Patrick Marsh Middle School Band

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

Swing Into Spring! DATE MAY CHANGE!!

UPDATE: Due to the SPHS Basketball returning to State this coming Friday we MAY reschedule this concert. More information to follow Monday afternoon!!


This informal concert will feature all of the jazz ensembles from grades 6-9 and a performance by the 13-time Essentially Ellington Competition National Finalist, Sun Prairie High School Jazz 1!!

  • Refreshments will be sold before and during the concert. (proceeds helping HS Jazz 1)

  • Admission is free – however, donations gratefully accepted to help the SPHS Jazz 1 get to New York!

  • There is also a pie auction that evening. To donate a pie contact Deb Lohr: . Funds raised from the silent pie auction help send our Sun Prairie High School Jazz I band to New York City for the Essentially Ellington festival at Lincoln Center!

  • A schedule of the performances will be coming out soon, however plan on the 6th grade jazz performing around 7:00 PM and 7th grade jazz around 8 PM.

Panther Pep Band

On Friday, March 29th Patrick Marsh MS will host it's annual Staff vs Student Basketball Game. We traditionally put together a student pep band for this event. All 6th and 7th band members are welcome to join.

Rehearsal: Thursday, March 21 from 3:00-4:00 PM

Rehearsal: Tuesday, March 26 from 3:00-4:00 PM

Performance: Friday, March 29 from 1:30-2:45 PM

Sign-up HERE or in the front of the band room.

Save The Date!

7th Grade Band members will have a mandatory rehearsal with our guest composer in the Performing Arts Center at Sun Prairie High School on Monday, May 6th from 6:30-8 PM. We will need this time to rehearse as a full band with the composer in this performance space. There is a home track meet that same night but the students will be done in plenty of time for this necessary rehearsal. Thank you for saving this date!


Quick Glance At The Week Ahead

Monday, Mar 11 (Day 2) -

Tuesday, Mar 12 (Day 1) - 6th Jazz (3-4 pm), 7th Jazz (4:15-5 pm), PTC 4-8 PM

Wednesday, Mar 13 (Day 2)-

Thursday, Mar 14 (Day 1) - BLA (3-5:20 pm), 7th Jazz (4:15-5 pm)

Friday, Mar 15 (Day 2)- Swing Into Spring Concert? (More Info. To Come!)

BLA (Band Lesson Academy Semester 2 Dates)

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

March 12

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

Upcoming Dates

Upcoming Dates

March 11 & 13 - CHUMS Wind Symphony Auditions

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

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

April 12 - WSMA ML Honors Auditions (4-9 PM at PVMS)

May 6 - Mandatory 7th Grade Evening Rehearsal at SPHS PAC with composer Markowski! 6:30-8 PM

May 7 - Spring Band Concert at SPHS PAC (7 PM)

May 18 - Marching Band Practice with SOSP at SPHS (9:30-Noon)

May 27 - Memorial Day Parade (9-11 AM)


CHUMS Wind Symphony Auditions March 11 & 13

All students can participate in band in 8th grade without auditioning. However, there is an ensemble that incoming 8th graders can audition for if they wish to perform more difficult music and seek that extra challenge. The Cardinal Heights Wind Symphony auditions will take place at PMMS on March 11 for Woodwinds and Percussionists and March 13 for Brass players. Auditions will take place during both 7th grade band rehearsals. Interested students should sign-up for an audition time on the sheet in the front of the band room.

Audition Requirements:

Percussion Etudes:

Three $100 Scholarships To Be Given Away To Attend UWW Band Camp

This year we are excited to provide up to three $100 scholarships to attend the UWW Band Camp. Having worked at the camp numerous times, I can tell you that the UWW Band Camp is one of THE best music camps in the Midwest. This year's camp will take place July 14-19, 2019. The cost is $495 (fee covers lodging, meals, instruction, a camp t-shirt* and insurance.) We will receive $20 off each registration if eight (8) or more students from PMMS register to attend Middle School Band Camp. Make sure to use promo code 8GROUP20 at check out to receive the discount. If we don't get eight students to attend, you will be charged $20 during registration at the camp.

This is a safe, well-run camp that nearly 250 middle school students attend every year. To read more about the camp and to register online follow this link:

The scholarship application must be completed by Friday, May 3. Scholarships will be awarded at our Spring Band Concert on May 7. Here is the link to apply:

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