Thursday, September 25, 2014

Saturday Schedule Updated and Collingswood Tickets

I updated the Saturday schedule to show a dinner break.  The kids can eat lunch whenever they'd like at Seneca they'll be in the stands for a long period of time.

Tickets are on sale for Collingswood.  See Sally for info or email her at

Monday, September 22, 2014

Saturday Schedule 9/27 Seneca and Collingswood

9:00 AM Report to PHS Pack and Load
9:30 AM Leave
12:35 Perform at Seneca High School
3:05 Awards
3:30 Depart for PHS
4:30 Rehearsal
7:30 Dinner
8:00 Leave for Collingswood
10:00 Perform at Collingswood
10:30 Awards and Leave for PHS


The PPBA executive board and I just wanted to take a moment and thank every one who volunteered Saturday to make our home show a huge success.  Without the time and energy of our parents and students this event would never take place.  The amount of effort you guys put forth was tremendous.  Thanks for being an incredibly supportive group.  This organization would not function without all of you.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Please Share this Link

Please take a second and share this link on your facebook page Twitter...Google+ any other social media you can think of and ask people for support.  Money from this will be used to offset the kids costs of the Spring Trip.  Every little bit helps!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Home Show Saturday Schedule 9/20

9:00 AM Report to PHS
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Rehearse
3:00 Break to Meet Bands and begin hosting responsibilities.  All students not hosting will be at Davis field in band shirts to help as needed.
5:00 Dress and Warm Up with Mr. Jarvela
7:30 Perform
8:30 Awards- All Seniors report to 50 yard line in uniform for awards.

Collegiate Marching Band Festival Trip Canceled

We didn't receive the minimum number of orders by the due date so we will not be planning this trip.  You are still welcome to go on your own.  Information can be found at

If you sent in a payment it will be returned to you or you may email to have it applied to another expense.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Enjoy the City Coupon Book and Apparel Orders Due Friday 9/19

Please turn in your apparel orders using the google form by this Friday.  Enjoy the City Coupon book orders are also due by Friday.

Apparel Order Form

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Donation Request

We are in need of old, white or light colored, solid sheets for use with our props.  If you have any can you please send them with your child to rehearsal tonight.

PPBA General Meeting Agenda September 18th

Please attend.  7:30 PM in the choir room.

Pitman Panther Band Association
General Meeting
September 18, 2014

Welcome/Approve Minutes

·         ATV Status
·         Tuba Purchase


·         Fundraising
·         March 4 Music – update
·         TOB – Home Show

·         Current Account Balances


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tickets for Central Dauphin

Sally Bierman will be selling tickets for this Saturdays competition Thursday evening after rehearsal and Saturday at drop off and lunch.  Hope to see you all there.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Thursday, September 11th

The marching band will be performing the National Anthem in Ballard park at 6:30 for the Pitman 9/11 ceremony.  They will be walked over to the park by Mr. Jarvela.  Students are asked to wear their show shirts for this event.  

Students will rehearse before and after the ceremony.

The PPBA general meeting scheduled for 9/11 will be moved to 9/18.

Any questions contact

Collegiate Marching Band Festival 9/28

If you are interested in attending the Collegiate Marching Band Festival in Allentown, PA on September 28th.  Check out this webpage for more information.

Collegiate Marching Band Festival Site

I can get us tickets at a discounted rate of 10.00 per ticket if we buy them in advance and all at one time.  It will cost 12.00 to ride the bus (But we need 30 people MINIMUM to run a bus.)  If you are interested in attending please fill out this form by September 12th.

Link to collegiate Marching Band Festival ticket form

Central Dauphin Show

The Stadium at Central Dauphin is located at their middle school.  The address to use for directions is:
4600 Locus Lane; Harrisburg, PA 17109.

Please don't use GPS to look for Central Dauphin High School.

Pitman Performs at 7:15 and awards are at 8:45.

Volunteers needed

We are currently in need of a parent or two who can video record the bands performances.  We use the recording in rehearsals to show the kids what they can improve on.  If you could help us in this area you will receive free admission to each show you travel to.  Please contact if you can help.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Saturday schedule

10 am report
1:00 lunch/pack
2:00 depart for Central Dauphin
7:15 perform
8:30 awards
10:30 return home

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Updated schedule for today

Timber creek has modified today's schedule beause of the weather forecast.

Noon-report to PHS
4:00 Depart for Timber Creek High School
7:00 perform
8:50 Awards
9:30 approximate return to PHS

Friday, September 5, 2014

Band Apparel Order Form Available

Here is the link to order your Marching Band Apparel.  All items will have the Pitman Bands logo used at the 4th of July parade except the My Immortal Shirt which is the show shirt from this season.  If you would like to order any extras fro you or your child please use the form.  Again use one form per person.  You may send in one payment to cover the entire cost of the order.  Orders will be due by September 19th.

If you are not using PayPal please send your payment directly to Sally Bierman.

Click here for the Apparel Order Form

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Timber Creek Tickets and Disney Trip Deposits

Tickets for this weekends band competition will be sold tomorrow evening at the end of rehearsal in the parking lot.  Please buy your tickets from us if you are attendin as we get to keep all of the proceeds from any tickets we sell.  The tickets will also be sold Saturday when you drop off your children. 

If you have any questions about buying tickets from us please contact Sally Bierman at

Disney deposits are due as soon as possible we need to send a deposit to hold our airline tickets.  Please contact if you're interested in going and haven't yet been able to send a deposit.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Saturday Schedule

Here is the schedule for Saturday, September 6th.

Noon-report to PHS
5:00 Depart for Timber Creek High School
7:30 perform
9:30 Awards
10:15 approximate return to PHS

You may send students with money to purchase dinner at Timber Creek or pack a dinner for them to eat either on the bus or at Timber Creek.

Please note that students will not be dismissed at the end of the evening until all equipment is returned to it's proper place in the band room.