Patrick Marsh Middle School Band

This Week in Band at PMMS (Feb 22-26, 2021)

Band Family Message 2.21.21

Top Ten Things To Know About The Hybrid Band Plan

  1. ALL band lessons will take place virtually when your child is at home.
  2. Students coming for in-person learning do NOT need to bring their band instruments with them to school.
  3. When students are at school they will participate in drum circles with equipment purchased by the Sun Prairie Education Foundation! Thank you SPEF!!
  4. Students participating in band online either fulltime or on the days they are not at school will continue performing on their band instruments.
  5. Mr. Gleason will teach the in-person drum circle for 6th grade band classes and Mrs. Haraldson will teach the in-person drum circle for 7th grade band classes.
  6. Mr. Gleason will teach the online band classes for 7th grade and Mrs. Haraldson will teach the online band classes for 6th grade.
  7. Weekly band lessons will continue on the current schedule.
  8. Students participating in the drum circle will be supplied fabric gloves that they can keep in the band room and wear while playing the drums. This, along with other mitigation efforts, will prevent the spreading of any germs.
  9. As a reminder, Dane County current mask mandate does not permit playing wind instruments (brass and woodwinds) indoors in schools. However, a new study is expected to be published soon and will provide more specific information for Dane County Public Health to review. Our hope is that with this new research, DHS and DPI will update mitigation requirements allowing us to return to in-person playing in band with appropriate mitigation measures in place. We will keep you posted!
  10. Have more questions? Contact us or check out the PMMS Hybrid Handbook

Missed A Band Lesson? New Make Up Procedure

Due to the changes in our hybrid schedule we will no longer have very many opportunities to do make up lessons. If your child misses a band lesson starting this week, please have them do a make up lesson by recording their lesson assignment on the Flipgrid Link below and then emailing the lesson teacher to let them know.

Clearly, this is not as good as having a lesson with someone in person, however given our situation, it does provide the opportunity for us to still here your child and to provide some feedback.

In general, your kids are doing a GREAT job of remembering their lesson times. We are VERY proud of the work they have done and continue to do. We will review this option with your children but wanted you to know as well.

The TWO steps to make a up a lesson are:

1) Record the lesson assignment on the Flipgrid Link below.

2) Alert the lesson teacher that the recording has been made.

Thank you!,

PMMS Band Staff

General Booster Meeting TODAY at 5:30 PM

Today, Sunday, Feb 21st, at 5:30 PM the Band Boosters will hold a general booster meeting. On the agenda will be updates regarding the 2022 middle school class schedule, Sound of Sun Prairie, hybrid band, fundraising, and financial information.

The meeting will last less than an hour via Zoom. Please consider attending. Your voice in this organization is important.

The meeting link can be found on the Booster Facebook Page: or email Mr. Gleason and he will send it to you!

Previous Information

Wind Symphony Audition Information

For those that are interested in auditioning for Wind Symphony next year, please watch this informational video from Mr. Melrose and Mrs. Diallo. Wind Symphony Auditions will take place on Wed. March 17. Sign up for an audition at this link. Instructions for signing up for an audition time along with the audition requirements are outlined in the video. If you have any questions, please ask Mr. Gleason.

Keep Sending Us Those Photos!!

With your permission, we would love to share photos of your child and/or family with your band sign on our social media platforms. If you would like to participate send your photo to:

Need Supplies?

Visit Ward Brodt's website to order any band supplies you need. Order what you need and then at check out you can choose home delivery or school delivery under the shipping section. If you choose school delivery, your supplies will be delivered to Cardinal Heights and we will make sure you get them. If you are unsure what kind of reeds/valve oil/slide grease to purchase, we have attached a list of recommended supplies here.


Patrick Marsh Middle School Bands

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