Midland Park Performing Arts Parents

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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 11/9/21

Just a week ago we were anticipating Dome Day and now it feels like it was so long ago. I hope you have all had a little time to recover and reflect on a truly amazing season. Big thanks to the parents, crew, and school district for an amazing season. Most importantly, an enormous amount of gratitude to the students who poured so much energy and passion into the show. Your work this season was remarkable and you should be proud of what you accomplished. I will have much more to say about this on November 15!

Many of you know I am a big apple fan. I always loved when Steve Jobs spoke about new apple products. My favorite part was the one more item surprise at the end…In that vein, the season isn’t over just yet!

Mr. Marks

November 12: Congrats to the Football Team! They have moved to round 2 of the playoffs. You have known about this all along so no conflicts! (except for the students in the drama that are excused to not disrupt that production!). If you like football games, this will be a blast. If you don’t like football games but like cup of noodles, this is your night too!

5:00 pm – Meet in Band Room

7:00 pm – Kickoff

Clothing: Top layer is Black Jackets and Warm Up Pants. Multiple layers under that are suggested! Hats and Gloves are encouraged but keep them as tame as possible so as to not draw attention to single members!

Items from the band: Band will be providing handwarmers, cup of soups, chips, water, hot chocolate, cider, and anything else we have left from MIP. No one will be allowed to go to the snack bar. We will play all 4 quarters. NO SHOW! We are there to cheer and support the team! Guard members who play instruments are encouraged to join along and play!(This is all tentative since the details still need to be confirmed!)

November 15: End of Season Celebration: This was delayed to give the Drama all the room it needed to be successful! Please support the show and your friends that are in it! The event will begin at 7:45 pm in memorial hall. There is no food involved in this year’s event due to COVID. We will be watching the revised end of season film, the dome performance, presenting gifts for people of the year, and most importantly, honoring our seniors! We hope to end at about 9:00 pm. Parents and families are welcome but please remember that everyone must be masked and temps will be taken to enter the auditorium to conform to state guidelines.

The end of the night will include distribution of the sign-up forms for 2022! Recruiting is already underway. Everyone is welcome for 2022 if they are committed to working hard and want to be there! We will teach anyone an instrument or guard technique if they have the desire to learn and push along with the rest of us!

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


Upcoming Events

November 12 - Football at Waldwick
November 15 - End of Year Celebration - 7:45 pm

Future Dates

Link to Marching Band Calendar

November 26, 27, or 28 - Football at Waldwick ???
December 10 – Marching Band 2022 Sign Ups Due
Late January / Early February: Design Council Meetings
Mid February: Show Theme Announced?
Late Febraury / Early April: Leadership Council Meetings
Mid-April: Officers Announced
April 27: Drum and Guard Placement Auditions
May 5, 21, and 24 – Rehearsals
May 28 - Parade

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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