Patrick Marsh Middle School Band
This Week In Band (April 8-12, 2019)
Band O Rama is Tomorrow! Monday, April 8
Still looking for one or two parents to help us out.. Let me know if you are interested!!
WHEN TO MEET, WHAT TO WEAR, AND OTHER DETAILS...
Date/Time? Monday, April 8. Concert Starts at 7:00 PM in the High School Fieldhouse – All PMMS band members meet in HS Orchestra Room by 6:30 PM to warm-up.
Uniform? Black band shirt, black pants, black socks & shoes
Other? Bring instrument in marked case and music. ALL students are responsible for bringing their own instruments to and from this performance. Student’s using school instruments should bring their “home” instruments unless they make arrangements to check out a school instrument with Mr. Gleason. Percussion should plan to bring their bell sets to the performance as well. Mr. Gleason and Mrs. Haraldson will only bring large percussion needed for the performance.
THE WEEK AHEAD
BLA (Band Lesson Academy Semester 2 Dates)
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: https://www.spbb.org/patrick-marsh-lesson-academy-teachers.html
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)
June 3 - 7th Performance at State Capitol (Noon -1 PM)
7th Band To Perform At The State Capitol - June 3
There is no fee for this trip other than needing money for lunch.
The concert would pay tribute to our service men and women as well as celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. If you are interested in helping to chaperone this trip please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/NnRUTJGvj9BKmrXFA Thank you in advance!!
Save The Date!
Three $100 Scholarships To Be Given Away To Attend UWW Band 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:
SUMMER SCHOOL 2019
Registration Opens Tuesday, April 2
Registration for summer school starts next week Tuesday for middle school students. Here is some information to keep your student involved in music over the summer!
Want more information? Head to the SPASD Summer School Website
SUMMER SCHOOL JAZZ AND CONCERT BAND
High Energy and loads of fun! That’s what Jazz Ensemble is all about. Join us for an opportunity to improve your playing, learn how to improvise or improve your improvisation, perform multiple jazz styles, and dive into jazz history. We’ll be listening to and learning from the jazz legends. This course is open to any middle/upper middle school music student. Current Grades: 6–9 Session 1: (6/24 – 7/11) Session 2: (7/15– 7/31) Period: 1 (8:00-9:15 am) Course Fee: $10
Summer Concert Band (for students currently in grades 6, 7, 8, and 9) is an opportunity for students to continue learning about and creating music through performance in band. This is a class for students who love to play a band instrument and work with others to create music. Students will learn a variety of music and prepare for a performance at the end of each session. Current Grades: 6-7 Session 1: (6/24 – 7/11) Session 2: (7/9 – 7/31) Period: 2 (9:20-10:35 am) Current Grades: 8-9 Session 1: (6/24 – 7/11) Session 2: (7/15 – 7/31) Period: 3 (10:55 am-12:10 pm) Course Fee $10
7TH BAND JUMP START (FOR CURRENT 6TH GRADE BAND STUDENTS)
SUMMER BEGINNING SAXOPHONE CLASS
UW-WHITEWATER BAND CAMP
Summer Band Camp – UW-Whitewater
UW Whitewater Summer Band Camp, July 14-19, 2019
$495 for resident campers, $445 for commuting campers, 262-472-3165, http://camps.uww.edu
**$20 per camper discount if we get 8 or more to go to this 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.
The Best Band Camp Around!
There are a variety of band camps in the area and across the state. The UW-W band camp is exceptional and highly recommended by Mr. Gleason and Mrs. Haraldson.
If you would like information on other camps, just let us know (but this is the best!)
Many camps have a commuter option, which reduces the cost of attending quite a bit. Check the web sites for details. Students returning from camp rave about the great time they had. They learn an incredible amount of information in a short period. The instructors are eager to share their knowledge and love for music. Camp is a great experience and we highly recommend it for all our students. Follow this link to go directly to the UW-Whitewater Band Camp Site:
Don't forget - we are offering three $100 scholarships to attend this camp this year! 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: