Saturday, August 30, 2014

Disney Trip Deposit is due -Sept 3rd.

The Pitman High Music Department is heading to Disney on February 25th and we want all the band kids to come along!  The $75.00 deposit is due on Sept 3rd, the 1st day of school.  Please turn it in to Mr. Carey.    If you need further information, it's listed on this site under Wednesday, June 18th.

Student funds

Pitman Panther Band Association




To:Pitman Panther Band Parents

From:Sally Bierman and Heather Epting, Co-Treasurers

Date:August 2014

Re:PPBA Student Account Information

The PPBA maintains an account for each PHS band student.  Each student’s deposits, payments and/or individual fundraising earnings are recorded in his/her own student account.  Any monies in an individual student’s account may be credited towards that student’s band activities (e.g.,  band camp, shoes, trips, etc.).  Funds cannot be taken out for any other purpose, and deposits and payments are non-refundable.

Every band student has the opportunity to earn money for his/her account through fundraising.  For example, this past year, students earned $1 for every Wawa Shorti coupon* they sold, $10 for every Entertainment Book, and a profit percentage on several other fundraisers.  When a student participates in a PPBA fundraiser, all monies earned are initially deposited into the PPBA General Account.  After all fundraiser payment checks have cleared, each student’s portion of the profit will be transferred into his/her own student account.  

When a student incurs an expense related to band activities, such as band camp, he/she has the option of using monies from his/her student account in order to help pay for it.  If a student chooses to use his/her student account to pay for an expense, the student's parent/guardian must contact Sally Bierman so that the designated amount can be transferred from that student’s account to the PPBA General Account.

Individual student accounts may not carry a negative balance.  If a student does not have sufficient funds in his/her student account to cover expenditures, the PPBA will be unable to process any payments for that student until we receive the necessary funds to do so.  Monies can be transferred from one student’s account to another as long as written consent is submitted to the PPBA Executive Committee; however, these funds may not be refunded once they are transferred to another student.


In the event that a band student leaves the band program for any reason other than graduation, and a balance remains in that student's account, a parent/guardian must notify the PPBA Treasurer in writing concerning the disbursement of those remaining funds.  During the Spring of a band student’s senior year, Sally Bierman will email his/her parents requesting a designation of the graduating student’s funds.  If he/she has a sibling in the music programthe funds will automatically be transferred to that sibling.  Band students with no siblings will be given the option to designate his/her funds to one other active band student's account.  All undesignated, unused funds will become part of the General Account.


We can’t stress enough that fundraising is a great opportunity for students to earn money for band activities.  In the past, we’ve had students cover their entire band camp expenses through individual fundraising. If at any time during the season you would like an update on how much money is in your student’s account or you wish to transfer funds, please contact Sally Bierman 

*this is a year-round fundraiser – coupons can be purchased at any time for $4 each by emailing Sally Bierman at .

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Scholarship Opportunity for Marching Band Seniors

National Judges Association and Tournament of Bands to Award $10,000 in Scholarship Monies!!

Once again, the National Judges Association, in conjunction with Tournament of Bands, will award a total of $10,000 in scholarships monies to senior members of participating schools. To apply for the scholarship, you must be a member of the graduating class of 2015 and a performer with a TOB member school. Chapter coordinators will be distributing the application information to directors within the next several days. The application must be completed and submitted online. Deadline for submitting applications is NOON, Monday, October 6, 2014. Best wishes to all seniors in TOB bands!

2014 NJA/TOB Scholarships
Application Instructions

Members of the graduating class of 2015 are invited to apply for the 2014 NJA TOB Scholarships. Application instructions are:

  • Access the 2014 Scholarship Application
  • Complete and SUBMIT the application by NOON, Monday, October 6, 2014
  • The application cannot be saved, so be sure to complete in one session

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fundraising Opportunities for the Orlando Trip

I wanted to make everyone aware of several fundraising opportunities to help afford the cost of the Walt Disney World trip.  This trip is a wonderful opportunity but it's much more successful if we can get all of the kids there.

Enjoy the City Coupon Books for Sale-The books sell for 20.00 and your child makes 10.00 for each book sold.
Hershey Candy- Candy sells for 1.50 and students make 24.00 per box sold.
Wawa Coupons- Students make 1.00 for each coupon purchased or sold.

March4Music- Money raised from this will go to bring down the cost of the trip for everyone.
GoFundMe- This is an online resource your child can use to solicit donations through social media.  All money raised goes directly to your child's trip cost.  It's free to set up.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Important PPBA Meeting on Aug. 26th 7pm

There will be a meeting on Tuesday, Aug 26th at 7pm in the high school choir room to discuss the upcoming Marching Band home show (TOB). This is a huge fundraiser and we need your support to make this a success!   It's imprtant that at least one parent attend - looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Home Show Ad Form is now available.

Under the files section you can now access the home show ad sale form.  Please help us out by selling an ad or two.  Our goal is 100.00 worth of ads per family to help defray the costs of running the show.  This is our largest fundraiser of the year and every little bit helps.  Please consider purchasing or selling ads.

  Click here for the ad form.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Band Camp Announcements


Band Camp forms are now available in the forms section of the website.  All children need to turn in the following forms:

1. Parent Permission Form (MUST BE NOTARIZED)
2. Medical Emergency Form
3. Medical History Questionnaire


There is also a copy of the handbook for camp available.  It has an overview of the schedule and a packing list.  Students are encouraged to speak with the upperclassmen to see what items they should also bring in addition to what the handbook suggests.


There will be a parent meeting for all new parents on Wednesday August 6th beginning at 7:30 in the choir room.  All new members must have a parent attend this meeting.  All forms and payments will be collected on that evening.