Midland Park Performing Arts Parents

Enriching the Arts for Students

Welcome to This Week In Marching Band
Midland Park High School Marching Band is comprised of students in grades 7-12. The band rehearses exclusively after school.

Notes from Mr. Marks
Updated 9/23

Great Practice on Saturday and Sunday was another signigant step down the path. The performance had highlights and some lowlights but will be a learning experience for all involved. We finished the drill this past Thursday and we will premiere it at both of our performances on 9/29. A shout out to the incredible crew who is moving us all over and keeping up with the props and the show demands. We couldn't do it without all of you!

Final Preps for Music in the Park are underway and thanks in advance for all the help! Be on the look out from emails from Committee Chairpeople and Sue! You have all worked so hard to we up this amazing day and the students will do all they can to pay you back with some amazing performances!

Normal practice schedule. Practices on Tuesday and Thursday are scheduled from 7-9 but students should expect to be there for 15 minutes or set up and 15 minutes of clean up as well. Students are reminded that in addition to sneakers, they
should be wearing clothing that complies with the dress code as indicated in the student handbook for MPHS.

As we continue the competition season, please remember that coming to practice prepared and ready to work is critical to the success of the season. Positive results take hard work and dedication. A casual approach to the season will produce casual results! Below is a list of due dates for items that should be turned in:

October - Medical Forms (can be completed after 7/1/18)(on Downloads Page)

Upcoming Events

September 25 - Practice
September 27 - Practice
September 29 - Game / Comp
10 am - DrumLine and Pit Practice
11 am - Winds and Guard Practice starts
1 pm - Home Football Game - Halftime Performance - Bring Lunch and Water
Dinner Provided on Bus - White shirts and Warm Ups for all
3 and 4 pm - Buses depart for Competition at Malverne - 6:26 Performance Time.
September 30 - Competition at Bergenfield - Report time 11 am - Black shirts and Warm Ups for all

October 2 - Practice
Ocotber 4 - Practice
October 5 -
3-5 pm Drum Sectional with Prokop (Pizza will be provided)
5 pm - Band and Guard report for Football Game@ Waldwick -
5:30 pm - Trailer Loading
6:45 pm - Pregame Performance - (Warm Ups and Black Shirts)
October 6 - Practice 12-5:30 (All Wear Show shirt and Warm Ups or Shorts (TBD))
October 7 - MUSIC IN THE PARK - ALL DAY!!! (ALL Wear White Shirts and Warm Ups)

Future Dates

Link to Marching Band Calendar
(Rehearsals on Tues, Thurs, and Saturday happen every week!)

October 12 - Football Game Halftime at Garfield
October 13 - Practice and Bowling Night
October 14 - DAY OFF!!!
October 20 - Wayne Hills at night (Long Practice Day first!)
October 21 - Kingston
October 26-29 - DOME WEEKEND

Quick Links

Music First Log In


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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