Patrick Marsh Middle School Band
Dec 20-23, 2021
No Regular Lessons This Week
Please encourage your kids to take their band instrument home over winter break!
WSMA District Solo/Ensemble Reminders
- Fees for the festival are in your child's Infinite Campus account. IF you haven't paid yet, please do this ASAP.
- To see a list of the students who are registered for the festival please click here. The schedule will come out in late January with specific times.
- Please consider donating some food or helping us that day! It is a LOT of fun and your help is vital to making this run smoothly. Here is the Sign-up Genius
Last Minute Holiday Gift Idea?
Looking for other ideas? Consider a box of reeds, an instrument stand, a better mouthpiece or ligature, or a lesson with a professional musician.
Want more specific ideas? Contact Mr. Gleason or Mrs. Haraldson!
Solo Nights - Jan 24-25
As you know, all band students are working on a solo that they will perform at one of these upcoming events:
6th Grade Solo Night - Monday, Jan. 24 (4:30-7:00 pm) - student's specific time TBD
7th Grade Solo Night - Tuesday, Jan 25 (4:30-7:00 pm) - student's specific time TBD
We will begin scheduling students for the 6th and 7th grade solo nights in the near future so you can get the exact performance time on your schedule. Family is encouraged to attend! Plan on attending solo night for about 35 minutes from time of arrival to departure. An example of a student's schedule that night is:
5:20 pm- Arrive
5:25 pm - Warm-up & photo taken
5:40 pm - Performance
5:45 pm - Fill out reflection
5:55 pm - Depart
School Instrument Repair & Rental Fees
Panther Pep Band Update
The Panther Pep Band is going GREAT! Here's an update on what is going on:
- No Rehearsal this week
- Next rehearsal is Friday, Jan. 7 (last chance to join the group)
- Please pay $5 by Jan. 7 to help pay for pizza and transportation to the HS
- Thursday, Jan. 13 is our performance at the High School Boys Basketball Game
Jan 13 - Epoch Sound Night Tentative Schedule
2:50 pm – Rehearsal and Activities at PM
4:30 PM – Pizza in the Cafeteria
5:05 PM – Load Bus going to the HS (one way…must find a ride home after the performance).
5:45 PM - MS musicians meet in the band room of the High School to rehearse with Epoch Sound. *Students who are unable to attend right after school may also meet us at the high school by 5:45 PM. These students are responsible for their own transportation to the high school!
6:30 PM – Set-up in the Field House at SPHS
6:45 PM – Pregame music will begin.
7:15 PM – Approximate End Time - MS students will be dismissed after the performance.
*Students may stay for the remainder of the game; however they must purchase a ticket from SPHS Athletics and will not be supervised by Mr. Gleason or Mrs. Haraldson. (SPHS Policy)
***Please note that transportation home from the HS is the responsibility of the student’s family! Students will need to take their instruments home from the HS as well as return them by Monday for rehearsal. Please note that family members who wish to hear their child perform must purchase a ticket to the basketball game.
Thur, Jan 13 - EPOCH Sound Pep Band Night - (3-8 PM) - PMMS/SPHS
Mon, Jan 24 - 6th Solo Night - (4:30-7 PM) - PMMS
Tue, Jan 25 - 7th Solo Night - (4:30-7 PM) - PMMS
Sat, Feb 12 - WSMA District Solo/Ensemble (8 am - 4 PM) - PMMS
Tue, Feb 15 - WSMA District Piano Solo Night (4-8 PM) - HS PAC
Fri, Feb 18 - Middle School Jazz Fest (3-8 PM) - CHUMS
We Need Your Help
Please consider giving a bit of your time that Saturday (easy jobs I promise!) or donating some food. To sign-up either register for a spot on Sign-up Genius or by completing this paper form and returning it to Mr. Gleason. Thank you in advance!