• Back to School Night

    Posted by Miss Bruner on 9/12/2018 12:00:00 PM

    It was great to see so many parents at Back to School Night! If you did not make it to the music room, here is the handout. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at ebruner@milfordpublicschool.com or through REMIND. 

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  • Winter Concert Review (Band/Choir Perspective)

    Posted by Meghan on 12/21/2017 8:00:00 AM

    The Milford Public School Winter Concert inside information

    December 14th, 2017,

    My heart dropped once I saw all the people in the audience at Milford Public School. As I walked with my saxophone hanging on my neck, I glanced at the people who I know, sped up to get to my seat faster, and sat down to open my binder.

    The first song, “Nuttin’ for Christmas; position one (rest position), position two then three (as she raises her arms). Then start; I’m gettin nuttin’ (rest) for Christmas, mommy and daddy are very mad at me.

    Song two: Joyful and Triumphant, then song three our last one, Rockin’ Ol St. Nick. In Rockin’ Ol St. Nick, the Alto Saxophones had a big solo (which is Daniel and I). I felt like I was going to mess up, but I kept on going until it was done and I didn’t mess up.

    Next, the choir members went on stage to present the play The Holly Jolly Jukebox”.The play featured Milford Public School K-6.  In every scene, there was a different group of kids (from the different grades). I had the first line of the whole play. “Wow, it’s spooky in here!” I was so nervous, but once I said my lines, I felt fine.


    Song number four S-A-N-T-A  was the most embarrassing song of the whole play! Gianna, Kathryn, and I had to wear  metallic headpieces made out of streamer like fabric. Gianna, looked like a disco ball, she had metallic silver hair,Kathryn had green metallic hair, and I had metallic rainbow hair! When we walked onto the stage we all stared at each other as everyone laughed, not because it was bad, but because it was so funny! Everything was so much fun to sing and dance to! The Milford Public School Concert was so much fun, and we thank Miss. Bruner for it all!


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  • Winter Concert Review (Band Perspective)

    Posted by Aidan on 12/21/2017 8:00:00 AM

    The annual Milford Public School Winter Concert was held on December 14, 2017. It consisted of a play, music pieces from the band, songs from the preschool, and one momentous performance sung by the entire choir and elementary grades.


    The event kicked off with the song, “Sing in the Holidays”, an impressive, heartwarming piece about the importance of music and what it stands for, which is sung by the esteemed choir and elementary students.


    After that, the prestigious Milford Band played three songs, including the humorous “Nuttin’ for Christmas”, followed by the more serious, but nevertheless lively,  “Joyful and Triumphant” and ended with the upbeat “Rockin’ Ol’ St. Nick”. When the band finished, the preschoolers got up on the stage, and sang both “Snow is Falling Today” and “If You Can’t Wait for Christmas”.


           When the curtains closed, the preschoolers left, the lights suddenly dimmed and the only thing that you could see behind the maroon-colored wall of fabric was the bright light of flashlights and muffled voices.


           All of a sudden, the curtain opened and out came the new play, “Holly Jolly Jukebox”! It was about kids who discovered a magical jukebox, which guides them through the decades of music in the 20th century, with comedy and humor all the way! It includes hits from the 40s, 50s, 60s, and more, with songs like “Swingin’ Holiday”, “Doo Wop December”, “California Christmas” and “S-A-N-T-A”! But, things get even more surprising when Santa shows up and teaches both the kids and the jukebox that everyone has something to share!


    Ending the marvelous concert, the Milford Public School’s fantastic music director, Miss Bruner, the mastermind of the concert, left everyone cheerful of good tidings soon to come after the stunning night!

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  • Winter Concert Review (Stage Crew Perspective)

    Posted by Joe on 12/21/2017 8:00:00 AM

    At Milford Public School, we have an annual winter concert in mid-December, the performers put on a great performance. We started off with the Milford Public School Mini Mustangs Choir, to be followed by three songs performed by the band, and then, featuring the Holly Jolly Jukebox play, which is the main performance of the night by the Mustangs Choir. I was one of the people working on sound with Aidan. We played sound effects, adjusted the microphones, and adjusted the sound of the tape on the loudspeaker.


    As one of the sound people, I saw the play from the outside perspective, but I couldn’t look up a lot of the time because I had to play the sound effects and start the music.


    The winter concert in the gym was packed with people and was full of lively music, and featured a great play. I saw the play and heard the songs at least fifteen times, but after each performance, they got better. When I got there I was nervous that something would go wrong, but by the end of the play, it was the best one I’ve ever seen.


    The band was really good and enchanting to listen to and no one missed a beat. Also, two eighth graders, Michael and Cole, played a big part in the band. From listening to the band, I heard great solo performances and teamwork. Finally, from sitting in a rolly chair working the sound, I had the opportunity to see everyone sing and play instruments and it was amazing.



