The Importance of Music Education

Here is a fascinating report on the importance of Music Education as it relates to the development of speech.

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2014 – 2015 MMS Band Performance Dates

The following are dates for future MMS 7th and 8th Grade Band performances. These dates were included on the commitment forms returned by all band members.

Friday, September 26 – Band Night
Friday, November 7 – Veteran’s Day Assembly
Thursday, January 29 – MMS Bands Winter Program (Medert Auditorium)
Saturday, April 18 – Solo and Ensemble event at MMS
Friday, May 22 – Mayfest
Monday, May 25 – Memorial Day Silent March and Ceremony

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New Marching Band Parents: FAQ

Here is a pdf of FAQs from new Marching Band parents.


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Band Camp 2014

We have had a great two weeks at Band Camp 2014. The weather has been terrific, the kids have learned lots of music and are making great progress on the drill. The food has been plentiful and awesome! Thank you to all who have fed us!


Mrs. Hopkin has singlehandedly fit all the kids with uniforms. She is now fitting students with their marching shoes.


Evening Rehearsals have been going well. Here are some pics:



For telling the best joke in brass sectional Thursday, Samantha Blackwelder won the highly coveted prize of a pair of Michelin Man socks. Now she and Mr. Woolard have something in common!

Michelin Man

Today is Jorts Day, as declared by some of the gentlemen members of the band. Feast your eyes!


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Upcoming Events

The Annual Madeira Street dance is scheduled for Saturday, August 16th. The Boosters will need adults to sell beer & wine tickets and to staff two beer booths. Spirit Wear will also be sold.

Tag Day is Saturday, September 6th. This is our largest and most important fundraiser. We will need adult drivers to take groups of 4-6 around Madeira. This is a 2-3 hour commitment. The event begins at 9:00am.

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Marching Band & Guard Parent Meeting

There will be a parent meeting on Friday, August 1st at 7:00pm in the HS Cafeteria. Some very important topics will be discussed including volunteer opportunities and competition information. There will be time for Q&A for the new parents.

Show shirts that were ordered will be distributed at that time. Cherrie will also take new shirt orders.

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Band Camp Tips

We recommend that students always have the following items when at band camp: 1) sunscreen, 2) water bottle, 3) sunglasses and a cap/hat, 4) any allergy medications they may need, and 5) lightweight & comfortable clothing.

We also recommend that they get as much rest as possible when they are not in camp. Camp is very strenuous and we want the students to be rested and ready to rock when they are here!

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Guess Who Was in Marching Band?

See if your favorite celebrity was in marching band.

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Marching Band Photos

The annual Marching Mustang photo will be taken on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The students MUST have the forms and payment at the time the photo is taken. Students will receive the forms Monday, but here is a link in case they do not reach home.

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Article about the best Extracurricular Activity

Click on this link for a great article on marching band.

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