Welcome to the site of the Plum High School Band program. Please contact Mrs. Bethany Loy, PHS Band Director, with any questions you may have (or use the email address below).
"Music is moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaity to life and to everything." -Plato
2023 MARCHING BAND KICKOFF MEETING!
If you missed the kickoff meeting, you may review the information we reviewed here soon! On the last page of the handbook, you will find a checklist of forms (and due dates for each). Please review it, complete any necessary paperwork, and let me know if you have any questions!
Looking forward to a GREAT season!!
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
Recent grads! Some of you have reached out asking if you can come back to help with Band Camp. If you're interested in helping out, please do the following:
1. Let Mrs. Loy know! I would like to know who is interested and when you plan to help.
2. You'll need to obtain clearances AND submit them with an application to PBSD. These directions are straight from our HR department:
*** All volunteers will need to apply online. We are switching websites for applications today so I would tell them to wait a few days before they apply. (This is as of July 1st).
*** They need clearances, they can apply for a free volunteer clearance for PA Criminal History and Child Abuse History. They will need to pay for the FBI fingerprint clearance though.
*** Links for all clearances are on the website under Departments>Human Resources>Clearances.
2023 MARCHING BAND CALENDAR NOW POSTED!
The calendar for the 2022 Marching Band season is now updated! It's not quite complete, but it'll give you a pretty good idea of the schedule and time commitment at this point. Please take a look at use the calendar here as you are planning your summer vacations!
INFORMATION FOR BEGINNER BAND
Are you interested in joining band? No matter what grade, give it a try! Here's some info to get you started:
* Letter from Mrs. Marion
* Explore the instruments here online!
* You may try out instruments at Johnstonbaugh's Music Centers!! Contact them to make an appointment!
Interested in seeing pregame and halftime from an aerial perspective? Click HERE to see AWESOME drone footage from our Band Night performance on Friday, October 9th!
CHECK OUT THIS ARTICLE IN THE TRIB! :)
* Check out the Plum Band/Drumline in the Trib!
Nice read on benefits of music education!
PHS Music Department Awards - Festivals of Music April 2023
Chamber Choir - 1st Place, Superior Rating
Treble Choir - 1st Place, Superior Rating
Concert Choir - 2nd Place, Superior Rating
Orchestra - 2nd Place, Excellent Rating
Jazz Ensemble - 1st Place, Superior Rating
Concert Band (Class A) - 1st Place, Superior Rating
Symphonic Band (Class AA) - 1st Place, Superior Rating
Marching Band - 1st Place, Superior Rating
Best Overall Choir - PHS Chamber Choir
Best Overall Jazz - PHS Jazz Ensemble
Best Overall Band - PHS Concert Band
Special Jazz Award - Best Saxophone Section
Special Jazz Soloist Award - Gabriel Powell, Baritone Saxophone
CONGRATULATIONS, STUDENTS: 2023 PMEA ALL-STATE ENSEMBLES
Congratulations to the following students for successfully auditioning/progressing to the PMEA 2023 All-State Ensembles!
** Carly Beninati - Clarinet - All-State Concert Band
** Tommy Zummo - Cello - All-State Orchestra
** Nate Beninati - Trombone - All-State Orchestra
** AJ Kim - Flute - All-State Wind Ensemble
** Katrina Evankovich - French Horn - All-State Concert Band
** Madilyn Shingle - French Horn - All-State Concert Band
** Ethan Grindle - Clarinet - All-State Concert Band
Congratulations, PHS Music Department!!
...on a great competition weekend at Busch Gardens Williamsburg from April 26-29 2018:
Marching Band 1st Place Excellent Rating
String Orchestra 1st place Superior Rating
Jazz Band 1st place Superior Rating
Ladies Chorus 1st Place Superior Rating
Chamber Choir 1st Place Excellent Rating
Symphonic Band 2nd Place Excellent Rating
Concert Band 4th Place Excellent Rating
Overall Marching Band Award
Overall Orchestra Award
Outstanding Marching Band Auxiliary
Special Award - Cole Kelly, Oboe
The Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser “Esprit de Corps” Award for Outstanding Musicianship, Character, Professionalism, and School Spirit
See "Calendar" section for a full, detailed calendar of events.