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PMK News:

  • (11/10/17) Prospect Marching Knights honor WWII Veteran Woody Hughes (video):

He wasn't able to attend the parades that honor his service so the #BIG955Family surprised WWII Veteran, Woody Hughes, with a Veterans Day Parade all his own!

A BIG thank you to the Prospect High School Band, Wheeling Police Department, Wheeling Fire Department, JAIL BARS JEEP CLUB and everyone else who came out!


  • (11/6/17) Prospect Marching Knights take 3rd in regional competition:
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  • (10/28/17)  A lovely video about marching band friendship from our friends at Greendale High School. Thanks, Greendale Band!  "A friendship formed through music creates a bond that can't be broken."

  • (10/22/17)  Congratulations to the Prospect Marching Knights on their performance at the Bands of America Super Regionals (St. Louis) PMK won 3rd place and the GE (General Effect) caption award for Class 3A.  They placed 9th in the finals competition.  What a wonderful way to end the season! (check out photos from BOA)
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  • (10/21/17)  Bands of America Super RegionalThe Prospect Marching Knights will travel to St. Louis, MO to compete in the Bands of America Super Regionals.  Head to the (event page) for more information.
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  • (10/14/17) ISU Invitational Marching ChampionshipsThe Prospect Marching Knights will compete at the annual Illinois State University Invitational Marching Championships in Normal, IL.  Head to the (event page) for more information.
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  • (9/30/17) Congratulations to the PMK! An outstanding showing at their first competition in Wisconsin in many years at the Greendale Marching Invitational. PMK won first place in Class 4A!! Caption awards for: Best Percussion, Best Color Guard, Best Musical Presentation, Best Visual Effects.  Well done, PMK!!
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  • (9/24/17)   Congratulations to the PMK on their performance at the Chicagoland Marching Band Festival!  PMK won the caption awards for Outstanding Percussion, Outstanding Auxiliary, Outstanding General Effect, and Outstanding Music.  They were first place in Class 3A competition and were awarded Grand Champion.  Well done, PMK!!
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  • (9/23/17) Chicagoland Marching Band FestivalThe Prospect Marching Knights will compete at the annual Chicagoland Marching Band Festival in Wheeling, IL.  Head to the (event page) for more information.
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  • (9/9/17) Lake Park Lancer Joust: The Prospect Marching Knights will compete at the annual Lancer Joust in Roselle, IL.  Head to the (event page) for more information.
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> Be sure to check out our 2017 competition schedule page.


  • (8/17/17) Chicago Bears practice at PHS:

The Prospect Marching Knights were a part of all the excitement when The Chicago Bears arrived at Prospect High School for the "Varsity Bears High School Takeover"

 

>>> Photo Gallery

 

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> Read more about it (here)


  • (6/1/17) Great Lakes Scrip Gift Cards:

We are excited to announce our decision to expand our Ways and Means fundraising to selling  
Great Lakes Scrip gift cards directly to our families!

Check out the flyer (click here)


  • (5/17/17) Spring Concert and (k)Night of Percussion:

The Spring Concert is Thursday, May 18 and the (k)Night of Percussion is Friday, May 19. 

Both concerts are in the theater, start at 7:00pm and have free admission.


  • (5/17/17) PMK/Fine Arts Car Decals Now Available!

Hello fine arts families,

The long-awaited car decals are finally here!  They are made up of separate pieces, so you can purchase whatever activity or activities your students are in.  There is  one bigger decal with Prospect Fine Arts at the top ($3), and separate rockers for each activity ($1 each).

 

These will be available at the Spring Band Concert on Thursday (5/18) evening, and again at the Knight of Percussion concert on Friday (5/19), and at the Orchestra concert next Wednesday (5/24).  Please spread the word to any families you know that may like these decals that might be in the choirs or drama, debate, speech or orchesis.
 
If you cannot make the concerts or know someone who would like a decal, you can email dmgreene16@gmail.com and we can make arrangements to get them to you.
 
