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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.

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Sailor Band Families, 

 

A great deal of thought has gone into decisions of how to balance having a rewarding marching season with the health and safety of our students and their families.  Marching Band is something that is really important to the identity of our band.  We want to do everything we can to deliver the best experience that we can give you.  Some of the challenges we have been weighing include:

  • At this time we are unable to meet as a full ensemble due to the 100 person outdoor meeting limit.

  • We need to acquire the proper protective equipment for wind players to be able to perform safely. 

  • We are uncertain what the fall holds, both in terms of what school will look like, and what will happen with football season. 

 

Based on these factors, we have determined that it is best to proceed with the following plan:

  • Marching Band will be moved to the third trimester including Color Guard members.  

  • It is our hope that in the spring we will be able to have a marching band show that includes drill and will allow all performers to perform as one

  • For the remainder of the summer and fall we will continue Drumline and Front Ensemble rehearsals as scheduled

  • We will be assembling a pep band composed of woodwinds and brass that will join with the Drumline and Front Ensemble to perform at school events.  There will be a cap of 70 wind participants in the pep band that when joined with our percussionists will put us at the 100 person limit. This will enable us to stay under the 100 person outdoor limit as well as give us the option of rehearsing indoors in two groups of 50.  

  • The fall pep band will focus on school songs and pep band music.  The show originally planned for this fall will be performed this spring.  

  • The fall pep band will function as an extracurricular activity once school begins and will not rehearse during 5th period.  We are in the process of determining the focus of our 5th period band classes this fall.  

  • Summer sectionals for wind players, as well as Pre-Camp, and band camp are canceled. 

  • The Fall Pep Band will rehearse on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2:30pm starting August 11th.  Once school starts rehearsals will be on Wednesdays from 3-4:00 pm.  

 

Students who are interested in joining the pep band should sign in the link sent to their email. If more than seventy students sign up, a process for selection will be developed.  Please submit this form no later than Friday, July 31st.  

 

We recognize that this is very out of the box thinking, but we believe this is the best path forward for the health and safety of the Sailor Marching Band and our students’ families.  

 

All our best, 

Mr. Boyden, Mr. Nimtz and Mr. Sarns

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