Declared Services

Middletown Musical Arts Club (MMAC) in partnership with Middletown High School provide a number of music education programs and opportunities throughout the academic year. Current Services Include:

MHS Marching Band

MHS Show Choir

MHS Winter Guard

Marching Band Disney Music Enrichment Performance Trip

Music Programs

Marching Band

[Updated 05/15/2023 to reflect the 2023-2024 performance season]
Cost: $225 for instrumentalists
Cost: $325 for color guard
Location: Middletown High School
Services include:

  • Two weeks of pre-camp instruction, includes lunch daily [July 10-13, 2023 and July 17-20, 2023]
  • One week of Band Camp, includes meals, sectional instruction, field instruction, fundamental marching instruction, team-building activities, overnight lock-in [July 23-28, 2023; lock-in at THE WEB Extreme Entertainment in West Chester, Ohio]
  • Show t-shirt
  • Fall rehearsals throughout the performance season [Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays]
  • Friday night home football game performances, includes refreshments
  • One to two Friday night away football game pep performances
  • Five to six Saturday contest performances, includes meal and refreshments

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Field Trips / Music Enrichment Activities

Marching Band Disney Music Enrichment Performance Trip

[Updated 05/15/2023 to reflect the April 2024 trip]
Cost: $1400
Location: Orlando, Florida

Walt Disney World has a rich history of supporting the arts. This includes inviting marching bands from across the country to march down historic Main Street USA, and help student performers grow their musicianship and performance confidence. Many of the students at Middletown High School have never left Ohio, and this opportunity allows them to experience, travel, learn, and perform in fellowship in a safe environment.

As part of the Disney Imagination Campus Marching Band Performances, students will discover the excitement and the magic of being in the spotlight on the most magical of stages as they perform for an audience of tens of thousands at a Disney theme park. This time-honored tradition will challenge Middletown Marching Band to perform at their highest level as they experience the expectations and discipline required to be a Disney performer.

Disney Imagination Campus Performances set the standard by which all other performance opportunities are measured. Discover the Disney Difference when:

  • Performers are treated as honorary Disney Cast Members for the day
  • Our ensemble’s performance is supported by professional Disney coordinators
  • Our group partakes in the magic of our parks with special priced tickets

A group audition is required to be part of Disney Imagination Campus performances, and Middletown Marching Band is honored to be invited to participate in this experience.

Services include:

  • Five day field trip to Walt Disney World Disney Resort [April 16-21, 2024]
  • Marching Band Performance at Walt Disney World Resort
  • Musical instruction and group rehearsals to prepare for Disney performance
  • Two 56 passenger motor coaches
  • Three night accommodations [Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista]
  • Overnight security at hotel
  • Meals provided:
    • Three breakfasts at hotel; one breakfast at Rainforest Cafe
    • Three $20 Disney meal cards; one $20 Universal meal card
  • Three-day Disney Imagination Campus Performing Arts Performance Premium Park Hopper Ticket
  • One day performer Park-to-Park Universal Orlando Resort ticket
  • Onsite company tour guide throughout the trip

Educational experiences include:

  • Marching Band performance on one of the largest stages in the country
  • Instrumental, marching, and guard instruction and rehearsals
  • Participation in professional music productions
  • Magic Kingdom:
    • Liberty Square – history of the American Revolution, presidential history
    • Frontierland – history of the American frontier, literary references to Mark Twain at Tom Sawyer’s Island
    • Tomorrowland – Space travel and innovation; literary references to Jules Verne science fiction novels
    • Fantasyland – classic literature immersion, including Jim Barrie’s Peter Pan and A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh
    • Adventureland – references to classic literature of Johann David Wyss’ Swiss Family Robinson; first examples of robotics technology in Enchanted Tiki Room
    • Main Street USA – Veteran honors with flag lowering at 5:00pm daily; architecture of Cinderella castle, based on Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany
  • Epcot (designed to be enriching and educational STEM environment):
    • Future World – topics of motion, space, energy, land, sea, creativity; architectural features of geodesic sphere
    • World Showcase – 11 representations of countries around the world providing replicas of unique architecture of each nation, foreign foods, authentic cultural and musical performances and entertainment
  • Animal Kingdom
    • Cultural enrichment, authentic natural environments
    • Lessons on myth and legends, animal and nature conservation, language and vocabulary
    • Observation of veterinary procedure and archaeological endeavors
  • Hollywood Studios
    • film and movie history, musical score and artistic immersion

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