Drive-In Concert Sponsorships

Students in the Poway High School bands and orchestra will be performing a
Drive-In Concert on Friday, October 30th, 2020. This will be the first of its kind for PHS! We are seeking sponsors to help fund the event. Can you help? The deadline for sponsorships is October 21, 2020. Please download the Sponsorship form and give it to anyone who may be interested.


Drive-In Concert Tickets


The Poway HS Instrumental Music Program will be presenting a “drive-in” concert on Friday, October 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the south parking lot off Titan Way. To order advance tickets ($15/car), please read the information below, then click the link at the bottom to download an order form. For more information about the event, click here.

In order to present this concert safely in light of COVID-19, we must follow certain rules and guidelines as directed by health officials and government agencies. Your purchase of a ticket to this concert is your agreement to abide by these rules as set forth.

  1. All attendees must have a face covering. Driver must wear a face covering to enter the parking lot. We reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone not complying with this.
  2. If you or any member of your party are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or have recently tested positive for COVID-19, or are generally feeling unwell, please do not attend this concert.
  3. All attendees are to remain in their vehicle throughout the duration of the concert. If an attendee must exit their vehicle due to an emergency, a face covering must be worn.
  4. All attendees must watch the concert from within their vehicles. No sitting on top of, next to, or in an open back of a vehicle.
  5. Vehicle engines must remain off once parked in the concert lot. Headlights should be turned off, except if being flashed to indicate applause.
  6. In order to provide the best possible viewing experience for all our attendees, you will be directed to a specific parking spot in the concert lot. This position will be determined by order of vehicle entry and height of vehicle. Taller vehicles will be parked further back in the concert lot.
  7. Vehicles will be parked “checkerboard” style, skipping a space between each vehicle and staggering the rows to provide social distancing and better viewing.
  8. We will do our very best to get everyone some view of the stage, but please realize that we are volunteers and this has never been attempted at Poway High before. We appreciate your cooperation and patience.
  9. VIP parking in the front row is available for an additional cost and is limited. VIP parking is restricted to vehicles under 6 1/2 feet tall.
  10. There will be no access to restrooms during this concert. Please plan accordingly. If you think you might need to leave the concert before its conclusion, please let the parking volunteers know, and they will park you in a spot convenient to the exit.
  11. In the event of an emergency, please follow the directions to the exit of the parking lot.
  12. The concert sound will be broadcast on short-range FM radio. The station to tune in to will be identified at the concert. You can listen to the broadcast on your car radio as long as you do not run your engine. If you think that your car battery may not allow you to run the radio for approximately 2 hours, you may wish to bring a portable FM radio.
  13. In case your car won’t start at the end of the concert, we will have jumper cables and people available to help get you going again.
  14. Late arrivals (vehicles entering the parking lot after the concert has begun) will be parked at our discretion. Late arrivals may have to wait until between performers to enter the main concert lot, or may be parked in overflow parking with limited to no view. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and the concert begins at 6:00 p.m. Please plan accordingly.
  15. A copy of our COVID-19 Safe Reopening Plan will be posted at the entrance to the parking lot. Our volunteers will wear face coverings and will wear gloves and/or frequently sanitize their hands if they are handling anything that will be given to you, such as programs, snack packs, or t-shirts. They will maintain proper social distancing from you and each other.
  16. Pre-ordered merchandise (t-shirts, snack packs, etc.) will be distributed to you in your vehicle as you enter the concert grounds. We will have very limited sales at the concert itself only if permitted to do so, so please pre-order your merchandise at this time.



Band/Orchestra/Color Guard Registration

All Orchestra, Jazz, Guard, Marching and Non Marching Band students

If not yet registered, please complete the forms below and return to or mail in to PHSMB, PO Box 1376 Poway, CA 92074.

1.Please click on the link below and fill out the contact and student information form.

2. Please print, parent and student sign the attached “Poway High School Music Program Code of Conduct” form D.

3. Please print, fill out and return the attached registration form.

4. Donations for the program can also be turned in at the same time by check or if paying by Venmo or Paypal payments just indicate on the registration form.

       “The music boosters organization supports band, orchestra, color guard, jazz and marching bands. Boosters rely on annual suggested donations and various other fundraisers, so the entire program has what it needs to function and provide a quality experience.”

2020 – 2021 Instrument Checkout Process

10th-12th Grade Students Who Currently Have an Instrument Checked-out:

  • You will keep the instrument you have.
  • If your instrument needs repair: 
    • You must take the instrument to Bertrand’s Music.
    • Contact Mr. Crooks via email and describe the problem as explicitly as you can (for ex: “I can’t play below the low F on this bassoon”). He will email you a repair form for you to complete and take to Bertrand’s with the instrument.
    • He will notify Bertrand’s to expect your arrival (which will to ensure that they bill PUSD/PHSMB and not you).
    • Bertrand’s Music is only able to accommodate this process at their Rancho Penasquitos location:

          Contact information is: Bertrand’s Music 9906 Carmel Mountain Rd. Rancho
          Penasquitos, CA 92129 and phone (858)780-1812.

New Students or Students Who Need an Instrument:   (including all percussion)

  • Fill out the attached PUSD equipment check-out form to the best of your ability and email back to Mr. Crooks:
    • Be sure to mark if you need a mouthpiece, bocal, etc. with the instrument.

** NOTE: there is a possibility that the instrument may need minor repairs or adjustments **

  • Typically, we are able to have upperclassmen test instruments in the spring, and send out instruments in need of repair over the summer; however, in 2020 this was impossible.
  • Due to current conditions, some instruments have sat unused in the PHS band room for all of 2020, and potentially longer.
  • It’s possible, for example, some brass instruments may have ‘frozen’ slides and will need minor repairs.
  • If you find a problem with your instrument, contact Mr. Crooks via email and he will send you a repair form with instructions on how to proceed.



Whether we are learning virtually or physically present in the classroom, current guidelines and research indicate we are unable to share instruments this year due to COVID-19. 

Some instruments are more limited than others and we may not have the instrument you want available to check out.  In that event, Mr. Cook, Mr. Sybilski, and/or Mr. Crooks will notify you about your options.

Historically speaking we have been able to accommodate a student’s 1st choice when borrowing an instrument from the school.

Due to these unusual circumstances we will be able to provide an instrument for students, but it won’t necessarily be the 1st choice. 

If you have any questions about checking out an instrument, please email Doug Crooks at

We look forward to getting an instrument in your hands so we can start the year making music virtually!