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Marching band focuses on school spirit after competition season is cancelled

Senior brass leader and baritone player, Kalea Watson, practices

Madeleine Nseir, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2020

After a tough decision, the Arizona marching band organizations decided to cancel all in-person events for the 2020 season. Perry’s assistant band director, Benjamin Sampayan, shared how the band will still be active at school while Puma Regiment members shed an optimistic light on their new experience....

Marching Band’s abrupt ending

Senior Cat Walker before a football game

Lindsey Harrison, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2020

COVID-19 has shown the country cancellation after cancellation, from classes, to sports events, to popular concert tours and live television shows. Perry’s marching band, officially called The Puma Regiment, is no stranger to such cancellations. Members of the band saw their camp cut short, and...

Regimented plan

The Regiment warms up before playing at Friday's game

Lindsey Harrison, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2019

The Puma Regiment is one of the largest, hardest-working programs on campus. This group of 101 students compete across the state, perform during all home varsity football games, and get the Puma Nation hyped up on a regular basis. Throughout the course of a typical week, the students dedicate 15 hours...

Multi purpose field unplayable, leaving athletes without a field

Girls soccer having practice on the multi-purpose field despite the poor condition

Mea Griffin, News Editor

November 19, 2018

All soccer, freshman football, and junior varsity baseball players are without a field. The multi-purpose field, located across from the seminary building, is unplayable. Dead grass filled with patches and unstable soft spots, prevents athletes from playing to their full capability, and puts them more ...

Perry’s best: concert bands

Sarah Cheang, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2017

Brandon Hermreck Eleven years ago, a young Brandon Hermreck began his musical career after getting his hands on his father’s guitar. He was the first of his family to take interest in the field, so much so that he picked up the alto saxophone in fifth grade, then bass guitar, followed by tenor saxo...

Winter guard, drum line to face Western Championships

Asher Laufenburger, Assistant Editor

March 10, 2017

After many tournaments and competitions throughout the month of Feb., drumline and winter guard have been preparing for their biggest competition yet: Western Championships. This year the drumline competition will be held in San Bernardino Calif. and the color guard will go to Vegas. The competit...

Band begins recruitment for upcoming season

Sarah Cheang, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2017

The Perry High School band program awaits new students every year to aid in developing the music scene. To move this process along and guarantee enrollment, band director Brandon Kiesgen visits junior high schools during registration season to recruit future members. Kiesgen and current Perry band ...

Winter guard attracts new members for 2016-2017

Winter guard attracts new members for 2016-2017

Asher Laufenburger, Assistant Sports Editor

December 16, 2016

Winterguard is a “color guard activity performed indoors to recorded music, usually in a gym or arena.” This year open auditions were held, available for anyone to be on the team. The auditions were open so that, according to band director Brandon Kiesgan, “we [can] give people a chance to do something...

Marching Band continues hard work

Asher Laufenburger, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2016

Marching band has been very busy within the past month or so, with both in and out of state competitions.. Although they haven’t placed in the highest rankings, junior Justin Kang said that as long as they “keep [their] energy up and focus” they should be able to get back up in the top rankings....

After success in first show, marching band ready for Sabino

After success in first show, marching band ready for Sabino

Asher Laufenburger, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2016

  Being a part of division one marching band includes having approximately 120 members; 120 members that need to be on the same beat and tempo for a whole seven minute long performance. Their first competition was Sat. Sept. 24 where they not only placed first in all available categories, but...

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