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Once again, we have the honor of hosting MSBOA District V’s Band and Orchestra Festival.  We will be hosting on the following dates:

March 9th and 10th, 2018 (Friday and Saturday)

Hosting a festival is a huge undertaking and will require the help of many parents and students.  Typical assignments range from escorting a visiting band through the process to helping with concessions.  We would greatly appreciate any time you might have to donate.  Thank you in advance for your generosity!  On the form below, (located on the reverse of this sheet), we have listed possible “shifts” for you to select, however, if the time you have available does not coincide with the shifts below, please write in the time you are willing to volunteer and we will try to make it work.

If you have a son/daughter in the 7th Grade, 8th Grade, or High School Band, we will schedule your time to work around their performance.  This is a wonderful time for parents of 5th and 6th Grade band members to experience what is to come.

By filling out this form you are giving us an indication of who we have available and at what time.  We will call all of the volunteers to confirm the day and time frame.  Please understand that we may need to ask an individual to work in an area other than the one they requested.

Please return this form to your director by Friday, February 2nd as we are scheduling at this time.  Again, thank you so much in advance for your help!


Garret M. Ernst

P.S.        We have listed the report, warm-up, performance, etc. times for Perry Band

Members below:


Date of Performance

Report Area/Time


Estimated Finish Time

7th Grade Band

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Middle School Band Room 7:00 a.m.

High School Auditorium: 8:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

8th Grade Band

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Middle School Band Room 10:00 a.m.

High School Auditorium: 11:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

HS Band

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Middle School Band Room 2:35 p.m.

High School Auditorium: 3:35 p.m.

4:35 p.m.



                           Band and Orchestra Festival Parent/Student Volunteer Form


Volunteer’s/Student’s Name _______________________________________________


Phone Number __________________________________________________________


Name of son/daughter in band _____________________________________________


Grade of student in band __________________________________________________


Here is a list of typical jobs: (please circle your preference)

(Call Nancy Wilhelm w/questions you may have: 625-7137)

  • Working information desk
  • Concessions
  • Guiding visiting bands
  • Serving as an usher in the auditorium
  • Unlocking and locking rooms
  • Coordinating the percussion area
  • Donating food for a pot-luck type luncheon and dinner
  • Student dressing before and after performances
  • Sight-Reading (Student Volunteers)


    Here are the typical time frames for each of the weekends:

    (Please select one or more of the following by checking the appropriate box.)


    Friday, March 9th

  • q2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • q6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • qDonate Dinner/Lunch Item (Dinner served to judges at 6:15 p.m.)


    Saturday, March 10th

  • q7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • q1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • qDonate Dinner/Lunch Item (Lunch served to judges at 11:00 a.m.)


Donations of lunch and dinner items are needed for the lunch and dinners we provide for the judges and MSBOA workers.  If you are not able to help on site, but would be able to bring in something for one of our meals, it would be greatly appreciated.  Please call Nancy Wilhelm with your offers and questions:  517-490-1108 or  You will be contacted to confirm a time and task ASAP.  Please get back with us ASAP.  Thank you so much for your generosity!


Please return this form to Mr. Ernst by Friday, February 2nd!
Posted by ernstg  On Jan 30, 2018 at 2:33 PM 7 Comments
Hello Everyone,

This is a quick note to let you know that Pep Band is cancelled for Friday, January 12th.


Mr. Ernst
Posted by ernstg  On Jan 12, 2018 at 9:23 AM 4 Comments

A "Band Camp 2018" meeting will take place in the High School Band Room on Monday, February 5, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting should last approximately one hour. The purpose of the meeting is to provide parents of band members who will be in our High School Band the following year, with an overview of the week and what needs to happen prior to leaving. It is also a chance for parents to ask any questions they may have. Band camp is scheduled for Sunday, July 29, 2018 – Saturday, August 4, 2018.

Posted by ernstg  On Jan 10, 2018 at 2:55 PM 23 Comments

Perry Band Boosters present the 8th annual Crop-a-BANDza scrapbooking/stamping fundraiser to benefit the Instrumental Music Department!

It will be Friday, February 23, 2018 6:00 pm - midnight and Saturday, February 24, 2018 9:00 am - 9:00 pm at Perry City Hall.

Participants will enjoy raffles, goodie bags, and lots of food. A Stampin' Up consultant and a Creative Memories advisor will be on hand.

To sign up, please complete a registration form and mail in your payment of $45 for both days, $15 for Friday evening only, or $35 for Saturday only. Registrations are due by February 9.

Please contact Alice Ernst at 517.420.2262 with any questions.

Follow this link to print the registration form:

Posted by ernstg  On Jan 10, 2018 at 2:45 PM 14 Comments

Perry band students will be selling Little Caesars Pizza Kits through January 22, earning money towards band camp fees and for the general needs of the band program. Little Caesars offers a wide variety of pizzas and crazy bread, as well as a BRAND NEW line of cookie dough. Delivery date will be February 6th. Purchases can be made by contacting any Perry band student or online with a credit/debit card at Please follow these specific instructions to place orders online:

1. Click on "Products" then "Shop"
2. Select "Ship My Order to the Group"
3. Verify Fundraiser ID #334432 to link the sale to Perry Band Boosters
4. Select the items you wish to order and pay with a Visa or Mastercard
5. Please make sure a Perry band student's name is provided in the "Seller Name" field on checkout page for them to get credit.

Thank you for your continued support!

Posted by ernstg  On Jan 03, 2018 at 5:55 PM 5 Comments