Last week was a short but busy week with a home game and car wash fundraiser! The Car Wash was very successful yesterday. Thank you to everyone who came out to work the event. It looked like a lot of our students took advantage of the opportunity to raise money towards their trip to Texas!
Here are last week’s Marchers and Section of the week. Honorable Mentions: Enrique Arizmendi (woodwinds), AJ Curry (brass), Dylan Hubbell (percussion), and Aliyah Luangkhot, Samantha Mugavero, and Jayde Naas (auxiliary). Marchers of the Week: Carmen Ledo (woodwinds), Kleber Flores-Hernandez (brass), Yariel Diaz (percussion), Tatiana Hernandez (auxiliary), and Shelby Newransky, Jack Waligora, and Jeremy Walsh (officer). The Section of the Week was the Trumpet Section led by Section Leaders Christopher Alvarez, Mason Duryea, and Ben Llorca! Congratulations!
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.
Band Handbook Assignment On Canvas (PAST DUE): Believe it or not, we still have students who have not turned in this assignment…All students were given a Band Handbook Assignment on Canvas on August 18th. The assignment was due on Friday, August 26th. The assignment can be found on the Band Canvas Page under Modules. The assignment is to be submitted electronically on Canvas. Please contact Mrs. Robinson if you have any questions.
Tri-M Music Honor Society Info Meeting (Mon. 9/12): Tri-M is holding an information meeting on Monday, September 12th at 2:15pm in the band room. Tri-M Music Honor Society is a program of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), which focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy. Students must be a junior or senior who is currently enrolled in orchestra, choir, band, or auxiliary. Students must also have completed at least one full year of band, orchestra, choir, or auxiliary, they must have maintained an “A” average grade in their music class in the previous year and they must have at least a 3.0 unweighted GPA.
Thursday Rehearsal Attire (Thurs. 9/15): For this Thursday, band students will wear a black shirt with dark colored shorts. Auxiliary will wear a white shirt with black bottoms.
Krispy Kreme Fundraiser (Starts Fri. 9/16): Our Band Boosters are starting their next fundraiser on Friday selling Krispy Kreme Donuts! Boxes will sell for $12. Students who are going to Texas will have the opportunity to earn $5 towards their trip for every box sold.
Dancing Cubs Fundraiser: Our Band Boosters are holding their annual Dancing Cubs Fundraiser. We are inviting students grades PreK-8 to come and dance with our Auxiliary Team during 8th Grade Band Night on Friday, October 7th. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Student Registration can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScsx1Hc00N5ZLZ8cPz7YyszyyW0nwh-k3EuE5gYifGL3e52Aw/viewform.
All-State Auditions (Sat. 9/24): All-State Auditions will be held at Lely High School on Saturday, September 24th. Students will have to provide their own transportation to Lely HS. These auditions are for selected students who passed a pre-audition. Audition times will be given when received.
Texas Trip Scholarship Opportunity (Due Fri. 10/28): Bob Rogers Travel is offering a $500 scholarship to a participating student in an upcoming tour. Applicants should have a financial need for the scholarship. BRT will only award 1 scholarship per traveling group. The scholarship competition is now open. Applications are due by 3:00pm on October 28, 2022. Students who are interested in applying for the scholarship can find instructions and information at: https://bobrogerstravel.com/moments-that-matter/ Be sure to follow the instructions for "Music Groups."We hope that you'll considering applying. We'd love to see a student of the Marching Pride win the scholarship!
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.
Marching Pride Sponsors: We are reaching out to local businesses and contributors to the arts to help fund our program. Special funding projects that could use sponsors include the cost to transport instruments to marching competitions and the cost to transport instruments to Texas. Every gift helps to provide our students with life-changing experiences. If you or a business you know of is interested in donating to the Marching Pride, please contact our Band Booster President Mr. Anthony Rowtie at email@example.com or Mrs. Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions? Please email Mrs. Robinson at email@example.com.