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.


Important Information

- The RPMB Discount Card sale ends next week - please turn in all money and/or any unsold cads on Tuesday.
- Tag Day and RPMB Car Washes happen next Friday (8/22) from 3:00pm-8:00pm and Saturday (8/23) from 9:00am-1:00pm. Guard and Drumline work Tag Day and Hornline and Pit work the car washes. ADDITIONAL PARENT VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR EACH OF THESE ACTIVITES.  To volunteer, please contact:
Denise Herlein (231)744-7501 
Norma Sugarbaker (231)286-8869 

Have great weekend!

Mr. Hodson


Donations Needed

Good Afternoon!

We are still looking for donations for this Saturday's Hot Dog Roast at Band Camp.

Freshman/Sophomore Families:  We are asking for donations of cookies.
Junior/Senior Families:  We are asking for donations of large bags of chips.

Please bring donations to band camp on Saturday morning.

Thanks for all of your help!


Correction to Calendar for Monday's Rehearsal

It appears that our original calendar showed a start time of 8:00am on Monday, July 28.  Instead, Monday's rehearsal will begin at 9:00am and conclude at 9:15pm.


Pre-Camp Reminder

Please remember...

Rehearsal starts at 8:00 (EIGHT O'CLOCK) on Monday and Tuesday.

Uniform fitting is M-W AFTER rehearsal. Fitting shall conclude around 10-10:15ish.

Please check calendar at top of blog for details.


Band Physicals JULY 23


Band/Sports Physicals will be held on July 23 during rehearsal.  The cost for this physical is $25 (make check payable to Reeths-Puffer Band Parents).  Tammy Provatas is graciously donating all proceeds to the Band/Guard program.

Please contact Tammy if you are interested: tprovatas@gmail.com 


Please keep in mind that it is your responsibility to give your physical information to the athletic department.  Do not assume that they know that you have had a physical.  Be sure they receive the necessary information!


The forms for the Patron Program have been added to the blog.  We would like to encourage early participation in this program.  This is one of our largest fundraisers and there are many businesses and families that would like to donate to our band.  The earlier we act, the better!


Tag Day Reminder

Please note that the date for Tag Day has been CHANGED to two (2) sessions:

Friday, August 22 (3:00-8:00)  &  Saturday, August 23 (9:00-1:00)

Students must attend both of these sessions.  We will be in need of many parents for assistance with this huge fundraising event.

Thank you!


Updated Calendar

Good Afternoon,

The updated calendar for the 2014-15 school year has been posted to the blog.  Please note the following changes:

-Rehearsal on August 26 has been shortened to 4:00-9:15pm.

-A Rehearsal has been added on August 27 from 4:00-9:15pm.

-Tag Day has been CHANGED to the following two (2) dates:
  Friday, August 22 (3:00-8:00)  &  Saturday, August 23 (9:00-1:00)

All changes made to the calendar that was given out in April are highlighted in yellow.


Steak Fry

Message from Bob Grabinski:

"The Jazz Band Steak Fry is coming up on May 23, 2014. There are two serving times for this at 5:30 and 7:00.
We are looking for workers to make this happen. We will need prep workers the evening before, May 22nd. A crew of 6-8 would be great for this with a start time of 6:00 PM. The more we have the quicker we leave. It is set up of the dining room, prepping the steaks, salad prep, and insuring a smooth start for the event.
For the event we will need a start up crew of three cooks, and prep crew of 3-4 beginning at 3:30. Then a team to assist serving and clearing tables of 6 minimum, 2 dishwashers, two kitchen prep, and two runners from 5-7.
We will need the same amount of people from 7-finish for same jobs and clean up.
We will take anyone willing to help from high school student to great grandparents. We can find something for you to do. 
Steak Fry Crew"


Mattress Sale!

Don't forget the Mattress Sale this weekend!!!

High School Cafeteria!

Saturday, May 3: 10-5
Sunday, May 4: 12-5

State Festival at Big Rapids

The itinerary for State Festival has been posted to the blog.


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!


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.


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!


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

Muskegon High School

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


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!


Band Parent Meeting CANCELED

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