Pre-Season “Tune-Ups”

Hey Band!

Summer is almost here, and that means marching band is starting up soon!  The high school students, band staff, and I are very excited to welcome the new students into the band and we hope you will be one of them.  The 2018 band show is titled, “SUPERNOVA” and will feature the band’s new uniforms in this space-themed show.  

To help prepare for summer rehearsals, the band will hold two very informal evenings – “Tune-Up Nights” where new members can join up with the returning members and test the waters and get a glimpse of the marching band program.  Many students decide not to join band based on what they’ve heard from others, but these two evenings will provide a way to see for yourself, before the official season begins.

COLORGUARD: Any students who wish to join our colorguard should also plan to attend the Tune-Up and special Colorguard nights!  You will meet with our staff and start learning the basics of spinning flags!

PERCUSSIONISTS: We will hold a group jam session for all returning and new members.  This will replace our traditional auditions, but provide a way for the staff to assess your playing skills and place you on the instrument that best fits your abilities in a relaxed setting.

Mark your calendars:

Percussion & Colorguard Night – April 26  6:30-8:00pm @ the HS band room

“Tune-up” Band Night #1 – May 10  6:30-8:00pm @ the HS band room

“Tune-up” Band Night #2 – May 17  6:30-8:00pm @ the HS band room

PMMU Kick-Off (sign-up) night – May 29  6:30pm @ the HS auditorium


Please email Mr. Johnson with any band questions:

Percussionists can also email Jabin Baxter with percussion questions:

Email Clarissa Baxter with colorguard questions:


We hope to see you soon!

-Mr. Johnson

Disney Trip Information

Thank you to all who came out to attend the parent & student Disney trip meeting!  Below are copies of the hand-outs.  For those parents who would like to chaperone, please visit the PMSD Volunteer page for more information: