Another successful week of rehearsals is behind us. We’re continuing to make great progress and are putting together a production that the community will really enjoy and the contest judges will appreciate. Thanks to all of the parents who were able to help out at the car wash on Saturday and the DCI watch party. Our booster club does so many things to help support our program and events like the car wash help them do that.
We’ve got our last week of summer band ahead of us. We’ll continue working on Act 1 of our UIL show and will begin working on Act 2 as soon as we receive that from our drill writer. Let’s finish strong this week! Information about our Debut Concert on Friday is included below.
Reminders for the week:
LEADERSHIP TEAM PEP BAND @ PHS ON MONDAY (7:45 - 8:15 AM): Wear your band t-shirt and arrive in time to START playing at 7:45 AM outside the new cafeteria. Check the Remind 101 Leadership Team blast or Instagram for the set list (adding Hey, Baby!). All members must have their flip folder with ALL MUSIC for this gig. Some of our performances last spring were not as strong as they should have been because students thought they have their music memorized or forgot their flip folder.
MUSIC AND MARCHING REHEARSALS CONTINUE THIS WEEK (1 - 9 PM): See info below and on www.paschalband.com for days/times. We’ll only be rehearsing during the evening 5 PM - 9 PM. Attendance is required for all band members. Students should plan to be on the practice lot ready to start at 5 PM. If heat is a factor, we will start inside (watch for a Remind 101 blast).
SECTION AND FULL BAND PHOTO SESSION (3 - 5 PM): Brass, WW and percussion students should arrive in their band t-shirts, black shorts and tennis shoes, but put on their marching uniform over that once they arrive. Veterans should also wear their marching shoes. New members should just wear black socks. Colorguard members will be in their dance team dresses. We’ll organize in the auditorium and then walk to the Gus Bates gym for the photos. We’ll take section photos and then get organized for the group photo in the stands. The section photos will be included in the 2019 PHS Football Program.
DEBUT CONCERT ON FRIDAY (7:30 - 8:30 PM): We’re looking forward to showing off for friends and family on Friday. We’re going to start at 7:30 PM in an attempt to avoid some of the extreme heat. Weather permitting, we’ll be on the turf field for this performance. We’ll also have Kona Ice available for families during the concert and then for all band members and their families after the performance. Should be fun!!
BAND REHEARSALS ONCE SCHOOL BEGINS: The marching band will rehearse on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week after school (4:30 - 7 PM). We will observe this schedule throughout the season. If we have a Thursday game, we will rehearse on Friday that week. These rehearsals are co-curricular, so students are earning a grade for their attendance, preparation and participation. We have purposely left Wednesday afternoons free for students to rest, stay on top of school work and participate in other activities.
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
Monday, August 12: Leadership Pep Band @ PHS (7:45 - 8:15 PM)
Mon-Thur, Aug 12-15: Marching Band Rehearsals (5 - 9 PM)
Friday, August 16: Section & Group Photo Session (3 - 5 PM)
Friday, August 16: End of Camp Debut Concert (7:30 - 8:30 PM)
Monday, August 19: First Day of School
Monday, August 19: Marching Band Rehearsal 4:30 - 7 PM
Tuesday, August 20: Marching Band Rehearsal 4:30 - 7 PM
Thursday, August 22: Marching Band Rehearsal 4:30 - 7 PM
Wednesday, August 28: Mr. Merrill in class periods 1 - 4
Friday, August 30: PHS Football @ Irving HS
Monday, September 2: Labor Day - No School or Rehearsal
Tuesday, September 3: Booster Club Meeting
Friday, September 6: Pep Rally (during school)
Friday, September 6: PHS Football vs Haltom (Middle School Night!) @ Farrington Field
Saturday, September 14: TMEA All-Region Jazz Auditions
Saturday, September 14: HEB Drumline Contest
Saturday, September 21: March-a-thon (8 AM - 1 PM)
Saturday, September 28: Mansfield “Preview of Champions” Contest (10 AM - 10 PM)
Tuesday, October 1: Booster Club Meeting
Monday, October 7: FWISD Pre-UIL Marching Band Assessment @ FWISD Clark Stadium (2 - 7 PM)
Friday, October 11: Drumline performance at “Day of the Girl” Parade
Monday, October 14: Marching Band Rehearsal (3 - 6 PM)
Tuesday, October 15: UIL Marching Band Contest @ Mansfield (3 - 8 PM)
Friday, October 18: Wind Ensemble/Leadership Pep Band @ Lily B Walk-a-thon
Saturday, October 26: US Bands Marching Contest @ Coppell HS (10 AM - 10 PM)
Tuesday, November 5: Booster Club Meeting