Only a few more days!!

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Jul 182017

Hello to all the PMMS/PMA Band students.  It’s hard to believe that school starts next week.  Where did the summer go?

There will be much more information to come, but just to let you know that you DO NOT need to bring your instrument to school until Mr. Wilson or I tell you to bring them.

Watch this website for more information about a supply list for Concert Band and Varsity Bands.

See you all next week!

Mr. Slightom

It has been an incredibly busy 9 weeks

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Mar 102017

Hello to all PMMS/PMA Band Parents and students!

Talk about a whirlwind of activity!!  We have gone through ISSMA Solo and Ensemble contest, ISSMA Jazz Band State Competition and tomorrow, ISSMA Large Organizational contest tomorrow at Center Grove Middle School North.  WOW, it has been non-stop.  Which is one reason why my posts are so out of date.

Thanks for all you do for us as we continue to work to give your students the finest music educational experience in Band available in Indiana.

Here are some pictures from our Solo and Ensemble performances on Feb. 4.  All of our participants from both PMMS and PMA received Gold division ratings, the highest awards possible!


Silver Varsity Band Participatns

Concert Band Participants

Blue Varsity Band Participants

6th Grade Band Participants















On Friday, March 3rd, the PMMS Jazz Band won a Gold Division rating from all 3 judges at Whiteland HS in the ISSMA Jazz Ensemble competition.  Our PMMS Jazz Band was the only MS Jazz Band in Group I, which means that they played the most difficulty level of music for MS/Jr. High division.

PMMS Jazz Band at Whiteland HS-ISSMA Jazz 2017

Parents, here is the schedule for both Varsity Band and Concert Band for tomorrow’s ISSMA performance. Remember, we are at Center Grove MS North, which is just south on Morgantown Road past the Fairview Road roundabout. Students must be dropped off at PMMS to ride the bus to and from the CGMSN.  Please refer to the schedules below to confirm the time of your student.  All students have received numerous copies of this schedule.

Blue-Silver Varsity Band Schedule 2017

Concert Band Schedule 2017

See you there!!!

Mr. Slightom


Charms Office Music Data Management Website

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Sep 152016

Good morning, PMMS and PMA Band Parents!

Please take a look at this attachment about the Charms Office Music website.  It is the main way we communicate with our band students and parents.

Charms Letter 2016

Please take a moment to view and edit your student’s information, as well as add your contact information.

Thanks for your help!

Mr. Slightom

PMHS/PMMS Spring Jazz Cafe

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Apr 292016

Perry Jazz Café Dinner and Fundraiser

Friday May 13, Dinner 6:30 and Jazz at 7:00 

Perry Meridian Academy Gym


Follow the link below to order your PRE-SALE Tickets for the JAZZ CAFÉ!

The Spring Jazz Cafe is a big fund raiser for the Perry Bands. We are working hard to raise money to replace our trucks with a semi-trailer and possibly new Marching Band Uniforms for the 2017 Marching Band season.

This year, you will have the option to reserve “FRONT ROW-NEAR THE STAGE” PREMIUM seats that will include a meal and one dessert. If you don’t want a premium seat, you can buy a general admission ticket with or without a meal.


  1. RESERVED PREMIUM SEATS THAT COME WITH DINNER!  Choose your UPFRONT seat ONLINE with choice with the Premium Seat Option.  $20.00 Adult / $12.00 Children
  2. GENERAL ADMISSION DINNER OPTION  $15.00 Adult / $6.00 Children

All DINNER Reservations include Buca Di Beppo Pasta, Salad, Bread, and One Dessert

**A limited amount of dinner purchases/will be available at the door without reservations. 

 Dessert Donations needed for the May 13 Jazz Cafe-please follow this link to sign up. Please deliver Dessert donations by MAY 12th to Mr Belt or Mr Slightom’s office or the  night of by 5:30PM to the PMA GYM.  

