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May 24, 2021 - Band Updates

Hello band families and students,


We are almost at the very end! Here are some important updates as we close out the year.


1. Return School Instruments

All school instruments need to be returned by this Friday, May 28th. If you are returning next year and would like to keep your instrument over the summer, please bring it in so we can look over it and check it out to you again. Questions? Email Mr. V.

Parents/Guardians -- given the chaos surrounding first COVID and then construction, we suspect there may be a few school instruments that were hurriedly distributed and hiding in your child's room. Please double check to make sure nothing is forgotten!


2. Marching Band Reading Rehearsal Next Thursday

Next Thursday, June 3rd from 4:30-6:00pm, we will have a read-through of next year's marching show. This is not required, but please attend if you are able. This is also a great time to check out a marching instrument for the summer as needed.


3. Senior Slideshow

Check out the senior slideshow from the concert last week (this time with pictures). Thanks to graduating senior Trevor Chau for putting it together.

4. Concert Recordings

Have friends or family that missed the concert? Here are some video recordings - they are unedited and nothing special, but feel free to pass them along! (Note: due to a technical difficulty we missed the Cardinal Band performance. If any 9th grade parents took a video and want to send it in, we would be grateful!)

7:00 Jazz - Full Performance

Chamber Winds - Midway March

Chamber Winds - March of the Belgian Paratroopers

Wind Ensemble - Full Performance (includes some warm up as well)

Concert Band - Full Performance

Cardinal Band - Your Video Here!


5. Marching Band Updates - Please Read!

Front Ensemble Rehearsals: May 27th & June 3rd 4-6pm

Colorguard Practice: June 7th 6-9pm

Full Marching Band Read-Through Event for Rising 9th-12th grade (Graduating Seniors also welcome): June 3rd 4:30pm-6:00pm (Leadership show up 4pm)


Marching Band Music coming out this week in band class for high schoolers

Rising 9th graders can get their music at the read through June 3rd. Feel free to reach out to your section leaders if you cannot attend the 3rd, they will be forwarded your music to look at over the summer. (Or they will reach out to you)


Please join our BAND app! We'll be using this as our homebase for smaller communications between directors, leadership, and marching band members that don't necessarily warrant an email. The app may also be used to post drill, music, video from shows, etc. in the future


Click here to join the Marching Band BAND (Everyone)

Click here to join the Leadership BAND (Just Leadership)


New members! Your section leader(s) will be in contact with you soon (either through the BAND app, or other means) to see how you're doing, let you know about summer sectional options, and to answer any questions you may have as we get closer to band camp!

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Thanks for reading, everyone!

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Michael Ver Voort

Music Teacher & Director of Bands

Middleton High School

(608) 829-9680

mvervoort@mcpasd.k12.wi.us

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