Concert 2/24

The Pre-Festival Concert is scheduled for tomorrow, 2/24 at 7:00p in the Rocket Center.  Please note that school cancellations do not necessarily cancel evening events.  Please use Facebook and the blog for the latest information.


Adults: $3
Students/Senior Citizens: $2

2015 - 2016 Calendar

The 2015 - 2016 calendar is on the blog.  Please notice the NEW DATES for band camp. 

July 27 - August 1


District Band Festival 2/26

Good Morning!

The times for District Band Festival have been released.  Detailed itineraries will be forthcoming.

District 7 Band and Orchestra Festival
Grand Haven High School
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Symphonic Band: 3:55p
Wind Ensemble: 7:10p

For your planning, expect that the Symphonic Band will miss a portion of school for that day.  The Wind Ensemble will likely be leaving after school.

Also, please remember that Tuesday, February 24 is our Festival Concert held in the Rocket Center at 7:00p.


Detailed Collage Information

Good Morning Band Family!

Here is some detailed information about the Collage Concert and rehearsals leading to this great event.

The Collage Concert is a mixture of the performing arts at Reeths-Puffer HS.  At this performance, you will see our band students, choir, theater, and children’s theater performing together with seamless transitions between each performance.  The idea is to give you a collaborative performance of our performing arts in a fast paced and entertaining production.

The actual performance for Collage is scheduled for Wednesday, February 4, at 7:00p in the Rocket Center for the Fine Arts (HS Auditorium).  Here is how ticket sales work:

All departments are allowed  “presale” tickets for the event.  The presale ticket profit goes directly to the department that sale was purchased.  In other words, the band keeps the money generated from band presale…the choir keeps the money generated from the choir presale, and the theater keeps the money from the theater presale.  Tickets at the door will be divided equally between all departments.  As you all have a special interest in our program, and you know that it takes a lot to maintain our level of excellence, we ask that you consider purchasing your tickets ahead of time from the band department.  This will enable maximum profit for our organization.  

Ticket prices: $7 Adult      $5 Student/Senior Citizen

Your child has been given a slip from us (over a week ago) to begin the presale process.  All you need to do is fill out the form and deliver it to the band office.  Tickets will be distributed to your child the week of the event.  You may also pick up tickets in the band office between 12-4 during SCRIP hours.   All of these proceeds go directly to our organization.

Collage Rehearsal: Sunday, February 1. 
The rehearsal for collage is scheduled for Sunday, February 1 from 12:00-5:00p. (the rehearsal will end before the Super Bowl…)  Rehearsal is mandatory for all students.  The Symphonic Band and Jazz Band will be performing in Act 1.  Their call time is 11:45.  We should be done at about 2:30.  The Wind Ensemble call time is 2:00.  This should conclude at approximately 5:00.  Students in both acts are required to be at the entire practice. 

Collage Day Show: Tuesday, February 3
Our students will be performing for our student body and faculty during 2nd and 3rd hours on Tuesday, Feburary 3.  Your student has been dismissed from 1st – 3rd hours for that day.

Collage Concert: Wednesday, February 4
The Collage Concert will be on Wednesday, February 4 at 7:00p in the Rocket Centre for the Fine Arts. The Rocket Center is our HS auditorium. 
Below is the link to the band calendar that is located on the blog.  This should aid you in your planning for the remainder of the 2014-15 school year.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Band-O-Rama Information

Below is a message from Denise Sheffer regarding Band-O-Rama

Well, Band-O-Rama is just around the corner.

We have set up five organizational meetings to prepare for band o rama; please let everyone you know, know about the meetings.  The dates are Jan 22, Feb 5, Feb 19, March 5 and 19. Please understand you don't have to be at all meetings, the real work is done in between meetings with soliciting donations, collecting them and keeping track of things. However, it's a great way to check in to see how we are all doing on our assorted donations. The meetings will be at 7 either in the cafe or library.
Shawn Grabinski, Marianne Bassett, Tammy Whynot, and Denise Sheffer are all co-chairing this event but we need lots of helpers to make it a success.

 Patti Austin and Jessica Krause have graciously agreed to be my MS and RPI liaisons to insure the info is communicated well to the lower grades.
Thanks in advance.


Hotel Information for Nationals in Indianapolis

You may reserve a room at the following location:

La Quinta - Indianapolis South
5120 Victory Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46203

There are both doubles and singles available at our group rate of $72 (plus tax). Please ask for the rooms with "Reeths Puffer High School Band Parents" when making your reservation.

These rooms are going to go fast, so please make your reservations early.

Important Travel Information

Please also remember that there is a lot of construction in Detroit and roads will be closed.  In addition, President Obama will be in Detroit on Saturday as well.  It would be smart to leave extra time for travel and to carefully review and plan your route.

Please use the following link so that you can be prepared!


State Ticket Cost and Restrictions

Band Family,

Please note that tickets for State Championships are $18 per ticket.

They will accept CASH ONLY.

NO Credit Cards
NO Debit Cards
NO Personal Checks
NO Money Orders
NO Loans

There are no exceptions.  No cash = no ticket = no entry

Please also note that there are items prohibited from the stadium and your entry will be denied if you refuse to follow their guidelines.  Please use the link provided so that you are not caught off guard!




