Poway 4th of July Fireworks Celebration -
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We need volunteers for fireworks security ASAP to help at our annual 4th of July Fireworks fundraiser at Titan Stadium. We can raise around $6,000 fot the music program at this one event.

All you to do is sit back in your beach chair for 2.5 hours and watch over the perimeter to make sure no one goes in the fall-out zone. If we don't get 24 people this year, we will lose this fundraiser altogether.


We also need students to sell concessions and merchandise on the football field before and during the fireworks show.


This will be a fun event for all. All of our volunteers will get into the show for free (spectator admission is $5 per person for ages 12 and up).

Contact Kari Nietz-Gigstad at kngigstad@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Proposed Changes to the PHSMB Bylaws -
All Members Should Review

The elected board of the Poway High School Music Boosters ratified several changes to the PHSMB bylaws on June 12, 2018. Before the changes can go into effect, they must be reviewed by the General Membership for 30 days and ratified.

All PHSMB general members, which includes all parents of students enrolled in PHS band, orchestra, and color guard classes, should review the proposed changes. The complete PHSMB bylaws in which the proposed changes are highlighted in yellow can be downloaded as a PDF document below.

Please contact to Carol Lord Heuschele at hipmktgchic@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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.

Upcoming Events


Congratulations to Our Honor Band Musicians

Congratulations to Teddy Gigstad, John Lettang, and Ryan Whitson for being selected for the SCSBOA All-Southern California Honor Band. John also has the distinction of being selected for the All-State Honor Band!

2018 Emerald Brigade Band Camp!

Bertrand's Music Fundraiser

What an awesome job Bertrand's student and parent volunteers did during our one week fundraiser! They cleaned and tested hundreds and hundreds of instruments! Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to our music program. Volunteers make all the difference. Bertrand's Music paid PHSMB $5 for each instrument that we cleaned and $1 for each one tested.

Wow! The results are in:

  • Total woodwinds cleaned/evaluated = 443 X $6 = $2,658
  • Total string instruments cleaned = 305 X $5 = $1,525
  • Total earned for the Poway HS Music Program = $4,183

Emerald Brigade Sousaphone Campaign

Eight brand new Conn 20K sousaphones arrived in October! Thank you to the many donors to the EB Sousaphone Campaign and Sousaphonathon for making this possible. You have made our band students, directors, and staff very happy!

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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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