Sunday, December 10, 2017

Events this week...

Good Evening!
Would like to share what is happening this week.....
Tuesday December 12 @ 7pm - Our Christmas concert. Student report time is 6pm 
Concert Black must be worn.

The Christmas concert is free, though some people choose to reserve tickets. If you choose to reserve seats the cost is $5 per seat which you may send in with your student or pay at Will Call day of concert.

Pancake Breakfast is Saturday December 16  8:30-10:00am
Tickets for pancakes are $8 ($5 for 5 and under)
If you buy them together you would can get a pancake breakfast+concert ticket for $10

You may use the link below to reserve tickets for the concert, pancake breakfast or both!

Please contact me with any questions

Thank you

Ginger Knott

Friday, December 1, 2017

Canadian Parade- December 2, 2017

Good evening!

If your student is participating in one or both parades tomorrow they MUST have one of these  forms of I.D. - Birth Certificate, Passport, Enhanced Licences or Nexxus card- Must be on persons the entire time we are in Canada.

Petrolia Parade- School will be open about 11am - busses will be loaded at 11:30am. Students will be provided dinner after parade.

Sarnia Parade- For Students that have talked to Mr. Senkmajer and are only participating in Sarnia- School will be open about 3:45pm and bus loaded at 4:15pm.

The travel permit is on the TWIB  please fill out and send with student to hand in before boarding the bus.

Full Uniform- layer up it will be a chilly night!
Students may decorate themselves/ instruments with battery powered LED Christmas lights, garland, etc. Students may wear black or navy headband or hat... BUT IT MUST be able to fit under Marching Band hat.  Student may wear a plain red & white Santa hat or a PHN Bands beanie in place of uniform hat.

Booster Meeting will be Tuesday December 5 @ 7pm - Media center
All are welcome to join. Hope to see you there!

Butter Braids will be available for pickup starting at 2pm December 6. All orders will need to be picked up by end of school day.

Please contact me with any questions!

Ginger Knott

Monday, November 13, 2017

This Week

Booster Meeting Tuesday November 14 @7pm.
Everyone is welcomed to join.

**Our Poinsettia Sale continues through November 20th.Forms are available in band room. All forms and money will be turned into the box on Mr. Senkmajer's door inside of the band room. Please make sure order form has student name and a phone number area filled in.
Delivery will be on November 28th

**Butter Braid Fundraiser continues through November 17. All orders are due November 17 by end of school day. Forms are available in the band room. All forms and money will be turned into the box on Mr. Senkmajer's door inside of the band room. Please make sure order form has student name and a phone number area filled in.
Delivery date will be December 6, 2017.

Forms are available if anyone would like to donate to the Uniform 2018 Funds.

Pancake breakfast will be held at Applebee's on December 16- more information coming soon.

Euchre Fundraiser will be held January 26,2018 In need of volunteers please sign up in Charms.

Contact me with any questions
Thank You for your support!

Ginger Knott

Monday, November 6, 2017

What's Happening this week

This week a practice will be held on Thursday November 9 from 2:45-4:00 pm in preparation for the upcoming parade.
November 10 is our Fall Band Banquet taking place from 6-8 pm. Nacho/Taco bar will be served. Cost is $6 per person or $30 for immediate family members.
Girls- bring a dessert to share
Boys- bring two 2 liters of soda
Band student council will be holding a Band Lock In starting at 9 pm on November 10.
Carson's Day Fundraiser is ongoing through November 11.
Butter Braids Fundraiser going on through November 17.
Poinsettia Fundraiser going on through November 20.
Please contact me with any questions
Thank you for your ongoing support!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Scrip Information


Scrip Information....
 Please clink on link or copy and paste to your browser.

Please contact me with any questions

Ginger Knott
Booster Secretary

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Fall Concert, Fundraisers, Football


**Carson's Day Booklet fundraiser continues through November 11.

**Our Poinsettia Sale continues through November 20th.Forms are available in band class. All forms and money will be turned into the box on Mr. Senkmajer's door inside of the band room. Please make sure student name and a phone number area are filled in.
Delivery will be on November 28th

**Butter Braid Fundraiser running November 2-17. All orders are due November 17 by end of school day. Forms are going to be available during band class. All forms and money will be turned into the box on Mr. Senkmajer's door inside of the band room.Please make sure student name and a phone number area are filled in. 
Delivery date will be December 6, 2017.

