PHHS Choir works with Defiance College Music Director, Dr. James Watson

The Patrick Henry High School Choir performed for Defiance College Music Director, Dr. James Watson during class on October 13. The students received valuable feedback to help with their upcoming performance at the Fall Choir Concert on Monday, October 16 at 7:00PM in the PHHS Gym.

 

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Band students prepare for marching band camp

The Patrick Henry Patriot Marching band will have their marching band camp this week from 8:30 to 3:30 daily. Please view the marching band camp schedule for details on what to bring, spirit days, and other information.

The group picture on Day 2 (Tuesday) will be a simple group picture for the football program. We will do it when the golfers are there. Individual and group pictures with the professional photographer will be scheduled another time when all students are present.

Also, the marching band calendar has been updated. You can always view the most current marching band calendar on the calendar page of this website.

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2016-17 Marching Band Calendar Posted

High school band students can now access the marching band calendar on calendar section of the Patrick Henry Music Website. Simple click on “Calendar” on the navigation bar and then click the “Marching Band Calendar” link to download the PDF. Bookmark the calendar page for quick access to the calendar and updates.

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Patrick Henry MS Choir Students Produce Music Videos

Students in 6th grade choir and 7th & 8th grade choir produced music videos for their final project in class.  Feel free to share with others.

Posted in Choir, Just for Fun

Music students participate in Veterans Day assembly

Highlights from the Veterans Day program are available on YouTube thanks to the Northwest Signal.

Posted in Band, Choir

How can you support our fundraising efforts?

The music department has two fundraisers that we need your help with. Please review this information and let us know how you can support these fundraising efforts.

Open Mic Night is Friday, November 20, from 6:30-9:00PM in the Middle School Gym / Stage area. Tickets are on sale for $5, which includes coupons for two (2) free concession items. The event is available to people of all ages. We will have music playing on stage, dancing in the gym, and a coffee bar and hot chocolate on stage. My hope is that we can make this into a regular community event that happens each semester as a way for families to come together and have some fun singing, dancing, and enjoying some warm drinks. [It is not required that students attend this event.]

  • Country Gourmet in Napoleon is providing freshly ground coffee as well as flavored syrups to give your drinks a little bit of awesome!
  • Students who want to sell tickets will get $3 deposited in their student accounts through the PHMA (Patrick Henry Music Association) per ticket sold.
  • Children aged 4 years and younger get in free.
  • I am looking for about 8 volunteers to work the concession area in shifts of about 4 per shift (Setup shift = 6:00-8:00PM and last shift/cleanup = 8:00-10:00PM)
  • I also looking for a couple of volunteers to take tickets at the door and sell tickets to people who want to purchase tickets at the door. Admission at the door is also $5 and includes two coupons for concession items.
  • Volunteers do not need to pay admission to get in, and can still purchase items from the concession area to enjoy.

Fruit Sales starts November 13 and continues through November 30. Students who want to participate need to get permission from a parent and turn in a parent permission form. Students will then get a packet to collect orders along with instructions and order forms in class. We ask that money is collected at the time the order is placed. Make sure that you are completely filling out the order forms including the “Sold By” line. Without this we cannot give credit for the sale to you. All orders and money is due no later than November 30. You can turn orders and money in to the high school office any time during the sale. Please be sure to put money and orders in an envelope and write on the outside the student’s name and note that it is for the fruit sale. Be sure to get your final orders in no later than November 30 by the end of the school day. Payment for all fruit ordered must accompany the order.

  • Delivery: December 12, 2015– Pick up time is between 8:30 and 11:00 am. All fruit must be picked up during that time unless other arrangements have been made with Tracy Black. You can pick fruit up at the back door of the band room. Fruit must be delivered promptly! Any bad fruit must be reported to Tracy Black within 48 hours to receive replacement.
  • Student Fund: For each item sold $$$ will be applied to the student’s account as listed on the permission form.
  • This is our biggest fund raiser so SELL SELL SELL!!!!!
  • Any questions or concerns can be directed to Tracy Black, Fruit Sale Chair, at 419-278-0000 or 419-966-3067 or by email at heavenlymemory@yahoo.com
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Beginning band meeting scheduled for 5th grade parents

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We will have a beginning band meeting for parents and students in the High School Cafeteria on Thursday, November 19 at 7:00PM (after parent-teacher conferences).  Please plan to attend this important informational meeting and have all of your questions answered:

  • What are the benefits of learning to play and instrument?
  • What if I want to play a different instrument?
  • How do I get an instrument?
  • What do I need to look for when searching for an instrument to buy?
  • What other supplies do I need to get?
  • What can I do to get ready for band next semester?

Next semester, fifth grade students can choose to be in band or choir or both (if they are willing to give up one of their study hall periods). Anyone can do band — I have experience working with students in band who are also actively involved in football, basketball, drama, scholars bowl, gymnastics, boy scouts, church youth — you name it. Band (and music) can be an important ingredient in providing students with a well-rounded education.

We are currently in the process of testing students on instruments to find the best match for them. This is an important step in the process of joining band where we try each student out on their top two or three choices to see what instrument is the best fit. We take many factors into consideration in this process such as student interests, physical characteristics, and coordination (for percussionists). Our goal is to find the instrument that your student would be most successful on.

I am really looking forward to working with you in band.  Please email or call me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Scott Bley, Band Director

Patrick Henry MS/HS

sbley@phpatriots.org

419-274-4841 Office

Posted in 5th Grade Band

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Vocal Students Learn from MSU Doctoral Student

The vocal students at Patrick Henry Middle School and High School worked with Brandon Williams, doctoral student in choral conducting from Michigan State University. Students sang songs for Williams, and then received feedback and instruction to improve their singing. This event was in preparation for the Fall Choir Concert, which will take place on Monday, October 19 at 7:30PM in the high school gym. The Patrick Henry Music Association sponsored the event.

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Chicago Trip Information Distributed to High School Students

Information about the 2016 Band and Choir trip to Chicago was distributed to high school students in class today. The cost of the trip is $475 and the trip will take place March 19-21. Students who plan to attend need to submit a $100 deposit by November 1. Please review the following files for additional information (itinerary, chaperones, payment schedule, forms, method of payment).

  • Trip Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Registration Form — this must be returned with $100 deposit to the office to reserve a spot on the trip. Please make checks out to Patrick Henry Music Association and put in an envelope “To PMA” with the student’s name on the outside of the envelope.
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