12:00 - Call time
12:15 - Attendance
12:30 - Change into Uniforms/begin loading equipment truck
1:00 - Begin loading buses
1:30 - Depart PSLHS
2:00 - Arrive at Jensen Beach High School/snack/bathroom time
2:15 - Unload equipment truck
3:00 - Transition to Warm up Area #1
3:35 - Warm up
4:05 - Transition to Gate
4:15 - Arrive at Gate
4:20 - Perform
4:30 - Transition back to buses to load/get ready for dinner
5:00- Dinner at JBHS concessions
6:30 - Transition to stadium to watch bands perform
8:50 - Ratings
9:30 - Depart JBHS
9:45- Arrive at PSLHS
10:00 - Dismissal
Please bring a light snack for the bus. Also, bring money to eat at the JBHS concession stand. You must have your water jug and show up to school in your show shirt, black athletic shorts, high black socks, and marching shoes.
Thanks to all the band family on a successful Middle School Night! We had some very happy future Marching Jaguars leave the game on Friday excited and optimistic about the future.
Welcome to the final week of marching season! Let's be excited and ready to give it our all through the final stretch leading to Marching MPA!
-Please remember to pay all of your band fee. Come and see Mr. Wiley if you need to make a payment.
-Rehearsal will be CANCELLED on Monday, October 31st. We will resume the normal rehearsal schedule on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week.
-We will be going on to our final football game of the season this Friday, November 4th. We will be traveling to the South County Stadium to face Centennial High School. Call time for all band students will be 3:30 PM. An itinerary will be published on Wednesday of this week.
-Marching MPA will be this Saturday! We will be traveling to Jensen Beach High School. Our Performance time will be at 4:20 PM. An itinerary will be published on www.pslhsband.com
-Please remember to bring all Kettle Corn fundraiser money to Mr. Wiley by Wednesday, November 2nd! There still time to sell!
-We will be having "seating order" auditions for the concert band on November 7th, and November 8th for all wind students (percussion and guard exempt), in their respective band classes. The music will come from our marching show music and is specified below. (If you play a different instrument in concert band than you did in marching band, you will just play the scale portion of the audition).
Scales for upperclassmen: F, Bb, Eb, Ab
Scales for freshman: Bb, Eb
-All scales should be in Allstate Pattern at a consistent tempo.
Flutes - Closer: measures 79 - end, Production: measures 21 - 37, Scales
Clarinets -Opener: measures 29 - end. Production: measures 21 - 37, Scales
Oboe - Scales
Bassoon - Scales
Bass Clarinet - Scales
Alto Saxophone-Closer: measures 11-32, 97 - end, Production: Measures, 30-37, Scales
Tenor Saxophone - Closer: Measures 9-32, 89-end. Scales
Bari Sax - Closer: 9 - 32, Production: Measures 5-21, Scales
French Horn - Production: Measures 21-37, Closer: Measures 97-End, Scales
Trumpet - Opener - Measures 29 - End, Closer: Beginning - 32, Scales
Trombone - Opener: Measures 11 - 24, Closer: 89 - End, Scales
Baritone - Production: Measures 28 - End, Closer: 89 - End, Scales
Tuba - Opener: Measures 11-24, Production: Measures 5-21, Closer: 9-32, Scales
-The Pit Orchestra audition date has been moved to November 8th from 5 pm - 7 pm.
This will be our all day, pre-mpa, marching rehearsal. This rehearsal will be treated very similarly to a band camp day. Rehearsal will begin at 8:00 AM and go until 4:00 PM. This is a required rehearsal for all band and guard students. Please remember to hydrate and eat a healthy, light, breakfast!
7:30 AM - Call time for all students
8:00 AM - Rehearsal begins in the stadium. Stretch block
8:10 AM - Fundamental block
8:30 AM - Water
8:35 AM - Closer
9:25 AM - Water
9:30 AM - Production
10:00 AM - Water/snack
10:15 AM - Opener
10:45 AM - Water
10:50 AM - Full runs/cleaning
11:20 AM - Transition to lunch
11:30 AM - Lunch in courtyard
12:30 PM - Sectionals with staff
1:30 PM - Water
1:40 PM - Full music rehearsal in concert arcs
2:30 PM - Water/snack
2:40 PM - Closer
3:10 PM - Water
3:15 PM - Opener/production/closer clean
3:40 PM - Water
3:45 PM - Full run through with march on and march off.
