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Theater Arts
Concert Bands
Middle School Concert Band / High School Wind Ensemble
Band Staff Listing
David Marks - Director of Bands
Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band
Jeff Peters - Associate Marching Band Director, Jazz Band
Steve Bartosik - Percussion Ensemble
Brian Prokop - Marching Percussion Coordinator
Other Staff Members - Jessica Abraham, Kim Ackerson, Gordon Fisher, James Garde, Taylor Goodson, Courtney Kutcha, Shannon Linde, Shane Peterson, Tim Vorderstrasse
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Midland Park HS
Midland Park BOE
Highland School
Godwin School
MPHS Boosters
Upcoming Events:
Previous Events:
Links / Documents / Info:
Winter Concert - January 11 - 7:30 pm
Wind Ensemble with NJWS - February 9
California Tour - Febraury 23-28
Spring Concert - May 22 - 7:30 pm
The MPHS Wind Ensemble will be performing with the New Jersey Wind Symphony on February 9, 2018
Members of the MPHS Concert Band and Wind Ensemble toured Southern California in February 2014 and Nashville in 2016. For more info Click Below
Concert Band / Wind Ensemble Overview
Throughout the year the students cover the following topics in each course: Pitch, Rhythm, Articulation, Phrasing, Tuning, Balance, Form, Cultural Influence and Style, Performance Analysis, Historical Perspective and Influence, Digital Music, and Types of Performing Ensembles. These and other topics are covered in a variety of ways using different instructional techniques and technologies.
Music First Assignments
Music First Assignments will count as 20% of your marking period grade. There will be a minimum of 4 Music First Assignments per marking period as well as a quarterly playing assessment. This will be replacing practice logs and portfolio assessments in class. All Music First playing assignments will be posted with at least 2 weeks to complete them.

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Concert Band Tour Sites :
New York City
11 , Atlanta 98 & 08 , Toronto 04 , Williamsburg, Washington DC, Boston 99 & 12 , California 06 & 10 & 14 , Hershey 02, Nashville 16
Previous Guest Artists:
Patrick Burns, Chris Bernatos, Dr. Chris Wilhjelm, Darryl Bott, Linda McKnight, Patrick Laird, Samuel Nemec, James Garde, Gordon McDonald, Col. Bryan Shelburne, Dr. Deborah Gianuzzi, John Palatucci
Guest Performers at:
Disneyland Resort, Ridgewood Concert Band, Lincoln Center, USS Intrepid, United Nations
Band Program Download Page
California Blog 2014
Nashville Blog 2016
Performance by MPHS Wind Ensemble in May 2017