Hello Piner Band Parents and Students!

After a week of conventions and a week of standardized testing, we’re back to a full schedule. We have a few events coming up the next two weeks that we’d like to give you more information about.

On Saturday, March 1, we are having the Piner and Dillingham Solo and Ensemble Contest at Sherman High School. You student will be bringing a letter home with more information about the contest and their performance times, which will be between 8AM and 4:30PM. If there is a conflict, let us know as soon as possible. A list of performance times will be posted on PinerBand.org as soon as the list is finalized.

An entry fee of $10 is required from every student by Friday, February 28. This covers paying judges, pianists, and for the use of Sherman High School facilities.

Dress for solo contest is “Sunday best,” which means dressy but not formal. As each student will be performing for a professional musical judge, they should try to look as professional as possible. Their band concert dress is acceptable.

Next, Thursday, March 6, we are having the Sherman Bands Pasta Dinner. The performance will begin at 6pm, but each band will have a different call time. More information about that will be provided towards the end of the week. This will be our first opportunity to showcase the contest music we’ve been working on so diligently for the past few months!

Our schedules are back as normal we can get them here at Piner Middle School. This means that all sectional rehearsals and after school practices are still ongoing. It’s vital that all students come to sections and rehearsals as they are scheduled, especially because of the limited class time due to the schedules.

As always, thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions, please contact either director by email or phone.