Tomorrow November 2 is the All Bands concert- held in the gym- Marching Band members wear marching uniform. Concert Band students wear concert blacks.
Students are to report to PHN by 6pm. Concert starts 7pm.

Friday November 3 is the second football playoff game. Casey's Pizza after the game $8 includes pizza,drink,breadsticks and tip. 
Still in need of donations and helping hands. Please sign up in Charms.

Ginger Knott
Booster Secretary

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Festival & BWI

Band Festival is tonight!
Report time to PHN @ 5pm- students will be bused to East China Stadium and bused back to PHN - if you would like to drive your student back please make sure you sign your student out with the bus captain. Tickets are available for $3- if bought from our band prior to event all monies will stay within our program - Please see a booster if you'd like to purchase.

Saturday October 14 is Blue Water Invitational.
Students are to report to Memorial Stadium at 1230. Students must provide transportation to and from this event. Tickets are available for $5 each - please see a Booster if you'd like to purchase. Tickets will also be available at the gates.
We are still looking for help to make this event successful. Please visit CHARMS to sign up.

Ginger Knott
Booster Secretary

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Game Friday! September 29, 2017
 We will be performing Pre-Game this week. Homecoming will be at Half-Time.
Congratulations to all our Band kids that were nominated for the Homecoming Court. You all Rock!

Reminder: Chubby Chico Charms fundraiser is due Friday September 29 - if you have ordered online please print your invoice and make sure your students name is on it. Please submit the printed invoice with any other orders you may have. We want to make sure your student gets credit for it.

Next Booster Meeting will be October 3, 2017 @ 7 pm in media center.
Everyone is welcomed to join!


Ginger Knott
Booster Secretary

Monday, September 4, 2017

Practice, Parade and Fundraisers

Hope everyone had a great Holiday weekend!
With the first day of school starting tomorrow it is going to be a busy week ahead!
Marching Band practice Tuesday and Thursday as usual this week.

Friday September 8, 2017 is another home game at Memorial Stadium. Please report to stadium for sectionals at the time appointed by section leaders.
This game will be FULL UNIFORM  ( Hats, Jackets,Bibs, Black socks and Marching Shoes)
Casey's pizza after $8 per person... includes pizza,breadsticks,soda and tip

Chubby Charms Fundraiser starts Sept 8th -- This is a new fundraiser for us and we are excited for this addition to our regularly scheduled fundraisers.  Watch for email updates and fliers coming home.

***Richmond Good Old Days Parade  Sun, September 10, 1:30pm – 4:30pm***
11:00 AM Arrive at PHN (eat lunch before you arrive)
11:20 AM Depart for Richmond
1:30 PM Parade begins (we are at the back)
~3:30 PM You can pick your student up at south end Richmond K-Mart
~4:30 PM We are back at school
Uniform for Parade:
1) summer uniform
- Band Polo, black PANTS (not leggings or jeggings or jeans)
- Black socks, black marching shoes
2) Superhero- fan
- Superhero T-shirt, black PANTS (not leggings or jeggings or jeans)
- Black socks, black marching shoes

Band _O-Grams will be October 7, 2017
If you would like to have a Pep Band play for you please sign up with the link below

Save The Date October 14, 2017  Blue Water Invitational
We will be hosting this event and along with our students  we will also have  other schools performing. We will need about 65 volunteers to help out that day.
More information to follow on this event.

September 12, 2017 - Booster Meeting  7pm in Media Center. Everyone is welcomed to join

Monday, August 21, 2017

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Tuesday August 22: 
Practice at the high school as usual- sectionals before. 

Thursday August 24:
First football game!!!
Section leaders will inform students what time to report to Memorial Stadium for sectional practice. 
If you volunteered in Charms please arrive at the stadium between 430-445pm if possible. 
Remember Casey's pizza after. $8 will include pizza, bread sticks, pop and tip. 
Sign up sheet will be posted on band room door at Tuesday's practice. 
Parents are always welcomed! 

Friday August 25: 

Student Band Council is holding a Camp Out!  

Starting at 7:00 pm on August 25th and going until 8:00 am on August 26th, we will be having a campout on the practice field. Games and movies will start at 7:00 pm and last until 11:00 pm, at which time campers will start getting ready for lights out at midnight. Admission will be $5 and will cover the cost for using the bathroom building and pizza. Must fill out google form on the PHN Marching Band Page. 

Thank you! 
Feel free to contact me with any questions. 
810-650-7251 text or call

Ginger Knott
Booster Secretary

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Busy Week Ahead

Good Evening!!
It is going to be a busy week! Lots to pass along.

Wednesday July 19 is the Rotary Day parade.  It is an evening parade.  Dress is "Super Hero" costume, T-shirt, or Band "Summer" uniform (Polo, black pants, black socks, black shoes).

*4:15 - Band Room opens - percussionists must either help load truck before or unload after parade
*4:45 - Band Room closes
*5:15 - All band members meet at parade route near Alpine cycle
*6:30 - Parade begins
*7:15 - Students released up near YMCA (you will NOT be able to get your cars down onto the landing.  Plan on having your student walk back up the hill to find parents/rides.)


We are looking for donations of watermelons cut into triangle pieces with rinds attached to pass out to kids after parade. Please sign up in Charms if you would like to help with this.

 Practice for Thursday July 20th  9am - 12 noon is for Freshmen/Seniors

Friday July 21th   9am - 3pm is for ALL Band. We will provide lunch and water at the Friday rehearsal.

Sunday July 23   ALL band rehearsal , Camp paperwork/ registration, luggage check. FINAL payments for band camp due.  Any questions regarding band camp payments please email Jennifer

Arrival times for Sunday:   Seniors 11:45, Juniors 12:00, Sophmores 12:15 and Freshmen 12:30

SHORT new parent meeting (and any experienced camp parent) 5:00PM -5:30PM

Drivers Education is coming up. August 7-24, 2017   Please contact Michigan Driving School to sign your student up. Link to information :

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Just a bit of information to pass along:

Band Booster meetings continue through out the summer.

         June meeting will be held on June 20 @ 7pm in media center.

With the school year ending - Marching band summer practices begin.

June 20 is first practice 9:00 am -noon. Please make sure your student brings a water bottle to practices.

 Band Boosters will be in front of the school and available to meet with new parents and assist with logins to CHARMS @ 8:30 am

Boosters will also be available at 6 pm- prior to monthly meeting- in media room to answer questions.

Everyone is invited to join us for the first Booster meeting of the 2017-2018 Marching Season.

 Reminder: June band camp payment is due.

Uniform fittings:

***Seniors please sign up for uniform fittings- starting after practice June 20  12:00-3:00pm. or  Wednesday June 21  9:00-11:00 am**

 Juniors :    Tuesday June 27 12:00-3:00pm or  Wednesday June 28 9:00-11:00am

 Sophomores:  Tuesday July 11 12:00-3:00pm or Wednesday July 12 9:00-11:00am

 Freshmen:    Tuesday July 18 12:00-3:00pm  or Wednesday July 19 9:00-11:00am

Ginger Knott
Booster Secretary

Friday, May 26, 2017

Memorial Day Parade

Some information about the Memorial Day Parade - Monday May 29,2017

UNIFORM: Black dress pants, Band polo, Black marching shoes.
   * 9:30 Band room opens
    *9:45 Band room closes
    *10:15 Meet at Port Huron Yacht Club behind PKSA and Lynch's Tavern
               - Parade down to Pine Grove Park

    *11:30 Ceremony at Pine Grove Park
   * 12:30 Approximate release time.

     ***Please eat breakfast and drink fluids before you arrive.***

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Michigan School Band And Orchestra Association

What's happening in band this week?

 * Thursday May 4 * Friday May 5 * Saturday May 6 *
Please sign up in CHARMS if you are available even for a few hours. This is a big event for the kids and a major fundraiser for the band!
Consider signing up for a time slot when your student is not performing. PLEASE PLEASE... we will need a lot of hands to make it a great success.

Thursday- Concert Band  Arrive at 1:15pm   Perform at 2:45pm
Friday- Wind and Percussion  Arrive at 8:05pm   Perform at 9:30pm
Saturday- Symphonic Band  Arrive at 7:55am    Perform at 9:25am

Students must wear their concert blacks. Freshmen band will need to bring concert uniforms to school with them on Thursday

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Today is the day to Drive

All we need is you and a few friends!!
Time to drive a Ford...they have money just waiting for us!
Lets GO GET IT!!!

2-7 pm at Northgate Ford!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Maybe your too busy to make it to the FORD Drive 4 UR School tomorrow...then please do the band a favor and find two more people that can take your place.

Maybe you don't need the $5 for your student account...wait, but you'll be giving up $15 more, that the band REALLY needs.

Every Driver counts!!!

PLEASE, please, I beg of you.  Find Drivers, send them to Northgate Ford tomorrow between 2 & 7pm. 

"We" will be really nice to them and share in some laughs.  "We Volunteers" really like people and we love to support the efforts of our students.

Your kids matter to us!

Please send anyone, everyone you know to support this effort!

Call your people and have them come see our people!!
Imagine what can be done with $6000.00???

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Everyday this week you will see my reminders that PHN Bands is hosting a fantastic fundraiser.

All you need to do is show up between 2-7pm this Thursday and drive a Ford!  It won't cost you a penny, just 20 mins of your time. This is a very important event for the band and as we have the potential to raise up to $6000.00.

You can make the difference, for each drive we ring up $20.00.  Who can beat a deal like that!!!
Each student that sends a driver
will earn $5 to their student account.

See you Thursday!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Scrapbooking Fundraiser - Urgent responses needed

Friends of PHN Bands – we need your help!
Our Annual Scrapbook Event is coming up next Saturday, April 22. As of this morning, there are very few volunteers signed up.  We have only a couple helpers, and a very minimal amount of food. 
Here’s the problem – if we can’t see a BIG jump in the number of people signing up for helper spots, food and donations for the raffle by MONDAY, we will need to cancel the event.  That will certainly disappoint the scrapbookers who have signed up and are excited support our organization!
Please, please log into Charms and choose a volunteer spot that works best for you!
Friday Set-up: Volunteers 

Saturday Event day: Volunteers

Of particular need is food for the breakfast, lunch and dinner we provide our participants.  We are serving breakfast casseroles and an oatmeal bar in the morning, soups and salads for lunch and pasta for dinner.  We like to keep some granola bars and snacks out during the day, and desserts after lunch and dinner. Like last year, we’ve made it super easy – the soups we are requesting are the frozen ones from GFS.  Just pop them in your crockpot, add the appropriate liquid listed on the package and plug it in!  Perfect for everyone’s busy schedule.
Breakfast foods & Drinks:


Our third BIG need is for donations for the raffle.  We make quite a bit of money for our program from the proceeds of the raffle items!! Gift baskets, gift certificates, gift cards, items donated by local businesses – anything goes.  Not feeling handy in the gift basket department? If you can donate some items, your Scrapbook Committee will be happy to assemble them for you during the set up Friday evening!
Thank you so much for your help in making this a wonderful event!
Andrea Hoover – Scrapbook, Co-chair  

If you have any questions my email is, my cell is 810-858-1817

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Ford Driven to Give


Thursday 2pm - 7pm
Northgate Ford

This fundraiser is the easiest ones we have ever done,
and we are so fortunate to have it!!

There are thousands of $$ to be made.

This is a one day event
It doesn't cost us a penny
We don't have to sell anything
It couldn't get any easier, best of all

$5 added to your student account for every driver you refer!

Print your own Bando Bucks...
Have each of your drivers bring in their $5 Bando Buck so your student gets credit.

All it takes is about 30 minutes
  1. Drive to Northgate Ford
  2. Sign in with a band booster
  3. Drive a car with a booster parent
  4. 6 right turns
  5. Check-out
  6. Ford GIVES us $20.00
We would be crazy not to take every penny
they have waiting for us.

To Volunteer there are 2 shifts:
2-4pm & 4-7pm
We need 4 people per shift to accompany test drivers.
Volunteer at this link:
Remember to use phnbands as your school code

If you have any questions about this fundraiser contact
Ronda Bingham
810-841-0328 or

Saturday, March 11, 2017

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PHN Bands 12 hour Scapbook and Quilting Event

April 22, 2017    9 AM to 9 PM

$30 per person

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverages, snacks, raffles, door prizes, vendors, lots of room to work and the satisfaction of getting many pages or quilt blocks finished!

Location: St Mary's - 1505 Ballentine - Port Huron

To register please email :

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT PHN BAND PROGRAM! thank you for your support!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Mom to Mom Sale

Mom-to-Mom Sale

February 4 ,2017      9-1pm

$10.00 per 6ft  table rental
$1.00 admission
Still looking for participants.

Additional information please contact
Bernie Sheffer

Ginger Knott

Jennifer Fraley