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The home for everything about the band program at Mona Shores Public Schools.


On this website, you'll find information about all of the bands at the middle school and high school, including marching band, concert bands (symphonic band and wind ensemble), jazz band, steel drum ensemble, and more.


5 December 2019

Band Announcements


I don't even know how to express how proud I am of our Sailor Marching Band for their incredible work this fall.  We truly provided the soundtrack to a fall that the Sailor Nation will be talking about for decades to come. Thank you to each and every band member, parent, guardian, family member, staff member and supporter.  It was truly a massive group effort to coordinate the band's activities this fall, and I am so grateful to everyone for their dedication, positive attitude, and hard work.

  1. Now that marching season has ended, I will no longer be sending weekly announcements.  I will send out announcements as necessary when we have events coming up.

    • Please direct questions about next marching season, course scheduling, Wind Ensemble and the trip to Ireland to Mr. Boyden: boydenj@monashores.net

    • Please direct questions about Symphonic Band and Sailor Brass to Mr. Sarns: sarnsj@monashores.net

    • Please direct questions about Jazz Band and Steelband as well as the American Salute Concert (this coming May) to Mr. Nimtz: nimtzg@monashores.net

  2. Wind Ensemble and Steelband members: we will be performing at the MSMS Holiday Concert on 10 December.  

    • Steelband reports at 6:30 to provide pre-concert music.

    • Wind Ensemble reports at 7:30 and will be performing last on the program.

    • The concert begins at 7:30pm featuring 7th Grade Band, MSMS Percussion Ensemble, 8th Grade Band and HS Wind Ensemble.

    • The concert is free of charge and will be over at approximately 8:15pm.  

    • Wind Ensemble and Steelband members will be wearing ugly Christmas sweaters and other decorative holiday apparel.  

  3. There will be a mandatory Ireland Meeting on Thursday 12 December at 7:00pm.  We will be discussing several important topics to get you ready for the trip.  Please have at least one member of your family attend (that does not necessarily need to be the traveler).  Some things to think about before the meeting:

    • Students will be housed two to a room, so think about who you would like your roommate to be.

    • Adults are also encouraged to room in doubles to avoid paying the upcharge for a single room.  If you would like assistance in finding a roommate, please send me your email address and I will send out a list of adults wanting a roomate with your email addresses.

    • Students are encouraged to room with another student, however it is permissible for a student to stay with an adult member of his/her family at the request of the adult.

    • We will be presenting information on purchasing tickets for a West End show (the London equivalent of New York's Broadway) for Friday night in London.  

      1. We have requested ticket availability and pricing for four different shows (Hamilton, Phantom, Wicked and Lion King), and we will narrow that down to two options based on what we learn.  

      2. Tickets will range in price from $100 to $150, and will be available on a first come-first served basis.  Please do not book tickets directly with venues--Music Travel Consultants will coordinate a group ticket buy.  

      3. I am hoping to have details nailed down by the meeting, so please be prepared to move forward with buying tickets if that is your intention.

      4. **Please note that this is completely optional.  Those opting not to attend a West End Show will have free time in either Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square (both are retail districts in central London that are similar to Times Square in NYC)--great for souvenir shopping.

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