PHS Band News
CONGRATULATIONS TO HAYLEE!
Haylee earned a 1st Place finish in Pageant at her twirling contest last weekend.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR VARSITY WINTERGUARD!
Our Varsity Winterguard earned a 3rd Place finish out of 13 groups in their division on Saturday. They were only 1 point from 2nd place, as well. This was a particularly impressive finish due to the fact that they were the first to perform in their class on Saturday. Way to go PHS Winterguard!
Our JV group has their first contest of the season on Friday night at Aledo HS. Thanks to Gary Locke and Mattias Scott for all of their effort and word with both guards, as well.
SECTIONALS FOR WIND ENSEMBLE & SYMPHONIC BAND
Members of the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band should be attending their weekly sectional rehearsal times. Each section is meeting one a week before or after school. Students earn a performance (test) grade during each sectional rehearsal.
CHAPERONES NEEDED FOR BASS HALL TRIP
We are looking for at least 10 chaperones to travel with us to Bass Hall on Tuesday, Feb 4. We will depart for Bass Hall at 11:30 AM and will return to PHS at 1:45 PM. Please contact Mr. Wright if you are available and keep an eye out for a My Sign-up link on our website.
PIANO ACCOMPANIST REHEARSALS BEGIN IN FEBRUARY
In preparation for the UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest at Crowley HS on Saturday, Feb. 22, we are coordinating piano accompanist rehearsals before school and during class during the first three weeks of February. Almost all solos require a piano accompanist. For students using a school-coordinated accompanist, payment ($40) needs to be made directly to the accompanist at the first rehearsal. If a student has not paid prior to the 2nd rehearsal, the student will not be allowed to have the 2nd rehearsal. The $40 payment covers two rehearsals and the contest. If a student is finding their own accompanist, he/she needs to make that known to the band directors ASAP. Schedules will be posted ASAP this week so that students will know who their accompanist is and when they will be rehearsing.
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday: Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal 7:30 AM
Tuesday: Jazz Ensemble 2 rehearsal 4:30 -- 6:30 PM
Thursday: Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal 7:30 AM
Thursday: Jazz Ensemble 2 rehearsal 4:30 -- 6:30 PM
Friday: JV Winterguard @ Aledo HS
Saturday: Mattress Sale Fundraiser @ Paschal HS
Monday, Feb 3:Jolette Wine works concert bands before school and during class
Monday, Feb 3: Booster Meeting 6:45 PM -- 8:00 PM
Tuesday, Feb 4: PHS Band to Bass Hall for UNT One O' Clock Lab Band Concert
(This info should match our online calendar)
Feb 7: Winterguard Contest @ Colleyville Heritage HS
Feb 7-8: Jazz Ensemble 1 @ Hill Country Jazz Festival in San Marcos
Feb 11: FWISD Orchestra pre-UIL Assessment @ Southwest HS
Feb 12-14: PHS Band Candy-gram Fundraiser
Feb 12-15: TMEA All-State Band Clinic/Concert in San Antonio
Feb 18: US Navy Concert Band @ Paschal HS (7:30 PM)
Feb 21: Winterguard Contest @ Garland Lakeview Centennial HS
Feb 22: UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest @ Crowley HS
Feb 25: Symphony Orchestra UIL (during school)
Feb 27: Wind Ensemble clinic with Daggett Montessori (after school)
Feb 28: Winterguard Contest @ Denton Guyer HS
Mar 1: Jazz Ensemble 1 2 UTA Jazz Festival
Mar 3: Booster Club Meeting
Mar 8: PHS Band hosts twirling contest @ Benbrook MS
Mar 10-14: Spring Break
Mar 15: Winterguard Contest @ Marcus HS
Mar 20-21 FWISD MS Band pre-UIL Assessment @ Paschal HS
Mar 21-22: JV Winterguard Championships
Mar 24-25: FWISD HS Band pre-UIL Assessment @ Southwest HS
Mar 29: Jazz Ensemble 1 & 2 @ TCU Jazz Festival
Mar 29: Varsity Winterguard Championships
Apr 4--6: Band Trip to San Antonio
Apr 8: Booster Club Meeting
April 25: Big Band Dance!!!!
Apr 28: Jolette Wine (Clinician) in class rehearsals
May 5: Booster Club Meeting
Jun 2: Booster Club Meeting