Mr. Maguda's Website

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    Please browse this website to find important information about the Mendon High School Music Department as a whole or more specifically about the Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Jazz Ensemble, Pep Band and Pit Orchestra at MHS as well as philosophical information about my approach to and goals for each of these ensembles.


    Feel free to contact me at anytime at or 267-3865.



    Current Information:



    Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!  You will not need your instrument on the first day of school.  You will hear about all the wonderful music opportunities available on our first day of class, but here are some things to start thinking about.


    Pep Band will start up immediately.  Do you want to spend some Friday nights pumping up the crowd at the football games and meet new friends from Sutherland?  Then join us!  It's a blast (literally).  See the Extra-curricular Ensembles Pep Band tab for more details or click here to sign up.


    Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble auditions will be held after school during the last week of September.  These groups really know how to groove!  See the Extra-curricular Ensembles Jazz tab for more details.  


    Pit Orchestra will start up in late December or early January for our March musical.  There's something magical about playing in the pit orchestra and connecting with all the singers/dancers/actors on stage!  See the Extra-Curricular Ensembles Pit Orchestra tab for more details.


    Applications for the Applied Music Credit (for students studying privately on piano and/or guitar) can be accessed by clicking here.  For more details about the program, see the MHS Music Department tab and then click on Applied Music Credit.


    Students who participate in the many extra musical opportunities MHS and our Rochester community offer may want to apply for Honors Distinction by clicking here.  See the MHS Music Department tab and then click on Honors Distinction for more information.










    Congratulations to the following musicians who were selected to this year's NYSSMA & MCSMA Honors Festivals!


    Jr. High Area All State

    Tristan Zhang, Oboe (Orchestra)
    Libby Du, Clarinet (Orchestra)
    Santosh Raja, Alto Sax (Orchestra)
    Krishna Rao, Tuba (Orchestra)
    Jamie Kenney, Flute (Band)
    Elizabeth Elner, Clarinet (Band)
    Ally Foley, Trumpet (Band)


    Sr. High Area All State

    Viveka Frisk, Eb Clarinet (Band)
    Jemma Wallis, Bb Clarinet (Band)
    Jiwoo Han, Oboe (Band)
    Rowan Wilkens, French Horn (Band)
    Ben Saunders, Bass (Band)




    Conference All State

    Jiwoo Han, Oboe (Alternate)
    Padraig Fittipaldi, Jazz Guitar (Alternate)


    MCSMA Jazz All-County



    MCSMA Classical All-County










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