Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hershey Tickets on sale

Mrs. Bierman will be selling tickets for ACC'S tonight, tomorrow night, Friday night and Saturday at drop off.  15.00 for students/seniors 20.00 for adults.

Monday, October 26, 2015

ACC's Weekend Schedule

Here it is...the final crazy weekend schedule. :-)

Thursday- Halloween Parade in Westmont.
Report 5:00 in costume.

Friday- Senior Night Football Game

Saturday- Noon report and depart for Hershey Park.
11:00 PM Depart Hershey park for Hotel.
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
148 Sheraton Dr.
New Cumberland, PA  17070

Sunday- Wake up and eat breakfast at hotel.
Travel to Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School for Final rehearsal block of the season.
6:00 Travel to Hershey Park Stadium
8:00 Perform at Atlantic Coast Championships
11:00 Awards
2:00 AM Approximate return to PHS

Students at PHS are permitted to come in to school by 9AM in order to be considered on time for school.  Middle School administration was also made aware of our late arrival from Hershey.

Spring Trip to Chicago, IL

We are moving forward with our Annual Spring Trip.  This year we will be traveling with the Concert Band to Chicago, IL to participate in a variety of educational activities.

We are inviting all instrumental students and parents/guardians of instrumental students in grades 8-12 on our annual Spring Trip to Chicago, IL.  Students will have the opportunity to tour all of the great sites of Chicago as well as participate in a master clinic and a tour of Vandercook College.  They will get the opportunity to perform and work with professors and students of the college.  This is an amazing opportunity for the kids in our Concert Band Program and I would really like everyone to take advantage of this.  This type of learning absolutely cannot happen inside the walls of our classrooms.

Cost of this trip will be approximately 575.00-625.00 and will depend on the number of travelers  Attached is the itinerary for you to review.  It does include some meals as indicated on the itinerary.  Students will need some money to purchase souvenirs and meals not covered.  

We have fundraising available to assist with the cost in the form of Cinnamon Rolls coming in January and Gertrude Hawk Candy coming around the holidays.  All of the proceeds from these fundraisers will directly benefit the individual student to offset this cost.  The PPBA is also a 501C3 organization and if you know of any individual or business owner who would like to sponsor your child for this trip any contributions they make are tax deductible.
If you would like to reserve a spot on this trip a non-refundable deposit of 125.00 will be due by the end of November.  You can pay this by check, or using PayPal.  If you wish to use paypal please contact Sally Bierman ( and let her know that's what you plan to do.  

If you have any questions at all about the trip please contact Mr. Carey (

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Tickets for this weekend

We do not have tickets to sell for the NJ State Championships at Toms River North Saturday.

We currently have tickets to sell for Chapter Championships on Sunday at Eastern Regional High School.  If you would like to purchase tickets Sally Bierman will be selling them tonight at Pick up and Saturday at drop off as well as lunch.  Tickets are 15.00 for adults and 12.00 for students/seniors.

We also have ACC tickets available for next Sunday's Championship performance and she can sell those to you at the same time as well.

Monday, October 19, 2015

States and Chapters Weekend Schedule

We will not have tickets to sell for the TOB NJ State Championship performance this Saturday.  We will have tickets to sell for Chapters at Eastern.

Sectionals 3:15-4:30

9:00 AM Report
Noon Lunch
1:00 Leave for Toms River North
4:15 Perform

11:30 AM Report
1:30 Pack and Leave

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Weekend Schedule 10/16-17

Home Football Game

Report at 5:30 to meet the Middle School Band kids.


Noon- Report
4:00 Leave for Triton High School
6:30 Perform at Triton
9:45 Awards

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Ticket sales

We sold $282 worth of tickets to the Clearview show!!  Thank you to all the parents (including three alumni families!) who purchased tickets in advance through the PPBA.  If you plan on attending the West Deptford show at Triton next Saturday (the last opportunity for the PPBA to profit from ticket sales), we ask everyone to make that small, extra effort to purchase your tickets in advance through the PPBA to ensure that your donations will support your band member’s music program as opposed to another school’s program.  


Thank you again for the great turn out – the awesome show of support meant a lot to the kids!


The PPBA Executive Committee

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Clearview Tickets

We will be selling tickets to the Clearview Show at tonight's practice during pick up, after the football game Friday, and at drop-off on Saturday.  Tickets are 10.00 for adults and 7.00 for students/seniors.  So far our parent attendance at shows hasn't been all that great and the kids could really use the support as we move into the championship season.  So if you haven't been able to get out to a show yet Clearview would be a great one to attend because it's so close.  Hopefully, we can see all of you :-)  Bring your orange and black and come cheer on the kids!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Weekend Schedule 10/7-10/10

Rehearsal 5:30-8:30

Off Homecoming Dance

Friday Football Game-
Report at 5:30 Yearbook picture being taken at 6:00.

10:00 Report
1:00 Lunch
5:30 Leave for Clearview
7:15 Perform at Clearview
10:30 Awards

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Collingswood Show Tuesday

Report time will be 5:30 and buses will leave PHS at 5:45.

We perform at 7:15 and awards are at 7:45. We should return by 8:30.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Collingswood tickets

Sally will be selling tickets for the Collingswood show at Monday's rehearsal.  If you can't get tickets Monday please contact her to make alternate arrangements.  tel:856-994-3880

Friday, October 2, 2015

Weekend Schedule Update

The weather this weekend has prompted Collingswood to move their show to Tuesday evening.  I was given permission today for us to attend so we are preparing to participate in the show.  Their show begins at 6:00 P.M. and a schedule has not been posted yet.  More information can be found at when it is available.

Saturday- OFF
Monday- Practice 5:30-8:30
Tuesday- Collingswood Competition begins at 6:00
Wednesday- Rehearsal 5:30-8:30
Thursday- Off Homecoming

Tickets for Collingswood are 7.00 for Students/Seniors and 12.00 for Adults.  Please see Sally Bierman to get tickets.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Collingswood Show Cancelled

Collingswood has cancelled their show for Saturday due to weather and poor field conditions.  They have rescheduled the event but currently we are unable to attend the rescheduled date.  Should their be any changes they will be posted here.