Monday, January 9, 2017

2016-2017 Winter Sports Pep Band Schedule

Although there seems to be a long break between pep band events, we will start playing again on January 20 and keep playing regularly through the end of the sports seasons and hopefully into play-offs. See the entire winter pep band schedule here.

Monday, November 19, 2012

2016 Fall Pep Band Schedule

The fall pep band schedule is out for Panther volleyball and football. Please keep in mind that we will need to have a balanced pep band to go to play-off games should the teams be playing. Only 7th grade students who have exceeded their lesson goals will be invited to play before our winter break. All 7th graders will be welcome to join the pep band at games in the new year. Let's build some excitement and have a great fall pep band season!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Beginning Band Lessons

The new group of beginning band members have all had their first lessons and now are all able to carefully put their instruments together and (holding their instruments properly:) play a couple notes. The next step is to get them attending lessons and practicing a lot. The regular lesson schedule is available here. If you use this schedule along with this October calendar you can see what days your child will need his/her instrument at school. I've also included some practice tips for students and the parents/guardians helping them. I hope these help your child to have a successful start to band and as always if you have questions or concerns, please contact me in whichever method is convenient to you. dplasek@pp.k12.mn.us or call at 218-338-6011 ext. 134.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fall Sports Pep Band

The fall sports season for the Parkers Prairie Panthers and the Prairie Valley Nighthawks is underway. The senior high and junior high bands will again take part in supporting these activities through pep band. The fall pep band schedule can be found here. Please make sure you give this schedule to your work and make it to as many events as possible. Go Panthers!

Friday, July 13, 2012

2012 Summer Band Lessons

Summer band lessons will begin on Monday, July 16 and go through Thursday, August 23. All lessons will be held in the Parkers Prairie High School Music Room. Students will need their instrument, lesson book and a pencil. During summer lessons we try to review the material each student was working on last school year, try to progress a little bit in their lesson book and play some songs just for fun. I'm looking forward to seeing many students during the next 6 weeks. See the schedule here.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

URBANK PARADE AND REHEARSAL DETAILS

Marching Band Schedule for Urbank Parade
The Parkers Prairie junior high and senior high band members (next year’s 8-12 grade students) will be marching in the Urbank Dairy Days parade on Sunday, June 24. Please attend as many of the following practices as possible to make sure we have a performance that we can all be proud of. Practices will not go past 8:00 p.m.

Monday, June 18
 Drum Line – 6:00 p.m.
Group 7:00 p.m.

 Tuesday, June 19
Drum Line – 6:30 p.m.
Full Group 7:00 p.m.

 Thursday, June 21
Drum Line – 6:30 p.m.
Full Group 7:00 p.m.

 Sunday, June 24 – Urbank Parade
Meet at the school to ride bus – 12:30
Be at parade site by 1:00
Parade – 1:30

 Please email dplasek@pp.k12.mn.us or call 338-6011 ext. 134 with any questions.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

THREE SUPERIOR RATINGS!!!

The concert band traveled to Ashby yesterday to take part in our large group band contest. The band played The Klaxon arranged by Andrew Balent and Encanto by Robert W. Smith. Each of the three judges gave us a superior rating, the highest rating possible!Thank you band members for your hard work!