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

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