PHS Music Boosters PIFT 2018 Central

PIFT 2018

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Poway High School

15500 Espola Road

Poway, California 92064

The Poway Invitational Field Tournament (PIFT) is our biggest annual fundraiser. This year, we will be hosting thousands of students, band directors, and spectators at this competitive marching band tournament.

PIFT 2018 proceeds will be used to fund this year's PHS Music program for ALL students (Marching Band, Color Guard, Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Band). If you have a child in any part of the program, please do what you can when the call for help goes out. There will be many opportunities to volunteer before, during, and after tournament day. If you are not able to take an active volunteer role, you can instead donate food for the PIFT Hospitality Room, order a Pridegram for the PIFT program, buy a PIFT T-shirt, and lend a pop-up, table, or ice chest for the day.

PIFT Planning meetings will be held every Thursday at 6:45 p.m. in N-1 from now until PIFT (October 20) except September 20. All parents are welcome to attend - it's a great way to spend the first half of Thursday evening rehearsals. The meetings break up around 7:45 p.m. so that we can all stroll out to the stadium to enjoy the field show run-throughs. We need talent, input, and ideas from everyone to put together a great show!

Important PIFT 2018 Dates

All PHS Music families should be aware of the following important dates below. Be aware that some dates may change. Please check this webpage for updates and email from (PHSMB News) for details.

Are You Ready to Volunteer?

PIFT is an "all-hands-on-deck" event! We need EVERY parent and EVERY student to work at PIFT wherever and whenever they can. Ask your relatives, friends, and neighbor to help out, too. Only a few hours of work on just one day will go far in ensuring the success of the ENTIRE music program (Marching Band, Color Guard, Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Band). Your time will show our kids how much you value the efforts that they have put into their love of music.

Check back soon for descriptions of PIFT volunteer opportunities and a link to the online PIFT Volunteer Sign-Up Page.

We Need PIFT Sponsors and Advertisers

Monday, October 1, 2018 - DEADLINE FOR AD SUBMISSION

We are looking for businesses and individuals to sponsor PIFT trophies and to advertise in the PIFT program. Please download and forward the PIFT 2018 Advertising Packet to any AND everyone you know that might be interested. You can send it to your favorite businesses, restaurants, contractor, doctor, dentist, hair salon, tutor, music teacher? The possibilities are endless! You can also share the link to our PIFT Homepage so that they can learn more about our field tournament. NOTE: The deadline for ad submission is Monday, October 1.

This year, we are offering the "PHS Music Supporter" option in the packet. This option may be of interest to parents, grandparents, and friends who enjoy supporting and listening to our PHS musicians all year long. With this package you get:

  • 1/8-page ad in the PIFT 2018 Program
  • 2 admission tickets to PIFT 2018
  • 2 tickets to each of the following Poway HS concerts ($60 value): Winter Concert, Festival Concert, and Spring Concert

Please contact Paula at if you have any questions.

Give an EB Member a Shout-Out With a Pridegram!



What is a Pridegram? Pridegrams are personalized visual "shout-outs" that will be published in the PIFT 2018 Program for everyone to enjoy! They are a great way for you to show your student how proud you are of them and support the PHS Instrumental Music Program at the same time.

Your submission can be either a camera-ready graphic file, or photo(s) with a description and accompanying caption. Go to our PIFT 2018 Pridegram page for all of the details, or if you are ready to order your Pridegram, download a Pridegram Order Form.

Please contact Paula at if you have any questions.

Order a Keepsake Full-Color PIFT Program

Monday, October 1, 2018 - LAST DAY TO ORDER

A beautiful full-color PIFT 2018 Program can be yours, but only if you pre-order through October 1. The price for this limited edition program is $20. If you also ordered a Pridegram, the price is only $18. Regular black and white programs (with color cover) will be sold at PIFT for $5 each.

To reserve your color program, please send email to Paula at by October 1, or you can use the PIFT T-Shirt Order Form when you are ordering a PIFT T-Shirt. If you just want a program, drop off your payment (cash or check made out to "PHSMB") in an envelope labeled "Color Program" in the PHSMB Basket in the Directors' office. Please include a note with your name and email address. .

Hopitality Donation List

Donations will be needed for PIFT Hospitality. Our Hospitality room (K-1) is one of the best around (yes, we take pride in that). The Hospitality room is where the judges, directors, and band staff can go to take a break, relax and have a bit to eat during their day at PIFT. Please help us continue to have an incredible Hospitality room for the visiting directors and judges who spend their Saturday at Poway High.

We will need food, gift cards, and monetary donations. Please check back soon for a link to the online PIFT Hospitality Donation Page.

PIFT Loan-for-the-Day List

PIFT is our biggest event, so we need help from EVERYONE. If you can lend a cooler, folding table, folding chair, pop-up, outdoor extension cord, or bar stool for PIFT, it will be much appreciated. Please check back soon for a link to the online PIFT Loan-for-the-Day Page.

PIFT 2018 T-Shirt Pre-Ordering

Monday, October 1, 2018 - LAST DAY TO PRE-ORDER

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - SHIRT DISTRIBUTION

For a limited time, you can pre-order a 2018 PIFT T-Shirt featuring the winning design in full color on the front and the tournament line-up of bands on the back. The shirts are $20 each (any size). A limited number of shirts will be sold at PIFT for $25, however, it cannot be guaranteed that your size will be available. Don't miss out!

To order, download and complete a PIFT T-Shirt Order Form. Please turn in your order form with payment (checks should be made out to "PHSMB") to the PHSMB Basket in the directors' office by Monday, October 1. Pre-ordered shirts will be distributed at Thursday evening rehearsal on October 18.

You can also use this form to order a limited edition full-color PIFT program for $20. These will not be available at PIFT. Only regular black and white programs (with color cover) will be sold at PIFT for $5 each.

Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about PIFT, please contact the PIFT 2018 Chair, Pam Yates, at

Poway High School Music Boosters © 2018-2019

All Rights Reserved


The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact the Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406, 858-521-2800, extension 2761.