Help Support the PMHS Falcon Marching Band

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Feb 132012

Dear PMMS and PMA Band Parents,

Please read the following letter from the PMHS Band Boosters concerning a new fund drive for the PMHS Falcon Marching Band.

Dear PMHS Marching Falcon Members,

 We are conducting a Family, Friends, and Alumni Campaign to help raise much needed funds for the Perry Meridian High School (PMHS) annual Marching Falcons band camp program at St. Mary of the Woods, scheduled for July 2012. This campaign is extremely important to maintain this valuable experience for PMHS Band students.

 To fully benefit from this campaign, we need your help!

 Some key points:

 The money raised from this campaign is for the band camp fund at St. Mary of the Woods.

 We need to raise at least $15,000 to send our students to camp.  [The more names submitted increases the potential to reach that goal]

 You do not have to sell anything…just submit names and addresses…a book of stamps…Easy!

Provide the names and addresses of family and friends (local and out of town) that might be interested in supporting the PMHS Marching Falcons on the enclosed sheet.

 Provide at least one book of stamps.

 The enclosed letter will be sent out to these families and/or friends. Along with the letter, a tax deductible card and a self-addressed stamped envelope to return any donations.

 The names provided will be used ONLY for this campaign.

 Please submit the completed sheet with names and addresses of family and friends and a book of stamps to Mr. Belt (or Mr.Slightom for 8th graders) by Friday, February 24, 2012.

 Thank you for your time, cooperation, and support!

 PMHS Band Boosters

Here is the letter PMHS Marching Band Fund Raising letter 2012 that will be sent to any names you provide to me to pass along to the PMHS Band Boosters.  Please list any names you would like to pass to the boosters on this form. PMHS Marching Band addresses list.

I would encourage you to help in this fund raising campaign.  If you have any questions, please e-mail and I will be happy to answer them.

Mr. S.


Looking for Parent Volunteers

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Feb 102012

On Saturday, February 18, the PMMS Band and Orchestra departments will host the Indiana State School Music Association Piano State Finals.  We are in need of 12 adult volunteers to assist with the duties of doorkeepers and judge’s assistants.  This is a fund raising opportunity for the instrumental department.

Many of you have worked for us at the ISSMA Solo and Ensemble contest both this year and in years past. The Piano Finals is the same format, but in much more relaxed environment.

There will be ISSMA Officials there to distribute the medals to the participants.  The performers will determine their scheduled times from the ISSMA Website as well as obtaining maps and information about the building.

We will only be having at most 6 performance rooms going for the day.  The competition will be in the middle school, in A wing.

It is a wonderful, music filled day.  There will be universities there with recruiting tables, speaking with the students about studying music at their schools.  You will have a chance to hear some of the finest pianists from across the state.

If you are interested in helping, please e-mail me at

Thank you as always for your continued support of the PM Instrumental Music Department.

Alan Slightom

Practice Cards need to be on time from now on!

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Feb 062012

Good morning parents and students:

Just a reminder that starting with this weeks’ practice card, all cards must be turned in the 1st day of each week to be counted.  There will be no late practice records accepted.

The card must be totaled and signed by a parent or guardian.  The only exception is if the student is absent and the absence is an excused absence.  Then the card will be accepted when the student returns.

Please make sure that the students bring their practice records to school each week.  This is the homework grade for all band students and is counted as 15% of the student’s grade.  I take a good look at the student’s practice card history when determining band placement for the next school year.

If you have any questions, please e-mail.

Thanks for your help and support!

Mr. S.