Patrick Marsh Middle School Band
Welcome & Instrument Fitting Follow-up Letter
Do You Have An Instrument and/or Supplies Ordered Yet?
If you have questions and prefer to speak to someone call Ward Brodt at 608.960.8791
If you have any questions about getting an instrument/supplies, please contact us. Starting on a good quality instrument makes a HUGE difference. We want your child to be successful and start off on the right foot (no pun intended!).
Band Starts Now! Class (FREE) - August 22-26, 2016
We start the majority of our band students in a class called "Band Starts Now!". It is a free SPASD summer school course that takes place August 22-26 (5 days) at Patrick Marsh Middle School. Sign up for the class using the SPASD Summer School Online Registration. Here is the link: https://www.registrationcenter.net/sun_prairie/summer/
Once into the site please select "Band Starts Now - Patrick Marsh". It will not give you the specific times for each instrument grouping so here they are:
8:00-9:30 AM = Flute Class, Percussion Class, Trombone/Euphonium Class
9:30-11:00 AM = Clarinet Class
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM = Trumpet Class, Tuba Class
There will NOT be transportation available for BSN. If you have any trouble with the registration process please contact Jo Guyette in the Summer School Office:
We will offer a Fall Start-up Option if your child cannot attend BSN. These classes will be offered on Sept 1, 2 & 6 after school from 3-4 pm.
What Supplies Do We Use?
"Warm-ups and Beyond" - FJH Publication
"Student Instrumental Course - Book 1" - Belwin Publication
Clarinet players will also need a clarinet swab and Rico Royal #2.5 reeds. Euphonium and Tuba players will need to purchase a mouthpiece. Percussionists should refer to the percussion supply list given at instrument fittings.
Again Ward Brodt will help you with any questions about musical supplies - just tell them your child will be attending Patrick Marsh.
Sun Prairie Bands Website
Answers to these questions and more can be found by visiting our Sun Prairie Bands Website at http://www.spbb.org/