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Poway High School Instrumental Music Program

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BAND CAMP IS JUST A FEW DAYS AWAY!
HAVE YOU HEARD FROM YOUR SECTION LEADER?
Dear Emerald Brigade Members,

Section leaders now have the music in PDF form to pass out to their sections. This fall's field show is "ZO". Some section leaders haven't been able to connect with all of their section members - so if you haven't heard from your leader yet, send them an email as soon as possible. Click here for a complete list of the 2016-2017 Band Student Leadership, including email addresses.

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Upcoming Events

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"Welcome Back" Emerald Brigade Picnic
Saturday, July 30, 2016
11:30 AM Set-up Time, 12:00 PM Picnic Time
Lake Poway

The PHS Music Boosters along with your 2016 Band Leadership will be hosting the 4th Annual "Welcome Back" Emerald Brigade Picnic on Saturday, July 30 at Lake Poway. Look for the "PHS BAND" signs when you get to the lake. All Band & Color Guard members AND their families are invited to this celebration of the upcoming marching season. This is a great opportunity for incoming freshmen to meet their section leaders and have their burning questions about band camp answered.

This FAMILY event is a potluck-style picnic. Bring chairs, blankets, pop-ups, and a dish to share (see section assignments below):
  • Burgers, hot dogs, condiments, and paper goods will be provided by the Boosters
  • All other picnic items will be "potluck":
    • Desserts: Percussion/Color Guard
    • Side Dishes: Woodwinds
    • Drinks (12-oz cans or single-serving bottles) & Ice/Coolers: Brass
It is strongly recommended that you RSVP to Melissa Martinez at melissamqmartinez@gmail.com with a headcount if you plan to attend. She needs to plan the quantities of burgers and dogs to purchase.

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2016 Emerald Brigade Band Camp
August 8-12, 2016

2016 Band Camp Schedule

Monday 8/8 Tuesday 8/9 Wednesday 8/10 Thursday 8/11 Friday 8/12
7:30-11:30 AM
Visual in the Stadium
7:30-11:30 AM
Music around the N buildings
7:30-11:30 AM
Visual in the Stadium
7:30-11:30 AM
Music around the N buildings
7:30-11:30 AM
Visual in the Stadium
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Lunch
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Lunch
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Lunch
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Lunch
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00-5:00 PM
Music around the N buildings
1:00-4:30 PM
Visual in the Stadium
1:00-5:00 PM
Music around the N buildings
1:00-4:30 PM
Visual in the Stadium
1:00-4:00 PM
Music around the N buildings

You can also download a copy of the 2016 Band Camp Schedule.

Attendance at the Emerald Brigade Band Camp is required for all marching band students. During this week, students are introduced to the field show that will be featured at halftime during home football games and performed at tournament competitions.

The traditional Family & Friends Concert will be held on the evening of Friday, August 12 at 6:30 PM in the N-Quad to close out Band Camp week. Everyone is invited. Be sure to bring a lawn chair and some snacks!

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Poway Real Estate Professionals are BIG PHS Music Supporters!



The Poway High School Music Boosters would like to thank the Poway Real Estate Professionals for their generous donation. With the funds donated this year PHSMB is able to buy 2 vital tools in the instrumental music program at Poway High. The first is a Dr. Beat metronome (a device used by the marching band to keep time while learning their drill). It can be heard across an entire football field. The second tool purchased with this donation is Finale, a type of composition software that allows all of the music programs (orchestra, choir, jazz, marching band, musical) at PHS to create, edit and publish music scores used in their performances.

Every year the PUSD music programs must raise hundreds of thousands of dollars that the district does not provide in order for our community's kids to have a first class musical education. If it were not for the generous donations of organizations like Poway Real Estate Professionals, these kids' dreams would be left behind. PHSMB is truly grateful for this generous gift from PREP and all charitable donations that they receive. The parents, students and teachers would like to thank them for their generosity.

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If you shop online, go to your online store, find what it is that you would like to buy, and then go to iGive.com. Our PHS Music Booster organization will receive a percentage back from your purchase! iGive is a free service where shopping at any of 1,618 stores like Amazon, Travelopcity, Overstock, and many more, will mean a donation to PHSMB.

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The Poway High School Music Boosters
The purpose of the Poway High School Music Boosters is to promote and encourage instrumental music and support the associated activities related to the success of the Poway High School Instrumental Music Program. Please check back, often, for updates, upcoming events, pictures, fund raising information, and more!

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Why Music Matters
Jack Stamp gives one of the best examples of exactly why music education is so important and belongs in our schools. Dr. Stamp is Director of Band Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Click for video.

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