Midland Park Performing Arts Parents

Enriching the Arts for Students



Welcome to the MPHS Band Program!
Midland Park High School Concert Bands are divided in to the Concert Band (Gr. 7&8) and the Wind Ensemble (Gr. 9-12). 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

Previous Concert Band Tour Sites:
New York City 11, Atlanta 98 & 08, Toronto 04, Williamsburg, Washington DC, Boston 99 & 12, California 06 & 10 & 14 & 18 , 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


Previous Local Guest Performance Locations
New Jersey Wind Symphony, Ridgewood Concert Band, Lincoln Center, USS Intrepid, United Nations

NEW FOR 2019-2020 - 7th Grade Pilot Program

All 7th Grade students will take a music class. They have a choice of Band, Chorus, or Band/Chorus. We will meet on an A/B schedule. Your instrument choices are below. Bold instruments must be provided by the student. Others will be available for loan based on inventory.

Woodwind (Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax)
Brass (
Trumpet, French Horn, Baritone, Trombone, Tuba)
Percussion (All will play Mallets, Snare, Bass, and Traps
)


Marching Band Page
Band Trips Page


Upcoming Events


June 21 - Graduation - 5 pm report time

Quick Links


Music First Log In

TWIMB

MB 2018

Band Program Download Page

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 and Consultants - Jessica Abraham, Kim Ackerson, Gordon Fisher, James Garde, Taylor Goodson, Courtney Kutcha, Shannon Linde, Shane Peterson, Crissy Shannon, Chaz Sheridan, Tim Vorderstrasse

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