Patrick Marsh Middle School Band

Final Concert Information Edition (May 24-28, 2021)

Final Concert Reminders

What? PMMS Spring Band Concert


When? Wednesday, May 26 at 7:00 PM (Student should be in seats by 6:45 PM sharp)


Where? Park in the front parking lot of PMMS and walk to the back behind school (see map). Students should take their instrument in its case directly to their chair in the performance location outside. No students should enter the building unless they need to get an instrument, etc. We will warm-up outside prior to the beginning of the concert.


What To Bring? Students will need their instrument (in case) and music. Families should bring a chair or blanket to sit on. No chairs will be provided for audience members.


What Should The Students Wear?

There will not be an assigned uniform. Students can wear typical school clothes. Of course, students who have any "band swag" are certainly welcome to show it off!


Handicap Parking? Family members requiring handicap parking may park in the turn around loop by door #7. No vehicles will be permitted behind school.


Masks & Distancing? Audience members are required to wear a mask during the concert and to maintain social distancing. Students should wear masks until they sit down in their assigned seats and then they can remove them when we begin to perform. This is in accordance with school policy and the recent "Masking and Distancing Update" sent out by the school district on May 21.


What Is The Order Of The Concert?

6th Grade Band

Union March

Dance Slav

No Worries


7th Grade Band

Harrowgate Festival

Celtic Air and Dance

Avengers


Combined Bands

This Is My Country


How Long Will The Concert Last? We estimate about 30 minutes.


Will The Concert Be Online? We will broadcast the concert via Mr. Gleason's Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/2702177820?pwd=YlFuVGJpbnRaYXpLQlVyZjFNbHNzUT09


What Needs To Be Returned After The Concert? We will collect ALL school-owned instruments, music stands, and other materials after the concert under the tent. Students renting an instrument from a music store AND not continuing next year can return instruments as well. Everyone else is encouraged to keep their instrument to practice over the summer. School instruments will be reissued to students continuing next year prior to the end of school.


What Happens If It Rains? The forecast looks great presently, However, if it does rain we have Thursday, May 27 at 7:00 PM set as our rain date. We will contact band families via email by 5 pm on Wednesday if it looks like we need to reschedule.

Little Avengers Needed!

The 7th grade band would like to invite younger siblings to dress up as their favorite Avenger and join Mr. Gleason in front to help conduct the band during the performance of "Avengers"! Listen for the invitation by Mr. Gleason prior to the performance and come to the front to show off your superpower conducting!
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Full Band Rehearsal Tuesday

In an effort to prepare for this week's concert, we will hold full rehearsals for 6th grade and 7th grade bands on Tuesday outside.


8:30 - 9:15 am - Full 7th Grade Band

9:40 - 10:25 am - Full 6th Grade Band


  • Students will take instruments in cases immediately outside to their assigned chair.
  • Choir & Orchestra students need to remember their instruments as this is usually a choir/orchestra day and remember to report to band for this important rehearsal!

Jazz & Lessons

  • This is the final week for jazz. We will meet Monday from 2:45-3:45 pm in the band room.
  • Band lessons have concluded for the year in order for the band staff to begin doing inventory, cleaning, and reissuing instruments.

60 Students Have Already Signed Up!

All 7th grade band musicians are invited to participate in a free fall marching band experience. The Sound of Sun Prairie Marching Band will rehearse Aug 16-20 from 5-9 pm at the high school. Students will learn the fundamentals of marching and rehearse a few easy tunes. These rehearsals will culminate with a performance at the first home football game in the new Bank of Sun Prairie Stadium on August 27th.


To register for the fall marching experience click the button below. Registration Due by June 10th!!


The Sound of Sun Prairie High School Marching Band is celebrating its 50th anniversary season next school year (Jan-July 2022) with a trip to Florida to perform at Walt Disney World and/or Universal Studios! Current 7th grade band members are eligible to join. To read more about this click here.

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Previous Information

Detailed Instrument Return Plan

Personally Owned Instruments- If you own your instrument, do not return it to school. Not sure if you own it? Contact us, we will help!


School Owned Band Instruments- All school-owned instruments must be returned the night of the band concert (May 26). School-owned instruments are owned by Patrick Marsh and have a barcode and white lettering and numbers on the case. If you have a school instrument to return please check it in with Mr. Gleason after the concert under the tent. If you plan on continuing in band next year a new instrument will be checked out to you from Cardinal Heights prior to the end of the school year.


Music Store Rentals- These instruments are rented from a music store and typically have a sticker that says "Property of Ward-Brodt". If you are continuing in band next year we would encourage you to keep your rental instrument over the summer so you can practice. If you are not continuing or would like to return your rental instrument please check in your instrument to Mr. Gleason under the tent after the concert.


Can't Come To The Concert But Have An Instrument To Return? - Be sure to email Mr. Gleason before May 19 letting him know you will not be at the concert. Plan to bring your school instrument or rental instrument in before May 26th to get checked in.

7TH BAND JUMP START (FOR CURRENT 6TH GRADE BAND STUDENTS)

Band Jump Start is a SPASD Summer School Offering. The class is designed to welcome the incoming 7th graders to a new year of band at Patrick Marsh Middle School. The Band Jump Start class is three days: Tuesday, August 10 through Thursday, August, 12, 2021 from 1-3 pm each day. The class will consist of rehearsal in the PMMS Band Room and games outside - including the annual band waterslide on the hill behind school! To register just fill out this form: https://forms.gle/LUwxtsgHNazmYwfM6. No further registration is needed through the school district. There is no fee for this course and no bus transportation provided. Contact me if you have any questions

Need Supplies?

Visit Ward Brodt's website to order any band supplies you need. Order what you need and then at check out you can choose home delivery or school delivery under the shipping section. If you choose school delivery, your supplies will be delivered to Cardinal Heights and we will make sure you get them. If you are unsure what kind of reeds/valve oil/slide grease to purchase, we have attached a list of recommended supplies here.

IMPORTANT LINKS

Patrick Marsh Middle School Bands

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