PEHS Band Updates 09/19-09/25

Monday, September 19

Smart Music Scale Test #1 Begins

Homecoming Pasta Dinner Ticket Pre-Sales DUE

3:00pm-6:00pm Competitive Marching Band Rehearsal (parking lot)

 

Tuesday, September 20

No after school band activities scheduled

 

Wednesday, September 21

3:00pm-6:00pm Competitive Marching Band Rehearsal (stadium w/Mr. Hill & Dr. Bough)

7:30pm-8:30pm Band Booster Meeting (enter PEHS Door P – Music Hallway – and proceed to the band room)

 

Thursday, September 22

3:00pm-4:30pm Competitive Marching Band Rehearsal

 

Friday, September 23

No after school band activities scheduled

 

Saturday, September 24

No band activities scheduled

 

Sunday, September 25

No band activities scheduled

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

  1. HOMECOMING PASTA DINNER – Monday, September 26 (5:00pm-7:30pm) – Please CLICK HERE to volunteer help with the event. Wind Ensemble will be performing at 5:30pm and 6:30pm at the event! SEE ATTACHED FLIER

 

  1. HOMECOMING ANDY’S CUSTARD FUNDRAISER – Wednesday, September 28 (5:00pm-9:00pm) – Andy’s will donate a portion of the sales from 5:00-9:00pm to the PEHS Band Program.  We will have a small group performing at Andy’s for the fundraiser from 4:30pm-5:00pm.

 

  1. PEHS MARCHING BAND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – If you are available and interested in assisting the PEHS Band Program with home football games and tailgates, marching band competitions, loading and unloading the trailers, please CLICK HERE to view opportunities and sign up.

 

  1. PRIVATE LESSONS – An important part of growing as a musician is the opportunity to take lessons from professionals on your instrument. We are fortunate to have a wonderful private instruction staff who have been district and director approved. Unless indicated, our teachers come to PEHS during the school day, allowing students to take lessons during their band or study hall time. If you are interested in taking private lessons, please feel free to contact the appropriate teacher below.

 

–Stefanie Abderhalden (Flute) – Stefanie.abderhalden@gmail.com / 630-464-8597 /musicwithstefanie.com

–Jaimie Duff (Oboe) – j.duff@comcast.net / 815-557-3763 (teaches out of her home in Plainfield)

–Kim Richter (Bassoon) – kjr6840@aol.com

–Lori Foster (Clarinet) – tomlorifoster5@sbcglobal.net / 630-226-5562

–Jason LaVallee (Saxophone) – jlavallee@psd202.org / (teaches at PNHS)

–Judy Bridges (Trumpet/Brass) – judy@bridgesbrass.com / 630-269-5299

–Max Bonecutter (Low Brass) – qsvqsv@gmail.com

–Vern Spevak (Percussion) – vernspevak@gmail.com / 630-220-2311 / spevakpercussionconcepts.com (teaches at his studio in Oswego)

 

  1. BAND BOOSTER MEETING – Our next Band Booster Meeting will be Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30pm. Meetings are held in the PEHS Band Room. Please enter PEHS Door P and proceed to the Band Room.

 

  1. CHARMS – To check your CHARMS account, please visit (https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/plogin.asp). The school code is pehsband, and the password is your student ID#. Click FINANCES (wallet icon) to see your statement. If you are not able to login, please email Mr. Lesniak (dlesniak@psd202.org) and I will reset your password to your student ID#.

 

  1. BAND WEBSITE – If you are having trouble viewing any of the email attachments, or for more information about the PEHS Band, please visit our website (https://pehsband.wordpress.com/).

 

Tomorrow: Butterbraid/Pastry Puffin Pickup

Hello PEHS Band Parents,

This is a friendly reminder that tomorrow is delivery for the Butterbraid & Pastry Puffin fundraisers.  Pickup is between 2:10-3:00pm at PEHS Door P (Music Hallway).  For students heading home immediately after school, we will have the orders ready for pickup right at the end of the school day in the music hallway.  For those that need to stay after school, we would encourage you to have someone pickup the orders to bring them home. Both products come frozen and need to be either delivered right away or put in a freezer – especially the Butterbraids. As the Butterbraid thaws, it will will rise and will need to be baked (you can’t re-freeze it once it has begun to rise).

