Weekly Updates

Week of: Sunday, March 28, 2021


Rehearsals Week of 3/28/21 

  • HS Jazz Band (Big Band Style): Monday Nights (6pm - 7pm)! ONLY 6 - 7PM

  • Group B/Live Stream Jazz (Combo Style): Tuesday’s During Flex (2:35pm - 3:05pm) (In-Person B Group and Live Stream)

  • Percussion Ensemble: Tuesday Nights (6pm - 8pm) ( All Welcomed HS & MS)

  • Indoor Guard (EPIC): Thursday (6-9) 



2021 Marching Band Season

A little insight on my thoughts/vision for the upcoming Marching Band Season. “We Will March Again!” The staff and I are preparing for a return to the normal. A full band camp schedule with summer rehearsals as well and a full regular season with Saturday competitions, a Home Show, Football games, and Finals. The only missing factor is YOU and YOUR FRIENDS!


Student interest form for Marching Band Returning Members and High School Students

This is to gage interest for returning members and current HIgh School Students. We need to know what kind of numbers we are looking at for next season. Use this form to indicate your interest in EPMB Panthers 2021 Season.


Marching Band Student Leadership Team 2021

After reading the section below,  any leaders interested should fill out this form.


Student Leadership Schedule

The Schedule has been adjusted to not have the last training during Spring Break. If you are still interested in being a student leader, use this link. Colorguard captain candidates are excused from the remaining events. 

  1. Wednesday, March 24  6pm  - 7pm

    • Training Session #1: What is leadership? 101

  2. Wednesday, March 31 6pm - 7pm

    • Application made available^

  3. Wednesday, April 7th

    • Training Session #2: Running a Sectional/Short Rehearsal 101 /Conducting 102^

  4. Wednesday April 14th

    • Interviews with Staff^ & Conducting/Teaching Audition

    • Applications are due

  5. Monday, April April 19th

    • Leadership Announcement

  6. Wednesday, April 21st

    • 2021 EPMB Student Leadership Meeting(!!!!)


Available Leadership Positions (with short descriptions)

Drum Major

Leader and Head Conductor of the Marching Band. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are eligible.


Assistant Drum Major

Leader and Head Conductor of the Marching Band. Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors are eligible.


Section Leaders

Leader of your instrument specific or family of instruments. Previous EPMB Members with at least one year of experience can apply for this position. 


I cannot express how important the Student Leadership of the Marching Band is to the success of the organization. 


A virtual option is available for this process. Please email Mr. Pettis immediately. If there are any conflicts, please mention it on the form or communicate with Mr. Pettis. Remember we are all working towards the same goal, an Awesome Marching Band Season!




Flower Power Fundraiser

Flower Power Fundraiser - Earn 10% to your account


Our EPMB March Fundraiser is here - Flower Power! 


Important Dates:

Start Fundraising: Monday, March 22nd, 2021.

Order Forms and checks due to Mr. Pettis (HS): Wednesday, April 7th


Sell to your family, friends, and others, Spring Planting Bulbs, Seeds and Berries!


There are two ways to make sales: Person to Person and Online. Students can earn credit from both ways! 


Each student will be given an Information page, the “Fundraising with flowers” Catalog, and Individual Spring Order Form. If you are currently a virtual student, this information will be made available to you on our Website by Monday 3/22. Middle School Students packets will be available at the middle school with Mr. Forshey by Tuesday Morning.


Upcoming Fundraisers

District-Wide Apparel Store



  • If you are not currently in an ensemble and you are also in Marching Band, I highly recommend you be in one now. We (not just you) will be in bad shape if you are not. 

  • I am looking for a student or adult who is willing to help with the Website.

  • If there are any HS students who are interested in helping organize the HS Music Department materials, equipment, music, etc., please contact me immediately. (You will be thanked via food.)

  • I hope to see some/if not all of you students at some point this week in an ensemble!


- Mr. Pettis