Patrick Marsh Middle School Band

This Week in Band at PMMS (Feb 15-19, 2021)

Happy Valentine's Day!

We certainly love our band students and band families! This past week 7th grade band members created Musical Valentine Videos for their loved ones! Your child's video should arrive in your inbox today! Check out Alexa Ninnemann's video below. This is just one of the fabulous videos created!
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Top Ten Things To Know About The Hybrid Band Plan


  1. ALL band lessons will take place virtually when your child is at home.
  2. Students coming for in-person learning do NOT need to bring their band instruments with them to school.
  3. When students are at school they will participate in drum circles with equipment purchased by the Sun Prairie Education Foundation! Thank you SPEF!!
  4. Students participating in band online either fulltime or on the days they are not at school will continue performing on their band instruments.
  5. Mr. Gleason will teach the in-person drum circle for 6th grade band classes and Mrs. Haraldson will teach the in-person drum circle for 7th grade band classes.
  6. Mr. Gleason will teach the online band classes for 7th grade and Mrs. Haraldson will teach the online band classes for 6th grade.
  7. Weekly band lessons will continue on the current schedule.
  8. Students participating in the drum circle will be supplied fabric gloves that they can keep in the band room and wear while playing the drums. This, along with other mitigation efforts, will prevent the spreading of any germs.
  9. As a reminder, Dane County current mask mandate does not permit playing wind instruments (brass and woodwinds) indoors in schools. However, a new study is expected to be published soon and will provide more specific information for Dane County Public Health to review. Our hope is that with this new research, DHS and DPI will update mitigation requirements allowing us to return to in-person playing in band with appropriate mitigation measures in place. We will keep you posted!
  10. Have more questions? Contact us or check out the PMMS Hybrid Handbook

Wind Symphony Audition Information

For those that are interested in auditioning for Wind Symphony next year, please watch this informational video from Mr. Melrose and Mrs. Diallo. Wind Symphony Auditions will take place on Wed. March 17. Sign up for an audition at this link. Instructions for signing up for an audition time along with the audition requirements are outlined in the video. If you have any questions, please ask Mr. Gleason.

General Booster Meeting NEXT Sunday Feb 21

Next Sunday, Feb 21st, at 5:30 PM the Band Boosters will hold a general booster meeting. On the agenda will be updates regarding the 2022 middle school class schedule, Sound of Sun Prairie, hybrid band, fundraising, and financial information.


The meeting will last less than an hour via Zoom. Please consider attending. Your voice in this organization is important.

Keep Sending Us Those Photos!!

With your permission, we would love to share photos of your child and/or family with your band sign on our social media platforms. If you would like to participate send your photo to: cpgleas@sunprairieschools.org

Just Be Sure To Dig It Out First 😂

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Previous Information

Used Instrument Marketplace

Ward Brodt has created a FANTASTIC new service - a Used Instrument Marketplace. This portion of their website will contain quality used instruments they have for sale. This is a terrific new option for band families. All of the instruments have been inspected and adjusted by the repair staff at Ward Brodt and come with a 1-year maintenance agreement. In fact, they are offering 10% off used instruments from Feb 8-22.


You will see many options on the website. We really like Yamaha instruments, but feel free to reach out to us for specific advice.

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

“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