Thanks for your support of the PEHS Band Program, and for your assistance with pickup and delivery!

David

PEHS Band Needs Help

Hello PEHS Band Parents:

The PEHS Band is in need of your help!  We have several events this fall, from football games to marching band competitions and our Homecoming Pasta Dinner. Please consider helping us out by clicking on the links below and signing up.  We are especially in need of chaperones for this weekend’s competition in Pontiac. Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Homecoming Pasta Dinner

Competition Trailer Unloading

Competition Chaperones 

     agendas for the remaining competitions

Friday Night Football Games

Curricular uniform for tomorrow. 

With the chance of rain tomorrow, please wear your curricular uniform for tomorrow’s football game. Hat, orange polo, black pants, black socks, black shoes. Thank you. 

PEHS Band Updates 09/05-09/11

Monday, September 5

Labor Day – NO SCHOOL

No band activities scheduled

Tuesday, September 6

No after school band activities scheduled

Wednesday, September 7

Homecoming Pasta Dinner Ticket Pre-Sales Begin

3:00pm-6:00pm Competitive Marching Band Rehearsal

Thursday, September 8

Competitive Marching Band Individual Pictures During Band Period

3:00pm-4:30pm Competitive Marching Band Rehearsal

Friday, September 9

SPIRIT WEAR ORDERS DUE (SEE ATTACHED)

2:30pm-4:00pm Curricular Marching Band Rehearsal

4:00pm-5:00pm (Optional) Band Tailgate ($5 – meal includes hot dogs/brats, side, dessert, and a drink) – 8th Graders Invited

Need Tailgate Commitment and Payment by THURSDAY so that we can purchase enough food

5:00pm-9:00pm Curricular Marching Band Performance (PEHS vs. MHS w/8th Grade Students & Competitive Halftime Show)

Volunteers – To volunteer to help the band with this performance, please CLICK HERE

Uniform – Black Marching Band Hat & Orange Marching Band Polo, Black Pants, and Gym Shoes (preferably black, but any dark is ok)

Game Day Itinerary

5:00pm-6:00pm Warmup (8th graders paired with their sections)

6:00pm-6:15pm Break

6:15pm-9:00pm Pregame Parade/Pregame Performance/1st Half in the Stands/Halftime

The band will be dismissed after halftime.

Remind message will be sent out letting students and parents know when the band room will be closed

Close time is usually about 20-30 minutes after the band is dismissed.

Saturday, September 10

11:30am-11:00pm Competitive Marching Band – Stagg Competition (CLICK HERE TO VIEW SCHEDULE DETAILS)

*Please note that we would like to have a Parent Chaperone Field Setup Rehearsal from 11:30am-12:30pm

*Purpose is to work out the details of getting all the equipment on and off the field for the competition

*If you are a competition crew member or a chaperone for this trip, please try to be at this practice.  Thank you!!

