PHS Music 2021 Music Summer Newsletter

Hello Petaluma H.S. Band members (and class of 2021 alumni)!

I can’t tell you how excited I am for the return of Band Camp, scheduled for August 9-13, and to have in-person learning again! Please see the Band Camp and Drum Line Camp information and schedules in this newsletter for all band members. 2021 Alumni, I really hope to see you at Band Camp as well!

Parents please plan to attend the Music Booster Meeting on Friday August 13th at 6:00 PM in the PHS Band Room. Afterward stay for the Band Camp Finale from 7:00 to 9:00 PM (immediately after the meeting). The Marching Band and Drum Line will complete their week of rehearsals with a performance for parents, family, and friends in the Petaluma High School Quad. We will also have the “Mummy Wrap” game, announce the winning teams from Band Camp, and show-off our student’s accomplishments.

Lastly, The PHS Music Boosters are looking for parents who are willing to help during band camp with dinners. Please contact Mick Morris at 707-799-9500 to sign up! I hope to see you there!

Cliff Eveland, PHS Music Director

Marching Band

All Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band members

Band Camp (August 9th – 13th) is for all Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble members who combine to make the PHS Marching Band.  Yes, if you’re in Symphonic Band, then you are also in the Marching Band, and you’ll definitely benefit from attending Band Camp.

What is Band Camp?  First and foremost, it’s fun.  We play games, we have friendly team competitions, we play challenging music, we learn to march with precision, and we have a great time getting to know the members of the band.  Many graduating seniors say that some of their favorite high school memories were made at Band Camp.  Band Camp attendance is expected of all members, and you will find you won’t want to miss it regardless.

Band Camp will be at the Petaluma High School Quad and Band Room (in the “D” Wing) where we will also distribute music, uniforms, and school instruments.  If you own an instrument, please make sure it is in good playing condition before Band Camp begins.  Please see the Band Camp Schedule for specific dates and times.

We will be practicing marching, so wear very comfortable tennis or walking shoes (NO BOOTS, FLIP-FLOPS OR SANDALS!).  Please plan to attend Band Camp so you will feel confident and comfortable with everything the Band does at the beginning of the school year.  If you must miss part or all of Band Camp, please email Mr. Eveland at  

Every evening of Band Camp except Wednesday, the PHS Music Boosters organize dinner for all of the students (probably pizza one day, Subway sandwiches the next, etc.).  There is a $25.00 contribution for the Band Camp dinners.  Dinner is 45 minutes, and everyone will eat together (you will not be allowed to leave campus).

New Marching Band Uniforms!! 

For all freshmen, sophomores and new Band members, there is a $160.00 contribution (for uniform rental, t-shirt and sweatshirt purchase, and Band Camp dinners).  For all returning junior and senior Band members who already have the t-shirt and sweatshirt, there is a $120.00 contribution (for uniform rental and Band Camp dinners).  All checks should be made payable to the “PHS Music Boosters.”  Contributions should be delivered to Mr. Eveland during Band Camp.  Please do NOT send contributions to the PHS Main Office.

$95.00 of the contribution for all Marching Band students is for the rental/cleaning/up-keep of the marching uniforms (our brand new uniforms cost $750.00 each).  For those who do not already have the official PHS Marching Band t-shirt and sweatshirt, $40.00 of the contribution is to purchase these items.  Both shirts will have the PHS Marching Band logo ($13 for the t-shirt and $27 for the hooded sweatshirt).  Hopefully, the sweatshirt and t-shirt will last for a student’s entire band career.  The sweatshirts will be worn with jeans at all football games, and the t-shirts will be worn at more casual school performances and after competition performances.  Each student will be provided a uniform, t-shirt, sweatshirt, and dinners regardless of their ability to contribute.

2021 Band Camp Schedule 

Everyone is expected to attend at all times!

August 9 – Monday2:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Dinner: 4:45 – 5:30 PM)
August 10 – Tuesday2:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Dinner: 4:45 – 5:30 PM)
August 11 – Wednesday5:30 PM – 8:00 PM (No Dinner)
August 12 – Thursday2:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Dinner: 4:45 – 5:30 PM)
August 13 – Friday3:30 PM – 9:30 PM (Dinner: 4:45 – 5:30 PM)
August 13 – Friday*Music Booster Meeting* *Band Camp Finale Night*(All Parents Please Attend)Meeting: 6:00 – 7:00 PM Finale: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Drum Line

If you are a band member and would like to be a member of the Drum Line, please come to Drum Line Camp (freshmen too!).  You don’t need to know how to play percussion, we will teach you.  If you have participated in the Drum Line before, then you know these rehearsals are crucial to our success, so attendance at Drum Camp is mandatory.  Please check out the Drum Line Camp Schedule (below). Nick Dibley will be our instructor for the Drum Line, and the group will meet in the PHS Band Room.

2021 Drum Line Camp Schedule

August 9 – Monday9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
August 10 – Tuesday9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
August 11 – Wednesday1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
August 12 – Thursday9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
August 13 – Friday9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Contact Information

Cliff Eveland, Petaluma H.S. Instrumental & Choral Director
phone: 707-769-9650

Michael ‘Mick’ Morris, interim President PHS Music Boosters
phone: 707-799-9500

PHS Music Boosters are Michael Morris interim President, OPEN Vice President, Claire McCarthy Secretary, Scott Ryhmes Treasurer, Members-At-Large Joann Bratton, Robin Haines, and Laurie and Darrel Lavilla

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