PatriotFest 2021 – Weekly Update

UPDATED WED 5/12 — Program Available for Download

  • PatriotFest is this Saturday, May 15 from 4-7:30PM! Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair to enjoy the performances in the parking lot.
  • Here is a link to the program (PatriotFest 2021 Program) that you are free to save digitally on your device or print a hardcopy in advance if you like. The program contains a schedule and map with all the activities.
  • Hardcopies of the program will be available for $1 in the concession area at the event.
  • More details and past updates available on the PatriotFest homepage.

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PatriotFest 2021 Weekly Update

UPDATED WED 5/5 — Donations and volunteers needed for concessions

  • The music boosters (PHMA) will be running the concessions at PatriotFest. We need all music parents to sign up to donate something and/or work during the event. All details are in the link. Please sign up as soon as possible. We need everyone’s help! — Concessions Donations and Volunteers for PatriotFest
  • Remember to turn in PatriotFest slips (to Mr. Bley) and color run sign ups (to Mrs. Ellis) as soon as possible. See links in Wednesday 4/28 update.
  • If you have a cornhole board set and beanbags that you are willing to let us use at PatriotFest, please email Mr. Bley at sbley@phpatriots.org. These can be brought to the music room any time before PatriotFest and we will store them and set them up the day of the event.
  • We are looking forward to the Band & Choir Bash on Monday, May 10 for music students (grades 6-12) who have turned in permission forms and $5 for pizza (if staying for the pizza party). Participants can stay after school for activities and rehearsals. The pizza party will be at 6:30pm for those who are staying for that and we will finish at 7pm. Students can be picked up in front of the middle school at 6:30pm (if not staying for the party) or 7:00pm (if staying for the pizza party).
  • Disney Trip 2022 Update — We still have 1 seat left on the bus for any music student in grades 7-11 who would like to go on the Disney trip in 2022. Please email Jim Whitman, music booster treasure at patrickhenryma@gmail.com for more information.

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PatriotFest 2021 – Weekly Update

The PatriotFest homepage has been updated with the following materials —

UPDATED WED 4/28 — Information distributed to students this week

UPDATED WED 4/21 — Feel free to post these images to your social media accounts and help get the word out!

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PatriotFest Updates

All updates for PatriotFest will be posted on the PatriotFest homepage — https://mrbley.edublogs.org/patriotfest/

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Music booster meeting scheduled

The Patrick Henry Music Association will hold their monthly meeting at 6:30PM on Wednesday, November 4 via Zoom. See the agenda posted in the booster area for the link to the meeting.

Boosters

Posted in Boosters

Basketball Pep Band schedule and information released

Band students in grades 7 through 12 are eligible to perform at scheduled basketball games with the pep band. Students who want to participate need to sign up by joining our Pep Band Google Classroom with code 2n7wedp. Students and parents should also sign up for the HS Band Remind account to receive text updates for Pep Band (text @phhsband to 81010). Click here for the full schedule and additional information. Please return the signed form by November 13 to participate.

Posted in 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band, Band, HS Marching Band

Fruit & Popcorn Fundraiser – October 21-November 13

The Patrick Henry Music Association (PHMA) is sponsoring their annual Fruit & Popcorn Fundraiser from October 21-November 13. Students in grades 7-12 may participate and earn money toward their trip to Disney World, which is scheduled for April 27-May 1, 2022. Packets will be distributed in class and all orders and payment must be turned in Friday, November 13. Checks can be made payable to PHMA. Online ordering is also available (see links below for online ordering information). Order pickup day at school will be the week of December 14.

For more information on the Fruit and Popcorn fundraiser, please contact Steve Baden at steve_baden@yahoo.com or 419-806-5872.

Posted in Band, Boosters, Choir, Fundraisers

Quarantined students can join music class via Google Meet

Any absent student, whether due to quarantine or any other reason, is welcome to join us for music classes via Google Meet. If you feel well and are not experiencing symptoms, you can participate synchronously with the class via Google Meet. The link to the Google Meet is on the banner at the top of our Google Classroom. Just click on the link, allow permission for Google Meet to use your microphone and camera and join our class. We’ll go over announcements and assignments at the beginning. Then you can either stick around for rehearsal or spend the rest of time practicing. If you do not have your music, scanned PDFs and recordings are available on the classwork tab of our Google Classroom. If you do not have an instrument, we can leave it in the office for someone to pick up or someone can take it to your house — or you can benefit from looking at the scanned music and practicing with what you have: you can count and clap rhythms, say note names out loud, practice fingerings on your imaginary instrument, and “play along” with the recordings. Percussionists can play with their hands on their laps, or you can grab a couple wooden spoons from the kitchen and play on a pillow 🙂

Quara

Posted in Admin, Band, Choir

Remote schedule for music classes released

The remote schedule for students has been released by the school district. A supplemental remote schedule for music classes has also been created to clarify when middle school music classes will occur. Click here to access the remote schedule for music classes.

  • 5th Grade Music – Monday and Wednesday, 9:30-11:00AM
  • 6th Grade Band – Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30-2:15PM
  • 6th Grade Choir – Tuesday and Thursday, 2:15-3:00PM
  • 7th Grade Band – Monday and Wednesday, 8:45-9:30AM
  • 7th Grade Choir – Monday and Wednesday, 8:00-8:45AM
  • 8th Grade Band – Monday and Wednesday, 11:45AM-12:30PM
  • 8th Grade Choir – Monday and Wednesday, 11:00-11:45AM
  • HS Band – Monday and Wednesday, 1:30-3:00PM
  • HS Choir – Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-11:00AM
  • HS Music Explorations – Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00-9:30AM

On Wednesday, November 4, the school district has scheduled a practice virtual day. All students will report to school remotely and follow the remote schedule for Wednesday. Here is a list of music classes that meet on Wednesdays:

  • 7th Grade Choir – Monday and Wednesday, 8:00-8:45AM
  • 7th Grade Band – Monday and Wednesday, 8:45-9:30AM
  • 5th Grade Music – Monday and Wednesday, 9:30-11:00AM
  • 8th Grade Choir – Monday and Wednesday, 11:00-11:45AM
  • 8th Grade Band – Monday and Wednesday, 11:45AM-12:30PM
  • HS Band – Monday and Wednesday, 1:30-3:00PM
Posted in Admin, Band, Choir, Music Update

Halloween Parade – Saturday, October 31, 4:30PM

Band students in grades 7 through 12 are invited to perform in the Halloween parade in Deshler on Saturday, October 31. The parade starts at 4:30pm in Deshler at Pirate Park (the site of the former elementary school) and ends at City Park by the shelter. We will meet at 4:00pm and take a group costume photo at 4:15pm. Come see our awesome group costume contest entry!

A letter with detailed information and an RSVP form will be distributed in class.

Posted in 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band, Band, HS Marching Band

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