Hotel for State

We have finalized the hotel for state.  The group rate is $89 per night (use code 4GB to get rate). Rate is available until Oct 26th.

Hampton Inn Madison Heights
32420 Stephenson Highway
Madison Heights, MI 48071

Hotel is approximately 8 miles from Ferndale HS where the kids will be staying.


Important State Championship Information

Good Morning,

Please see the message below and open link for information.

To: MCBA Members and Band Booster Presidents

By now most directors have received a copy of the 2014 MCBA Championship Information booklet.

Contained in the booklet are recommended driving directions to Ford Field from various locations. After meeting with Ford Field, they have advised us that there may be still more streets blocked due to construction and more detours. Ex: Woodward Avenue is torn up in some areas due to the construction of the new RAPID RAIL SYSTEM.

IT IS HIGHLY recommended that you disseminate the link below to your band families. The link will take you to updated information regarding traffic around Ford Field. Just prior to departing for Ford Field, people should refer to the information on the link. The information will be updated as it becomes known.


Updated Itinerary

The updated itinerary for Jenison has been posted to the blog.  Please note the following changes...

Thursday: Hornline rehearsal will be 6:00-9:15, Saxophones report at 7:30.
Saturday: Rehearsal start time will be 10:00 instead of 9:00.


Donations Needed!

Dear Parents,

As we enter the final 6 weeks of this marching season, we will be busy traveling…some locally and some long-distance.  Below are items that we will need for these trips to ensure that our students have what they need to be at their best. 

Case of Gatorade (light blue, dark blue and purple colors are favorites) - 14 cases
Pop tarts - various quantities (used for breakfast at State and Nationals)
Granola Bars - various quantities (used for breakfast at State and Nationals, as well as snacks after Jenison and Rockford)
Nutrigrain Cereal Bars - various quantities (used for breakfast at State and Nationals, as well as snacks after Jenison and Rockford)
Chips (individual snack size bags) - 300 bags - Sam's Club sells these in cases of 35 and/or 50
Cereal Bowls (Gordon Foods sells these) - 400 bowls

Any items that can be donated will be greatly appreciated. You can drop off any donations to the band office Monday-Friday from 12-4 or when the band is rehearsing. Donations will be put into a practice room.

If you have any questions on these items, please call, text or email Cheryl Johns at 231.215.7093 or johnsfamily0420@yahoo.com

Thank you for your help!


BOA Information

Good Morning,

All of the information for the Bands of America Toledo Regional can be found on the right side of the blog.

It's going to be a great week!


West Shore Invitational Meeting

The Reeths-Puffer Band Parents (RPBP) will be holding a meeting on Tuesday, September 30, at 8:00pm in the High School Library Media Center. (LMC).  This meeting is for those who plan on, or are interested in learning more about, volunteering for our West Shore Invitational which is held at Rockford High School on October 25, 2014.  

We are looking for a lot of help, as this is one of our largest fundraisers.  It takes MANY hands to make this day run smoothly.  All jobs have a specified time frame and nearly all of them allow you to still see your child perform at the end of the night.  (we have an exhibition performance at the very end)

It's a great way to be involved without being overwhelmed with a huge commitment.  Please plan on attending this meeting if you are able.  Those who wish to volunteer, but can not make this meeting time, please contact Denise using the information below.

Denise Sheffer
(231) 578-0317

Thank you for all you do to ensure that our students are set up for success! 


Preview Show CANCELED

The Preview Show has been CANCELED due to weather conditions. Students will be dismissed for the day at 4:15pm.


Hotel for Bands of America Regionals

Below is the information needed for those who wish to reserve a room for the trip.  Hotels are for parents only...students stay with the band.

Please see the following information from Cheryl Johns

"For parents calling or reserving online, they need to use the code "RPB" in order to get the discounted rate of $89 a night. After next Friday, rate is subject to current hotel pricing ($99 per night at a minimum). They set aside 10 rooms for us (more will be available at the start of next week) and will release them next week if not used so we don't get charged for it.

The hotel this is set up for is only about 5 minutes away from Northville HS and 50 minutes from University of Toledo."

Hampton Inn-Northville
20600 Haggerty Rd
Northville, MI 48167


No SCRIP sales 8/30

Due to the holiday weekend, there will be no SCRIP sales this Saturday, August 30.


Schedule Information

Reminder: the schedule for next week is different than the original calendar, here is the schedule that was posted earlier this summer:
Tues 4:00-9:15 Full Band Rehearsal
Wed 4:00-9:15 Full Band Rehearsal
Thur 3:00-5:30 Full Band Rehearsal
5:30-6:30 Dinner & Dress
6:30-Done Football Game

Tag Day/Car Wash

Please contact Denise Herlein (231)744-7501 or Norma Sugarbaker (231)286-8869 to volunteer
Car wash workers:
- everyone please bring 2 towels to use on drying cars (not your mom's best linens - towels that are well loved, but still usable 
- we still need a couple of hoses, please call Norma if you can help with this.