POWAY INVITATIONAL FIELD TOURNAMENT (PIFT)

Poway High School and the PHS Instrumental Music Program is hosting the Poway Invitational Field Tournament (PIFT) on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Seventeen high school marching bands will performing their field shows before a Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) adjudication panel.

Poway HS Music families and supporters - keep on top of everything PIFT by visiting the PIFT Central Page. We'll be updating the page often with new information - so bookmark it and visit it often!

PIFT is our biggest annual fundraiser. PIFT 2019 proceeds will be used to fund this year's PHS Music program for ALL students (Marching Band, Color Guard, Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Band). PIFT is an "all-hands-on-deck" event! We need EVERY parent and EVERY student to work at PIFT wherever and whenever they can. Ask your relatives, friends, and neighbor to help out, too. Only a few hours of work on just one day will go far in ensuring the success of the ENTIRE music program (Marching Band, Color Guard, Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Band).

The Poway High School Instrumental Music Program

The PHS Instrumental Music Program includes the Emerald Brigade Marching Band and Color Guard, Orchestra, Concert Bands, and Jazz Bands at Poway High School.

The Poway High School Music Boosters

The PHS Music Boosters organization promotes and encourages instrumental music, and supports the associated activities related to the success of the PHS Instrumental Music Program.

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Introducing Customizable Poway Instrumental Music Spirit Wear!

The Poway HS Instrumental Music Boosters has partnered with Tzilla, a local Poway company, to bring to you a line of shirts and hoodies that let you show off YOUR support of the Music Program! Every purchase supports the PHS Music Boosters and the entire Instrumental Music program - Band, Marching Band, Orchestra, Color Guard, and Jazz Band. The money raised goes towards music, instrument purchases and repairs, clinicians, concerts and more.

Tzilla will print your custom shirt using the latest in digital printing and quickly ship it to you. Since Tzilla is located right here in Poway, your custom shirt will be at your mailbox in just a few days!

Order yours today - it's easy:

  • Go to www.Tzilla.com/PHSMusicBoosters.
  • Choose Your Template - Pick one of our five customizable designs, or create your own from any of Tzilla’s professionally designed templates.
  • Choose Your Style - Short sleeve, long sleeve, tanks, hoodies, adult sizes to 3XL, and kid sizes too!
  • Choose Your Color - A variety of Poway greys, green, white and black are offered.
  • SuperCustomize - Change text, icons, and more! Not a Guard Dad or a Band Mom? Change the shirt text to say what fits you best. You can also personalize some designs with an instrument or other icon to show your unique spirit.
  • Use Promo Code BANDSHIP - When it’s the perfect design for you, place your order using our exclusive promo code for free shipping!

Share the PHSMB Tzilla Spirit Wear fundraiser flyer with your family and friends - even out-of-the-area people can participate. They can customize their own shirt from any of Tzilla’s templates and they will still make a donation to our Music Program! Don’t forget to use Promo Code BANDSHIP for free shipping!

Contact Pat Whitson at plwhitson@aol.com if you have any questions.

PHSMB Merchandise - Get Your Goodies & Help the Music Program!

Our dedicated Merchandise Team has loads of great stuff on sale this fall! Look for their table on the side of the field at Thursday night rehearsal. Here are a couple of the current items:

  • In-N-Out Burger Gift Cards - $10

Be sure to check the table every Thursday - new items will be added. The custom Pure Vida bracelets sold out quickly, but we should be getting more soon!

Contact our Merchandise Chair, Kazz McCobb, at nucobbs@cox.net if you have any questions or would like to make arrangements to purchase any items.

Singin' in the Rain Won Awards From National Youth Arts!!

We're excited to share the news that the Singin' in the Rain Pit Orchestra won the Outstanding Youth Orchestra award from the National Youth Arts organization. The PHS Singin' in the Rain team also won three additional awards and received eight nominations for their amazing work. Congratulations to all of our winners and nominees.

AWARDS

  • Lead Performance in a Musical: Cassidy Stillwell as Lina Lamont in Singin' in the Rain
  • Ensemble: Singin' in the Rain
  • Youth Orchestra: Singin' in the Rain
  • Musical Direction: Jessica Schemmel for Singin' in the Rain

NOMINATIONS

  • Outstanding Production: Singin' in the Rain
  • Lead Performance in a Musical: Lainie Carter as Kathy Selden in Singin' in the Rain
  • Lead Performance in a Musical: Tanner Mejia as Don Lockwood in Singin' in the Rain
  • Supporting Performance in a Musical: Brayden Handwerger as Cosmo Brown in Singin' in the Rain
  • Costume Design: Sharon Wezelman for Singin' in the Rain
  • Set Design: Garrett Moreau for Singin' in the Rain
  • Sound Design: Jon Baker for Singin' in the Rain
  • Direction:: Sharon Wezelman for Singin' in the Rain

To see the full list of winners and nominations for this ceremony, go to http://www.nationalyouththeatre.com/news/news_nya_awards2019_westview.asp.

There will be an awards ceremony held at Westview High School at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 24. Registration beginning at 6:45 p.m. Award winners, including all cast members of Ensemble and Production awards, will be invited up to the stage for the presentation of the award. Nomination certificates will be available at the registration table for all individual nominees or given to the director for distribution.

Anyone who wants to attend, including all performers who would like to sit in the audience, will need to reserve their tickets so that we know if they will be there and to ensure we have a seat for them. There is a possibility of a sellout. The ticket form is at http://www.nationalyouththeatre.com/news/news_nya_awards2019_rsvp_westview.asp. All award winners and nominees get one free ticket for themselves (as do participants of any Outstanding Ensemble or Production award). Additional tickets are $20/each.

2019 Singin' in the Rain Pit Orchestra - Back Row L to R: Kai Boennighausen, Mengtian (Oliver) Zhou, Griffin Crafts, Benjamin Langer Weida / Third Row L to R: Nikolai Prutow, Shantanu Ramji, Elena Tomson, Tori Constantine, Evan Asakawa, Edward Gill, Jordan Ardaiz / Second Row L to R: Ryan Whitson, Patrick Oh, Katie O'Connell, Catherine Johnson, Rachel Gillespie, Alec Buetow / Front Row L to R: Ryan Pitesky, Josh Wong, Morgan Cortez, Allison Luena. Kira Degelsmith

2019 Emerald Brigade Band Camp - August 12-16

It's not too early to start planning - here's the schedule:

2019 Band Camp Schedule

Monday 8/12 Tuesday 8/13 Wednesday 8/14 Thursday 8/15 Friday 8/16
8:30-11:30am
Visual in
the Stadium
8:30-11:30am
Visual in
the Stadium
8:30-11:30am
Visual in
the Stadium
8:30-11:30am
Visual in
the Stadium
8:30-11:30am
Visual in
the Stadium
11:30am-12:30pm
Lunch
11:30am-12:30pm
Lunch
11:30am-12:30pm
Lunch
11:30am-12:30pm
Lunch
11:30am-12:30pm
Lunch
12:30-4:00pm
Music around
the N buildings
12:30-4:00pm
Music around
the N buildings
12:30-4:00pm
Music around
the N buildings
12:30-4:00pm
Music around
the N buildings
12:30-4:00pm
Music around
the N buildings
Friday 8/16 @ 6:00 p.m. in the N-Quad - Concert for Family & Friends

You can also download a copy of the 2019 Band Camp Schedule.

PHS Winter Guard Awarded 5th Place at WGASC Regional Championships!!

Congratulations to our Winter Guard team for placing fifth at the WGASC Regional Championships in Irvine on April 13. We are so proud of their hard work and their awesome show, "Desert Rose".

Congratulations to Our Honor Band Musician

Congratulations to bass trombonist Ryan Whitson for being selected for the CBDA 2019 All-State Honor Concert Band! He also has the distinction of having participated in the 2019 SCSBOA All-Southern California Honor Wind Ensemble.

Shop & Give to PHSMB with iGive

If you shop online, go to your online store, find what it is that you would like to buy, and then go to iGive.com. Our PHS Music Booster organization will receive a percentage back from your purchase! iGive is a free service where shopping at any of up to 1,900 stores like Walmart, JC Penney, Sears, Overstock, and many more, will mean a donation to PHSMB.

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