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Poway High School Instrumental Music Program

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Monday April 28, 2014, 1:00-10:00 PM
Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Rd, Poway, CA

Admission is $5 per adult (all day)

Fifteen high school and middle school jazz emsembles including Poway High's Jazz Bands (A and B) will be performing at the PHS Jazz Festival in the Poway Center of Performing Arts. The San Diego State University Big Band under the direction of Bill Yeager will close out the evening at 9:00 PM.

The admission ticket of $5 for adults is good for the entire day of jazz - you are welcome to come and go. Students are free.

The Jazz Festival schedule is:

  • 1:00 PM - Meadowbrook Middle School Band 2
  • 1:30 PM - Black Mountain Middle School
  • 2:00 PM - San Marcos High School C Band
  • 2:30 PM - Meadowbrook Middle School Band 1
  • 3:00 PM - San Marcos High School B Band
  • 3:30 PM - Poway High School Jazz B (exhibition)
  • 4:00 PM - Woodland Park Middle School
  • 4:30 PM - Mt. Carmel High School B Band
  • 5:00 PM - Twin Peaks Middle School
  • 5:30 PM - Break
  • 6:00 PM - Del Norte High School
  • 6:30 PM - Westview High School
  • 7:00 PM - Poway High School Jazz A (exhibition)
  • 7:30 PM - Mt. Carmel High School A Band
  • 8:00 PM - Rancho Bernardo High School
  • 8:30 PM - San Marcos High School A Band
  • 9:00 PM - SDSU Big Band under the direction of Bill Yeager
If you would like to volunteer to help at the Jazz Festival, please go to the PHS Jazz Festival Adult Volunteer Sign-up Sheet.

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PHS Winter Guard Win Third at the WGASC Championships!
Congratulations to our Winter Guard for closing out their season by winning third place in their division at the Winter Guard Association of Southern California (WGASC) Championships on Saturday, April 12 in Huntington Beach. Our Winter Guard team was also recognized for moving up two divisions during this season. The girls worked so hard and all their hard work paid off - they placed in all of their competitions this season.

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PHS Band & Orchestra 2015 Austria Trip
Vienna / Salzburg / Graz / Innsbruck - April 4-10, 2015
April 13, 2014 - Registration & first payment of $100 (non-refundable) is due

Music Celebrations International (MCI) organizes concert tours worldwide that provide unique performance and educational opportunities to performing groups. During the Spring Break of 2015 (April 4-10), Poway High Band and Orchestra have the opportunity to join an MCI tour of Austria's four major cities -- Vienna, Salzburg, Graz and Innsbruck -- where they will perform in the American Celebration of Music in Austria.

Visit the PHS Band & Orchestra 2015 Austria Trip page for more information and trip forms.

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Presidio Brass / Wind Ensemble / Wind Symphony Fundraiser
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 8:00 PM
Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Rd, Poway, CA

San Diego's own Presidio Brass (featuring musicians Mike Mc Coy, Timothy Tesh, Steve O’Connor, Scott Sutherland and Jeff Harrigan) will present "Sounds of the Cinema" on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the PCPA. The PHS Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony will also be performing, and Mr. Cook may be joining the Presidio Brass on trumpet.

You’ll not only be enjoying a great show, but will also be supporting the Poway High School Instrumental Music Program with your ticket purchase! Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation will donate $5 in support of the PHS music program for each full-priced ticket to the May 31st Presidio Brass performance when you use the “Booster” coupon code.

Here’s how to purchase your tickets on line:

  • Click here and then click "Buy Tickets"
  • Select your seats
  • At the Order Summary page, enter the coupon code Booster
  • Press the “Apply Coupon” button
  • Select "COUPON" from the drop down menu under Discount
You can also order through the ticket office by calling 858-748-0505 or visiting the ticket office on Fridays from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Be sure to mention “Booster” when purchasing tickets.

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Another Great Way to Support PHS Music - GiveBack360
Give to the Poway High School Instrumental Music Program while saving with the lowest-priced deals from local and national merchants at GiveBack360. To take advantage of the program, sign up for free on the GiveBack360 website.

The program offers two different ways to save:

  • Deals / Save & Give Offers - These offers are much like a Groupon or Living Social deal. The difference is that when you purchase one of these offers, the merchant has agreed to give a donation to PHSMB.
  • Membership - You can purchase an annual GiveBack360 Membership for $10 that is specific for the PHS Music Program at a PHS Band or Orchestra event or on the GiveBack360 website. With a Membership, you will have access to many coupon deals on the GiveBack360 website.
For more information about the GiveBack360 program, go to our Fundraising page or contact Laura Martin, the PHSMB GiveBack360 chairperson, at PHSMBinternetfund@gmail.com.


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PHSMB Auction / Casino / Dinner Night Donors and Sponsors
The PHS Music Boosters thank the many businesses and individuals that made the the first PHSMB Auction / Casino / Dinner Night a memorable and successful event. Please show your support for these generous organizations.


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Ask the Poway School Board to Support Arts Education
At the most recent Poway School Board meeting, Marc Davis, parent, longtime teacher, and Band and Orchestra Conductor at Poway High School, made the case for the district to invest in arts education with funding provided by the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). You can make a difference in this conversation by sending your own letter to members of the PUSD School Board, letting them know that you support arts education.

After years of budget cuts and a single-minded focus on standardized tests, LCFF is shifting that focus with priorities that include a broad course of study, positive school climate, student and parent engagement – all areas where student access to arts education can make a difference. Arts education aligns with LCFF goals and contributes to a set of unique skills and outcomes that are shown to help students succeed in school and in life.

On February 3rd, the PUSD School Board will meet to make budget decisions with implications for the next three years. Send a letter to let them know that you support funding for arts education. The easiest way to send your message is through the Action Alert that has been set up at the Action Center on the California Alliance for Arts Education website.


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The Soaring Sounds of the Floating Strings Quartet Captivate Poway
Four talented Poway High Orchestra seniors, Arturo Balmaceda, Ricagin Elejorde, Allison Langley, and Richard Sun, have formed a group named "The Floating Strings Quartet". This quartet has been playing at various local events, including the City of Poway's Christmas party. They have volunteered their musical talents and time to raise over $300 for PHSMB at performances for Pomerado Elementary School and the Pomerado Hospital Medical Staff. PHSMB would like to recognize these amazing musicians for their outstanding contributions to the PHS Music Program.

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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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Marching Band Recruitment Video
This video is a way for incoming freshman and their parents to understand more about the marching band and hopefully help them decide whether or not they would like to become a part of the organization. Students should know that marching band is one of the best ways to not only continue excelling at their instrument but also for making great friendships. Click here for video.

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