Pottsgrove High School Falcon Marching Band
Week In Review
The band spent Saturday in rehearsal. They worked hard from 9AM-3PM and, by the end of rehearsal, they were able to move and play the entire third song! This is a huge accomplishment and puts us in a great place for this week's rehearsals and performances.
Keep up your hard work this week as we get ready for our first competition on Saturday!
Schedule for this Week
Chaperone report time is 5:00 PM. The buses will pull out promptly at 5:30 PM. We will be performing half-time.
Pick-up time following the away game will be 11:00 PM. Parents, please have your phone nearby in case we return early.
SATURDAY - Saturday is our first competition of the season! Report time is 11:45 AM. PLEASE eat before coming to practice. We will practice from 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Following practice you will have approximately 1 hour to pack, load equipment, eat something, get dressed, and load the bus. Please bring something to eat with you when you come at 11:45 AM, as there will not be enough time to order out. You may not leave campus for food.
Chaperone Report time is 3:30 PM. We MUST leave at 4:30 PM SHARP! We will go dressed in full uniform. Please bring clothes to change into following our performance.
Our performance time is 6:45 PM. Awards are at 9:45 PM.
Pick-up time back at PGHS is 11:30 PM. Please bring money for dinner. We will utilize the concession stands after our performance.
Boyertown (Competition) - Route 100 NORTH to Route 73. At top of exit ramp turn LEFT onto Rt. 73. Take Rt. 73 to Madison Avenue. Turn RIGHT onto Madison Avenue. Follow the 'Bear Paws' to school (straight ahead).
Tickets for “The 56th Annual Boyertown Cavalcade of Bands”, on Saturday, September 26, are now available. If purchased before the show, tickets are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and senior citizens. Each ticket will cost an additional $2.00 if purchased at the gate.
Please see Mr. Holladay to purchase your tickets.
Chaperones for the week
- Mrs. Achuff
- Mrs. Bostwick
- Mrs. Coniglario
- Mrs. Ivins
- Mr. Nealy - Truck
- Mrs. Pickett
- Mr. Schueck - Truck
- Mrs. Welty
Friday's report time is 5:00PM.
The following parents are scheduled to chaperone the Boyertown Cavalcade on Saturday:
- Mrs. Achuff
- Mr. & Mrs. Coniglario
- Mr. Neiffer - Truck
- Mr. Remelius - Truck
- Mrs. Remelius
- Mr. Robles
- Mrs. Rogers
- Mr. & Mrs. Thieme
- Mrs. Welty
- Mr. Zawadzki
Saturday's report time is 3:30PM.
Chaperone Sign Ups
- NO ONE will be scheduled to chaperone ANY band function (rehearsals, performances, OR fundraisers) without up-to-date clearances. There are NO EXCEPTIONS.
- Signing up for a date does not guarantee that you will chaperone that day. We do our best to rotate through all of our volunteers, giving new and returning parents the opportunity to help with the band.
No one will be scheduled to chaperone or assist at ANY rehearsal, performance, OR fundraiser without updated clearances. For the safety of our students, there are NO EXCEPTIONS.
Also, as stated in the Marching Band Handbook, parents are asked to schedule all doctors appointments around the band schedule. The schedule is published far enough in advance to allow you opportunity to make other arrangements for appointments other than rehearsal time. Please utilize Mondays, Wednesdays, and any other afternoon for those appointments.
Saturday evening the Music League hosted the "Pottsgrove Music Fest" at Lower. This concert featured the musical talents of Pottsgrove students and recent alumni. This enjoyable event was coordinated by Mr. Robles, Andrew Zammetti, Mrs. Zammetti, Mrs. Marazas, and their team of parent volunteers. A big thank you also goes to the groups who performed!
Sunday morning, the band woke up early to host a delicious pancake breakfast at the Loft at Landis Creek! A huge thank you goes to Mr. Dorris and his staff at Landis Creek for hosting us and providing all the pancakes and sausage! Mrs. Dorris and Mrs. Marazas planned the event and ensured it ran smoothly! A special thank you to the parents and students who got up extra early on their day off to help with this fundraiser!
