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Who:  7th and 8th Grade Band Members
What:  Concert Uniform Fittings
Where:  High School Band Room
When:  Dates and times are listed below.  Please note that all times are “walk-in” times only. You may need to wait your turn upon arrival.
Cost:  $15.00  (No fitting will be done without payment being made.  Checks can be made payable to “Perry Bands.”)

Tuesday, September 26th:                  3-6 p.m.

Tuesday, October 3rd:                        3-6 p.m.

There will be a letter going home with your son/daughter that you will need to fill out and return.

What will students/parents need to provide?

For the Boys:  Boys will need to provide a pair of black socks and black dress shoes as well as a plain white undershirt.  The Perry Band Program will furnish everything else.

For the Girls:  Girls will need to provide a pair of black nylons and black dress shoes.  The Perry Band Program will furnish everything else.

If you cannot make the available times listed above, please make other arrangements with Nancy Wilhelm @ (517) 490-1108.  Also, we would like to remind you that the Pops Concert will take place on October 24th, at 7:30 p.m., in the Perry High School Auditorium.  Students will need to report at 6:30 p.m.  If you should have any questions or concerns please contact us at your convenience.

Posted by ernstg  On Sep 11, 2017 at 1:58 PM 1 Comment

We would like to encourage your son/daughter to participate in the upcoming MSBOA District V Solo and Ensemble Festival.  It will take place at Perry High School, on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017.  Your son/daughter may participate in up to 3 events (only one of which can be a solo, unless multiple solos are done on different instruments).

Solo and Ensemble Festival is a wonderful experience for our students.  In short, the student selects a piece of music for a solo, duet, trio, etc., with the help of the director.  The students then work towards as musical of a performance as possible.  They may receive help by whatever means.  I am available to coach students after school by making appointments.  I would suggest that the students get together with me, or a qualified coach, at least 3 – 4 times before the day of the festival.  On the day of the festival the student performs at their scheduled time in front of a judge.  The judge will evaluate the student’s performance by awarding a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th division rating (1st being the highest possible rating).  If the student achieves a 1st or 2nd division rating they will be given a medal for their fine accomplishment.

To participate in the festival, I need you to complete a registration form for each event in which the student will be involved.  You will also need to include the fee for each event when returning the registration form.  I need to receive all registrations and fees by Friday, September 29, 2017, in order to schedule your son/daughter.  These forms have been handed out to those student interested in class and are available via the "Important Documents" link on this web site.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get a hold of me at 625-0051.

Posted by ernstg  On Sep 11, 2017 at 1:46 PM 19 Comments
Don't forget about our current fundraiser going on now.  Student's should have brought home our Cookie Dough Fundraiser info.  The sale will be running until September 18th.  Checks can be made out to Perry Bands.
Wondering what we are raising funds for?  We have all of the usual:  Helping kids attend camps, new music, new instruments, etc.  And recently we have decided to start preparing for the purchase of new marching uniforms.  The current uniforms are going on their 19th season.  And while they are still holding on, we know the need for new uniforms is right around the corner.  New uniforms will cost approximately $70,000.00  It is not something that is going to happen over night to say the least.  The time is here to start saving for this enormous project.
Any participation  in our fundraisers is appreciated.  We have extra fundraiser packets if yours did not make it home.
Thanks so much,
Mr. Ernst
Posted by ernstg  On Sep 06, 2017 at 2:39 PM 5 Comments
I wanted to reminder everyone about our next performance.  The Perry HS Marching Band will be marching in the Perry Fest Parade on Saturday, September 16th, at 12:00 noon.  Student's should report to the band room at 11:00 a.m. ready to get dressed in the full marching uniform.  The parade will start on Keeney St. and end down by the Perry Automotive Parts Store on the south end of town.  I will have buses waiting for us there to bring us back to the high school.  Students should be done at approximately 12:45 p.m.
Posted by ernstg  On Sep 06, 2017 at 2:38 PM 3 Comments