Thanks to everyone who helped make the 2019 March-a-thon performance a success!! A major event like that takes months of preparation and hours of “behind the scenes” work from countless parents. Great job by the students, as well!!
This is an exciting week for us in that we have our first contest on Saturday. This is a required event for ALL band members. Students who do not have a spot in the show will provide much-needed assistance in the production of the show. We’ll be adding a stage for our soloists and more sound equipment, as well. See the attached draft schedule. We’ll clarify all details for the day this week in class and with additional information to parents. Here’s the Sign-Up link for the game on Friday (at Farrington): 9/27 FRIDAY @ 7:00pm FOOTBALL GAME: PHS vs Sam Houston We have another sign-up link below for uniform washing next week and will also send out a sign-up link for parent volunteers for Saturday’s contest.
Reminders for the week:
END OF THE 6-WEEKS: As we’ve been reminding students over the past few weeks, THIS WEEK is the end of the first grading period. Although all students will still be eligible for this weekend’s contest, students must be passing ALL CLASSES to perform at UIL Marching Contest in October. Talk to your teachers and make sure you have completed all assignments no later than Friday.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO WASH UNIFORMS:
We need at least 14 volunteers to help wash band uniforms after the Saturday, Sept. 28th band contest. You'll get 10 uniforms to wash (about 4 loads of laundry). We provide the soap. You must use your own washer (no laundromats please). We'll need them back Monday the 30th or Tuesday the 1st. We'll meet you in the parking lot and help load your car. Thanks! Jackie Ferguson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kimberly Brown (email@example.com).
LEADERSHIP PEP BAND AT WESTCLIFF ELEMENTARY ON THURSDAY: Cheerleaders, football players, volleyball players and our pep band will be at Westcliff Elementary on Thursday 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 Westcliff is also invited to perform. Performers will wear their GAME TOMORROW shirt and athletic shorts or jeans for this performance.
“PREVIEW OF CHAMPIONS” MARCHING CONTEST ON SATURDAY: Our first contest for the marching band will be on Saturday. See the attached schedule for details. We’ll meet for a walk-through rehearsal in the morning and then head to Mansfield for our prelims performance. Results will be announced at 6 PM. 10 bands will be selected for finals. If we are selected, we’ll perform our show again. If not, we will load up and return to Paschal after the prelims results are announced.
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
Monday, September 23: Marching Band Rehearsal (4:30 - 7 PM)
Tuesday, September 24: Marching Band Rehearsal (4:30 - 7 PM)
Tuesday, September 24: Mr Merrill at after-school rehearsal
Thursday, September 19: Marching Band Rehearsal (4:30 - 7 PM)
Thursday, September 26: Leadership Pep Band @ Westcliff (7:15 - 7:50 AM)
Thursday, September 26: Ms Wine and Mr. Smith at after-school rehearsal
Friday, September 27: Ms Wine in class periods1, 2, 3 and 4
Friday, September 27: MUST BE PASSING ALL CLASSES!!!
Friday, September 27: PHS Football vs Arlington Sam Houston
Saturday, September 28: “Preview of Champions” (8:30 AM - 11:30 PM)
Tuesday, October 1: Booster Club Meeting
Friday, October 4: PHS Football @ Arlington HS
Monday, October 7: FWISD Pre-UIL Marching Band Assessment (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