4/18/14

Mattress Sale

Good Morning!

Our Mattress Sale Fundraiser is scheduled for May 3rd and 4th!  This is a great way for you to raise money for Marching Band (for all participating) and Disney World (for our current 6th and 7th Graders)  The form is on the blog!


3/6/14

Fundraiser Pick Up TODAY 4-6 in Band Room

High School Sub/Cookie Dough/Popcorn/Butterbraid fundraiser pick up is TODAY, MARCH 6 between 4-6 in High School Band Room.

Bring a postdated check for 3/13/14 made payable to Reeths-Puffer Band Parents.


2/26/14

Inclement Weather Information for Band Festival

Inclement Weather Information for Band Festival:

As most of you are aware, there is a forecast that calls for potential weather related school closings/delays for tomorrow, Thursday 2/27.

Please note that regardless of whether or not school is in session, BAND FESTIVAL IS STILL ON.

Any official cancellation of tomorrow's event will be available from the following two sources:

1. Reeths-Puffer High School Band Facebook Page
2. RPHS Band Blog

Note that evening events such as this are evaluated separately, and we will notify you of a change in the schedule.

Thank you!

2/20/14

Schedule for Next Week: 2/24 - 2/28

Here is a detailed schedule for next week: Itinerary for Festival is located on the blog.

Monday: Symphonic Band Pizza/Rehearsal
5:30 - Pizza Served (students bring $2 to cover cost)
6-8 - Symphonic Band Rehearsal


Tuesday: High School Band Concert
7:30p in the Rocket Center for the Fine Arts
Admission: $3 Adults - $2 Seniors/Students


Thursday: BAND FESTIVAL
Muskegon High School

Symphonic Band: 6:55p
Wind Ensemble: 8:20p



2/18/14

Band Concert Time Changed

Good afternoon,

It has been brought to our attention that our Pre-Festival Concert scheduled for Tuesday, February 25 overlaps with the technology millage scheduled for the same day.  To better accommodate everyone’s schedules, we are going to delay our concert start time to 7:30p. 

Millage information can be found using the following link:

Please be reminded that admission for this concert is $3 Adults - $2 Students/Seniors

Have a wonderful afternoon!

2/17/14

Band Parent Meeting CANCELED

Due to treacherous travel conditions, the band parent meeting scheduled for tonight has been canceled.

2/6/14

Collage Ticket Order Form

Reminder:

When you purchase your tickets for Collage ahead of time, each department keeps 100% of the profit.  Please fill out the form and turn it in to the band office.  You can also purchase tickets at the band office during weekday SCRIP hours (12-4).  Pre-Sale ends on Tuesday at 4pm.

The form is located on the blog.


Band Festival

HS Band Festival:

Thursday, February 27
Muskegon High School
Time: TBA (It will be after 5pm)

Pre-Festival Concert

Pre-Festival Concert:

Tuesday, February 25 @ 7:00pm.
Rocket Center
Tickets: Adults $3    Students/Seniors: $2

Fundraiser!

Don't forget about our Fundraiser!!!!  Forms are due on Monday, February 10.  Extra forms are available in the Band Office, or on the blog!

It is our last weekend to sell!  Let's do it! :)


Collage Schedule and Information


Here is the necessary information for the rescheduled Collage Concert:


Collage Tech Rehearsal
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Act I: 5:30 – 7:30ish  (report at 5:15.  READY TO START AT 5:30)
Act II: 7:30 – 9:30ish (report at 7:15. READY TO START AT 7:30)

Collage School Show
Tuesday, February 11, 2014   2nd and 3rd hours.
Students excused from 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

COLLAGE CONCERT
Tuesday, February 11, 2014  
7:00p    Rocket Center for the Fine Arts

Tickets: $7 Adults   $5 Students/Seniors

Remember: Buying tickets Pre-Sale allows the Band to keep 100% of our profit!

Rescheduled Band Parent Meeting

Band Parent Meeting:

Monday, February 17 at 7:00p in HS Library.

11/13/13

Who We Are...