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported one - or both! - of these events! We appreciate your support!
Collegiate Marching Band Festival TIckets
You do NOT need to purchase any photos, but everyone must be photographed. The photographers will return on October 27 from 5 PM - 9 PM to show the proofs. They will arrange these appointments when the pictures are taken. Your child will be expected to pick a time that is convenient for your family.
Any parents who are willing to come in and view proofs will receive a FREE Photo Button of their student. However, you will not be pressured to buy anything. Any parents who wish to purchase pictures can do so that night and payment is due in full. Your pictures are then mailed to your home in approximately 2-3 weeks.
If you have any questions please contact Mr. Holladay or you can email - email@example.com.
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Contact Amy Marazas with any questions. She can be reached at 215-200-1600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the band’s dismissal to load the bus, any students who have followed the proper guidelines MUST check out with Mr. Holladay, and the person responsible for their transportation must be present.
- September 24 - Rehearsal
- September 25 - AWAY GAME - Phoenixville HS
- September 26 - COMPETITION - Boyertown HS
- September 29 - Rehearsal
- September 30 - 2 Hour Early Release
- October 1 - Rehearsal
- October 2 - HOME GAME (Pink Out Night)
- October 3 - COMPETITION - West Chester East
- October 4 - Collegiate Band Festival - Allentown, PA
- October 6 - Rehearsal
- October 8 - Rehearsal
- October 9 - AWAY GAME - Spring-Ford HS
- October 10 - COMPETITION - Marple-Newtown
- October 13 - Rehearsal
- October 14 - Rehearsal
- October 15 - Homecoming Bonfire & Band Pictures
- October 16 - HOME GAME (Homecoming)
- October 17 - Homecoming Dance
- October 20 - Rehearsal
- October 21 - Pottstown Halloween Parade
- October 22 - REHEARSAL
- October 23 - AWAY GAME - Boyertown
- October 24 - COMPETITION - Perkiomen Valley HS
- October 27 - REHEARSAL & Proof Viewing
- October 29 - REHEARSAL
- October 30 - AWAY GAME - Owen J. Roberts
- October 31 - COMPETITION - Manheim Central HS
- November 3 - REHEARSAL
- November 5 - Rehearsal
- November 6 - VA PARADE
- November 6 - HOME GAME - Pottstown HS (Senior Night)
- November 7 - COMPETITION - Conestoga HS
- November 10 - REHEARSAL
- November 12 - REHEARSAL
- November 13 - PLAYOFF GAME
- November 14 - CHAMPIONSHIPS - Hershey, PA
- December 1 - Rehearsal
- December 3 - Rehearsal
- December 4 - West Chester Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade
- January 29 - Marching Band Banquet
If you wish to purchase one or more of the items, please order from the Online Store in Charms. Hats are $20, Beanies are $12, and the Ear Warmers are $10. These items are not limited to band students.
We always enjoy seeing our friends and family supporting our organization with pride. So feel free to purchase any of the aforementioned merchandise!
Photos & Videos
56th Annual Boyertown Cavalcade of Bands
Saturday, Sep. 26th, 6pm
120 North Monroe Street
Please see Mr. Holladay to purchase your tickets.
Pottsgrove Music League PTA Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 7pm
1345 Kauffman Road
Comprised of 55 students in grades 9 through 12, the Falcon Marching band performs at all home and away football games, local events and parades, and competes in the Cavalcade of Band circuit throughout the fall.
In addition to local performances, the ensemble has had several opportunities to perform on the national stage. Over the past ten years, the band has participated in Washington DC's Cherry Blossom Parade, the Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA), and the Miss America Parade (Atlantic City, NJ). In December, the band will make its first appearance at the 2015 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, GA.
For a full schedule of performances, please contact Mr. Victor Holladay, Band Director.