Patrick Marsh Middle School Band

This Week in Band at PMMS (Jan 11-15, 2016)

New Information

6th Grade Solo Night THIS Thursday, January 14 @ PMMS

All 6th Graders are required to perform their solo at the 6th Grade Solo Night at PMMS on Thursday, Jan. 14. Performance times have been updated reflecting requests for different times, etc. Times can be found on the website and at this link: If you need to change your time, please contact Sharon Haraldson ( Parents/Guardians are encouraged to come and listen!

7th Band Assignments Due This Friday

7th Grade Band Members have two assignments due this Friday, January 15:

1) Intonation Worksheet - students will work with a friend and tuner to discover what notes are in and out of tune on their instrument (and how to fix them!) The worksheet will be handed out in Band tomorrow.

2) Solo Introductions - this assignment was given on Google Classroom. Students need to follow the directions given and create a spoken introduction for their solo.

Step-up Instrument Week

Students will be able to try the "step-up" instruments this week!

Are you still renting an instrument? Do you own an older instrument or "beginner" model? At some point your child's progress can be hindered by the instrument they are playing. "Stepping-up" to an intermediate or advanced model can make a huge difference in your child's sound and overall progress.

Ward Brodt is offering a great program to make these "step-up" instruments more affordable for our students. Rob Smith (our Ward Brodt Rep) will be at PMMS on the night of our 7th Grade Solo Night (Jan 19) to meet with families interested in this program. Read the letter at the link below for more information!

This Week In Lessons

Regular full week of lessons this week. 7th graders will be recording their solos this week. 6th graders will work on their solo and lesson book in preparation for the upcoming Solo Nights (6th grade Jan. 14, 7th grade Jan. 19) Find your child's lesson time here:

Recent Information

Are You Practicing? Parent Band (Feb 23 @ PMMS)

Parent Band performance will be at the Early Spring Band Concert on February 23. Parent Band Rehearsal is Monday, Feb 15 (7-7:30 pm) Email Mrs. Haraldson if you would like to be a member of this award winning ensemble! (

EPOCH Sound Pep Band Night Coming Soon! (Feb 5 @ SPHS)

Still Time To Sign Up!!! EPOCH Sound Pep Band Night is Friday, February 5th. All 6th and 7th graders encouraged to participate. Information can be found here: Sign-up List (and who has paid) can be found here: Deadline is Tuesday, January 19.

7th Grade Solo Night (Jan 19 @ PMMS)

7th Graders choosing to perform their solo at the 7th Grade Solo Night at PMMS on Tue, Jan. 19 can now find their performance time on our website or at this link: This is a required performance for students not participating in the WSMA Festival. Students should arrive 10-15 minutes before their performance time and can leave immediately after.

The Week Ahead

Monday, Jan 11 (Day 1)

Tuesday, Jan 12 (Day 2)

7th Grade Jazz Ensemble 7 AM

No BLA Drum Lessons until Feb. 23

6th Grade Jazz 3-4 PM

Wednesday, Jan 13 (Day 1)

7th Grade Jazz Ensemble 7 AM

Thursday, Jan 14 (Day 2)

7th Grade Jazz Trombone Sectional 7 AM

BLA Lessons 3-5 PM

6th Solo Night 5-7:00 PM

Friday, Jan 15 (Day 1)

Friday Morning Ensembles 7 AM

7th Band Assignments Due

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Jan. 14 - 6th Solo Night 5-7:15 PM (PMMS)

Tuesday, Jan 19 - 7th Solo Night 4-6 PM (PMMS)

Friday, Feb 5 - EPOCH Sound Pep Band Night 3-8 PM (HS)

Saturday, Feb 13 - WSMA Solo/Ensemble Festival 8 AM-4 PM (PVMS)

Monday, Feb 15 - Parent Band Rehearsal 7-7:30 PM (PMMS)

Tuesday, Feb 23 - Early Spring Band Concert 6:30 PM (6th) 7:30 PM (7th) (PMMS)

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