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  • November Music News - Grade 4

    Posted by Payton, Leonor, & Miss Bruner on 11/15/2017

    In music class we do a voice warm-up first. Then, we start to sing our songs for the Christmas concert. We have three songs: “Jingle Bell Jam”, “California Christmas”, and “Sing in the Holidays”. We also practice “Beginning Band” in music class. We learn everything that you need to know like measures and tempos. (speeds)  - P.H.


    In band class we have been having individual lessons. During our lessons we learn new notes. I know the notes “C”, “B”, “A”, “G’, and “D”. I really like my lessons because you get to play, learn, and have fun! Our teacher for band class and lessons is Miss Bruner. I take lessons with Madelyn and Payton. They are very fun girls to have lessons with. We practice songs from our lesson books on our instruments for homework.   - L.C.


    The month of November is full of rehearsing and preparations for our Winter Concert on December 14th!  The Middle School Choir is starring in a mini-musical called "Holly Jolly Jukebox," which takes us on a journey through the decades. Each class is helping out with one decade during the show. The 4th graders are helping out with the 1960's Beach Boy - styled song, "California Christmas." They will have choreography, costumes, and an opportunity to explore their acting skills!  The Fourth graders are also doing an amazing job learning to play their new band instruments! Each week they have a small group lesson with like instruments for half of a period. We work on new notes, techniques, and music reading skills during lessons, and then students take their instruments home to practice their newly learned skills so that we can progress in the next week's lesson. ~Miss Bruner 

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  • Halloween Parade

    Posted by Miss Bruner on 10/31/2017 4:00:00 PM

    It is traditon for the Mustangs Band to perform at the school Halloween costume parade. This morning was no exception!  This year, the band played two selections from A Rockin' Halloween: "Werewolves of London," and "Scooby Doo." Many parents, grandparents, and community members were there to see all of the costumes and to hear the band. Everyone looked great, and the band's hard work paid off because they sounded awesome!  

    This year, the school-wide theme is "Be a H.E.R.O, Help Everyone Respect Others." The teachers and staff decided to take the theme to another level so they all dressed up as superheros for Halloween! Miss Bruner conducted the band dressed as the "American Dream" superhero.  We had a very fun day!


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  • Youth Band Night

    Posted by Miss Bruner on 10/14/2017 12:00:00 PM
    Youth Band Night 2017
    Youth Band Night 2017

    High School & Middle School Band students perform together at Youth Band Night 2017


    The Delaware Valley Golden Regiment Marching Band invited the 6th-8th grade band members from all of the sending districts to join them in the stands at a football game on Friday night, October 13th. The middle school students met in the band room at DVRHS to warmup, and then each middle school band student was assigned a high school band buddy for the night.  Together, all band members marched from the band room to the field and took their place in the stands.  They cheered on our football team and played pep music in the stands under the directon of our high school band director, Mrs. Brittany Nailos. All band students stood in the stands and watched the visiting team's band (Vorhees) take the field prior to the start of the game, and at half time Vorhees' band joined the middle school band members to stand and watch our amazing high school band students perform their show, "New York."  It was great to catch up with Milford alumni and current Golden Regiment members Amanda Rezes (guard), Ashley Roye (guard/pit), and Rachel Roye (pit). Friday night was homecoming, and we were also proud to see two Milford alumni in the homecoming court, Cameron D'Amica and Jared Pershyn who was crowned King! It was also fun to see two of our Milford teachers, Miss Carro & Mrs. Klapper come out to support the band & the football team!


    Thank you to Mrs. Nailos & the DVR Band Boosters for hosting the middle school band students, and providing t-shirts & snacks to all of the middle school band students.  A great night was had by all!

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  • October Music News - Grade 4

    Posted by Leonor & Miss Bruner on 10/12/2017 8:00:00 AM

    In the beginning of the year, we listened to a song and it was amazing! The song was from the 1700’s. There were fireworks in the song!  Now, we are looking forward to playing our instruments so that we can play them in the spring concert; YAY!!!  We will be learning how to play new notes on our instruments. I’m sooo excited!! I am going to be playing the alto saxophone. Cadence is going to play the flute, Payton is playing the alto saxophone, Zac is playing percussion, Ewan is playing the trumpet, and Madelyn is playing the clarinet. All we need is the music book and we are ready to go! - Leonor 


    The listening selection that Leonor mentioned was Le Réjouissance: Allegro from Music for the Royal Fireworks by George Frideric Handel. We listened to this movement several times to identify the reason the music was created, to identify sections and themes in binary form, and to recognize different instrumental sounds. G.F. Handel wrote this piece in 1749, commisioned by King George II of Great Britain to compose festive music for the Royal Fireworks display that would celebrate the signing of a peace treaty between Great Britain, France, and the Dutch Republic (part of the Netherlands today). ~Miss Bruner




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  • Back to School Night

    Posted by Miss Bruner on 9/19/2017 9:00:00 PM

    Thank you to everyone that stopped by the music room during Back to School Night! If you didn't get a chance to stop by, please take a moment to read the handout about Milford Music:


    Back to School Night Music Handout

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