PCHS Bands Newsletter JANUARY 2011Document Transcript
PC BANDS NEWSLETTER OF THE PARK CITY HIGH SCHOOL BANDSNew York,New York BANDAPALOOZA!!Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, The 3rd Annual Bandapalooza will pay honorand Varsity Jazz Ensemble on their to the legacy and life of James (Jim) Santyway to the Big AppleThe PCHS Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and Varsity Jazz Ensemble Mark your calendars now to attend Carol, in their front yard during the will be traveling to NYC in April to the 3rd annual Bandapalooza on summer of 2010. The honoring of Compete in a National Competition. Thrusday, February 17. The concert Jim’s legacy will continue at The students will be departing on April will feature the EHIMS 6th and 7th Bandapalooza with 7 and returning on April 12. The grade bands, the TMIS 8th grade the world premier highlights and speciHics of the trip are band, the Symphonic Band, the of The Unfailing listed on the next page. W i n d E n s e m b l e , Heart. The piece and the Percussion was commissioned Student and chaperone Ensemble. by the PC Bands in packages must be paid in memory of Jim, and full by March 1. If you need The 2011 edition of was composed by to know the remaining Bandapalooza is Dana Gress. Dana balance on a student or dedicated to the is a graduate of chaperone account, please m e m o r y a n d P a r k C i t y H i g h contact Mr. Hughes at contributions of Jim School. He spent a Dana Gressbhughes@pcschools.us Santy. Jim served p o r t i o n o f h i s Students will be bringing this community in professional career teaching music home more information many capacities within the Park City School District, regarding this tour over the throughout his life. a n d i s c u r r e n t l y t h e L e a d next 3-‐4 weeks. S o m e o f h i s Performing Arts Teacher at Winans James (Jim) Santy highlights include Academy for the Performing Arts in his time spent as a Band Director in Detroit. The Unfailing Heart was the Park City School District, as well written to provide a musical Upcoming Events as serving on the PCSD School journey through Jim’s life. The Board. After retirement, Jim composer, Mr. Gress, will be in February 8 BBall vs. Wasatch remained an advocate for the PC attendance at Bandapalooza to be a (Pep Band) Bands and PCSD through his part of the premier. February 11 Big Band i n v o l v e m e n t , s u p p o r t , a n d Sweetheart Gala continued attendance at different Admission to Bandapalooza is free, February 17 Bandapalooza! events. and open to everyone. Please help March 10 Region Jazz and us honor the legacy of Jim Santy Jazz Concert The Park City Marching Band through your attendance on March 19 Region Solo/Ensemble honored the legacy of Jim Santy by February 17th.March 25/26 State Jazz performing for him and his wife, March 30 Region Band/Perc. and Band Concert Solo and Ensemble Festival is rapidly approaching. If your student is intendingApril 28 The Drum Show on participating in Solo/Ensemble, they need to be working on their music now.April 30 State Solo/Ensemble Make sure you are asking about their preparation; and if they need helpMay 6/7 State BandMay 25 Jazzapalooza choosing literature, have them talk to Mr. Taylor, Mr. Hughes, or their privateMay 26 Band Concert lesson teacher. Whatever piece they are preparing for Solo/Ensemble will alsoJune 10 Graduation be a very useful audition piece as auditions for next years ensemble will take place very quickly after we return from February break.
PEP BAND Big Band Sweetheart GalaThe PCHS Pep Band hasperformed at two sets ofbasketball games this season.Our ﬁnal chance to supportour basketball teams will on THE BIG BANDTuesday, Februar y 8th SWEETHEART GALA ISagainst Wasatch. Mr. ON FEBRUARY 11Hughes and Mr. Taylor haveset a goal to create the The Big Band Sweetheart loudest gym in Utah, G a l a i s r a p i d l y spearheaded, of course, by approaching. This event the greatest and largest pep is going to be one for the band in the region! Come scrapbook as the band support the Miners as they plays music to take you t a ke d o w n t h e Wa s p s through the different starting at 5:00 PM. time periods of big band history. In addition to the wonderful music, JR. g r e a t f o o d , a n d opportunity drawing MINERS prizes, we will be helping a very special couple celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. There are still ten premium (next to The Jr. Miners Percussion dance Hloor) tickets left. If you would like to purchase tickets for the event, please Program is now three weeks contact Mickey Palomaki at 901-‐8421. The tickets are $60 each with a minimum old, and the students purchase of two tickets. Thank you to the Gala organizing committee under the involved are already leadership of Nancy Taylor for all of their hard work in preparing this event. Also a ‘swinging for the fences’. huge thank you to all of the student and adult volunteers that will be working the evening of the event.The group is made up ofpercussionists from 7th and8th grade and is instructed Support the Sweetheart Gala Opportunity Drawing!by Bret Hughes, SamSantistevan, and individuals Did you know there is an opportunity drawing at the Sweetheart Gala? from the Percussion Ensemble. This group is Did you know the monies raised from the opportunity drawing help offset expenses the allowing these 7th and 8th band incurs when traveling for national competition, replaces broken cases and allows for grade percussionists that instrument and music library purchases?opportunity to get a step ahead in percussion, and Did you know cooler stuff to win in the drawing = more tickets sold = more money raised?learn the elements of Wed love to have you help by donating some of the cool stuff to the drawing. If you have percussion that they cannot season tickets to sports or cultural events or a business that could donate items or gift get in a normal classroom certiHicates, wed be thrilled to have your item donated. If it something you think would be setting. The group will fun to win, wed love to have it! Its not just good for the band, its good for your business p e r fo r m a l o n g s i d e t h e too! The opportunity drawing is a long standing tradition at our event and people look Percussion Ensemble on forward to the array of prizes they may receive from their ticket purchases. We are grateful April 28th at the Drum to our donors! We verbally thank them at the event and through inclusion in our program Show! This group is and thank you sign at the event.sponsored by Vic Firth Sticks, Remo Drumheads, Wed like to have all items in our hands by Friday, Feb. 4. Wed be more than happy to pick Pearl Drums, and Zildjian your item up. Please call or email Jennifer Barber at 435-‐640-‐6920 or geoHbarber@aol.com. Thanks!Cymbals.
New York, New York...The Schedule The Details of the NYC Tour •••Flights: JetBlue Airlines Show: Phantom of the Opera Tours: Fifth Avenue Depart: April 7-‐11:30 PM (JB#92) Sunday, April 10th St. Patricks Return: April 12-‐11:54 PM (JB#87) The Majestic Theatre Trump TowerHotel: Hampton Inn Tours: Statue of Liberty FAO Schwartz Hampton Inn Times Square Friday, April 8th Optional Activity: Baseball 851 8th Ave, 51st. Upon arrival in NYC Monday, April 11th NYC, NY 10019 Tours: Financial District Mets vs. Rockies (212) 581-‐4100 Friday, April 8th Possible Activity: ClinicsCompetition: Heritage Festivals Guided Walking Tour Master Classes Saturday, April 9 Includes Ground Zero Local University Professors Riverside Church Tours: Midtown All Ensembles Upper West Side Central Park And Tons More... More Details to Follow Met Art Museum PC BANDS Park City High School 1750 Kearns Blvd Park City, UT 84060 Band Parent and Family