Patrick Marsh Middle School Band
This Week in Band at PMMS (Sept 28-Oct 2, 2020)
Patrick Marsh Band Students Accepted Into State Honors Program
Five Patrick Marsh Students from last year's 7th grade band have been accepted into the WSMA Middle Level Honors Project this year.
Started in 1967, the WSMA State Honors Music Project provides musically talented students with an opportunity to rehearse and perform with the nation’s finest conductors in a professional, highly disciplined setting. Selected through a rigorous audition process, students are challenged to perform at their musical best throughout the short rehearsal period, which culminates, typically, with a performance in October at the Wisconsin State Music Conference held in Madison each year. This year due to the pandemic, students will meet, rehearse and perform virtually. For many of these young musicians, the WSMA State Honors Music Project offers the experience of a lifetime, creating friendships, memories and skills they take with them in whatever path they choose.
Atticus Coen - WSMA State Honors Band, Trombone
Colin Leiterman - WSMA State Honors Band, Flute
Caleb Retcheski - WSMA State Honors Band, Bassoon
Nick Ruplinger - WSMA State Honors Band, Percussion
David Willey - WSMA State Honors Band, Tuba
- Ask your child to put their lesson time into digital calendar with notifications turned on OR have Siri, Google Home or Alexa remind them of their lesson time!
- Communicate in advance with your child's lesson teacher if your child will be gone. We will do our best to reschedule.
Thank you for your help with this. We LOVE seeing your children and value this time with them each week. Your assistance will help us to remain efficient and avoid the very real Zoom fatigue!
6th Band Students Need This Warm-up Book
Sound Innovations Ensemble Development For Young Concert Band.
Many of you already have this book through your rental plan with Ward Brodt. Those of you who own your instrument or are using school instrument may not. Please check your chid's folder and if you don't see it, order it ASAP. Here is a link to Amazon to place your order.
Virtual Private Lessons are Here!
Lesson Reports Launched
Our hope is that this immediate feedback and communication about your child's growth and performance will provide you with valuable information to help support their learning. We would encourage your young musicians to practice daily for at least 20 minutes. Our focus nearly every week will be on the lesson book (Daily Routine for Perc). Thank you for helping to "build" this time into their schedule at home.
We hope that you find the lesson reports helpful. Please note that we will add both of the email addresses that we have on file for this week's reports (last week we sent it to just one parent/guardian email).
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Where Can We Find Information About Band This Year?
1. This newsletter will be sent every Sunday afternoon. It will contain the plan for the week, updates on classwork, and special events or opportunities.
2. Our PMMS Band Website will have weekly lesson plans, resources, links, and our weekly lesson schedule. I will also keep links to all of our newsletters on this website if you ever need to look for something shared previously but lost it in your inbox. Consider the website as the "go to" place to find out information this year.