Sunday, September 11

No band activities scheduled

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. HOMECOMING PASTA DINNER – Monday, September 26 (5:00pm-7:30pm) – Presales will begin Sept. 7 and will be due on Sept. 19. Volunteer help will be needed, please look out for the sign up. Wind Ensemble will also be performing at 5:30pm and 6:30pm at the event! (CLICK HERE FOR FLIER)
  2. HOMECOMING ANDY’S CUSTARD FUNDRAISER – Wednesday, September 28 (5:00pm-9:00pm) – We will have a small group performing at Andy’s for the fundraiser. (CLICK HERE FOR FLIER)
  3. SPIRIT WEAR – (SEE ATTACHED) Attached you will find 2 spirit wear order forms. If you are interested, please print, complete, and send with payment to Mr. Lesniak by Sept. 9 for a delivery of Sept. 26.
  4. FOOTBALL GAME VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – If you are available and interested in assisting the marching band at a Friday tailgate and home football game, please CLICK HERE. Thank you in advance for all your help! It is greatly appreciated.
  5. COMPETITION AND PARADE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – If you are available and interested in assisting the competitive marching band at a competition or at the Plainfield Homecoming Parade, please CLICK HERE. Thank you in advance for all your help! It is greatly appreciated.
  6. BUTTERBRAID / PASTRY PUFFIN FUNDRAISER – This fundraiser began on Monday, August 22. All orders and money are due Friday, Sept. 2, with a delivery date of Thursday, September 15 (pickup will be from 2:10-3:00pm at PEHS Door P).
  7. SYLLABUS & INFO SHEET – (SEE ATTACHED) Attached you will find our band syllabus along with the Booster info sheet that includes all the important performance dates and booster information.
  8. PRIVATE LESSONS – An important part of growing as a musician is the opportunity to take lessons from professionals on your instrument. We are fortunate to have a wonderful private instruction staff who have been district and director approved. Unless indicated, our teachers come to PEHS during the school day, allowing students to take lessons during their band or study hall time. If you are interested in taking private lessons, please feel free to contact the appropriate teacher below.

–Stefanie Abderhalden (Flute) – Stefanie.abderhalden@gmail.com / 630-464-8597 /musicwithstefanie.com

–Jaimie Duff (Oboe) – j.duff@comcast.net / 815-557-3763 (teaches out of her home in Plainfield)

–Kim Richter (Bassoon) – kjr6840@aol.com

–Lori Foster (Clarinet) – tomlorifoster5@sbcglobal.net / 630-226-5562

–Jason LaVallee (Saxophone) – jlavallee@psd202.org / (teaches at PNHS)

–Judy Bridges (Trumpet/Brass) – judy@bridgesbrass.com / 630-269-5299

–Max Bonecutter (Low Brass) – qsvqsv@gmail.com

–Vern Spevak (Percussion) – vernspevak@gmail.com / 630-220-2311 / spevakpercussionconcepts.com (teaches at his studio in Oswego)

9. BAND BOOSTER MEETING – Our next Band Booster Meeting will be Wednesday, September 21 at 7:30pm. Meetings are held in the PEHS Band Room and you can enter through Door Q.

10. CHARMS – To check your CHARMS account, please visit (https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/plogin.asp). The school code is pehsband, and the password is your student ID#. Click FINANCES (wallet icon) to see your statement.  If you are not able to login, please email Mr. Lesniak (dlesniak@psd202.org) and I will reset your password to your student ID#.

11. BAND WEBSITE – If you are having trouble viewing any of the email attachments, or for more information about the PEHS Band, please visit our website (https://pehsband.wordpress.com/).

ILMEA Audition Clinic

For those auditioning for ILMEA – consider this clinic opportunity. It is $10 and you need to register in advance. It’s a local opportunity and one that should not be missed (if possible). Questions, talk to Mr. Koszarek or Mr. Lesniak
 

PEHS Band Updates 08/29-09/04

Monday, August 29

Band Final Exam Pre-Test

3:00pm-6:00pm  Competitive Marching Band Rehearsal

Tuesday, August 30

No after school band activities scheduled

Wednesday, August 31

3:00pm-4:30pm Competitive Marching Band Rehearsal

3:00pm-5:30pm Competitive Marching Band Drumline & Front Ensemble

6:30pm-8:30pm PEHS Curriculum Night (Driver’s Ed presentation at 6:00pm)

Thursday, September 1

3:00pm-4:30pm  Competitive Marching Band Rehearsal

Friday, September 2

SIP Day (7:05am-11:15am)

Butterbraid / Pastry Puffin Fundraiser DUE

5:00pm-9:00pm  Curricular Marching Band Performance (PEHS vs. PCHS w/Curricular Halftime Show)

Volunteers – To volunteer to help the band with this performance, please CLICK HERE

Uniform – Black Marching Band Hat* & Orange Marching Band Polo*, Black Pants, and Gym Shoes (preferably black, but any is ok)

*These items are purchased through the band. See pg. 8 of the Marching Band Packet for prices.

