Congratulations to our Marching Pride on completing another amazing season! We were so proud of their performance at Prelims on Saturday and could not ask for anything more! While we were sad to miss a spot in Finals by one placement, but we can’t help but be proud of our students for their tremendous effort and outstanding accomplishments. It’s been a remarkable season, and we couldn’t have done it without our Marching Band Staff, Parent Volunteers, and Band Boosters! Thank you, Band Staff, Anthony Claro, Annamarie Magdaleno, Melissa Sieja, Shelby Blocker, and Mario Mistretta for your dedication to our students! It is a pleasure and honor working with all of you. Thank you, Band Boosters, Eileen Fuentes, Sandra Llorca, Erika Guerra, Daniel Guerra, Arthur Feria, Bill Strom, Tatiana Ryan, Michelle Jones, and Nidia Law for your hard work and support of our students and program. Thank you to all our parents who have volunteered to help with truck crew, concessions, chaperoning, uniforms, props, and MBI. The success of our students is attributed to your hard work, dedication, love, and support for our students. Lastly, we’d like to thank our school administration for their continued support for the Marching Pride.
This week should feel like a breeze after the past 6 weeks! We have our Tri-M Induction Ceremony in the band room on Tuesday night. Cookie dough orders are schedule to be delivered to the school on Wednesday. Students will be able to pick up their orders after school. Dance will practice after school on Tuesday and Thursday this week. Students who are auditioning for All-County Honor Band will have their pre-audition with Mrs. Robinson on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. We will also do percussion band audition placements in class on Tuesday and Wednesday. Symphonic Winds and Wind Symphony will have tentative chair placements for Winterfest, determined by Mrs. Robinson and Mr. Claro. These students will do their official chair placement auditions after Winterfest on December 13 and 14.
Please don’t forget that the second Disney trip payment is due this Friday along with Room Requests. Last week, all students were given a payment record sheet that showed their credit from fundraisers and current account balance. Please direct any Band Trip questions to Mrs. Robinson.
Here are last week’s Marchers and Section of Week:
Honorable Mentions: Drea Klimek, Jonathan Eysaman, Jovany Osorio, An Tran, Angelica Serra, Arianna Madera (woodwinds), Samantha Burke, Bianka Munoz, Jeremy Walsh, Kleber Flores-Hernandez, Sammi Hernandez, Caleb Newell (brass), Sebastian Angeles, Lannah Duskin, Bryce Phillips, Ava Jones (percussion), Layla Lopez, Emily Phillips, Daniela Rives (auxiliary), and Eden Dalusma, Shaun Anderson, Santiago Nieto, Jack Waligora, Gabriella Chaviano (officer).
Marchers of the Week: Natalie Garcia Gonzalez (woodwind), Kaylyn Garcia (brass), Liam Rezende (percussion), Thaliana Chavez Vidal (auxiliary), Alex Bonet and Matt Ford (officer).
The Section of the Week was the Sousaphone Section led by captains Kleber Flores-Hernandez and Jack Waligora, and section leaders Alex Bonet and Aiden Passelle! Congratulations!
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 in Canvas under “Modules.”
Concert Band Attire: (These uniforms are for all band students.) All band students will need a concert band uniform. It is each band family’s responsibility to order and purchase these uniforms. All uniforms take at least 2 weeks to be shipped, please do not wait until the last minute. Concert gowns and pants will need to be hemmed, so please take that into consideration when placing your orders.
Concert Band and Indoor Auxiliary After School Rehearsals: Indoor dance will start the week of November 14th. Concert bands and Indoor guard will have after school rehearsals when we return from Thanksgiving Break. Please refer to the band calendar for specific dates and times. Wind Symphony is 1st period band, Wind Ensemble is 3rd period band, and Symphonic Winds is 4th period band. Percussionists will be placed into a concert band the week of November 14th. All rehearsals are required and graded.
Disney Band Trip Information: Thank you to everyone who registered for the Disney Band Trip. The next trip payment is due on Friday, November 17th. Roommate request forms are also due by Friday, November 17th. Those forms are available in the band room.
All-County Honor Band Auditions (Tues. 11/28): This year’s All-County Honor Band Auditions will be held at Aubrey Rogers High School. Audition times and room locations will be given when received. There is a required contract and permission slip that is due by Friday, November 17th to participate. Students will receive these forms when they pass their pre-audition with Mrs. Robinson.
Ave Maria Hometown Christmas Parade (Fri. 12/1): The Marching Pride and Jazz Bands will be performing at the Ave Maria Hometown Christmas Parade on Friday, December 1st. We will rehearse from 2:15-3:30pm on that day. Healthy Snack will be served at 3:30pm. The parade starts at 6:00pm. The jazz bands will perform after the parade. We are typically on the corner of Annunciation and Seton across from The Bean. More details will be sent the week of the event. Band students will wear full uniform with the gray Marching Pride shirt, marching band shorts, tall crew black socks, and marching band shoes. Instead of our marching band hats, all students are encouraged to wear a Santa hat or any other kind of holiday themed headwear. Auxiliary students will wear their pregame top, black leggings, tights, and black auxiliary shoes. Auxiliary students are also encouraged to wear a Santa hat or any other kind of holiday themed headwear. Jazz band students will march in their jazz concert attire and marching band shoes.
Winterfest Concerts (Thurs. 12/7 and Fri. 12/8): Winterfest is the annual PRHS Music Department Holiday Concert. There will be two concerts, one on Thursday, December 7th and one on Friday, December 8th. These concerts will feature the PRHS concert bands, orchestras, choir, jazz bands, auxiliary, percussion, and the Marching Pride! Doors will open at 5:45pm and the concerts will start at 6:30pm in the auditorium. Admission is $5.00. We are accepting cash and checks. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time through Mrs. Robinson, Mr. Claro, or Mr. Bigler before school, during lunch, or after school starting on Monday, December 4th. Tickets will also be available at the ticket booth upon arrival on the day of the concerts. When pre-ordering tickets, students will need to specify if they’re purchasing tickets for the Thursday or Friday night concert.
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, 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. Thank you for supporting the Marching Pride!
Questions? Please email Mrs. Annabelle Robinson at email@example.com.