Sign up at

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Dessert/Dinner Servers from 6-7 and 7-8, SET UP 5-6 and TEAR DOWN 9-10 pm, RAFFLE TICKET SALES 6-7 and 7-8 (must be 16 and older).  Sign Up at

BASKET DONATIONS NEEDED àTurn donations into Mr Belt or Mr Slightom’s office by TUESDAY MAY 10t h.  

Sign up at

  • VOLUNTEER/DONATION QUESTIONS Please text or call Margaret Beckner at 317-709-1282

Thanks in advance for your support of Perry Music Programs!

Upcoming Concerts

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Apr 292016

Here it is, the 2016 Spring concert season!  Look at the list below for all your chances to hear our wonderful bands.

May 3, 7 pm          PMMS East Gym     PMA 6th grade Band and Blue/Silver Varsity Band

May 4, 7 pm          PMHS Auditorium  PMMS Spring Festival,  Concert Band, Concert Choir and Vivaldi Orchestra

May 10, 6:30 pm  PMMS East gym,     PMMS will be holding our annual Honors program in the East Gym.  Jazz Band will perform

May 13, 6:30 pm  PMA Gym,                 Perry Meridian Jazz Cafe featuring the PMHS and PMMS Jazz Bands for cool jazz and great eats!  Click here for ticket information:  Jazz Cafe tickets

Hope to see everyone at all of our upcoming performances!

Mr. Slightom


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Apr 052016

Good morning Band Parents and students,

If your band student participated in the Spring Fund Raiser, please plan to be at the PMA band room (enter door #6) between 3:30 and 6:30 TODAY to pick up the product.  These items must be delivered to your customers today.  Some of the items sold require refrigeration and MUST BE DELIVERED TODAY. It will take only about 5 minutes for the students to come in, pick up their items, sign out and then leave.
We look forward to seeing EVERYONE this evening who sold items in the fund raiser.   See you in the PMA Band room (Door #6) Today!!
Mr. Slightom and Mr. Wilson

Concert Band and Varsity Band ISSMA Judges’ Comments

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Mar 172016

Here are the Concert Band Judges Comments:

Judge #5

Judge #6

Judge #4


Here are the Varsity Band Judges’ comments:

Judge #4

Judge #5

Judge #6


Mr. Slightom and Mr. Wilson

Jazz Band Comments from ISSMA Judges

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Mar 162016

Jazz Band members,

Give a listen.

Judge #3

Judge #2

Judge #1

Mr. Slightom

Newest member of the PMMS/PMA Band staff

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Nov 162015

Mr. Wilson and I are excited to introduce Mr. Carl Thoele as our newest instructor of woodwinds for the PMMS/PMA Bands.  Carl is a graduate of Perry Meridian Middle School and Perry Meridian High School.

After graduation he studied music performance at IU School of Music before joining the Navy. As a Navy musician, Carl performed around the United States, including at the Monterrey Jazz Fest, Biltmore Hotel, and for multiple presidents. Carl joined the Army National Guard band in 1996 and retired from the military in 2013 after 23 years of service.

Performing on saxophone, clarinet, and flute, Carl has worked with national performers including Bobby McFerrin, Tony Bennett, Wayne Newton, and The O’Jay’s. Local Indianapolis bands include Jimmy Coe Big Band, Tim Brickley Big Band, and Beef and Boards Dinner Theater. He currently performs with his own groups and is a regular member of Serenade Jazz Orchestra, Hot Horns, and The Kokomo Park Band.

Carl will be working with all levels of band, 6th grade through 8th grade, giving private lessons for clarinet and saxophone to those not currently studying with someone, as well as providing sectional rehearsals.  Having been a private teacher since 1998 and worked with students in the central Indiana area, Carl will be a great addition to our staff and I am very happy to welcome back to PMMS one of our own.

Carl Thoele, Woodwind Instructor

Carl Thoele, Woodwind Instructor