Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Game and Holiday Parade

Report time for the Thanksgiving Game is 9:30am.  Game will begin at 10:30 am and should be done around noon.

The Pitman Parade begins at 5pm and students will report at 4:00pm. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

PPBA General Meeting Agenda November 13th

Pitman Panther Band Association
General Meeting
November 13, 2014

Welcome/Approve Minutes

·      Field Banner Advertising
·      Senior Night, November 7th


·      Fundraising
-       Community Clean-up
-       Beef & Beer Committee
·      Disney Trip
·      End of Season Party
·      Grant Writing

·      Current Account Balances


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

All-South Jersey Honor Bands Audition Info

Here are the links for your children to register for All-South Jersey auditions.  Solos are available in my room for students to prepare for the Auditions on December 13th at Eastern Regional High School.  All students are strongly encouraged to attempt the audition.  Being a member of this ensemble looks great on college resumes in the future.

Student Info Letter

Student Application

Sunday, November 9, 2014


Congratulations from the PPBA Executive Committee

Congratulations to the parents, staff and most especially our band members for an awesome marching band season.

Congratulations to the Parents

We made it through yet another marching band season.  You should be proud of the support you gave to your band members, getting them to all of their practices and cheering them on while they poured out their hearts and souls on the field at each and every competition.  To the new band parents, we hope you enjoyed your first year.  We know it can be daunting at times, but remember, it all starts to make sense eventually, and we’re always there to answer any questions you may have.  

Congratulations to the Staff  

Your tireless efforts were magnificently apparentthroughout the season, but no day more than yesterday.  Your band performed with amazing precision, grace and talent at Nationals, and the result was their best and most beautiful performance.  You should be proud of all of your hard work and your selfless dedication to our children.

Congratulations to the Band

There are no words to adequately describe the pride we feel in your accomplishments this season.  Being a successful member of a marching band takes an almost Herculean effort.  Your work is never done.  You’re required to improve throughout the season, and you most certainly did!

One of the many challenges of being a member of a marching band is that scoring is subjective.  A quarterback doesn’t get extra points for a perfect spiral, and a baseball player doesn’t get extra points for how far he hits the ball.  In sports, it’s black and white – you either win or you lose.  But not in marching band.  Your success is measured by the subjective opinion of a group of judges.  Sometimes you end up on top, and sometimes you don’t.  We know it can be frustrating, especially when you give the performance of a lifetime like you did at Nationals.  Hold close to your hearts the knowledge that you are an awe-inspiring team of talented musicians, and we could not be more proud of you.  We love you!  

“Dignity does not consist in possessing honors but in deserving them.”

Aristotle, Greek Philosopher

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Jazz Auditions Reminder

Hello All, 

First off, huge congratulations go out to everyone for the marching band's Yamaha Cup win. To all the staff, students, and parents excellent job and it's well deserved. 

Just wanted to take a second to remind everyone that jazz band auditions are tomorrow in the high school band room at the conclusion of the school day. The audition information was handed out to students two weeks ago at the information meeting and a web version was posted here on the blog. 

After the auditions results will be posted and then we will kick off the season with a mandatory parent/guardian  meeting on Thursday, November 13th beginning at 7pm. The meeting will include information about this upcoming season, a tentative schedule, and a chance to ask any questions you may have about this year. 

Congrats again to the marching band and Im looking forward to keeping the music excellence going throughout the jazz season!

Mr. V

Nationals Itinerary and a Thanks

Performance times for Allentown are posted.  We will be taking the field at 10:45 AM.

I'd like to take a moment to issue a great big thank you to all of the parents that have made this season run as smooth as it did.  If you get a second please take an opportunity to thank one of the staff members as well for the excellent job they have done all season as well.  Doing what we all do is absolutely tireless and it's all for the kids.  Everything we all do as an organization is for the kids and this year you guys have really pulled together to make a great year for every child involved. 

Friday- Football Game report at 5:30 (Senior Night)

7:00AM Leave for Allentown
10:45 AM Perform
12:30 AWARDS
3:00 Leave Stadium and travel to hotel to check in and get ready for dinner.
5:30 PM Dinner at Old Country Buffet
7:00 Depart OCB for Hotel
9:00 Gather in ballroom for end of year activities.

8:00 AM Wake Up
9:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM Depart for PHS