PHS Band Update 03/24/19


I hope everyone enjoyed last week. I apologize if I didn’t quickly respond to individual emails. I was in Canada and didn’t always have access to my email. The Winter Guard wrapped up a successful season on Saturday at Blue Springs High School. They once again represented our program with class.

March 26

  • Band room open for Solo & Ensemble prep until 4:30pm

March 29

  • Solo & Ensemble at Liberty High School


Logistics for Solo & Ensemble will be the same as previous years. We will have a bus available for students or they have the option to be transported by their parents. The bus will also not stay the entire time. We currently plan on having it return to South around 7:00pm. This means any student performing after 7:00pm will need to be picked up by their parents. Permission slips will go home this week and are due on Thursday. Times have been posted on the bulletin board in the hallway.


Looking forward, please remember our Drive For Your School event is on April 6 at Park Hill South.  This is a FREE event in which Ford pays our Band program $20 for each driver over 18 we recruit to take a test drive.  Please consider coming by and test driving a vehicle to help support our program. Please also tell your family and neighbors about the event.  We need 300 drivers to maximize our fundraising opportunity.

We also received information over the break for our large group performances next week. Both ensembles will perform around 7:00pm on their respective dates. Please look for those permission forms coming home this week as well.

Below is a list of dates for the rest of the school year:

March 29 – District Solo & Ensemble

April 3 – Large Group for Concert Band

April 5 – Large Group for Symphonic Band

April 6 – Drive One 4 UR School

April 15 – Percussion Recital Rehearsal

April 15 – Marching Band Leadership/Drum Major Training

April 16 – Percussion Recital

April 18 – Drum Major Training

April 25 – State Solo & Ensemble

April 29 – Marching Band Leadership/Drum Major Training

April 30 – Leadership Interviews

May 6 – Color Guard Tryouts

May 7 – Marching Band Leadership Meeting

May 7 – Color Guard Tryouts

May 9 –Color Guard Tryouts

May 10 –Color Guard Tryouts

May 10 – Blues & BBQ

May 14 – Spring Concert and Banquet

May 21 – Marching Band Leadership Meeting

May 21 – Drumline Tryouts

May 23 – Drumline Tryouts

May 24 – Drumline Tryouts



Mr. Andrew Gillespie