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Prosper Band News November 7, 2021

Playoff Game #1 @ Marcus Marauder Stadium

Reminders of what to bring when you arrive at PHS:

Black Dry Wick

Long Black Socks

Black Marching Shoes

Filled Water Bottle

Schedule:

4:15pm - Practice w/ Talonettes & Run-through of the Spirit Show on the slab

4:25pm - Dinner

4:50pm - Dress in Uniform

5:15pm - Load Buses to Leave for Marcus Marauder Stadium

7:00pm - Game Begins vs. the Marcus Marauders

11:00pm - Approx. time of arrival back at PHS

Members of the Prosper Percussion section will be attending the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) this coming week in Indianapolis, IN. This is the largest percussion event in the world with thousands of drummers coming together from all over the world for 3 days of clinics, masterclasses, competitions and a percussion EXPO. To conclude this amazing trip, the percussion students will be attending the Bands of America Grand National Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday evening.

The following students will be competing in the high school solo competition:

Natalie Garms, marimba solo

Kyle Graffagnino, marimba solo

Noah Gordon, tenor solo

Brayden Haslem, marching snare solo

Carson Strain, tenor solo

Jack Weinheimer, marching snare solo

Savanna Westwick, concert snare solo

In addition, Prosper Percussion will be competing in the high school Chamber Percussion Ensemble Competition. The piece titled José beFORe John5 by Aruel Hollo will be performed by:

Noah Gordon

Brayden Haslem

Carson Strain

Jack Weinheimer

We would like to express our gratitude to Mr. Justin Matthews (Reynolds MS faculty) and Mr. Shane Snyder (Rushing MS faculty) for their work in helping Mr. Huestis prepare the students for their PASIC performances. Mr Matthews will also be traveling to Indianapolis with the Prosper Percussion section and graciously giving of his time and expertise on this trip.

Please join us in wishing these amazing students the very best in their performances this coming week!

Mandatory Winter Guard Meeting

There will be a Mandatory Winter Guard Parent & Student meeting on Tuesday, 6:30pm in the Band Hall. See you there!!!!

Private Lessons

Did you know that private lessons are one of the fastest and most important ways for your student to be a better musician?

It is the goal of the Prosper High School Band Department to provide the very best learning experience for each student. One important aspect of a student’s musical growth includes the opportunity to study privately with a professional instrumentalist. This enrichment opportunity is available to all band students and is highly encouraged.

The private lesson program allows interested students to receive personalized instruction on their instrument. This individual interaction generally improves the performance level of the student and also has a positive effect on the band in which the student participates. Students interested in excelling in the All-Region / All-State process will benefit tremendously from lessons. One of the greatest contributing factors to the success of the Prosper Band is the active involvement of our students in the private lesson program.

Click on the button below to access all of our private lesson teachers contact information to sign up today!!!

REMIND 101 Communications

We are excited to offer immediate text communications through Remind 101, a direct text-messaging program. We will be using the Remind system for important and immediate information needed to be sent out to our parents such as updated arrival times from events and football games, last minute rehearsal changes, etc . We still will utilize our normal ways of communication; however this will help us to get information out quickly. This will not be used for general communications.

If you would like to sign up for this service and receive communications, we are required by Prosper ISD for all parents to fill out the following Google Form. Once you submit the form, you will be given a text code to send to 81010 (the Remind 101 text messaging service). Once you type the code in the text body, then you are enrolled... It is as easy as that!

Absence Requests

Please read the Prosper Band Absence Policy by clicking the button below before submitting a request.

Prosper Mighty Eagle Band members are expected to be at all rehearsals, events and performances as listed on the Prosper Band Google Calendar. We understand that unavoidable conflicts may sometimes arise, but it is important that all students are present as we cannot teach an empty spot or chair. It is the student's responsibility to obtain all material that was missed and makeup the time appropriately. If you have attempted all aspects of working around this conflict, but cannot come up with a solution, please fill out the following absence request form ASAP.