Dear Parents, Students, and all Supporters of the RP Bands,

I would like to thank each of you for the support and contributions that you make to the RP Bands.  Our organization is one with which we take pride in doing our best to achieve the highest levels of excellence possible.  Our relentless quest to seek perfection is not something that we take lightly.  It is something that we strive for each day, something that is at the forefront of our minds, and something that we know will propel us forward.

The Reeths-Puffer Band Program does not focus on competition for the sake of winning.  Some may ask, why then do we compete?  The answer is simple.  There is no better way to pursue perfection than to place the highest standards in front of our students and help them achieve the desired success.  It is not about winning, but about being as amazing as we can be.  The best way to be amazing is to surround yourself with "amazing."

With this perspective, we admire the work of other bands across the United States.  Much like us, all bands that we compete with (not against) are filled with hard working students that share our quest for excellence.  We have absolute respect them and for their efforts.  The perspective we have is... "If it wasn't for all of us, there would be none of us."

One of the things that I am most proud of is the fact that our students, parents, and community share the same philosophy that we do.  When we wear the Reeths-Puffer Marching Band name, whether on clothing or merely through our association, we are representing something much larger than our own students.   Please feel free to stand and applaud other groups.  Some of the bands you will see at Nationals will blow you away.  I love being known as the band that supports all students, from all schools, in all of their endeavors.

Thanks again for all you do.  If it wasn't for all of us, there would be none of us! 

Sincerely,

Brian Olian

Nationals Information

Here are a couple of things to keep in mind.

1.  As a part of the NFL, we should be prepared to follow the guidelines/restrictions for items in the stadium as we did at Ford Field.  Click the Ford Field tab on the top of the blog for NFL regulations.  I don't know how strict they will be at Lucas Oil Stadium, but we should be prepared.

Below is the link off of the BOA page.  Remember that if a security officer tells you that you can't take something into LOS...you can't.  There is no arguing the point.  So, preparation is the best thing we can do...

http://www.musicforall.org/what-we-do/boa-marching-championships/grand-national-championships/gn-spectator-guide

2.  Tickets are CASH ONLY!  Bring money with you.  Debit cards, checks, and credit cards will not be accepted.  

11/5/13

Nationals Hotel for Parents

Clarion Hotel
2930 Waterfront Parkway (about 5 minutes from the Salvation Army)
Indianapolis, IN 46214
317-299-8400
$80 plus tax
Please reference Reeths Puffer when making reservations.

This is for parents wanting to stay near where the kids are staying.


For those parents who want to be closer to the stadium:

La Quinta
5120 Victory Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46203
317-783-7751

Mention Reeths-Puffer Band. Was given a rate of $69 plus tax. Any questions, please ask for Whitney (Sales Manager)

10/25/13

Hotel for State Championship

The RPBP has blocked out rooms at the following hotel for interested parents wanting to stay overnight in Detroit. Below is the information:

Comfort Inn

40455 Ann Arbor Rd.
Plymouth, MI 48170
Call or email Lois Offerman & mention Reeths-Puffer Band to receive special rate.
734-455-8100
lois@trussdevelopmentllc.com









10/20/13

West Shore Invitational Volunteer Meeting

Important Meeting for Volunteers of the West Shore Invitational!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
8:00p in the HS Library Media Center (LMC)

If you are unable to attend, please contact Jenny Slovinski.

9/20/13

Prohibited Items at Ford Field

A detailed list of prohibited items has been posted to the blog for Ford Field. 

**PLEASE LOOK NOW TO PLAN AHEAD!  YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER IF YOU DO NOT COMPLY.  THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS...EVEN FOR MARCHING BAND STAFF MEMBERS.  WE MUST ALL COMPLY!**

Tentative (Draft) Itineraries

Good Morning,

Tentative itineraries have been posted on the blog that will allow you to get an idea on the details for the remainder of the season. 

**NOTE**  These itineraries will fluctuate as we get closer to the event.  We are posting them now as a way to allow you to get an idea for what to expect throughout the season.

9/16/13

Band Competition Itineraries

The itineraries for the Fall Preview Show and BOA Regional have been posted to the blog.

http://rphsbands.blogspot.com