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.
Sailor Band Families:
I want to begin by thanking you yet again for your flexibility as we navigate this challenging journey through our first trimester. This never ending series of changes and adaptations to our schedules that we have all endured can be frustrating, and my greatest joy has been being able to hear our students play together whenever and however possible.
I know that we are all looking at COVID numbers with increasing concern, particularly as we get closer to Sunday's Fall Band Concert. We believe that it is extremely important to give our students an opportunity to perform together on the music we have worked hard on for the last several weeks, and I know that giving our students the opportunity to play as one band program again is something that will be incredibly rewarding for them.
That being said, the thought of filling Sailor Center to the highest allowable capacity (20% of fixed seating maximum) does not feel like a responsible course of action. For that reason, we are needing to change the audience role for Sunday's concert (11/15) in the following ways:
We will be recording high quality video and audio captures of the students' performing our concert music and sending that out to all Fall Concert Band families to enjoy seeing and hearing the incredible work of our students. We have elected to record rather than Livestream to ensure that we share the best possible quality to send out to everyone.
Seniors and senior parents, we recognize you have not gotten to enjoy so many of the peak experiences that we have experienced with our previous senior classes. For this reason, we are inviting parents/guardians of our seniors to attend the performance in person. Out of abundance of caution we are going to limit the seating capacity to senior parents only. We will be bringing this performance to all other families virtually so that all can enjoy safely.
Fall Pep Band will not be performing on Sunday. Our football team is giving us many opportunities to perform that we were not expecting when we scheduled Pep Band at this Concert, and we encourage you to get tickets to our playoff games whenever possible to hear their awesome work.
Students, we will be meeting at Sailor Center on Sunday at 1:30pm. Please make sure to have your instruments and music. The concert/recording will begin at 2:00, and students will be dismissed at 2:30.
We do have a need for about 16 adult volunteers to help with set up and strike. These volunteers will be invited to stay and listen to the concert as well. Please reply to this email if you would like to be on the list, and I will let you know if you are needed to help.
Thank you again for understanding our ongoing mission to provide our students the safest experiences to promote their music education,
Mr. Boyden and Mr. Sarns