4:00 PM - Dismissal
iThis will be our last home game of the season! Also, this will be our senior night and Middle School Band Night! Seniors, come and see a Mr. Wiley regarding a form to be recognized at the game!
4:00 -Loading crew/percussion call time - Move equipment to the stadium.
4:45 - Call time in band room for non loading crew and percussion.
5:00 - Food and drinks (location TBA) with middle school families/senior families.
5:45 - Current band students will transition to band room to get dressed. Middle school students/families can begin to get out their instruments in the auditorium.
6:10 - Rehearsal in auditorium - At this rehearsal we will be working on stand tunes, downs cheers, and the Alma Mater
6:30 - Transition to line up
6:40 - March over to stadium - Middle school students will be interspersed in the different sections.
6:50 National Anthem
7;00 - Kickoff
8:00 (approx)- Halftime performance - Middle school students will watch from the stands.
9:15 (approx) - Game ends
9:25 (approx) - Line up to march back to band room
9:40 (approx) - Dismissal
Parents of middle school students can park in the visitor lot in the back of the school. In order for parents to get into the game free of charge, parents must walk over with the band and sit in the designated area next to the band in the stands. If parents would like to drop your student off and pick them up at the conclusion of the night, drop off time will be 5:00 PM. and pick up time will be at roughly 9:30 PM. Parents can drop their children off in the visitor parking lot in the back of the school.
We have less than two weeks until MPA and the conclusion of our marching season. There will be a lot of exciting things happening between now and then so be sure to follow the news and announcements closely!
- Please make sure to be aware of your band fee balance. Always check with Mr. Wiley if you are unsure.
- Make sure that you are participating in the Kettle Corn fundraiser! Bring any sales to Mr. Wiley. The conclusion of the fundraiser will be next Wednesday, November 2nd.
- This Friday will be our last home game of the season! This night will also be middle school night and senior night! An itinerary for the evening will be published tomorrow.
- Seniors will be rehearsing in the band room on Monday, 10/24, until 3:30.
-We will have marching practice on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday this week. Tuesday and Thursday will be normally scheduled rehearsals. Saturday will be our rehearsathon.
- On Saturday we will have our rehearsathon! This will be from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. We will have our band camp staff available to help us make some final tweeks to our show before marching MPA! A schedule for the day will be made on Tuesday. Please bring a lunch and wear a red shirt.
Congratulations again on our Crown Jewel performance this past Saturday! I think we have all noticed improvement in our band, and we now know what we need to do as we push through to marching MPA! I hope we all got rest this weekend after a busy, but fun Homecoming Week!
- If you have not paid your band fee, please do so as soon as possible. Come talk to Mr. Wiley if you are not sure of your balance.
- This week we will begin a new Fundraiser, selling Gourmet Kettle Corn. Each student will receive an envelope with detailed instructions on how to go out and sell. If every student sells 10 bags, we could earn over $2,000 profit!
-We will have normally scheduled marching rehearsals on Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 - 5:00.
-If you are interested in the PIT orchestra for the winter musical "Guys and Dolls", the auditions will be held on Monday November 7th, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM in the band room. Please see Mr. Wiley if interested and you will be assigned a time slot. The audition will consist of the following: An excerpt of lyrical music, an excerpt of technical music, your chromatic scale (from the lowest you can play, to the highest you can play, in even 8th notes), and sight reading. Percussionists, if you are interested in auditioning to play drum set, you must sight read and showcase a swing style for 32 measures.
- The jazz band and pit orchestra will begin having rehearsals in November. Be on the lookout for updates to the band calendar.
- Our next home game will be on October 28th against Westwood High School. This will also be our Middle School Band Night! If you know any 8th graders interested in coming to PSLHS next year, please see Mr. Wiley to get a flyer to give to them!
-Marching MPA will be on November 5th at Jensen Beach High School. An itinerary for the day will be made at the beginning of next week.
