Monday begins Private Lessons for those students who signed up for this week.
If you are signed up for a before school time-slot, remember to have your planner signed the day before your lesson, and bring it with you that morning, or you will not be allowed inside the building.
Please remember to arrive before your scheduled lesson time-slot so that your lesson can begin on time. Any students who are late to their Private Lesson for any reason will need to reschedule their time-slot.
ALL Class Syllabi are due to be signed and turned in by This Friday!
All-State Audition Contracts (signed) and the $15 audition fee are due Friday, September 11th. If you have not yet received an All-State Contract, see Mr. Denaro ASAP.
Jazz Education Network (JEN) Chapter applications are also due by this Friday. This is a brand new, after-school student organization for this school year, focused on community outreach, performance opportunities & overall enjoyment of Jazz music! Membership is open to every member of the band program who has a 2.0 GPA, regardless if they have any experience playing/singing Jazz before. Please click HERE for the application!
Any students who need to drop off instruments, equipment, etc. in the mornings:
The side door in Independence Hall will be unlocked for you to use starting at 8:45am each morning, in addition to the regular hallway entrance. Once 1st period begins, the hallway entrance is the only entry point into the band hall.
Remember that ALL after school rehearsals are mandatory for each active member of the band program!
We are fortunate enough to offer a Band HONORS credit for band students who meet the required criteria.
Please refer to the document below for Admission and Curriculum Requirements. Students enrolled in Band HONORS will remain in their current band class (schedule change not necessary), but will receive an honors credit upon successful completion of all assignments.
Band HONORS Requirements
Students who meet the listed admission requirements will need to sign and return the Band Honors Credit Agreement no later than this Friday, August 28th.
Hard copies are available in the band room.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone back in school tomorrow! Check out the reminders below for all band classes.
*If there is an error on your class schedule, we will work together to get it fixed. Please be patient - the guidance office will be working through many schedule changes.*
UPDATED on August 22nd
The following students have not yet turned in a completed Band Health Form:
The following students have not yet turned in a completed Over the Counter Medication Permission Form:
Blank forms can be downloaded HERE.
Here are each student's Band Locker Assignments. Please note that percussion & guard members do not have an assigned Band Locker, and students who are not attending Brick & Mortar do not have a locker assigned to them.
The Jazz Ensemble News page has been updated with information for the month of August.
Please click on the link for more info on our successful Jazz Camp week, upcoming events for members of Jazz Ensemble I, and news on the founding of our Inaugural Jazz Education Network (JEN) Chapter, which is open to all students in the program!
This coming week, we are hosting our first Jazz Camp week. Starting Monday July 27 - Friday July 31, these events are open to ALL students in the band program (winds, percussion & color guard).
Jazz Camp is for anyone who has any interest in Jazz music, regardless if they're currently enrolled in the Jazz Ensemble class, or have never played Jazz before! Everyone is welcome to attend!
Events are from 2 - 4pm each day in the band hall.
To read more info about Jazz Camp week, including the bios of our clinicians, please click HERE !
Please see the PDFs below for the 2020-21 Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band,
Jazz Ensemble, and Pace Saxophone Project placements.
Students are listed alphabetically, per instrument, per ensemble.
All class periods are still TBD.
Note: A student's Ensemble placement can change at any time throughout the school year, via director discretion.
Summer/Fall Adjusted Rehearsal Schedule
Please refer to the attachment for our updated rehearsal schedule.
As of now, all COVID-19 restrictions will remain in place for an undetermined amount of time. Health screenings before each rehearsal will continue as well.
Band Leadership Team will have a meeting this Friday, July 17th at 2pm in the band room
Remember the following:
*Wear appropriate warm weather athletic clothing
*Face masks are strongly encouraged, but not required
*Students should always avoid congregating in groups before/after rehearsal
*Bring a pre-filled large mouth water jug (we will not be filling water at these rehearsals)
*Bring your instrument/mouthpiece/accessories & binder with sheet protectors - students may not share any of these items at any point
*All items except for sousaphones and percussion will need to be taken home at the end of each practice - you will not have access to a band locker at this time
School code is "pacehsband"