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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-3865.
Applied Music Credit for Piano & Guitar Students
Click on this application to register for the Applied Music program. Please apply by October 23, 2021.
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
Congratulations to the following musicians who were selected to this year's NYSSMA & MCSMA Honors Festivals!
Jr. High Area All State
Sr. High Area All State
Conference All State
MCSMA Jazz All-County
MCSMA Classical All-County