December 2017 Band News


Parents & Students:

Congratulations to all students and parents who made Cappuccino Night a great success.  Mr. Boyd & Mr. Foerschler did an excellent job preparing the jazz band for the evening performance.  I wanted to give you a few details about the upcoming weeks.

ALL STATE BAND AUDITIONS

6:45 – Departure from PHS Band Room – Bring money for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Transportation:  Arrow Charter Bus – We will stop at Columbia Mall for dinner on the way out of town.  Dr. Miller will be attending a family funeral in Minnesota on Saturday so Mr. Boyd will be the official sponsor of this event.  Dress is nice school clothes.

Return at PHS by 10:45 p.m.

KC METRO ALL DISTRICT BAND – next week – students must have parents take them to this event since it is out of District.  Students must maintain good standing by participating in all of the rehearsals in order to be eligible for All-State Band or auditioning in the future.   Concert Dress for our students is ALL BLACK.  Nice school clothes are appropriate for all rehearsals.   Please have your music prepared before you attend rehearsals.  If you are a member of either Honorable Mention or the District Band you will follow the below schedule:

Thurs. Dec. 7 4 -7 pm Staley HS All District Band Rehearsal(s)
Fri. Dec. 8 4-6 pm / Dinner /      7 – 9 pm Staley HS All District Band Rehearsal(s)
Sat. Dec. 9 1:45 – 4:45  pm (Break)

(6:15 pm  HM – 7 pm AD)

Staley HS All District Band Rehearsals
Sat. Dec. 10 7 pm Staley HS Honorable Mention Band Performance
Sat. Dec. 10 7:45 pm Staley HS All District Band Performance

PIMB MEETING:

PIMB Meeting will be Monday evening, December 11.  7 p.m. in the Music Theory Room at PHS.  We will decorate the stage this evening for our Holiday Concerts.  Please come and lend a hand

PHS HOLIDAY CONCERT:  We hope all of you can attend the 2017 Holiday Concert:

WHEN:   Tuesday, December 12th

WHERE:  PHS Auditorium

COST:  Free

DRESS:  All-Black for performers – All students black slacks, black socks, black shoes, black collar shirt.

TIME:  7:30-9:00 p.m.

REPORT:  6:45 p.m.

BANDS:  Campus (3rd Hour Only), Concert & Symphonic

LAKEVIEW HOLIDAY CONCERT

Monday, December 18, 2017

WINTER GUARD

Choreography Saturday – December 2nd – Lakeview Middle School – Bring a lunch!  8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.   Theresa Robertson will be hosting the morning and Mr. Gray will be in the afternoon.  Jesse Skaar is the choreographer.  I am still having trouble securing a coach for our season.  This must be done before we commit to competition.  We will continue with rehearsals as we continue our search.  This is not a required activity but strictly extra curricular.  Students must maintain a minimum of 3.25 academic credits to be eligible to participate.  Please understand if we cannot secure a coach by winter break we will need to alter or cancel our competitive season.   Most of the rehearsals for be at Lakeview Middle School in the gym.

WINTER DRUM LINE

Mr. Foerschler is beginning a Winter Drum Line this year.  We will begin rehearsal for this after break.  Mr. Foerschler will present rehearsals/performance schedules soon.  This is not a required activity but strictly extra curricular.  Students must maintain a minimum of 3.25 academic credits to be eligible to participate.  Many of these rehearsals will be at Lakeview Middle School in the gym.

Dr. Craig R. Miller