Pottsville Area High School Band

Celebrating and Honoring the Musical Heritage and Tradition of the Pottsville Area High School Band. Established 1929.

       

Welcome to the official website of the P.A.H.S. Band

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Click here to download the latest 2014-15 Band Schedule!


2014-2015 Pottsville Area High School Band

Craig N. Shoener………………………………………………………………………...Director

Kate Zimmerman………………………………………...Assistant Director and Show Design

Michael F. Ryan…….Middle School Band Director, Show Design and Marching Instructor

Deniece Krater……………..…………….Band Front Advisor, Flag & Majorette Instructor

Patricia Ebling……………………………………………………………..Majorette Instructor

Jackie Murton…………………………………………………………………….Flag Instructor

Robert Nowak……………………………………………………………..Percussion Instructor

Steve Horvath……………………………………………………..Band & Percussion Assistant

Leslie Kraft…………………………………………………………...…………..Band Assistant

Katelyn Dunn…………………………………………………………..…………Band Assistant

John Shoener…………………………………………………...……………….Jr. Band Assistant

Michael Kiehner………………………………………………………….…………….Announcer

Michaela Zanis & Anthony Wojciechowsky………………….……………...…Drum Majors

Kira Reedy & Autumn Evans………………………………………………....Flag Co-Captains

Elise Horvath, Lily Keitsock, Andrea Sanders, Kyra Varano……….Majorette Co-Captains

Jacob Shoener........................................................................President

Rachel Salata.........................................................................Vice President

Olivia Connors........................................................................Secretary

Patrick Brennan......................................................................Treasurer

Sarah Williams........................................................................Librarian

Justin Denchy & Corey Schuster...............................................Band Managers

Members- 149 Instrumentalists- 105 Flags- 14
Majorettes- 16 Color Guard- 7 Drum Majors- 2 Alternates- 5

The Pottsville Area High School has approximately 1100 students enrolled in grades 9-12. The instrumental music faculty consists of Mr. Craig Shoener in the high school, Mr. Michael Ryan, Ms. Kate Zimmerman, and Ms. Katelyn Dunn in the middle school. Students begin instrumental lessons in fifth grade.

The PAHS Marching Band practices two and a half weeks in August from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Band rehearsals are scheduled daily during the ninth period of the school day. The band does not enter into competitions, but rather prepares two shows for the local audiences.

Tonight’s performance will include the music, “Anyway You Want It”, “Carry On Wayward Son”, “Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)” and “Desperado”. The traditional Pre-game show includes the school fight songs, “Hold On I’m Comin’”, “Happy”, The Traditional Script Tide to March “Grandioso”, the Alma Mater and the National Anthem.


Links of Interest

Arranger’s Publishing Company

JW Pepper

Lōser’s Music

P.A.H.S. Band Facebook Group (Members Only)

Penn State Blue Band

Pottsville Area School District

2014 Alumni Band Will Be Held:

Friday, October 3, 2014.

If You plan to attend, please fill out this form on the Alumni Band Page, or contact Mr. Shoener at (570) 621-2975, or cshoener@pottsville.k12.pa.us


 

Attention: the two songs that will be performed are Star and Respect

IMPORTANT NOTE!

It is vitally important that you select your instrument name to help Mr. Shoener and his staff with keeping track of numbers of people, and for charting purposes for the on-field show at Alumni Band.

Thank You!

Majorette Alumni: Message from Mrs. Krater:

Alumni Majorette practices will be:  Sept 4,7,11,14,18,21,25,28 & Oct 2  6:30-7:30

                At the DHH Lengel parking lot near Academic Center.

 


Percussion Alumni, courtesy of Mr. Nowak, here are the Pottsville traditional drum cadences for practicing and enjoyment for Alumni Band.

 

 

Cadence “00”

 

Cadence “1”

 

Cadence “2”

 

Cadence “4”

 

Cadence “7”

 

Cadence “10”