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 10/18/21

Long term items to be aware of: Ads for MIP due 9/25, Medical Forms in October.
Past Due Items: Band Camp Payments, Syracuse Payments, and Signed Syracuse Form Email.

Here are the upcoming plans, not always listed are our normal Tuesday and Thursday nights which will begin September 7. It is impportant to remember that first note is at 7:00pm. Warm up and Set Up occur prior to that. Band Room opens 30 minutes prior to practice unless indicated. All events subject to weather and current COVID regulations:

We are appoaching the stretch run. This week features a Football Game, A NJ Comp, and the return to NYSFBC. Please be sure to stay on top of the schedule and have all clothing ready for the weekend. Make sure that all Dome Paperwork is in order. Final Dome packets are scheduled to be distributed on Sunday before dismissal. Students need to get ahead on school work on the days we don't have practice or performances so they don't feel overwhelmed on the weekend. In less than two weeks the competitive season will be over. Let's finish strong!

Tuesday – October 19

6:30 – Band Room Open (Everyone outside Fire Pit and Pit! NO WALLS)

6:45 – Physical and Musical Warm Up

7:00 – First note of Practice – Starting with Mov’t 3

7:40 – Basics

8:10 – Next Section

8:45 – Run through

9:00 – Clean Up

Thursday – October 21

6:30 – Band Room Open (Everyone outside with Walls and Fire Pit)

6:45 – Physical and Musical Warm Up

7:00 – First note of Practice – Section will be determined

8:50 – Loading of Trailer

9:00 – Clean Up

Friday – October 22 (Black MB Shirts and Jackets! BLACK SOCKS)

3:15 - Warm Up / Run Pep Music in Band Room (Pizza will be provided)

4:00 – Get In Uniform

4:20 – Begin Loading Buses

4:30 – Depart for Rutherford

6:00 - Kickoff

6:40? – Perform Halftime Movt’s 1-3

Game Protocols to buy food at Halftime

9:30 – Approx! Get Back to School

Saturday – October 23 (Band Shorts, Show Shirts, Warm Up Pants, Jackets)

11:30 – Band Room Opens (Unload Trailer by Field)

12:00 – Group Stretching and Basics

Practice to be determined based on the week

4:20 – Final Run Through

4:30 – Load Trailer

4:45 – Eat at the Snack Bar (Hamburgers, Veggie Burgers, Pretzels, Churros, Chips…)

5:25 – Get In Uniform / Load Buses

5:45 – Leave MPHS

6:15 – Warm Up at Wayne Hills

7:00 – Perform at Wayne Hills

Awards and Return time is still being determined by Wayne Hills

Sunday – October 24 (White MB Shirts, Jackets, and Warm Up Pants, BLACK SOCKS!)

KINGSTON – Performance Time: 1:26

9:45 am – Band Room Open

10:30 – Depart on Buses in Uniform

12:00 – Arrive at Kingston

1:26 – Perform

2:15 – Awards

4:00 – Arrive back at MPHS

4:30 – Dismissal after Uniforms Hung Up and Trailer unpacked (Approx.)

Some People have asked to learn more about the staff. You can do that on the NEW STAFF BIO PAGE!


Upcoming Events

Clothing to be explained week of events!
October 16 - Practice and Competition at Wayne Hills

Future Dates

Link to Marching Band Calendar

Ocotber 22 - Football at Waldwick (?)
October 23 - Practice
October 24 - Kingston
October 26-28 - Practice
October 29 - Leave for Dome
October 30 - Norwich Comp
October 31 - DOME DAY (10:45 am Performance in SS2)

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

Ways to Support PAPS