Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Portsmouth High School's marching band showed off its Irish pride Saturday during the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Newport.
Portsmouth High School's marching band showed off its Irish pride Saturday by marching in the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Newport. To view the march, check out the video above! Did you take pictures or videos during the parade? Add those photos to our gallery here!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Portsmouth High School band had a memorable and once-in-a-lifetime weekend! Welcome back to town!
The Portsmouth High School band had quite the weekend after marching in the inaugural parade on Monday. The band is expected to return home to Portsmouth sometime today, but weather might have delayed travel. Despite the delay, let's give this band a warm welcome back to Portsmouth! Post your comments welcoming the band back, or congratulations, in the comment section below! Also, you can share any photos of your own from the inauguration by clicking the green "upload photos" button above. Congratulations Portsmouth High School band!
Monday, January 21, 2013
Are you attending the inauguration on Jan. 21? Upload your photos or videos and share the experience with your neighbors.
Millions of people, including members of the Portsmouth High School band, will head towards the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21 to witness President Barack Obama take the oath of office for his second term. On Jan. 20, 2009, Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. The theme for his first inauguration was “A New Birth of Freedom.” The ceremony honored the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. This year, the theme is “Faith in America's Future,” honoring the installation of the Statue of Freedom on the Capitol Dome 150 years ago in 1863. This year's inauguration will also commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., as Jan. 21 is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The president will honor King by taking the oath …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The band members will receive their new uniforms next week.
After an extensive fundraising effort, the Portsmouth High School band members will receive their new uniforms next Tuesday, April 3, reports The Sakonnet Times. The uniforms will be shown off for the first time at a public concert to be held April 3 at 7 p.m. in the high school's new gym. The high school's Music Boosters, a volunteer group, purchased 150 new uniforms after an extensive fundraising effort. The current uniforms are more than 20-years-old, reports The Sakonnet Times.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
The annual event is quite unique at Wilbur-McMahon School in Little Compton.
An outpouring of students, faculty, parents and veterans packed the Wilbur-McMahon School gymnasium Wednesday morning for their annual Veterans Day assembly, displaying fanfare like few other cities or towns. The Wilbur-McMahon and Portsmouth High School marching bands played patriotic songs, and first- through fifth-grade students each separately sang the hymns and theme songs to the five military branches, conducted by Head Teacher B.J. Whitehouse on the keyboard. The fourth-graders also sang the Preamble Song. Members of the Little Compton Police Department provided the color guard for the assembly. During the event, Whitehouse ran a slideshow of all Wilbur-McMahon alums who served the country. Principal Jim Gibney estimated that …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Under the leadership of Band Director Ted Rausch, the Portsmouth High School Band placed first in Division VI at a recent competition among New England states.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Portsmouth High School band has more reason to celebrate this week after taking first place at a recent New England competition. On Saturday, Nov. 5, the Portsmouth High School band competed against 40 other bands from high schools across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island. Under the leadership of Band Director Ted Rausch, the Portsmouth High School Band placed first in Division VI. They received an overall score of 80.2 in this year’s competition, compared to last month’s score of 76.7. Accepting the trophy and banner for the PHS Band were Drum Majors Joe Maiato, Brianna Lee and Eliza Petty, along with Color Guard Captains Kendall Bauer and Ally Criner. Contributing to PHS’s successful performance this year were…