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, Baltimore 22
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, Col. Timothy Holton
Previous Local Guest Performance Locations
New Jersey Wind Symphony, Ridgewood Concert Band, Lincoln Center, USS Intrepid, United Nations
7th Grade Pilot Program (Continues in 2022-23)
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)
High School Band - NJWS Prelude Performance - December 9, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Winter Concert - January 12, 2023 @ 7:30 pm.
Music First Log In
Band Program Download Page
David Marks - Director of Bands
Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band Co-Director, Jazz Band Co-Director
Chaz Sheridan - Marching Band Co-Director
Jeff Peters - Assistant Marching Band Director, Jazz Band Co-Director
Steve Bartosik - Percussion Ensemble
Brian Prokop - Marching Percussion Coordinator
Other Staff Members and Consultants - Jessica Abraham, Kim Ackerson, Gordon Fisher, James Garde, Taylor Goodson, Shannon Linde, Shane Peterson, Crissy Shannon, Chaz Sheridan, Spencer Pigg