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Upcoming Event

2018 Chaperone Volunteers Needed

CHAPERONE MARCHING BAND EVENTS – DUE Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The MAHS Marching Band relies upon many parent volunteers to make our band travel down the road.  We need around 8-10 parent chaperones for every event.  We will be soliciting these volunteers electronically via Microsoft Forms, go to https://goo.gl/XvTJTp or scan the QR code to complete the form.  There will also be a link on www.moonband.org site. Fill out the form, and press submit. You will be notified of your assignments over the summer via e-mail.  If you cannot access this form, please contact Mr. Barthen for a paper form.  This form will need to be completed by Friday, July 16, 2018. Under PA Law Act 153, all adults who are requesting to volunteer must submit 2 and/or 3 clearances.  The process is outlined on the Microsoft form.  Please download the Clearance Guidelines located on the sign-up form for clarification and directions. 

Discipline. Teamwork. Camaraderie.

Just a few of the reasons to become a member of the
MAHS Instrumental Music Program.

Alumni Stories

Mark Bartus

Mark Bartus

Symphonic & Marching Band - Class of '13

As someone who decided to pursue music as a career, I was lucky enough to be immersed in such a rich, diverse music program in high school, one that prepared me for my college and professional career.  I was a percussionist in Moon’s Marching Band, Symphonic Band, and Percussion Ensemble, as well as a pianist in their Orchestra and Jazz Band.  The high expectations held by Moon’s band staff not only pushed me to become a better musician, but also shaped me into becoming a better person.  Beyond the growth that I experienced as a musician, I formed relationships with students and staff alike that enhanced my overall high school experience.  Such relationships allowed me the opportunity to return to Moon’s music program as a staff member for their Marching Band.  I graduated from Capital University in the spring of 2017 with a degree in Music Technology and Business Management.  Thank you to Mr. Barthen and all of Moon’s music program staff, for all that you have done for this program and its students.

Matt Diehl

Matt Diehl

Symphonic & Marching Band - Class of '11

I was a member of Moon’s band for four years, playing trumpet, and loved every minute of it.  There are a lot of ensembles you can participate in:  I was in Symphonic Band, Jazz Band I and Marching Band for my time there.  I also took part in the musicals in the Pit section, Pep Band for basketball games and participated in PMEA Honors, District, Regional and State bands.  Being involved in the music program at Moon molded me into the person I am today.  It’s tough, you learn a lot of life lessons but you also have a great time along the way. I graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2015 majoring in Music Education. I am now a staff member with Moon’s Marching Band and will be attending grad school in the fall.