Thinking about registering for band or color guard next year? We have put together some information on this page to introduce you to the the award winning Marching Knights. We will be updating this page with additional relevant information for 2016 as soon as it becomes available.
We want you to be a part of our championship band next year!
There will be a meeting for prospective 8th grade students on Wednesday, November 30th 2016 at 7PM.
- 8th Grader/Parents December 2nd Meeting Letter: (.pdf download) PMK 8th Grade Meeting Letter 2016
- 8th Grader Band Clinics: (.pdf download) PMK 8th Grade Band Clinics Letter 2016
- PMK Color Guard 2016 Clinic-Audition Info: (.pdf download) Color Guard Clinic-Audition 2016 Info
- PMK Band Program Overview: (.pdf download) PMK 2014 Overview
- PMK "Play A Part": (video) Play-A-Part
- PMK 2016 Calendar Overview: (coming soon)
We did a survey of current band members in the fall of 2012. Here's what they had to say...
What worried you the most when you first joined the band and what do you think about that now?
I was worried about not having time for anything except band. I thought I wouldn't have time to finish my homework, or do other activities. I also thought I would never be able to see my friends. Now, I know my assumptions were wrong and I did have time for my homework and I get to spend lots of time with my new friends who are in band!
-- Alice, Freshman
Honestly, when I went to the clinics last year, I had no idea how I'd ever be able to march and play at the same time. It was so difficult for me also to remember where I was going at the clinics. Now looking back, though it was rather silly. I feel like I was well prepared, and I might not have been able to march and play everything at first, I eventually learned, and now I don't even have to think about it to do it.
-- Stephanie, Freshman
I was worried that it would conflict with other activities and that I would be too busy - but the directors are very good about working with you and letting you go if needed. I like that all the arts directors are friends and will work out schedule problems. And I like the fact that there are enough rehearsals that if you miss one, you will still have plenty of practice before a performance. And that friends in the band will help you with what you missed.
-- Natalie, Freshman
What do you like MOST about being in the PMK?
I like the sense of family and community that the PMK brings. Everyone in the band accepts me for who I am no matter what I do. The teachers/instructors are so amazing and are always supportive of me. I have made a lot of new friends through band especially with upperclassmen who I probably wouldn't have met outside of band.
-- Elizabeth, Junior
I like being in the PMK because it allows me to reach my potential in music while I am with an awesome group of kids that are fun to be around.
-- Nate, Junior
I love the satisfaction you get when you perform a stellar show, and the announcer reads your school's name as first place. I also love the trips we get to take.
-- Jason, Sophomore
What is your favorite memory of band? What does being in the band mean to you?
Being in band means that I can be myself and I know I have people that will always be my friend no matter what. I have a place where I know people like me and I don't have to be somebody else.
-- Emma, Sophomore
Being in band to me is a lot more than just performing in football games and going to competitions, it is really my own and fairly large family that I know I can always have fun and have a great time. Also, band is a group in which we can work together towards a common goal, to be our best.
-- David, Senior
Being in the band means becoming a piece of an ensemble that takes people's breath away. It is also similar to being a part of a family. Being with my band people is being home.
-- Olivia, Freshman
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Photos of the PMK doing some of the amazing things they do.