MPHS PAPs March 2016


Final Prep for Nashville Underway!  The members of the HS and MS Bands will be doing a performance tour of Nashville from April 7-11.  The will be performing at the Country Music Hall of Fame, Vanderbilt University, and recording at Historic RCA Studio B. Thanks to a generous grant from the Midland Park Performing Arts Parents, the band will also be attending a performance at the Grand Ole Opry that will feature many artists, including Eric Church.


Midland Park High School proudly presents their annual school musical: Thoroughly Modern Millie. Performance dates are Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 20, at 1 p.m.

Thoroughly Modern Millie, set in the 1920s, tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love. Her plans don't turn out quite the way she thought they would.  

The show stars Paulina Hill as Millie Dillmount, Justin Lange as Trevor Graydon, Rebekah Braun-McGovern as Miss Dorothy Brown, Olivia Fairless as Mrs. Meers, Eamonn Timoney as Jimmy Smith, and Emily Moran as Muzzy VanHossemere. The show is directed and produced by Donna Halliwell and choreographed by Joanne Cannata.
TICKETS: Tickets are $15 each, available March 1-March 11 via email:  OR in person at Midland Park High School (main lobby) Monday March 7-Fri March 11, and Monday March 15  from 5:30-7 PM. Ticket orders will not be taken over the phone. Tickets will be sold at the door on the dates of performances but there is no guarantee of ticket availability at the door.

FLOWERS/Balloons: MPHS PAPs helps you take the hassle out of honoring your special crew or cast member in this year's musical. Pre-order your flower or balloons with this form and we'll have your purchase available at the performance of your choice. ORDER FORM

DVDThoroughly Modern Millie videos are available for purchase at $20 each. Please download this form and return by March 15. 

On February 17, the High School and Middle School Bands had a rehearsal with Composer Chris Bernotas. The bands worked through three selections and had a chance to preview his new book that is being released in the fall. After he finished at the HS, Mr. Bernotas made his way to Highland School to work with the Advanced Band. He later posted on his website "Really enjoyed working with the bands in the Midland Park School District today! Some wonderful things are happening with these kids and it is a credit to their directors, David Marks and Jeffrey Peters. Thank you for having me.  Bravo!"  Two of the pieces we worked on will be featured on the Spring Concert in May.


Each year PAPs awards scholarships to a select number of seniors whose families are members of PAPS and who apply. If you are member in good standing and have a senior, you will be receiving a request for a scholarship application submission from PAPs in your home mailboxes. Membership in PAPs is open year-round, so there is still an opportunity to join. Please contact our Membership Chair Martina Timoney to get a membership application. Scholarships will be awarded at the senior awards dinner.  
MPHS PAPs is a membership organization. That means all members are entitled to attend, participate, and VOTE at PAPs meetings. Members are also encouraged to serve on one of our standing committees. Contact a PAPS board member to learn more.
Mary Keenan: President
Cheryl Boland: Vice President   
Sue Hartmann: Recording Secretary 
Betty Ann Agresta: Treasurer
Martina Timoney: Membership
Bobby Stevens: Sunshine
Trish Olsen: Hospitality
Maureen Schmidt: Corresponding Secretary
Colleen Keegan: Ways & Means

Linda Steuerwald: Newsletter 
View Past Issues


3/18/16 to 3/20/16 - MPHS Musical
4/28/16 - Spring HS Choral Concert
5/5/15 - Spring MS Choral Concert
5/18/16 - Spring Band Concert

MPHS is winner of the 2015 National Excellence Award, one of only 388 districts in the nation to receive the Best Communities for Music Education award by NAMM Foundation.

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