PHS Music 2021 Newsletter – Vol 3 29 August 2021

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Band Camp! Back to School! Prepare for the Season!

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Booster meeting Thursday September 2 at 6:30pm in the Band Room

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Hello all and welcome to PHS Music 2021. This summer we were able to pull off a fun and very much needed Band Camp, signaling a return to what band music is all about: playing together! In-person!

The Music Boosters provided meals for all 5 days and the team was Darrell and Laurie Lavilla, Seth and Jennifer Friesen, Robyn Hettrich, Rachael Phillips, Amy Evans, Miel and Thad Louviere, as well as Booster Board Secretary Claire McCarthy and Treasurer Scott Rhymes.

Food at this yearโ€™s Band Camp was organized by the Boosters and the food was donated by Mi Pueblo (burritos on Tuesday night), Starbucks downtown Petaluma (bagels and cream cheese Wednesday morning), and Royโ€™s at the Yard (hotdogs Thursday night). Meals on Monday and Friday were bought and/or prepared by the Boosters using our funds which we generate through fundraising.

Chef Ames Thursday night with hotdogs from Royโ€™s at the Yard and chili from our parent volunteers!

Please thank our sponsors by supporting them! Let them know you appreciate their contribution to Band Camp! Joel and Lisa at Mi Pueblo (downtown), Curtis at Starbucks (downtown), and Chris at Royโ€™s at the Yard.

In addition, our uniform parent team Robin Haines and Joann Bratton, along with a few parent volunteers, worked tirelessly during Band Camp getting all the kids fitted in the new uniforms. We will finally debut the new duds on October 15th for the Santa Cruz Parade Competition! Because the event is on the same day as Homecoming some kids may want to come back after the competition and attend the dance. Some parents will be carpooling. If youโ€™re interested in carpooling drop Mick an email at musicboostersphs@gmail.com.

The PHS Music Boosters is an organization of music parents who provide the financial and physical support necessary to keep the Music Department at Petaluma High operating. Historically our financial contribution has been through a Bingo game we co-host with Casa Grande High School. Due to the COVID pandemic we were completely shut out last year. This year we look to get going again and are looking for parent volunteers to help us out. Come to our Booster Meeting Thursday September 2 at 6:30pm to find out more and sign up!

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Booster meeting Thursday September 2 at 6:30pm in the Band Room


The Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Chamber Choir Schedules can be found here (link coming). We hope to see you all Thursday September 2nd at 6:30pm for our first Booster Meeting of 2021! The Booster meeting will take place in the Band Room.

All The Very Best,

Michael ‘Mick’ Morris, PHS Music Boosters President (Interim)

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Our Sponsors

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Contact Information

Cliff Eveland, PHS Instrumental & Choral Director
email: ceveland@petk12.org
phone: 707-769-9650

Michael ‘Mick’ Morris, PHS Music Boosters President (Interim)
email: musicboostersphs@gmail.com
phone: โ€ช(707) 595-0584โ€ฌ

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PHS Music Boosters are Michael ‘Mick’ Morris President (Interim), OPEN Vice President, Claire McCarthy Secretary, Scott Rhymes Treasurer, Members-At-Large are Joann Bratton, Robin Haines, and Laurie and Darrel Lavilla

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Band Camp is 9-13 August!

2021 Music Summer Newsletter – Vol 2 – 13 July 2021

Hi All – Band Camp is almost here and the PHS Music Boosters are looking for volunteers to help out for the week of 9-13 August.

Sign up at SignUpGenius – Volunteer For Band Camp

We’re looking for 3 parents each night to help set-up, serve, and break down dinner for about 60 people  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (August 9, 10, 12, 13). There is no dinner Wednesday night. There will be someone there to coordinate so even if youโ€™ve never volunteered before you can be helpful!

We’re looking for 2 parents to help set-up, serve, and break down breakfast Wednesday morning 8-10am (August 11).

We’re also looking for parents to volunteer to provide or procure the dinners. In the past volunteers have made pasta or burritos etc.  Friday we’ve typically gotten pizzas so that day we’re just looking for someone to pick up the pizzas.

The Boosters do have some money to purchase the dinners, however we’re always looking for donations. So if you have any connections for food, please let us know!

We’re looking forward to seeing all of you at Band Camp on Friday for a Booster meeting that will walk new and veteran volunteers through what our year may look like, where we can use additional volunteers, and where we can gear up for a season of weekly Bingo (our largest fundraising event).

Sign up at SignUpGenius – Volunteer For Band Camp

All The Very Best,

Michael ‘Mick’ Morris, PHS Music Boosters President (Interim)


Contact Information
Cliff Eveland, Petaluma H.S. Instrumental & Choral Director
email: ceveland@petk12.org
phone: 707-769-9650
website: www.petalumahighmusic.org

Michael ‘Mick’ Morris, PHS Music Boosters President (Interim)
email: micktissue@gmail.com
phone: 707-799-9500
website: www.petalumahighmusic.org

PHS Music Boosters are Michael ‘Mick’ Morris President (Interim), 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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PHS Music 2021 Music Summer Newsletter

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

I canโ€™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 โ€œMummy Wrapโ€ game, announce the winning teams from Band Camp, and show-off our studentโ€™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 youโ€™re in Symphonic Band, then you are also in the Marching Band, and youโ€™ll definitely benefit from attending Band Camp.

What is Band Camp?  First and foremost, itโ€™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 wonโ€™t want to miss it regardless.

Band Camp will be at the Petaluma High School Quad and Band Room (in the โ€œDโ€ 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 ceveland@petk12.org.  

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 โ€œPHS Music Boosters.โ€  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 studentโ€™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!

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

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

Contact Information

Cliff Eveland, Petaluma H.S. Instrumental & Choral Director
email: ceveland@petk12.org
phone: 707-769-9650
website: www.petalumahighmusic.org

Michael โ€˜Mickโ€™ Morris, interim President PHS Music Boosters
email: micktissue@gmail.com
phone: 707-799-9500
website: www.petalumahighmusic.org

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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