We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow! Get some rest, and Go JAGS!
We are all very glad that everyone is safe and accounted for following Hurricane Matthew's near miss. Unfortunately, the timing was not great considering the valuable time we lost due to the school's cancellations. However, we can and will make up for lost time with hard work, commitment and dedication during this week.
This week is going to be very full and very busy. It is important that you follow the band website, the Facebook Page, and your remind messages to stay informed and up to speed on everything that is going on.
- Please make sure that you have turned in all of your money for your band fee. If you still need to turn in money, please see Mr. Wiley for your balance and to set up times to finish your payments.
- We are going to be rehearsing on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week. Please refer to the calendar for the times of these rehearsals. Rehearsals on Monday, and Thursday have been extended to end at 6:00 PM due to time lost to Hurricane Matthew.
- We have added a little bit of time to the rehearsal on Wednesday to make up for lost time due to the storm. We will now rehearse from 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
- Tuesday, we will be marching in the homecoming parade and playing at Jag Challenge. The itinerary for those events are posted on pslhsband.com in the announcements tab. The call time for students in 2:00 PM and we will dismiss at 8:00 PM.
- The itinerary for Friday's rehearsal/game/alumni night will be posted early this week.
-We will be voting for Senior Homecoming Representatives at practice on Monday. The candidates are as follows:
Males - Mynor Marroquin, Zachary Conner, Christopher Finken, Matthew Bell
Females - Andrea Howard, Elisabeth Altvater, Jennifer Anderson, Sara Campbell, Annie Steck, Claudia George.
- Please make sure you are keeping up with your passoffs. the deadline for pass off #3 has been extended to this Wednesday, 10/12/16, due to the delays of Hurricane Matthew. If you don't pass off by then, it will go in the grade book as a zero. The end of the nine weeks is this Friday, 10/14/16. Passoffs not completed by Friday will go in as a zero for the quarter.
Now is the time that we all need to show passion, show drive and show our JAG spirit. It will be a great and exciting week, band. Always remember that we are all very lucky to make MUSIC and to experience these special times together.
On Tuesday we will march in the Homecoming Parade. Please bring your marching shoes, long black socks, red shirt, and knee high black athletic shorts. For the parade, you will need your instrument and music to the Fight Song and PSL if you don't have them memorized. We will be alternating these two songs with a drum cadence in between. The parade will go from Village Green Elementary to PSLHS. Please bring a snack to eat after the parade and before jag challenge.
2:00 PM - Call time for band
2:30 PM - Change into full uniform. (with hats and plumes)
3:00 PM - Buses will begin transporting students from PSLHS to Village Green Elementary where the parade will begin. (wait in the band room until further instruction).
4:30 PM - Set up in parade formation. We will discuss this at rehearsal on Monday.
5:00 PM - Parade will step off.
5:45 PM - End at PSLHS, rest in band room
6:00 PM - Transition to Gym for Jag Challenge, you will need your instruments and flip folders will all music. Stand tunes/alma mater/fight song.
6:30 PM - Jag Challenge begins. We will be sitting in the stands where seniors normally sit for pep rally's. Follow the drum majors for cues when to play.
7:40 PM - Jag Challenge ends.
8:00 PM - Bonfire begins. The band will NOT be performing at the bonfire. If you want to attend the bonfire, you will need to organize a ride to pick you up at 9:00 PM. If you do not plan on attending the bonfire, you will need to be picked up at 8:00 PM. Please consider the volume of people that will be here and plan accordingly with your rides. Band room will close at 9:00 PM.
Crown Jewel will be our first marching competition of the 2016 season! This event will be taking place at Vero Beach High School, on Saturday, October 15th. Students are expected to report to school on Saturday morning in their show shirts (Will be getting this week), knee length black athletic shorts, high black socks and black marching shoes. Students must have their water coolers filled. Students should plan to EAT BREAKFAST before arriving to school. Please bring snacks for the bus and to eat after we perform.
5:00 AM - Report time for all band members in the band room. Band must show up in uniform. Guard, show up in Uniform and work on makeup before we leave.
5:30 AM - Attendance
5:35 AM - Load trucks
5:45 AM - Load buses. We will follow the same bus roster as last time.
