Monday, May 19, 2014

Memorial Day

The concert band is playing on Memorial Day morning in the tabernacle at the center of the grove.  Concert dress is red, white and blue.  Please no tank tops.  T-shirts and shorts are permitted.  Report time is 10:00am and the performance begins at 10:45.  Students should bring their instruments and music home with them on Friday.  I will be at the school at 9:30 to load percussion and large instruments.  Percussion and anyone who wants to put their instruments in the truck should report to the high school at 9:30 to load.

If your going to be away please let me know as soon as possible.  This is always an awesome performance for the community.  Look forward to seeing you all.

Mr. Carey

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Jazz Band Returns to the Riversharks

This Friday (May23rd) the Pitman High School Jazz Band will be returning to Campbells Field to perform. Last year the ensemble took the field during the 7th inning strecth for 'Take Me Out to The Ball Game" but this year the band and small group will perform pre game. 

The performance will be in front of the main gate of the stadium and be from around 6pm until 6:45 pm. Tickets are $12 with the seats being behind the home dugout and since we are playing on a Friday night there is also a post game Fireworks display.

 A order form will be sent out via email so that tickets. If you would like to purchase your tickets using the form please fill out the necessary information and tickets will be sent back to you. If you wish to purchase them in person you can do so at the high school on Tuesday or Thursday night this week around 8pm after Jazz Band rehearsal. 

Looking forward to a fun time and seeing many of you Friday night.

Mr. V

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Jazz Band Notes

As the weather has finally gotten better the jazz band is looking to take advantage and present some excellent performances and fundraisers.

After having a blast playing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the 7th inning stretch at a Riversharks game last year we will be returning to Campbell's Field for another performance. This time we will be playing pregame in front of the stadium from 6-6:45pm on Friday May 23rd.  Tickets are $12 a piece and are lower level. We receive a good portion back as a fundraiser and need to sell a total of 50 tickets. 

Again the details are:
Pregame Performance 6-6:45pm
May 23rd
Campbell's Field
Tickets $12 (Lower Level)

Coming up this Sunday (May 18th) the Jazz Band will l return to the First Presbyterian Church in Pitman to perform for Jazz Vespers and raise money to benefit the Pitman Food Bank. Its an excellent way to end the weekend and support a great cause.
There are also a few events that are approaching as well.
Thursday May 29th -Chic-Fil-A Night
Friday June 6th- Outdoor Concert featuring alumni and special guests.

As we get closer more details will be posted on here as well as on the calendar. Don't miss out on the exciting events coming up!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

PPBA Elects new officers

Congratulations to the 14-15 executive committee members.  

Michelle Kennedy- President
Mike Kennedy- Vice President
Terri Miles- Secretary
Sally Bierman- Treasurer
Heather Epting- Treasurer

General Meeting Agenda 5/8

Pitman Panther Band Association
General Meeting
May 8, 2014

Welcome/Approve Minutes

·         Scott Lang Leadership Training


·         PPBA Executive Committee Elections

o       Wildwood Run – May 17th
o       Chik-fil-A Spirit Night

·         Senior Scholarship

·         Instrumental Music Department Awards Banquet

·         Current Account Balances


Monday, May 5, 2014

Date Reminders

PPBA General Meeting- May 8th 7:30 pm
Don't forget to fill out the nomination form for officer elections.
PPBA Officer nomination form

High School Spring Concert- May 15th 7:00 pm
Middle School Spring Concert- May 13th
High School Memorial Day Concert May 26th Grove Auditorium (Morning Ceremony)
Instrumental Music Department Spring Awards Banquet May 27th.  6 pm Pitman VFW

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May 17th Volunteers

We still need 40 volunteers for May 17th to help with the race.  We will make 25.00 for every volunteer we have up to 40.  Each participant will receive a free t-shirt and a free ticket good for admission to Morey's pier in Wildwood if we get all 40 to attend.  Please sign up by emailing

Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps Openings

Just wanted to pass this along to anyone who might be interested.

With Spring slowly arriving The Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps has begun its
outdoor rehearsal for the 2014 season and is looking for your assistance in
filling our remaing spots in the following sections:

Low Brass- Baritone

Any trumpet or mellophone players interested should use the contact
information below to see if there are any additional openings or if they'd
be interested in filing one of the Low Brass spots.

Guard-Openings still remain and Placement on ALL equipment is still ongoing.

Front Ensemble- Mallet/Keyboard spots are available. Inquiries for remaining
Electronic and Aux. percussion can be addressed with staff.

The Raiders continue their weekend based tour with a short early July tour
and end their summer with a World Championship tour ending the second week
of August.
Membership is open for students 13-21 years old.
Our tour schedule allows the members to practice and perform on weekends
while giving them the opportunity to spend time during the week to work and
spend time with friends and family.

For more information please have anyone interested visit: or Facebook: Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps, 2014 Raiders
Hornline/Colorguard /percussion Interest groups .

Or contact:

Delano Bonner-Director Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps

Thanks for Your Continued Support,
Gregg Bestreski
Recruitment Team- Raiders Drum and bugle corps