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Poway High School Instrumental Music Program

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PHS Music Program Families - Stay on Top of Fall 2014

Several very important activities and events will be held during the first weeks of school:

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Emerald Brigade Picture Day
Saturday, August 23, 2014
7:15-12:00 PM
PHS Band Room N-1

2014-2015 Emerald Brigade pictures will be taken in full uniform on Saturday, August 23. Call time for Band and Color Guard members is 7:15 AM. Remember to bring your black marching shoes and to wear a black T-shirt, black shorts, and black socks. Please, NO MAKEUP - foundation, powder, and blush will stain the uniforms. Hair may be styled. You will not have to wear a shako.

The photoshoot schedule and ordering information will be posted soon.

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Emerald Brigade Gear Sale
Saturday, August 23, 2014
7:30-11:30 PM
PHS Band Room N-1

PHSMB Merchandise will be taking orders for one day only on Saturday, August 23.

Three jacket styles will be offered:

  • "Dickies" Lined Black Eisenhower Jacket
  • Hooded Black Pull-Over Sweatshirt
  • Hooded Black Full Zip-Front Sweatshirt
All three styles will come with "POWAY" embroidered in large green block letters on the back. You will be able to add your choice of custom embroidery on the front and/or back, including student name, instrument logo, and any other text you may want. Please download the PHS Emerald Brigade Jacket Order Form for pricing and more information. Becky Sims will have jacket samples and logo designs at the Gear Sales table during Picture Day.

Two customizable bag styles will also be offered. Samples and pricing will be available at the Gear Sales table.

Cash, check (made out to "PHSMB"), or credit cards will be accepted. This gear is optional. Parents are welcome to order jackets for themselves as well as their student.

Please contact Becky Sims at rlbsims@yahoo.com if you have any questions.

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Band Camp Pictures are Up!

Mr. Ohmholt and Mrs. Cowie have posted Band Camp photos. Thank you, Mr. Omholt and Mrs. Cowie, for capturing those awesome Band Camp moments!

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Important News for Senior Band Students
Due to scheduling issues beyond their control, our band directors were not able to set aside designated ACT and SAT Saturdays on their fall rehearsal schedule. Therefore, seniors will be excused from Saturday practice on ACT/SAT test days.

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Kaminski's BBQ Restaurant Fundraiser Featuring "Juvy Jazz"
Sunday, August 31, 2014
6:00-8:00 PM
12735 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064

Some of our very own musicians, "Juvy Jazz", will be playing at Kaminski's BBQ to help raise money for the Poway High School Music Program. Present the the official Kaminski's Fundraiser flyer and PHSMB will receive 15% of your purchase.

Have a fun night out and support our musicians - Dominic Calgaro (drums), Gino Calgaro (trumpet), Catherine Lawrence (guitar), Will Cowie (keyboard), Derek Sturhann (alto sax), and DJ Martin (tenor sax)!

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General PHS Music Booster Meeting
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE
7:30 PM
PHS Band Room N-1

The Booster meeting normally scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month will take place one week early due to PHS Back-to-School Night on September 9. All parents (Marching Band, Color Guard, Orchestra, Non-Marching Band) should attend this meeting to learn about the Music Program and the Booster Activities.

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Rubio's Restaurant Fundraiser
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 2:00-9:00 PM
13504 Poway Road, Poway

Enjoy some fish tacos or other Mexican specialties at Rubio's while supporting the PHS Instrumental Music program. Present the the official Rubio's Fundraiser flyer to the cashier and PHSMB will get 20% of your purchase.

Contact Laura Martin at vicepresident4phsmb@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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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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