Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Booster Meeting 2/12 Canceled

Due to poor road conditions, the Booster meeting scheduled for tonight will be rescheduled for next Tuesday February 19. We hope to still be in the media center, if the location does change I will email you and let you know.

Try to stay warm and be safe

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Washington DC Payments

The final payment for Washington DC is due. If you are unsure of the amount you owe please contact a Booster. We can either walk you through CHARMS or send you a statement of your payments.

It is very important that payments are posted this week. We owe our final payment to the travel agent next week.

Please notice that there is a tentative agenda on the back of the TWIB.

Thank you and we are looking forward to a wonderful trip.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Washington DC trip

A little over 3 months before we head off on our DC trip! Registrations are no longer being accepted. Everyone should have turned in a registration form and $100 deposit in October. I am aware that 2 different payment schedules were posted. To clarify, here is what we need. (Of course extra payments or payments in full are always fine. This is just a minimum.) 

December 5th $225
February 5th balance due!

If you did not see the schedule, that's ok. Just send it in ASAP. All payments should be made out to PHB Bands. Please make sure to put them in an envelope with your student's name, date, and marked as DC trip payment. The envelopes can be placed in the blue locked box in Mr. Senkmajer's room.  

If there is a financial difficulty or delay in payment, please contact our treasurer, Cindy Isaac or me as soon as possible.

Thank you for your cooperation! We are excited to travel with your student!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Fall Banquet

Our Fall Banquet will be Tuesday December 4 at 6:00pm. We will be serving fried chicken, pasta salad, toss salad, coleslaw, baked beans and rolls.

We are asking 9th, 10th  and 11th grade girls to bring dessert and 9th, 10th and 11th grade boys to bring 2, 2lt pop.

Cost is $6.00 a person or $30.00 a family.

Please follow the link below and fill out the google doc so we can plan accordingly.


We are also looking for volunteers to help set-up, check in, serve and clean up please go to Charms to sign up to volunteer.

See you all on December 4!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Thanksgiving parade

Because of changes in the company’s routines since we last marched and because we are one of the FIRST BANDS in the parade (WOO!), it has required some real work to try to adjust the itinerary to meet the needs of as many people as possible. Thank you for your patience.
As with previous years, if you would like to bring a blanket to keep warm at the front of the parade route, you may. The blankets you bring will be donated to a veteran’s service shelter at the north end of the parade route. You don’t have to bring one, but if you do, there is no way to get it home.
3:30 AM Pancake Cookers are on site, spatulas at the ready
4:15 AM ish All other food arrives
4:45 AM Breakfast begins ($3)
5:30 AM We *Must* depart to make our 6:45 AM call
6:15 AM Charter Fan Bus Leaves (if you could help with cleanup, that would be awesome!
6:45 AM Detroit Parade company asks us to be at front end
Cass Ave and W. Ferry Ave, Detroit
(School Buses move to Shelby Street and West Congress street)
7:15 AM Fan Bus arrives NE of “Blue Zone” Grandstands
Close to Brush street and East Montcalm
Get instructions for pickup location from bus company
8:45 AM Band moves into starting position
NW of Woodward and East Kirby Street
9:00 AM Parade Officially Begins
9:45 AM ish Band will pass Blue Zone grandstands
10:15 AM ish Band goes through TV zone
10:45 AM ish Band finishes parade, packs up, meets buses
Shelby Street and West Congress street
Parent pickup is HERE: Shelby Street and West Congress street
Parents taking students home from Detroit
must SIGN OUT their students off of the buses! Sheets will be there
11:15 AM ish Band Buses will start heading north
11:45 AM Charter fan bus riders ON the bus
Because the grandstands are about 1 mile north of the end of
the parade, the parade will “end” for that grandstand at
close to 11:30. We need riders to get back to the Charter buses
by 11:45. Because you can go faster, you will not be far behind us.
12:45 AM ish Approximate return to PHN -
` ETA updates will be posted in
Facebook - PHN Marching Band
remind.com - text @phn-mb to 81010
Charter Fan Buses will be a bit behind the Band students
Students will have access to building to stay war while they wait.
Google map:  http://bit.ly/PHN-TDAY2018 (USE ALL CAPS)
Students should:
Make sure your uniform and shoes are CLEAN
Dress in several light, long-sleeved layers
Make sure underlayers are navy or blac
Wear a black / navy headband, thin hat or earmuffs under MB Hat
Only wear things that allow for normal operation/look of uniform and instrument
Consider a thin pair of black gloves under MB gloves
Bring $3 and eat a hot breakfast with us
Wear Navy/black leggings/long johns/sweats under pants
Tuck any underlayers into socks Consider purchasing hand warmers
On Thursday, Students should:
NOT Wear hoodies or scarves but consider a low turtleneck
NOT Decorate instruments for Thursday (but yes for Friday)
NOT Wear blue jeans under their MB pants but any other light-weight pant..
NOT Decorate face
NOT Wear jewelry
For Port Huron Parade Friday, November 23
4:00 PM Band Room Open
4:45 PM Band Room Closes
5:00 PM Meet behind SEMCO down by YMCA (Parking structure)
6:00 PM Parade
7:00 PM Pickup at McMorran North Lot

Meet in parking garage. Allow cars to pass, please
Full uniform.
You may wear a red and white Santa hat or Northern Band logo hat
You may wear black hat, headband or earmuffs under MB hat
You may wear colorful scarf
Dress in layers (yes, it might rain)
Tuck any under-layers into your socks
Get hand-warmers. You may not wear gloves that interfere with playing
You may decorate your instruments and yourselves with lights and garland