Patrick Marsh Middle School Band

Nov 15-19, 2021

Winter Concert Quickly Approaching

Believe it or not we are already planning our second concert of the year. Here are the details:


When: Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Where: Sun Prairie High School East Performing Arts Center

Who: PMMS 6th and 7th grade bands


Warm-up Rooms and Times

3rd Hr Day A 6th Grade Band - Stage (cases backstage) - 6:40 PM

9th Hr Day B 6th Grade Band - Choir Room - 6:40 PM

3rd Hr Day B 6th Grade Band - Orch Room - 6:40 PM

7th Grade Band - Band Room - Band Room - 6:55 PM


What Should My Child Wear? There is no band uniform this year. Students should dress nicely for concerts. Please avoid clothing that has rips, tears or holes. Please also make sure that any writing on shirts is school-appropriate.


What Should My Child Bring? All students will need to bring their band instrument with the bell cover. Flute players will need their flute masks. Percussionists will need their stick bag with sticks and mallets. All students will need their band music.


Mrs. Haraldson and I will transport the following instruments from Patrick Marsh to the High School and back on the night of the concert. Students playing these instruments will just need to remember to bring their music.

  • French Horn

  • Euphonium

  • Tenor Sax

  • Bari Sax

  • Tuba


Concert Etiquette and Masks:

Students and caregivers should remain for the entire concert. The audience should be quiet during the performance but clap loudly after each selection! Only water is allowed in the PAC. Masks will be required.


Where Should We Park and Enter?

Please park and use the main entrance (Door 1).


Will It Be On Livestream Again?

Yes! Livestream link for those who cannot attend but would like to watch 'live' online:

https://youtu.be/lpEYtQmwRxI


Student Attendance: Concerts are an extension of the band classroom and the learning that takes place every day. Music was created to be shared and not performed in isolation (or in the band room only). For this reason, we need to perform for an audience in order to share the wealth of learning that has taken place. This sharing helps the students to bring closure to the learning process and also propels them towards the next step in the journey.

Solo & Ensemble Options and Performances

This past week the 7th graders selected a solo to study during 2nd quarter. 6th graders will receive a solo in the near future. Solos are great teaching tools and provide your student with the opportunity to develop their musicianship and shine on their own!


6th and 7th grade students will be asked to perform their solo at one or more of the following events:


6th Grade Solo Night - Monday, Jan. 24 (4:30-7:00 pm) - student's specific time TBD

7th Grade Solo Night - Tuesday, Jan 25 (4:30-7:00 pm) - student's specific time TBD

WSMA District Solo/Ensemble Festival - Saturday, Feb 12 (8 am-4 pm) - specific time TBD


In the near future, we will ask you to register for one or more of these events. The 6th and 7th "Solo Nights" are free while the WSMA Festival has a fee of approx. $9 per event.

Congratulations to the PMMS Students Who Participated in Saturday's SPMS Honors Band!

Congratulations!! You did an amazing job!!


Aaron Divney - Clarinet

Soren Eisner - Trumpet

Ava Flores - Oboe

Isabella Horan - Euphonium

Gabriella Horan - Flute

Kendyl Johnson - Tuba

Neely Jordan - Clarinet

Rebekah Lefeber - Clarinet

Elaina Nicodemus - Clarinet

Liam Scanlan - Trumpet

Macy Scherer - Percussion

Keegan Shields - Tuba

Faith Watson - Tenor Sax

This Week In Band

Monday, Nov 15 (A Day)

Tuesday, Nov 16 (B Day) - Full 7th Jazz 7 am, Deadline for UWEC Honors App.

Wednesday, Nov 17 (A Day)

Thursday, Nov 18 (B Day) - Full 7th Jazz 7 am

Friday, Nov 18 (A Day)

Upcoming Dates

Tue, Nov. 30 - Winter Band Concert - (7 pm) - HS PAC

Fri, Dec 3 - 6th/7th Grade Panther Pep Band Starts- (3-4 PM) - PMMS

Thur, Jan 6 - EPOCH Sound Pep Band Night - (3-8 PM) - PMMS/SPHS

Mon, Jan 24 - 6th Solo Night - (4:30-7 PM) - PMMS

Tue, Jan 25 - 7th Solo Night - (4:30-7 PM) - PMMS

Sat, Feb 12 - WSMA District Solo/Ensemble (8 am - 4 PM) - PMMS

Tue, Feb 15 - WSMA District Piano Solo Night (4-8 PM) - HS PAC

Fri, Feb 18 - Middle School Jazz Fest (3-8 PM) - CHUMS

Previous Information

How Can I Find More Information?

Here is a link to our Band Website (http://www.spbb.org/patrick-marsh-bands.html)- this is a great place to look if you ever have questions. We try to keep it updated with everything you would need.

Patrick Marsh Middle School Bands

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