We will distribute these items to the students in class this upcoming week.

For those who have not yet paid for items, they will be charged to your student’s Charms Account

See below under Announcements for directions on how to access your Charms account).

Game Day Itinerary

5:00pm-6:15pm Warmup & Rehearsal

6:15pm-6:30pm Break

6:30pm-9:00pm Pregame Parade/Pregame Performance/1st Half in the Stands/Halftime

The band will be dismissed after halftime.

Remind message will be sent out letting students and parents know when the band room will be closed

Close time is usually about 20-30 minutes after the band is dismissed.

Saturday, September 3

10:00am-11:30pm  Band trip to University of Illinois (Optional – students interested submitted permission slip & payment)

Reminder that students need money (cash) for both lunch (stadium concessions) and dinner (Hickory River Smokehouse)

Sunday, September 4

No band activities scheduled

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. SPIRIT WEAR – (SEE ATTACHED) Attached you will find 2 spirit wear order forms. If you are interested, please print, complete, and send with payment to Mr. Lesniak by Sept. 9 for a delivery of Sept. 26.
  1. FOOTBALL GAME VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – If you are available and interested in assisting the marching band at a Friday tailgate and home football game, please CLICK HERE. Thank you in advance for all your help! It is greatly appreciated.
  1. COMPETITION AND PARADE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – If you are available and interested in assisting the competitive marching band at a competition or at the Plainfield Homecoming Parade, please CLICK HERE. Thank you in advance for all your help! It is greatly appreciated.
  1. BUTTERBRAID / PASTRY PUFFIN FUNDRAISER – This fundraiser began on Monday, August 22. All orders and money are due Friday, Sept. 2, with a delivery date of Thursday, September 15 (pickup will be from 2:10-3:00pm at PEHS Door P).
  1. SYLLABUS & INFO SHEET – (SEE ATTACHED) Attached you will find our band syllabus along with the Booster info sheet that includes all the important performance dates and booster information.
  1. PRIVATE LESSONS – An important part of growing as a musician is the opportunity to take lessons from professionals on your instrument. We are fortunate to have a wonderful private instruction staff who have been district and director approved. Unless indicated, our teachers come to PEHS during the school day, allowing students to take lessons during their band or study hall time. If you are interested in taking private lessons, please feel free to contact the appropriate teacher below.

–Stefanie Abderhalden (Flute) – Stefanie.abderhalden@gmail.com / 630-464-8597 /musicwithstefanie.com

–Jaimie Duff (Oboe) – j.duff@comcast.net / 815-557-3763 (teaches out of her home in Plainfield)

–Kim Richter (Bassoon) – kjr6840@aol.com

–Lori Foster (Clarinet) – tomlorifoster5@sbcglobal.net / 630-226-5562

–Jason LaVallee (Saxophone) – jlavallee@psd202.org / (teaches at PNHS)

–Judy Bridges (Trumpet/Brass) – judy@bridgesbrass.com / 630-269-5299

–Max Bonecutter (Low Brass) – qsvqsv@gmail.com

–Vern Spevak (Percussion) – vernspevak@gmail.com / 630-220-2311 / spevakpercussionconcepts.com (teaches at his studio in Oswego)

  1. BAND BOOSTER MEETING – Our next Band Booster Meeting will be Wednesday, September 21 at 7:30pm. Meetings are held in the PEHS Band Room and you can enter through Door Q.
  1. CHARMS – To check your CHARMS account, please visit (https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/plogin.asp). The school code is pehsband, and the password is your student ID#. Click FINANCES (wallet icon) to see your statement.  If you are not able to login, please email Mr. Lesniak (dlesniak@psd202.org) and I will reset your password to your student ID#.
  1. BAND WEBSITE – If you are having trouble viewing any of the email attachments, or for more information about the PEHS Band, please visit our website (https://pehsband.wordpress.com/).