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Welcome to the Mona Shores Bands Website!

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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Current Events

Week of 18 September 2023

Marching Band Announcements


Here are weekly announcements:


  • Wind Sectionals (3:00-3:45) Tuesday for brass and Thursday for woodwinds.  Percussion Sectionals will be Thursday (4-6)  and Guard will be Monday (3:15-6:00). Sectionals are mandatory (meaning your grade will be lowered if you have an unexcused absence).


  • We have rehearsal Wednesday night from 6-8:30pm in the east parking lot.  Remember to arrive at the high school by 5:45 so that you can be prepared to start promptly at 6:00.  


  • All-State Audition Packets are available from Mr. Boyden (concert) or Mr. Sarns (jazz).  Audition forms and the $15 audition fee are due to Mr. Boyden no later than Wednesday 29 September.


  • Looking at next week, we have sectionals and Wednesday night rehearsal again.  We are looking forward to Homecoming and our next home football game on Friday 29 September!!  If you know any band alumni, encourage them to join us for halftime--information went out on Facebook, Instagram, and email.


  • Thinking ahead to the first week of October, the band will be traveling on an overnight trip to mid-Michigan for clinics at two major universities and a band show!  Here are some preliminary details:

    • We will depart on Wednesday 4 October in the morning via charter coach to Western Michigan University.  The WMU Bronco Marching Band staff will work with our students on our show, including Scott Boerma, Director of Bands at WMU and the composer who created our Bill Chase arrangements.

    • From there, we will go to Grand Ledge HS in mid-Michigan for a show featuring over 20 high school bands from around the state.  Families are welcome to attend (tickets are available at the gate).  Our performance time is 8:15pm.  The MSU Spartan Marching Band will perform on the same field an hour later at 9:15pm--this is an amazing opportunity for you and our students to see a world class college marching band!

    • We will then head to a nearby hotel for an overnight stay.  Students will be assessed a $50 travel fee to help offset the expenses for the trip.  

    • On Thursday morning, the band will transport to the campus of Michigan State University.  Once there, we will unload at the practice field of the Spartan Marching Band and work with the Spartan Marching Band staff in clinics throughout the morning.

    • A detailed itinerary will be sent next week.  In terms of expenses, we will need $50 from every student for the hotel expenses and some of the meals.   Students will need to bring some money for other meal stops along the way. $50 will be due on Monday 2 October.

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