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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....

Lindsey Clouse: practicing and preparing

Lindsey Clouse has been part of the puma regiment for four years.  She has been in various bands while in high school.

Lydia Hampton

April 26, 2020

Senior year is a time for rites of passage as one chapter of life comes to a close and another opens. School shutdowns due to the COVID-19 outbreak have put a halt to this chapter, and stripped many students of their usual opportunities.  Lindsey Clouse is a senior that, like most, has been left wonder...

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...

Band balances dark show with bright outlook

Senior Connor Maxwell practices his trumpet solo before taking the field for a halftime performance.

Nathan Tucker, A&E Editor

November 9, 2015

It takes dedication to show up for hours upon hours of rehearsal in the best circumstances. On a hot October afternoon, immediately after class, with a mob of 107 sweaty teenagers ? That is unusual dedication. For the Puma Regiment, that is just Thursday. “It takes a lot of determination and pa...

Perry is represented in the US Army All American Bowl again

Senior Emily West poses for pictures at her All American ceremony.

Michelle Bolden, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2014

Say “All American” to the average person and they probably think of top-level basketball or football teams. But Perry’s All Americans play for a different team—the marching band. For the second time in as many years, the Puma Regiment has had two members named to the All American team. Senior...

Behind the scenes of marching band

Members of the marching band rehearse last week.

Michelle Bolden, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2014

Most people don’t realize how much work the Puma Regiment puts into their performances.  These kids are practicing relentlessly, sacrificing an unbelievable amount of time. They work from 5-9 p.m. on Tuesdays, 2:30-5 p.m. on Thursdays, and not to mention, they have 0 hour every morning. However,...

Regiment’s rise of the ‘Machines’

Students rehearse for an upcoming show.

Michelle Bolden, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2014

Perry’s division one marching band, the Puma Regiment, is ready to kick off a new school year with an extraordinary new show concept titled Machine Revolution. “It’s really about the evolution of machines,” drum major Isabella West shares.  The show expresses all aspects of how machines have a...

Higher Division Means Higher Standards for Marching Band

Marching band pumps up the crowd at a past football game by performing this season's show.

Emma Fernandez, Staff Writer

October 22, 2013

Joining the multiple sports on campus, Marching Band is now in division one. Division one bands contain 95 or more participants. As drum major Gabby King explains, “We went from a smaller band of 78 to a medium sized band of 97.” This means that they are the smallest band in division one. Divisio...

New director leads band to new heights

PHS band director, Brandon Kliesgen.

Victoria Lovvorn, Enterntainment Editor

January 15, 2013

Although marching band season may be over, the new band director, Brandon Kiesgen, is still taking the Jazz and Symphonic bands to new levels. Just recently on Dec. 1,the symphonic band placed superior at the band’s first festival this school year. Not to mention, it was the first time in the [sy...

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