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 the Directors
Updated 9/25/23

Well that was a weekend that was different than expected. While the staff remembers being inside before, we never remember a cancelled competition. The last time we were inside at Copiague was 2011 and half the staff was in the band! Thank you to everyone who made the trip to the island and supported us and thanks to the amazing crew that got us there safe and sound. Special thanks for washing those raincoats! They needed a cleaning...

By this point you should have received a confirmation email that your Music in the Park Ad was recieved by email. If you submitted something in writing, those will be processed tomorrow. Thanks to all that contributed to the effort and we are in full Music in the Park prep mode!

This week (weather permitting) we will be doing two shows. Friday night performance at Pregame of the Waldwick Game and Saturday in competition at Ramsey. Come out and see us do the entire show on Saturday and the second half of it on Friday. We promise many changes and additions since the Parent Preview...

With a month left until Championships, the time to push is now! Ask your children to practice. Make sure they sleep and eat well and finally make sure that all the paperwork is in place!

See you all at a show this weekend!

Mr. Marks and Mr. Sheridan

Some important reminders for parents:

1) Your child has a binder with a lot of information that is not only for them but for you as well. Please be sure to sit down with them and go over the handouts and

2) Attendance at all practices, competitions, performances and events is mandatory. Please plan things around such!

3) Plan in advance for Syracuse weekend.

4) Band camp payments are very past due and Syracuse paperwork and payments are approaching quickly. Deadline is September 9!
Paperwork Link

5) Medical forms can be completed ASAP but no later than October 1.
Here is the info

Mr. Marks and Mr. Sheridan

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


Upcoming Events

*Reminder that pracitce starts at 7:00. That means moving equipment and warm up occur prior to that time!

September 26 - Practice - 7-9 pm
September 28 - Practice - 7-9 pm (Trailer load at 8:50)
September 29 - Football at Waldwick
Arrive Time - 4:30 pm
Leave MPHS - 5:50 pm
Arrive at Waldwick - 6:00 pm
Perform - 6:40 pm
Dismissal (approx) - 9:30 pm
Clothing - All - Black Shirts / Sweatpants / Proper Socks / Proper Underlayer

Food - Bring Food to eat while changing / Can buy food at Football in 3rd Quarter

September 30 - Competition at Ramsey (Ticket and Other Preorders)
Band Room Open - 11:30 am
Practice Start - Noon
Truck Load - 4:00 pm
Bus Departure - 4:30 pm
Arrive at Comp - 4:45 pm
Gate Time - 6:05 pm
Perform - 6:15 pm
Awards - 8:00 pm
Dismissal (approx) - 9:15 pm
Clothing - All - White Shirts / Shorts / Sweatpants / Proper Socks / Proper Underlayer

Food - You should bring food to eat during changing time / Can buy food at Comp after we perform.

Cold Weather / Rain - We are working on a plan since the black jackets aren't in for the Rookies.

Future Dates

Link to Marching Band Calendar
This is stuff beyond normal Tues (7-9) / Thurs (7-9) / Sat (12-6) Practices

October 6 - Football at Waldwick (Halftime)
Ocotber 8 - Music in the Park XXVI
October 14 - Competition at Sachem
October 21 - Competition at Wayne Hills
October 22 - Competition at Kingston

Quick Links

Music First Log In


MB 2023

Band Program Download Page

Band Staff Listing

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

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