Announcements and important information for the PHS Instrumental Music Program and the PHS Music Boosters are listed below.

COVID-19 Information

Due to restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, all PHS Instrumental Music and PHSMB activities are on hold. We will post updates as soon as we have information.

EB Drum Carrier Campaign

The percussion section for marching band is in need!  Drum carriers are worn not only during marching season but throughout the year for school assemblies.  They are in need of replacement. In the past, PUSD has funded replacement of drum carriers; however, due to the current pandemic, funding is on hold.  The need for replacement carriers is now because we will march again!

Poway HS Music Boosters have lost income due to the pandemic and cancelled events, so we are holding a Go Fund Me campaign to raise $3,000 to re-outfit our bass, tenor and snare drum carriers for the percussion program.  Please help us reach our goal in this time of need!  Thank you for supporting our most awesome drumline section, this gift for current and future students. Use this link to donate to our Drum Carrier Campaign:

Poway July 4th Fireworks – Volunteers Needed!

The City of Poway each year partners with the Poway HS Instrumental Music Boosters for the July 4th Fireworks Show. Even though this year there will not be seating in Titan Stadium, the fireworks will still be launched from PHS and the City has asked us to provide Security volunteers. In exchange, the City Manager will make a very generous community grant to our music program!

Security is simple and fun: you’ll be assigned in pairs to watch over an area on campus. The City provides radios and flashlights – all you need to do is bring a chair and a jacket. You’ll get parking on campus and a good view of the show!

We need 20 volunteers to work from 7:00 p.m. to approximately 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 4th. We must fill all the slots to receive the donation money! Sign up today at

Any questions, please contact Pat Whitson at

School Instrument Check-In

SENIORS & STUDENTS NOT RETURNING TO PHS INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC FALL 2020 – If you have checked out an instrument, you must it to Room N-1 on Friday, June 12 at 12:00-2:00 p.m. Download and read the information flyer about the process of returning your instrumentNOTE: ALL students/parents entering campus MUST WEAR A MASK, AND MUST MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING AT ALL TIMES.

Returning students should hold on to their PUSD-owned instrument at this time.

STUDENTS WHO NEED TO CHECK OUT INSTRUMENTS IN THE FALL – All new instrument check-out for fall 2020 must wait for an announcement later this summer regarding appropriate instrument check-out procedures, schedule, etc. As always instruments will be checked-out on a first come/first served basis; due to current health situations students will no longer share instruments with other students so inventory may be limited depending on your instrument.

QUESTIONS? Contact Mr. Crooks at