PHSMB PIFT 2018 Central

PIFT 2018 Information for PHSMB Families

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 out the PIFT Volunteer page for descriptions of the available jobs, or it you're ready to sign up, click on the green button below to visit the Adult Volunteer Sign-Up List.

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 click on the big green button below sign up to donate food and drink items to Hopitality. Gift cards to Costco, Albertsons, Vons, Stater Brothers, or Sprouts are also much appreciated. Gift cards and monetary donations (cash or checks made out check to "PHSMB") will be used to purchase additional food and drink.

All non perishables items can be dropped off in N-1 starting Wednesday, October 17. All perishable items need to be delivered to Room K-1 by 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20. Please drop gift cards and money to the green basket in the directors' office in an envelope labeled "PIFT" by Friday, October 19.

Please click on the green button below sign up to donate food and drink items to Hopitality.

If you have any questions, please email Laura Gonzalez at .

PIFT Borrow-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 click on the green button below to loan an item for the day. You will NOT need to register an account or keep a password to sign up, and your email address will not be shared with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address and would like to sign up manually, please contact Paula at

You can drop off your items in Band Room (N-1) anytime between Wednesday, October 17 and Friday, October 19. You can pick them up Saturday night after PIFT clean-up (approximately 10:00 p.m.) or Sunday morning at the Band Room between 9:30 a.m. and 12 noon. Be sure to label your items with your name and phone number. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please email Paula at . .

PIFT 2018 T-Shirts

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - SHIRT DISTRIBUTION

Congratulations to freshman clarinetist Annika Raymundo for winning the PIFT T-shirt design contest! Annika's beautiful design perfectly captures the excitement of PIFT! You can see Annika's winning design below. Thank you to everyone who entered.

Pre-ordered shirts will be distributed at Thursday evening rehearsal on October 18. There will also be a limited number of shirts available for $20 at rehearsal and in the Merchandise booth at PIFT.

Contact Us

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

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