Mr. Maguda's Website
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 email@example.com or 267-3865.
Wind Ensemble Auditions / Performance Assessment: Results for next year's ensembles are attached at the bottom of this page. Results were based on student interest & readiness as well as the need to balance both ensembles.
Spring Solo Festivals: Registration for the 2021 Spring Solo Festival is now open. Complete this form and bring in a check (made payable to MHS Wind Ensemble) by 2/9/21.
Honors Distinction: Because of the limited musical opportunties offered at school and within our community this year, we have revised the parameters for the honors disctinction program. As an overview (for students who are new to the program), the music honors distinction is notated on your transcript for students who go above and beyond what is expected from them in the music program. These are often students who participate in extra-curricular music groups, study privately, participate in all-county or area all-state, and/or play in community groups. It is a wonderful way to show colleges that you are talented beyond just your academics. To apply for this program, simply complete the form below.
Applied Music Credit (for private piano & guitar students): To apply for this year's program, simply click on the application link below then guide your lesson teacher to complete the quarterly grade report link below. For more information about how the program works, go to the MHS Music Department tab on this website, then click on the Applied Music Credit (Piano/Guitar) page. All student applications are due by OCTOBER 23rd.
Congratulations to the following Mendon musicians who were selected for the first ever virtual Conference All-State!
Isabella He (violin), String Orchestra
Katherine Huang (flute), Symphonic Band
Emily Oldfield (soprano), Vocal Jazz
Emily Oldfield (alto), Mixed Chorus
Emily Oldfield (clarinet), Wind Ensemble
Sadie Oldfield (alto sax), alternate for Jazz Ensemble
Sadie Oldfield (alto sax), Symphonic Band
Alex Pogharian (euphonium), Wind Ensemble
Ella Smith (alto), alternate for Vocal Jazz
Ella Smith (alto), Mixed Chorus
Kathy Yan (flute), Symphonic Band
Masks must be worn at all times by all players. Students are responsible for providing their "band" masks.
There are 2 different styles that will work.
1. Basic surgical, disposable mask. Cut a slit in the middle of the mask for your mouthpiece to slide through. When not playing, the slit will close itself.
2. A non-disposable mask with a square hole cut around your lips and a material flap. You will need to have the mask on your face to measure around your lips. Cut the square opening you just measured. You may sew the open edges if you'd like, but it is not necessary. Take a piece of material that is 4 x 4 or 4 x 8 (if you'd like to double it) and sew or pin the material to the top of your opening.
Flute alternative method:
The above mask will work for flutes, but they may also use a shield on their headjoint if they would prefer. We will provide the shield made out of an over head projector sheet. 2 hair ties will need to be provided by the student to secure the shield to the headjoint. Masks would need to be put on when flute is in rest position.
Bell covers will be used for all wind instruments. We will be providing them for the students. If you would like to make additional bell covers, the dimensions are below.
Flute 3 x 3
Oboe 5 x 5
Clarinet 7 x 7
Bassoon 6.5 x 6.5
Alto 12 x 12
Tenor 12 x 12
Bari 14 x 14
Trumpet 12 x 12
Trombone 20 x 20
Fr Horn 28 x 28
Euphonium 22 x 22
Tuba 41 x 41
Cut squares of material to this size and then cut off the corners. Use hair ties to secure material to instrument bell. Fr. Horn, Euphonium, and Tuba will use 3/16 inch rope
April 7th Message:
I had a lot of fun putting together this video message just to say hello. Enjoy and be well.
Congratulations to the following musicians who were selected to this year's NYSSMA & MCSMA Honors All State Festivals!
Jr. High Area All State
Sr. High Area All State
Conference All State
MCSMA Jazz All-County
MCSMA Classical All-County