PHS Band Update 11/4/2018

Hello Band Families:

Yesterday was a great day for both our high school and middle school students at the All-District Band Auditions. Congratulations to the students selected, and to all the students who played their best in their auditions.

Monday Nov 12th is our next PIMB meeting, in the Theory Room at PHS, at 6.30, all are welcome. Apologies if I had indicated a different date.

Monday Nov 19th is Cappuccino Night – our big Jazz Band fundraiser, and the next major event on the calendar.

  • Dinner is available, either chicken or brisket for $15 per person or 4 tickets for $50.
  • Table reservations are available for 8 person or 4 person tables in front or mid room locations starting at $100 for VIP and $75 for front row – tables are selling fast, so be sure to sign up to reserve yours.
  • Commemorative Jazz Coffee Mugs are available for pre-order for $10.
  • Student shout outs in the program are $25 – these are due Friday, November 9th by end of the day.

Please check sign-up sheets below for due dates. Payments can be dropped in the payment box in the band room on either campus. Table reservations, dinner reservation, commemorative Jazz mug orders and student shout-outs signups are below, and on the band website.

This is a very popular event, and last year we had standing room only, so table reservations are encouraged. There will be a special guest trio this year, so you will want to be sure to get a great seat!


Dinner Reservations

Table Reservations

Pre-Order MUGS

Student Shout Outs!


Directors’ Announcements:

I would like to thank everyone who supported our students at All-District Band auditions this weekend. I would like to especially thank the Ringo family for organizing the music note signs that were placed in the entryway of PHS. This audition is more about the experience than the result, I was very proud how our students represented Park Hill South. Please help me congratulate the following students:

All-District Band


Kendra Slaughter – 11th Flute

Kiana Fernandes – 6th Clarinet

Mercedes McGonigle – 11th Clarinet

Amanda Riece – 15th Clarinet

Mason Reno – 22nd Clarinet

Anna Cooper – 23rd Clarinet

Aidan Lueth – 3rd Alto Saxophone

Kristen Clevenger – 11th Trumpet

Sydney Boutz – 3rd Horn

Toby Frick – 5th Horn

Cooper Mathison – 7th Horn

Rob Traphagan – 1st Trombone

Tyler Wolfe – 9th Trombone


All-District Band Alternates


Kendra Slaughter – 1st Alt Piccolo

Zach Ringo – 2nd Alt Bari Saxophone

Amy Montalbano – 1st Alt Horn

Connor Henry – 2nd Alt Euphonium

Jacob Magyar – 1st Alt Tuba


Honorable Mention Band


Jillian Garrett – 6th Flute

David Stone – 3rd Bassoon

Grant Bergstrom – 6th Clarinet

Megan Harris – 9th Clarinet

Mia Toigo – 10th Clarinet

Sophie Schulze – 4th Alto Saxophone

Vincent Morrione – 4th Trumpet

Katie Kriz – 3rd Euphonium


All-District Jazz Band


Zach Ringo – Bari Saxophone

Rob Traphagan – 1st Trombone

Vincent Morrione – 2nd Trumpet

Nash Bickford – 4th Trumpet

Aidan Nolte – Guitar


All-District Jazz Band Alternates


David Stone – Tenor Saxophone

Tyler Wolfe – Trombone

Tyler Wolfe – Bass Trombone

Hannah Browning – Bass


Students who earned a position or alternate position in the All-District Bands are eligible to audition for All-State. Information will be distributed this Tuesday to eligible students. The Symphonic Band and Concert Band have class Tuesday and Thursday this week.

Volunteer Opportunities!

Cappuccino Night – Monday November 19th, and will include a silent auction. We need your help selling ads in the program, looking for donations for the auction from businesses you own, or frequent. Restaurant gift cards, Event tickets, Professional Services, Décor Items all make great auction items.

We will also need volunteers to setup, serve and clean up at this event – we only have 13 Adult and 4 Student slots left to fill – thank you! Donations of desserts are appreciated, as these are offered for a donation on the night! You can sign up below:

Please e-mail Dawn Cornelius with questions

Cap Night Volunteers

Dessert donations

As always, we appreciate your gift of time and talents, and your students appreciate all you do to make our Band program across both campuses such a high-quality experience. The extra things you enable make a huge difference to your students. Everyone has something to offer, and it does take a village to raise a band

Remember to check Facebook – “Park Hill South Bands”, or our home page “” for photos, updates and news. As always, please feel free to call or email me with questions or suggestions.


Your PIMB President

Lisa Uhrmacher

+1 816 886 8170