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PHS Winter Guard Win 1st Place at the WGASC Championships!

The Poway High Winter Guard received First Place at the 2015 WGASC Championships at Fountain Valley on April 25.

Our team's hard work has paid off - they have made outstanding achievements this season at every tournament. Congratulations!

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Souplantation Restaurant Fundraiser
Monday, April 27, 2015, 5:00-8:00 PM
117210 Bernardo Center Dr., San Diego

Join your PHS friends at Souplantation for a great meal and help our music program! Purchase a meal and a beverage (all participants must buy a beverage with their meal in order for PHSMB to receive credit), and Souplantation will donate 15% to the PHS Music Boosters. Be sure to present the Souplantation fundraiser flyer to your cashier.

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PHS Jazz Festival - Sign Up Now to Help!
The Poway High School Jazz Festival, now in its fifth year, will be held on Wednesday, April 29, from noon to 9 PM, at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. Senior Josh Alkire is heading up this year's Festival as his Senior Project. Josh has the following message for parents and students:
This year's festival will feature over 10 jazz bands from around San Diego County, host 3 judges, hundreds of attending students, families, and community members and will feature an exciting and upcoming professional performing group led by John Reynolds DMA, the Gaslamp Quarter Jazz Orchestra.

However, this festival needs more than ticket sales to be a profitable, sustainable event that contributes positively to Poway's music program.

For this reason, we are inviting all parents and students to volunteer for the event.

The festival takes place from around noon to 9pm on Wednesday, April 29th. This means students will be roaming around the PAC for hours with a great need for nutritional foodstuff. There will likely be outside vendors catering most of the Festival's main food items, but we need financial support to host the Hospitality Suite for our visiting Music Directors and guest Judges.

We will also need volunteers for stage crews, judges aides and set-up/break-down.

Thank you!


Josh Alkire
Here are the ways you can help:

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Jazz Band Schedule for the Week of April 27 - May 1
Mr. Cook has announced the following Period 0 Jazz Band (Sections A, B, and C) schedule for the week of April 27 - May 1. Please note the schedule this week as it is FESTIVAL Week!!!

Date Full in N-2 Sectionals in N-1 Theory Lab
Mon 4/27 B A & C Play for each other None
Tues 4/28 A (C Off) B (C Off) None
Wed 4/29 C (B Off) A (B Off) None
Fri 5/1 A C B listening to judges tapes

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Poway High School Jazz Festival
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 1:30-10:00 PM
Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Rd, Poway, CA

Admission is $6 per adult, students free

Fourteen high school and middle school jazz emsembles including Poway High's Jazz Bands (A, B, and C) will be performing at the PHS Jazz Festival in the Poway Center of Performing Arts. The exciting and upcoming professional performing group, Gaslamp Quarter Jazz Orchestra, led by John Reynolds DMA will close out the evening at 9:00 PM.

The admission ticket of $6 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:

  • 1:30 PM - Meadowbrook Lab Band
  • 2:00 PM - Black Mtn. Middle
  • 2:30 PM - Meadowbrook 1
  • 3:00 PM - Poway Jazz C
  • 3:30 PM - Poway Jazz B
  • 4:00 PM - Twin Peaks Jazz Band
  • 4:30 PM - Mt. Carmel Jazz B
  • 5:00 PM - Twin Peaks Jazz Ensemble
  • 5:30 PM - Del Norte B
  • 6:00 PM - Dinner
  • 6:30 PM - Westview
  • 7:00 PM - Del Norte A
  • 7:30 PM - Poway Jazz A
  • 8:00 PM - San Marcos 1
  • 8:30 PM - Mt. Carmel Jazz A
  • 9:00 PM - Gaslamp Quarter Jazz Orchestra under the direction of John Reynolds
The complete PHS Jazz Festival Staging Schedule is also available for download.

Concessions will be available from Jr.'s Street Tacos and Cool Beads Ice Cream!

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PHS Music Booster Meeting
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
6:30 PM - Booster Board
7:30 PM - General (all parents)
PHS Band Room N-1

All parents (Marching Band, Color Guard, Orchestra, Non-Marching Band) should attend the General Booster Meeting at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, May 12.

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We Need Your Old Marching Shoes
Marching band season is over, but we are still working behind the scenes for next year...if you have any old marching band shoes that no longer fit, please consider donating them to the uniform trailer instead of a charity. We often allow students to borrow these used shoes when they forget theirs at a tournament.

Please contact Mary Ellen Dufva at markandme94@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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