Patrick Marsh Middle School Band

This Week In Band (Feb 11-15, 2019)

Buckle Up For A Busy Band Week!

Monday, Feb 11 (Day 2) - Parent Band Rehearsal (7-7:30 PM)

Tuesday, Feb 12 (Day 1) - 6th Jazz (3-4 pm), 7th Jazz (4:15-5 pm), EPOCH $ Due

Wednesday, Feb 13 (Day 2)

Thursday, Feb 14(Day 1) - BLA (3-5:20 pm), EPOCH Pep Band Night (3-7:30 PM), Skype with Composer Markowski 7th Hour?

Friday, Feb 15 (Day 2) - 7th Grade Band Projects Due, Middle School Jazz Fest- 7th grade jazz only (3-7:30 PM)

Monday, Feb 18 (Day 1) - Early Spring Band Concert (6th at 6:30 PM, 7th at 7:30 PM)

Congratulations Band Students!

This past weekend PMMS hosted the WSMA District Solo/Ensemble Festival. A number of our students participated in the festival. Congratulations to the following students:

Eli Diallo - Clarinet Solo

Miles Gleason - Tuba Solo

Colin Leiterman - Flute Solo

Maggie Loesch - Bassoon Solo

Kenzi Martinez - Flute Solo

John McLean - Trombone Solo

Finn Munn - Trumpet Solo

Alex Nawrot - Euphonium Solo

Maya Rodrigues - Flute Solo

Nick Ruplinger - Mallet and Snare Solos

Suvan Sharma - Bass Clarinet Solo

Kaitlyn Truitt - Flute Solo

Special Congratulations to Colin Leiterman and Miles Gleason who received "Notable Performance" awards and to Kenzi Martinez and Miles Gleason for advancing to the State Solo/Ensemble Festival in May!

Thank you to all of the parents/guardians who either donated food or volunteered to help on Saturday!!

Parent Band Practice Tomorrow!! (Monday)

GET READY!!! We will have our 30 minute Parent Band Rehearsal tomorrow night at Patrick Marsh Middle School in the band room from 7-7:30 PM. Door #9 in the back of school will be open. Remember to bring your child's instrument and your music. Your teacher (your child) is encouraged to come as well. : )

We may go "live" on Facebook again this year during the rehearsal. Last year we received 6 "likes"!!!!

7th Grade Projects Deadline Extended to Friday!

Due to all of the snow days, I have decided to move the 7th grade project deadline from Wednesday to Friday this week. This is not an optional project!

The goal of this project is to show an understanding of the music beyond the notes. 7th graders are encouraged to look at their current portfolios to gather ideas for the project. Students can also view this video to get ideas from past projects. Can't wait to see what they come up with!

EPOCH Sound THIS Thursday!

Epoch Sound Night FEB 14

2:50 pm – Rehearsal and Activities at PM

4:30 PM – Pizza in the Cafeteria (Bring own drink)

5:10 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!

6:45 PM – Pregame music will begin. The MS group will alternate with tunes played by Epoch Sound.

7:15 PM – Approximate End Time - MS students will be dismissed after the performance.

*Students can stay for the remainder of the game; however they will not be supervised by Mr. Gleason or Mrs. Haraldson and must purchase a ticket from SPHS Athletics.

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 on Monday for rehearsal. Please note that family members who wish to hear their child perform must purchase a ticket to the basketball game. We are also in need of a few chaperones to help with the evening. If you would like to help, let us know.

Middle School Jazz Fest THIS Friday (7th grade jazz only)

2:50 Load bus and travel to Chums

3:00 Unload and go Choir room at the CHUMS

3:15 -3:45 Improvisation clinic

Rhythm section - Stage

Horns - choir room

3:45-4:45 Rehearse with clinicians on stage

4:45-5:15 Rehearse with H. S. students in choir rm

5:15-6:00 Dinner -Pizza (Day One) & Hotdogs

6:00-6:30 Warm up-Choir Room


  • Bring your own instrument and jazz music.

  • Dress in concert band uniform. (Black shoes and socks) You can wear a different colored tie or scarf.

  • You are expected to stay for the whole concert. We are the second group to perform. Proper concert etiquette while listening to the other group perform is essential.

Early Spring Band Concert- Monday, Feb. 18

Concerts are precisely timed events.....or at least, that is the attempt! Below is a matrix showing our plan for the Early Spring Band Concert on Monday, Feb. 18. A few important details:

  • All 6th bands will warm-up at 6:10 PM
  • All 7th bands will warm-up at 7:10 PM
  • Parent Band - no warm-up (won't help!). Just plan to take the stage by 7:10 pm or sooner!
  • 6th Horn, Tuba, and Euph players should bring home instruments.
  • Wear full band concert uniform.

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7th Grade Field Trip - $10 Due in one week!!

On Tuesday, February 26th the 7th grade band will travel to UW-Whitewater to participate in our annual band clinic with UWW Director of Bands, Dr. Glenn Hayes. The trip was originally planned for Thursday, Feb. 21 but due to a schedule conflict at UWW it had to be changed.

  • The fee for the trip is $10. Send cash or check payable to "PMMS" by Feb. 18 . This will cover the student's transportation and lunch on campus.
  • We will depart at 7:45 am and return by 2:45 pm.
  • Looking for a few adult chaperones to join us on this fun trip. Fill out this form if interested!
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BLA (Band Lesson Academy Semester 2 Dates)

February 14 - Lesson 3
February 21 - Lesson 4
February 28 - Lesson 5
March 7 - Lesson 6
March 14 - Lesson 7
March 21 - Lesson 8
March 28 - Lesson 9
April 4 - Lesson 10
April 11- Lesson 11
April 18 - No Lesson (Spring Break)
April 25 - Lesson 12
May 2 - Lesson 13
May 9 - Lesson 1 (Make-up for Jan. 31)

May 16 - Lesson 2 (Make-up for Feb 7)


GOING TO MISS A LESSON? Contact your private teacher. Find your teacher's email here:

7th Grade Jazz Rehearsals

6th Grade Jazz Rehearsal Dates

Feb 12

Feb 26

March 5

March 11 (Monday)

March 15 - Swing Into Spring Concert (7-9 PM at PVMS)

Upcoming Dates

February 12 - WSMA Piano Solo Night at SPHS (4-8 PM)

February 14 - Epoch Sound Pep Band Night at SPHS Fieldhouse (3-8 PM)

February 15 - Middle School Jazz Fest at CHUMS (3-8 PM)

February 18 - Early Spring Band Concert (6:30 & & 7:30 PM)

February 26 - UWW 7th Band Trip (during day)

March 15 - Swing Into Spring Jazz Concert (7-9 PM at PVMS)

April 8 -Band O Rama Band Concert at SPHS Fieldhouse (7 PM)

Patrick Marsh Middle School Bands

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