Diane and Jim Greene


 

  • (5/11/17) PMK 2017 Car Wash:

Attention All Band Families!!

The Car Wash is coming!! The Car Wash is coming!!
SATURDAY, JUNE 24th, 9:30 AM CALL TIME FOR PMKs!!

All the information you need regarding participation in the Car Wash is in the packet. 

> (Click here) to download the packet!

> (Click here) to download & print the Car Wash flyer!

THE CAR WASH IS ONE OF OUR MOST IMPORTANT FUNDRAISERS! Participation is required, so please read the packet and email any questions to pmkcarwash@gmail.com

And NOW'S THE TIME for PMKs to get those pledges and donations! See the Packet for details and pledge sheets. This is your BEST OPPORTUNITY to EARN CAR WASH MONEY for your account!

HEY PARENTS! Want to VOLUNTEER to help at the Car Wash? There are still a few coveted supervisor positions available! It can be a very fun way to actively support the PMK!

Email us at pmkcarwash@gmail.com to volunteer. Sign up early to avoid bitter disappointment!


Best wishes to all for the coming Band Camp,

Frank and Laura Carioti
Car Wash Co-Chairpersons



  • (12/18/16) Prospect Color Guard - January Clinics Information Flyer
                              Click on image to download the flyer PDF

                              Click on image to download the flyer PDF


  • (11/22/16) Prospect band student to be featured in Macy's Thanksgiving parade (read article)
Drum Major Hannah Thornton was awarded the $10,000 Bob Hope Band Scholarship Award.

Drum Major Hannah Thornton was awarded the $10,000 Bob Hope Band Scholarship Award.


  • (11/17/16) (BREAKING NEWS) 2016 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - 2 Special Honors!
#1) PMK is the LAST BAND in the parade! That means we get to help lead Santa down the route and into Herald Square.

#1) PMK is the LAST BAND in the parade! That means we get to help lead Santa down the route and into Herald Square.

#2) PMK has also been asked to make an appearance in the opening number alongside the Muppets! This performance will happen at the very beginning of the coverage, so be sure to tune in right at 9am (all time zones).

#2) PMK has also been asked to make an appearance in the opening number alongside the Muppets! This performance will happen at the very beginning of the coverage, so be sure to tune in right at 9am (all time zones).


  • Illinois Marching Band Championships - Urbana-Champaign, IL

Please travel on down to cheer on the PMK at the U of I State Competition this Saturday (10/15/2016).

> Check out the (event page) for more information.

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  • (10/1/16) Knight Of Champions (Prospect High School) - Mt. Prospect, IL

Welcome guests to Prospect High School for the 21st annual KOC competition! 

 

Please visit our event page for all the details.


  • (9/24/16) Bands of America Regional Championships - Dayton, OH

Congratulations to the PMK and band family on a great weekend at BOA in Dayton!  They placed 2nd in finals and 1st place in 3A prelims.

See the final scores and caption awards (here) and check out event photos (here)


  • (9/13/16) Lake Park Lancer Joust

> Check out more event photos here

We are so proud of our Prospect Marching Knights.  They have worked extremely hard on their performance and the results from this weekends competition reflect that.  As you probably have heard our PMK were the Grand Champions of the Lake Park Lancer Joust.  Victor J. Andrew came in 2nd and Lockport came in third place.  A special thank you to Mr. Barnum and his staff for all of their dedication and hard work with our students.

We are already looking forward to this weekends competition on Saturday September 17th at Wheeling High School.

Hope to see you there.

 

Julie & Marty

Prospect Marching Knights Band Boosters Co-Presidents


  • (8/19/16) PMK Chili Cook-Off Rescheduled.

Dear PMK families, we have been monitoring the weather forecasts for Saturday and have made the decision to postpone the Chili Cook-Off due to the high risk of rain.

We will implement our original rain date of August 27th, which according to the the long range forecast, looks to be a better day.

