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Color Guard Campaign

The Poway High School Color Guard has been hard at work despite the challenges of distance learning. Through virtual and socially distanced rehearsals, the team was able to put together the beautiful video performance attached above. With the 2021 winter guard season on the horizon, there are many exciting opportunities on the horizon, but we need your help! The color guard at Poway High School is raising funds to purchase a new floor. The floor is an essential piece of equipment used in winter guard. It is a large tarp, typically 50×70 feet that provides the stage and setting for the team to perform on. We typically paint or print the floor to correspond with the theme of our productions. A new floor will help support the team and our endeavors in the 2021 season. The color guard will be participating in numerous virtual events locally and nationally this winter, and the team would greatly appreciate your support today! Any donation will help make an impact.

Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me.

Alex Bolender, Color Guard Coach

Please visit the Go Fund Me page to donate:


Congratulations Ryan Whitson!

Senior trombone musician (and student composer/arranger) Ryan Whitson was recognized by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) for being accepted to perform in the NAfME All-National Honor Ensemble.  From the NAfME website: “The NAfME All-National Honor Ensemble (ANHE) represent the top performing high school musicians in the United States.  So much more than a musical showcase, the ANHE program is a comprehensive and educational experience.”  Ryan made the Symphony Orchestra, and was the only student from San Diego County, let alone Poway Unified School District, selected as one of the ‘best-of-the-best’ for any of the three NAfME instrumental music Honor groups!

Drum Carrier Campaign – Thank YOU!

Thanks to all who supported our drum carrier campaign, we were able to raise the funds to purchase all 10 of the needed drum carriers! Doug Crooks and the students are thrilled.

The PHS 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 in the city of Poway, California.

The PHS Music Boosters

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