Patrick Marsh Middle School Band

This Week In Band (Feb 10-14, 2020)

Buckle Up For Two Busy Band Weeks!

Monday, Feb 10 (Day 1) - Parent Band Rehearsal (7-7:30 PM)

Tuesday, Feb 11 (Day 2) - 7th Jazz, 6th Jazz

Wednesday, Feb 12 (Day 1) - 7th Jazz

Thursday, Feb 13 (Day 2) - 7th Jazz Trombone and Trumpet Sectional, BLA (3-5:20 pm)

Friday, Feb 14 (Day 1) - 7th Grade Band Projects Due, Middle School Jazz Fest (7th grade jazz only 3-7:30 PM)

Monday, Feb 17 (Day 2)

Tuesday, Feb 18 (Day 1)- 7th Jazz, Early Spring Band Concert (6th at 6:30 PM, 7th at 7:30 PM), No 6th Jazz Today

Wednesday, Feb 19 (Day 2) - 7th Jazz

Thursday, Feb 20 (Day 1) - 7th Band to UWW, BLA (3-5:20 pm)

Friday, Feb 21 - No School

Great Day at WSMA Solo/Ensemble!

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in this weekend's WSMA Solo & Ensemble Festival at Prairie View Middle School. Over 500 music performances took place during the event! Many thanks to our parent volunteers and those who donated food to support the cause. If your child did not participate this year we would encourage them to consider it next year!!

Special congratulations to the following students who performed Class A solos (this is advanced high school level).

  • Colin Leiterman - flute solo
  • Abby Lydon - flute solo
  • Eli Diallo - oboe solo
  • Haley Isaacson - flute solo
  • David Willey - tuba solo

We are excited to share that David Willey has advanced to the State Solo Ensemble Festival on his tuba solo. This is an amazing accomplishment! David also received a "Notable Performance Award" on Saturday as well.

Congratulations young musicians!

Parent Band Rehearsal Tomorrow Night (Monday, Feb 10)

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 Band Projects Due Friday

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. This is not an optional project! Students can also view this video to get ideas from past projects. Can't wait to see what they come up with!

Middle School Jazz Festival on Friday (7th Jazz Only)

2:20 Dismissed from class

2:30 Load bus and travel to Chums

2:45 Unload and go Choir room at the CHUMS

3:00-5:00 Jazz Clinic

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

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 - 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 Tuesday, 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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This Week In Lessons

6th Grade - Chromatic Scale, Lesson Book

7th Grade - Band Check Off, Lesson Book

The Week Ahead

Monday, Feb 10 (Day 1) - Parent Band Rehearsal (7-7:30 PM)

Tuesday, Feb 11 (Day 2) - 7th Jazz, 6th Jazz

Wednesday, Feb 12 (Day 1) - 7th Jazz

Thursday, Feb 13 (Day 2) - 7th Jazz Trombone and Trumpet Sectional, BLA (3-5:20 pm)

Friday, Feb 14 (Day 1) - 7th Grade Band Projects Due, Middle School Jazz Fest (7th grade jazz only 3-7:30 PM)

Band Lesson Academy


February 13 - Lesson 3
February 20 - Lesson 4
February 27 - Lesson 5
March 5 - Lesson 6
March 12 - Lesson 7
March 19 - Lesson 8
March 26 - No Lesson (Spring Break)
April 2 - Lesson 9
April 9- No Lesson (Make-up Date)
April 16 - Lesson 10
April 23 - Lesson 11
April 30 - Lesson 12
May 7 - No Lessons (Make-up Date)


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

Recent Information

Spring Fruit Sale Ends Friday

The Band Booster Spring Fruit Sale is beginning this weekend and extends until February 14th. Here's some info about this option fundraiser:

  • Information & Online Forms will be found here: (not yet updated)

  • Paper Forms available in the band room

  • Funds go into student's ledgers for band-related experiences and help the Boosters. For more information about the cookie dough & fruit sales, contact Cindy Melendy at

7th Grade Band Trip to UWW

What? On Thursday, February 20th the 7th grade band will travel to UW-Whitewater to participate in our annual band clinic with UWW Director of Bands, Dr. Glenn Hayes.

When? Thursday, Feb. 20. We will depart PMMS at 7:45 am and return to PMMS by 2:45 pm. Students should meet in the band room when they arrive to school.

Cost? The fee for the trip is $16. This includes student’s lunch on campus and the bus fee. This fee is on your child's Infinite Campus account.

Uniform? Band Polo Shirt, Black Pants, Black socks, Black shoes (wear to school... no time to change)

Lunch? We will eat buffet style lunch on campus at Esker Dining Hall (lots of options). NO extra money is needed on the trip.

Supplies? Students will need to bring their instrument and their music in a folder with a pencil (put name on it!) Horn and tuba players should bring "home" instruments.

Other: Students, you represent our school, program, and community. Your very best behavior is expected at all times. RESPECT – listen when adults are giving you directions, be a good audience for other performers. Most importantly, have fun and learn! This clinic will help us to get better as a band!

Still Need Chaperones! We are looking for adult chaperones to join us on this fun trip. Fill out this form if interested!

7th Grade Band To Create Connection With Students In Johannesburg, Africa

The 7th Grade Band will soon begin a "video pen pal" with a school in Johannesburg, Africa. The schools are nearly 9,000 miles apart. The 8 hour time difference prevents us from Skyping with them, but the video exchanges will allow for a form of dialogue. The goal of the project is to increase global competency and awareness. Mr. Gleason had the privilege to visit this school last year as an NEA Foundation Global Fellow visiting South Africa. Here is more information about the school in Africa:

The school was initially founded as the United Church School. It has since evolved into a multi-denominational and multi-cultural institution serving the growing urban community of Yeoville and its surrounding precincts. Under the leadership of its founders, Rev Adamson (retired), Ms Christia Rossouw (retired) and Ms Helenne Ulster (current school principal), UCS has become a benchmark of education for disadvantaged children in South Africa. Go to to learn more!

Paint Nite! (For Band Parents/Guardians Only!)

Unleash your inner artist Join us as we raise glasses and funds for this worthy cause! When you buy a ticket to this event, $15 will be donated to the Band Boosters. To date, Yaymaker has helped raise over $3.5 million for those in need with lively creative events that feel more fun than philanthropic. Feel good about giving as our local artist guides you and your friends through two hours of painting and laughing ‘til your cheeks hurt. The best part? You don’t have to be an artist to have an amazing time. All proceeds will go to the Sun Prairie Band Booster general fund.

Sunday, March 1 at 6:00 PM

Prairie Lanes
430 Clarmar Drive
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

$45 per person

How To Join? (Adults Only)
Click HERE

Only 30 spots available!!!!!!

"Feed the Beat" Food Nights

Support the band boosters by eating out at these locations on these dates:

  • More Coming Soon!

Join our "Remind" account!

Upcoming Dates

February 10 - Parent Band Rehearsal 7-7:30 PM at PMMS

February 11 - WSMA Piano Solo Night

February 14 - Middle School Jazz Fest at CHUMS (3-8 PM)

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

February 20 - 7th Band to UWW (7:45 AM- 2:00 PM)

Patrick Marsh Middle School Bands

“Move beyond the notes to cultivate a life long passion and drive for creativity, curiosity, and community through a vision of students as accomplished learners and evolving musicians in pursuit of artistry