Thank you to all who applied for the various scholarships. We look forward to revealing the winners at this week’s Band Awards Banquet.
Thank you to all who auditioned for our 2023-2024 Marching Pride Auxiliary Team. Results were released to next year’s members and posted in Canvas. Congratulations to all! We’re holding an Auxiliary Camp on Tuesday, May 23rd from 4:30-6:30pm in the band room. We hope to see you there.
Graduation Band Agreement Forms are still past due. We are still missing forms from a few students. If you have not already turned one in, please do so ASAP.
All 2023-2024 Officer Applications were due last Friday. Mrs. Robinson has closed the link to turn in applications. The window to turn in Officer Audition Contracts will close at 10:00pm tonight.
The Band Boosters are holding their final meeting of the year on Monday at 7:00pm. All parents are encouraged to attend.
Drum Major auditions will be in the band room starting at 2:15pm on Tuesday. Students who are trying out for Drum Major can sign-up for their audition slot on the Marching Pride Officer Canvas page under Announcements. All current officers and officer applicants are invited to watch the conducting portion of the Drum Major Auditions on Tuesday. Good luck to all who are auditioning.
On Wednesday, we’re having our dress rehearsal for the Spring Band Concert. Please see the specified times and schedule below.
Wednesday is the last day for student to purchase a wristband for the Band Banquet. Please see below for more details.
On Thursday all band students will have a quick rehearsal during lunch to go over the marching band portion of the concert. Please be in the auditorium with your marching band instrument by 11:50am.
The call time for the Spring Band Concert is 5:30pm. Doors will open at 6:00pm and the concert will start at 6:30pm. We hope to see you there!
Last night we sent out an email with details pertaining to the Band Awards Banquet. A few details are also provided below. At this point we are no longer in need of parent volunteers. Thank you to all who volunteered to help. The Band Banquet is always a great way to end the school year, we hope all will attend at least the awards portion.
Here's what you need to know for our upcoming events.
This Week’s Schedule:
Spring Band Dress Rehearsal (Wed. 5/10): All concert bands will have their dress rehearsal for the Spring Band Concert on Wednesday, May 10th. Wind Symphony will rehearse from 2:15-3:15pm, Symphonic Winds will rehearse from 3:15-4:15pm, and Wind Ensemble will rehearse from 4:15-5:00pm. All students who plan on performing the special piece for Mr. Howell will rehearse from 5:00-5:45pm. We will have 1 lunch rehearsal to go over the marching band portion of the concert. This lunch rehearsal will be on Thursday, May 11th. Students who signed up to perform in an ensemble for this concert will have to perform their pieces for Mrs. Robinson in class or by appointment.
Spring Band Concert (Thurs. 5/11): Our final band concert of the year will be on Thursday, May 11th at 6:30pm in the auditorium. Admission is free. This concert will feature our three concert bands, two jazz bands, select student ensembles, and the Marching Pride! We hope to see you there!
Senior Spotlight Ads (Due by Mon. 5/8): If you’d like Mrs. Robinson to feature your senior student in the digital program for the Band Banquet, please email her your Senior Spotlight Ad at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, May 8th. Your ad can include pictures and/or a message to your student or their bio. There is no charge for these ads.
Band Awards Banquet (Sat. 5/13): Our Band Awards Ceremony and Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, May 13. A separate email was sent out last night with more details. Don’t forget the RSVP link will close by 10:00pm on TONIGHT. Here’s the link: https://forms.gle/XVjiKk23sb6oB7AH8. The RSVP form is for all students. Please fill out the form even if you do not plan on attending. Attached to this email is a list of students who have RSVP’d for the Band Awards Banquet. Students who are highlighted in yellow are those who participated in the Poppin’ Popcorn Fundraiser. Students who are not listed either did not RSVP or stated that they are not attending. (This is the list that was sent out last night, it has not been updated since. If you RSVP’d recently, Mrs. Robinson will update the list after 10:00pm tonight.)
Graduation Band Agreement Forms (Past Due): The 2023 Palmetto Ridge High School Graduation Ceremony will be on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at the FSW Suncoast Arena located at 13351 FSW Pkwy Fort Myers, FL. It is tradition for all non-graduating band students to perform at the graduation ceremony. This year, due to bus transportation complications, we are only bringing non-graduating band students from Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds. We will also bring non-graduating students from Wind Symphony who need to play because of a graduating sibling. This is going to be a graded performance for Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds students. All students in Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, and those who wish to perform must turn in the attached Graduation Band Agreement Form, which is now past due. Please turn in the form ASAP.
2023-2024 Marching Pride Commitment Forms & Fees (Due Mon. 5/15): Commitment Forms and Fees are due by Monday, May 15th. A copy of the band information and commitment forms are attached to this email. Band students, please be sure to use the BAND commitment form. Auxiliary students, please be sure to use the AUXILIARY commitment form. Please email Mrs. Robinson at email@example.com if you need to be on a payment plan. Band students will not have a spot written in the field drill without a commitment form and fee. Auxiliary students will not have a uniform, or a spot written in the field drill without a commitment form and fee.
Questions? Please email Mrs. Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.