Bus 1 - Woodwinds and Guard
Bus 2 - Brass and Percussion
6:00 AM - Depart PSLHS
7:00 AM - Arrive at VBHS
7:10 AM - Restroom break/put full uniform on
7:30 AM - Transition to warm up site. Warm up site #2.
7:55 AM - Begin warm up.
8:15 AM - Front Ensemble transition to gate
8:25 AM - Band transition to gate
8:35 AM - Arrive at gate
8:45 AM - Perform
After we perform, we will transition back to the buses, load equipment/instruments, and then transition back to the stands to watch other bands perform in our class.
9:00 AM - Transition to load equipment/instruments
9:15 AM - Bathroom/snack if you brought them.
9:30 AM - Transition to studium to watch other bands
9:45 AM - Watch Olympic Heights, St. Lucie West Centennial, and South Lake
10:45 AM - Transition to buses
11:00 AM - Load buses and depart for Indian River Mall Food Court.
11: 30 AM - Lunch at Food Court (Please Bring Money to eat)
12:15 PM - Transition back to buses
12:30 PM - Depart for VBHS
12:50 PM - Transition to Stadium to watch Bands
1:00 PM - Watch remaining bands
3:00 PM - Awards/results of bands that made finals.
* If we DO NOT make finals *
3:30 PM - Load buses
4:00 PM - Depart VBHS
5:00 PM - Arrive at PSLHS
6:00 PM - Dismissal
* If we DO make finals *
3:30 PM - Band socialization time/relaxing in band area.
5: 00 PM - Eat dinner (To be determined this week)
6:00 PM - Unload equipment/instruments
6:30 PM - Use restrooms if needed
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Perform/Observe other bands
10:30 PM - Awards
11:00 PM - Depart VBHS
12:00 AM - Arrive at PSLHS
12:40 AM - Dismissal
Students will need to bring money for food at the Indian River Mall Food Court. If we do make finals, the performance time will be made public as soon as we know. It is encouraged that students bring snacks, as this will be a very long day. We want to ensure that the kids are well energized. The band will provide snacks to those who do not have any.
Tickets for Crown Jewel can be purchased on their website, http://www.crownjewelvb.com
Prelims/finals are $15.00 for adults. Finals only is $12:00 for adults. Youth tickets (6-12) are $6.00. Children who are 5 and under are free.
Vero Beach High School's Address is : 1707 16th St, Vero Beach, FL 32960.
To begin, I think its important to take a moment to be thankful. We should be thankful that all of us are safe and accounted for. Thankful for the fact that things didn't unfold in the terrible ways that they could have. I'm glad that you're all safe.
With that being said, one of the best ways to move on from something like this is to get back to our established routines and direct our focus back to what we have been setting out to do - be the best band that we can be.
This week, we will have normal rehearsals on Tuesday, and Thursday. We will also have our Mini Camp rehearsal this Friday, from 2:30 PM to 9:00 PM. We will be having our camp clinicians returning to offer us help and feedback before next week. Please bring everything that you would normally bring for rehearsal. Feel free to bring snacks. The band will be providing dinner.
Be on the lookout for Hurricane Matthew. It is a strong category 4 hurricane at the moment, and there is a chance that it could be hitting us. Make sure you and your family prepare and secure extra water and supplies in the event that we are hit.
Next Monday is the start of Homecoming week for PSLHS. Simultaneously, it will be Crown Jewel week for us. Be prepared to work hard, but more importantly, be prepared to have FUN!
We will have rehearsals on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of next week. Wednesday, 10/12/16, will be a holiday from school, however, we will rehearsal that day from 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM to make up for some lost rain time.
Tuesday, 10/11/16 is going to be the day of the Homecoming parade, Jag Challenge, and School Bonfire for Homecoming. The itinerary for this day will be posted later this week. The parade steps off at 5:00 PM. The band's call time in the band room will likely be 2:30 PM. We will go directly to Jag Challenge from the parade, where we will be playing school songs.
We will be picking homecoming representatives for the band this week. If you are interested, let Mr. Wiley know. We will be voting this week.
Tell the people you are close with that you love them, and always remember to be thankful for life.