Thanks to everyone who made it to the Debut Concert on Friday! It was officially “Standing Room Only” by the time we started. We’re proud of the progress we’ve made so far and are looking forward to moving ahead on the show. We’ll be learning drill to Act 2 (Gershwin) after school this week and we’ll learn drill to Act 3 the following week. Weather permitting, we’ll be ready to perform 3 of the 5 acts to our show at the FIRST GAME of the year. That’s really good!!
We'll be settling into a bit of a regular routine for after-school rehearsals and football games through October. Students are reminded to be proactive with their homework and communicate regularly with their teachers. We have some of the top ranking students in every grade. Don't use the marching band schedule as an excuse to fall behind on homework. Stay organized and always communicate with teachers and band veterans for support.
Reminders for the week:
BAND REHEARSALS NOW THAT SCHOOL HAS STARTED: 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. Students are expected to be at rehearsal and ready to go at 4:30 PM. Students who have Dual Credit and 80-minute math last period are asked to do their best to be ready by 4:30 PM. Students who need to work with a teacher outside the school day school do so before school, during lunch or after school on the days we do not rehearse.
NEW PHONE APP FOR NEWS BLASTS AND QUICK REMINDERS (DOING AWAY WITH REMIND 101): Due to the class size limits on Remind 101, we’re changing to the Band app for communication outside of weekly emails. Parents, adult guardians and students are all asked to download this app and check it regularly. I’ll send out a few reminders in Remind 101 about this decision, but no more band-related reminders will be sent through Remind 101. The app is called “Band” and the group is “Paschal Band.” There is also a “Paschal Drumline” group and we’ll be encouraging guard and jazz to create groups, as well. ALL MEMBERS (brass, woodwind, percussion and guard) should join the “Paschal Band” group. Drumline and guard members should also join their specific program’s group.
3RD BAND FEE INSTALLMENT DUE ON MONDAY, AUGUST 26: The boosters definitely understand that the start of school can be tough on the pocketbook. The key to fee installments is to continue to make progress. It is much better to make a small payment by the deadline than no payment. Students who have not made a payment toward band fees will not be allowed to travel to football games. Please talk to a director if you have any questions or concerns about fees. Thanks to all who are either paid in full and/or are making regular payments. The booster club has already invested almost $50,000 in our program since August 1. Your fee payments and active participation in fundraisers is what allows such a significant level up support for our program!
HONORS CREDIT (4.5 GPA) FOR BAND: Students have the choice of enrolling in band classes that are worth a maximum 4.0 or 4.5 weight to their GPA. This is the STUDENT’S choice and obligation to confirm with their counselor.
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
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
Wednesday, August 21: Ms Wine in periods 1, 2, 3 and 4
Thursday, August 22: Marching Band Rehearsal 4:30 - 7 PM
Friday, August 23: Jazz Ensemble 1 Rehearsal 4 - 6 PM
Tuesday, August 27: Ms Wine @ after-school rehearsal
Wednesday, August 28: Mr. Merrill in periods 1, 2, 3 and 4
Friday, August 30: PHS Football @ Irving HS
Saturday, August 31: “Saxophone Day” @ Brookhaven College (talk to Sawyer)
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
Thursday, September 12: PHS Football vs North Mesquite
Saturday, September 14: TMEA All-Region Jazz Auditions
Saturday, September 14: HEB Drumline Contest
Wednesday, September 18: Mr Merrill in periods 1, 2, 3 and 4
Saturday, September 21: March-a-thon (8 AM - 1 PM)
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)
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)
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)
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