunch on Tuesday.
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 were given out 2 weeks ago. 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 due by Tuesday, January 17. All auxiliary students have already turned in their Indoor Auxiliary Contracts.
2023 All-County Honor Band: All Honor Band students are reminded that rehearsals resume this week. Music was given to students last week. Please be sure to prepare your music ahead of time. All rehearsals and performances will be held at Palmetto Ridge High School. Students will wear their PRHS Concert Band Attire for Saturday’s concert. The concert is open to the public and free of charge! The concert will begin at 3:00pm in the auditorium.
District Solo & Ensemble MPA: The roster of students who signed up for District Solo & Ensemble MPA will be posted on the green cabinet in the band room. District Solo & Ensemble Student Agreement Forms are also in the band room. Please review the provided information. Agreement forms are due to Mrs. Robinson by Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Students are also required to show their original copies to Mrs. Robinson on Tuesday! We cannot add any students to the list at this point. Students who drop out at this point will be charged a Drop Fee.
District Auxiliary MPA: The roster of our auxiliary students who signed up for District Auxiliary MPA will be posted on the green cabinet in the band room. The Auxiliary MPA Solo Student Agreement Form is also in the band room. Please review the provided information. Agreement forms are due to Mrs. Robinson by Tuesday, January 17, 2023. We cannot add any students to the list at this point. 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.
Concert Band Attire: It is each band family’s responsibility to order and purchase these uniforms. The hard deadline is February 15, 2023 for our Mid-Year Band Concert and District Concert Band MPA. Jazz Band students will need their concert attire by February 1, 2023. Information is also posted on the band website under the “Students” tab under “2022-2023 Information.” Please contact Mrs. Robinson if you have any questions.
Instrument Repair & Equipment: Our trusted local vendors are Cadence Music and Christman Music. Both vendors can drop off orders and pick-up instruments for repair at PRHS—but parents have to call to make arrangements ahead of time. Instruments will not be picked up unless orders for repair are placed ahead of time. Contact information for Cadence Music and Christman Music can be found on the band website under the “Students” tab.
Questions? Please email Mrs. Robinson at email@example.com.
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