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 10/22

Hard to imgaine but it is Championship week. The continued support of the crew and the cheering section has been an enormous help as we continue on our path! Thanks to all the parents for the long drives, late nights, continuous support, and motivation of thier students. As we head to Syracuse, this is the one that counts. A great cheering section and well prepared crew are going to be crucial to our success on Sunday!

Syracuse packets were sent home Music in the Park weekend with info about our schedule. This info WILL NOT be posted online for security reasons. You can find a new document
here that gives you a guidline to packing and spending money.

Please remember that we have Wednesday Practice this week too. There is much to be cleaned and much to be learned this week. Students should stay hydrated, nurished, and as rested as possible. All medications for the trip should be dropped off to Shannon (the trip nurse) on Tuesday night between 8:30 and 9:00 pm in the senior lounge at MPHS.

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 (DUE NOW!!!!)

Upcoming Events

October 23 - Practice 7-9 (POST KINGSTON Adjustements)
Ocotber 24 - Practice 7-9 (OFFICER CHOICE)
October 25 - Practice 7-9 (FINAL PRACTICE - Crew Runs from 7:30-8:30 pm)
Ocotber 26 - OFF TO SYRACUSE! (Packing List!)

Future Dates

Link to Marching Band Calendar

November 6 - End of Season Celebration (Details TBD)

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