The Precedent

Senior brass leader and baritone player, Kalea Watson, practices

Marching band focuses on school spirit after competition season is cancelled

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...

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

Lindsey Clouse: practicing and preparing

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...

The Regiment warms up before playing at Friday's game

Regimented plan

15 hours of practice for a seven minute show
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...

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

Band balances dark show with bright outlook

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....

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

Perry is represented in the US Army All American Bowl again

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...

Members of the marching band rehearse last week.

Behind the scenes of marching band

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...

Students rehearse for an upcoming show.

Regiment’s rise of the ‘Machines’

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...

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

Higher Division Means Higher Standards for Marching Band

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...

PHS band director, Brandon Kliesgen.

New director leads band to new heights

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...

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