As always, please contact me at rbkron@gmail.com if you have any questions.


 


 

  • (6/4/16) Nothing Bundt Cakes Fundraiser: June 6th - 11th, sharing 30% of their proceeds!

Read more information and download the flyer on our fundraising page.


  • (5/29/16) PMK Bowling FUNdraiser:

Friday, June 17th, 2016, 7-10pm - Beverly Lanes, Arlington Heights

Check out our fundraising page for more info!


  • (5/27/16) PMK Cruise Knights Macy's Fundraiser:

We are excited to announce 3 great events hosted by the Knightshift truck dads at the Mt. Prospect Car Show to showcase PMK's participation at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

 


  • (5/23/16) The 2016-2017 Prospect Band Calendar is now available:

http://www.prospectband.com/calendar/


  • (4/16/16) Coming soon: PMK Garage Sale Fundraiser

Details page: PMK Garage Sale Flyer

Sign up sheet: PMK Garage Sale Sign Up


  • (4/13/16) Coming soon: Chicagoland Invitational Concert Band Festival (Saturday 4/16/2016) Hersey HS

Download the itinerary here: 2016 Hersey Festival Itinerary-1

Visitor Information: http://herseyband.com/Fest/visitors.html


    • (4/5/16) PMK Drum Majors & Mr. Barnum trip to Springfield, IL.  Meetings with Gov. Bruce Rauner and State Reps.
    PMK Drum Majors & Mr. Barnum visit with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, House Reps. D-Elaine Nekritz, R-David Harris, Sen. Matt Murphy and other members of government in Springfield!  It was a great time and they were able to share the good news about Prospect Marching Knights representing Illinois in the Macy's Day Parade in November.    Fun Fact: Governor Rauner was also in band in high school. He played trumpet and baritone!   See more pictures from this trip: https://twitter.com/prospectband

    PMK Drum Majors & Mr. Barnum visit with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, House Reps. D-Elaine Nekritz, R-David Harris, Sen. Matt Murphy and other members of government in Springfield! 

    It was a great time and they were able to share the good news about Prospect Marching Knights representing Illinois in the Macy's Day Parade in November

     

    Fun Fact: Governor Rauner was also in band in high school. He played trumpet and baritone!

     

    See more pictures from this trip: https://twitter.com/prospectband



    • (2/26/16) Nancy Reiser, District 214 - Prospect HS Distinguished Service Award
    Nancy Reiser has been an extremely active volunteer in Prospect High School's band program since the first of her three children joined the band in 2008. Nancy served as Band Booster President for two years and took the lead on trip planning and organizing logistics for marching band competitions, coordinating travel, accommodations, meals, rehearsal spaces and other needs for 175 students.   Since ending her term as president, Nancy has coordinated the 2014 trip to Washington D.C. and is the Marching Knights trip coordinator for the 2016 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Nancy's focus has always been on the students' experience and making things as easy as possible for band families.

    Nancy Reiser has been an extremely active volunteer in Prospect High School's band program since the first of her three children joined the band in 2008. Nancy served as Band Booster President for two years and took the lead on trip planning and organizing logistics for marching band competitions, coordinating travel, accommodations, meals, rehearsal spaces and other needs for 175 students.  

    Since ending her term as president, Nancy has coordinated the 2014 trip to Washington D.C. and is the Marching Knights trip coordinator for the 2016 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Nancy's focus has always been on the students' experience and making things as easy as possible for band families.


    • (1/31/16) PMK 2016 Calendar Overview and Commitment Forms:

    Click here for 2016 Calendar Overview

    Click here for 2016 Commitment Form


    • (1/30/16) Color Guard Auditions

     

    PMK Color Guard - ISU Competition 2015

    PMK Color Guard - ISU Competition 2015



    • (12/02/15) Macy's Meeting (Parents & Students) 8PM at PHS - Kulieke Theater.

    Click here for more information and important forms.


    > Watch the promo video below: