Congratulations to the percussion section for their performance at the HEB Drumline Contest on Saturday!!! It was a VERY HOT day, but the students were extremely focused and the parents were incredibly positive. Overall, the day was a great success! Thanks to our students for also making Friday’s rehearsal a success. No doubt we are all tired after a Thursday game, but we were able to finish learning Act 3 and put music to the drill. It’s going to a beautiful movement! We’ll be adding Act 4 on Monday. It looks like we’ll be able to describe Act 4 (Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy) as a “Big Band Dance on a Football Field” when we’re done. We’ll have singers, jazz soloists, swing dancing and very big finish! By the time we get to our next football game, we’ll be playing three additional acts of the show and marching all (or almost all) five acts. We should have a very entertaining (AND competitive) product when all is finished!!
This is a big week with our March-a-thon event on Saturday. Saturday is a required performance for all band students and needs support from as many parents who are available as possible. Here’s the link to the Sign-Up for Saturday: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4faaaf29a1fb6-marchathon2
All students are asked to have their donations turned in no later than Monday, September 23. I’ve posted donation progress on the BAND app. Our goals are always 100% participation from the students and as many ROCKSTARS ($100 in donations) as possible. We’ve already reached almost $10,000 in donations with about 30 ROCKSTARS so far. Please do all you can to help the Paschal Band Booster Club support our awesome band program!
Reminders for the week:
MARCH-A-THON EFFORTS IN FULL SWING - EVENT ON SATURDAY: All band members should be working on their “10 donations of $10) by now. Use the Text to Pay feature of texting PHSMARCH to 44321, use the links on www.paschalband.com or accept cash donations to be organized in the envelope you received in class last week. We’re be marching through the streets of the Paschal attendance zone on Saturday. Students will meet at 8 AM at Paschal. We’ll have buses available to take you back to Paschal when we’re done. Check out the route on our website. The weather forecasts are looking good for a relatively pleasant morning.
LEADERSHIP PEP BAND AT TANGLEWOOD ELEMENTARY ON MONDAY: Cheerleaders and our pep band will be at Tanglewood Elementary on Monday morning. We’ll begin playing at 7:15 AM and finish around 7:50 AM to allow students time to get back to Paschal for 1st period. Our leadership team will be the primary performers at these events. Anyone who went to Tanglewood is also invited to perform. Performers will wear their band t-shirt and athletic shorts or jeans for this performance.
RESTAURANT NIGHT ON WEDNESDAY: BJs Brewhouse will be hosting a Restaurant Night fundraiser for the Paschal Band on Wednesday. A percentage of the proceeds from Wednesday will be donated to the booster club. Look for social media blasts and spread the word!
Wednesday, September 16: Leadership Pep Band @ Tanglewood (7:15 - 7:50 AM)
Monday, September 16: Marching Band Rehearsal (4:30 - 7 PM)
Tuesday, September 17: Ms Wine in periods 1, 2, 3 and 4
Tuesday, September 17: Marching Band Rehearsal (4:30 - 7 PM)
Wednesday, September 18: Mr Merrill in periods 1, 2, 3 and 4
Wednesday, September 18: Restaurant Night @ BJs Brewhouse on Hulen
Thursday, September 19: Marching Band Rehearsal (4:30 - 7 PM)
Friday, September 19: Wind Ensemble at Bart Granger Tournament Opening Ceremony (7 AM)
Friday, September 20: No after-school rehearsal or football game!!
Saturday, September 21: March-a-thon (8 AM - 1 PM)
Tuesday, September 24: Mr Merrill at after-school rehearsal
Thursday, September 26: Pep Band @ Westcliff Elementary before school
Thursday, September 26: Ms Wine at after-school rehearsal
Friday, September 27: Ms Wine in class periods 1, 2, 3 and 4
Friday, September 27: END OF 1ST 6-WEEKS (MUST BE PASSING ALL CLASSES FOR UIL CONTESTS)
Friday, September 27: PHS Football vs Arlington Sam Houston
Saturday, September 28: Mansfield“Preview of Champions” Contest (10 AM - 10 PM)
Tuesday, October 1: Booster Club Meeting
Friday, October 4: PHS Football @ Arlington HS
Monday, October 7: FWISD Pre-UIL Marching Band Assessment @ FWISD Clark Stadium (2 - 7 PM)
Wednesday, October 9: Pep Band @ TBD Elementary before school
Thursday, October 10: PHS Football vs Trimble Tech (Homecoming)
Friday, October 11: Drumline performance at “Day of the Girl” Parade
Monday, October 14: (No School Today) Marching Band Rehearsal (3 - 6 PM)
Tuesday, October 15: UIL Marching Band Contest @ Mansfield (3 - 8 PM)
Wednesday, October 17: Pep Band @ TBD Elementary before school
Friday, October 18: Wind Ensemble/Leadership Pep Band @ Lily B Walk-a-thon
Friday, October 18: PHS Football vs Arlington Lamar
Friday, October 25: PHS Football @ Arlington Bowie
Saturday, October 26: US Bands Marching Contest @ Coppell HS (10 AM - 10 PM)
Monday, October 28: Butterbraid Fundraiser Kick-Off (in class)
Wednesday, October 30: Composite Photos in class
Friday, November 1: PHS Football vs Arlington Martin (Senior Night)
Monday, November 4: Fall Jazz Concert
Tuesday, November 5: Booster Club Meeting
Thursday, November 7: PHS Football @ North Crowley
Friday, November 8: Butterbraid Fundraiser Ends
Saturday, November 9: Lone Star Drumline Contest
Monday, November 11: Veteran’s Day Parade (Marching Band performs)
Saturday, November 16: Band Social - Trivia Night!!
Tuesday, November 19: FWISD All-District Band Auditions
Mon-Fri, November 25-29: Thanksgiving Holiday
Tuesday, December 3: Booster Meeting