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Summer Band & Orchestra News


We have made some changes to our Summer Band Program so that we will be able to offer Distance Learning classes. The dates are the same, July 6-30, with various times for all instruments and students. Financial assistance is available for families who qualify. Summer Band students will be able to use school chromebooks and will also receive a subscription to SmartMusic. These will be necessary resources for our Distance Learning instruction. Students will be able to pick up instruments and other materials the last week of June as needed. Details will be provided at a later date. Check out our website for more information.  Students who are unable to participate in the summer beginning band program will have opportunities to learn the instruments and play in the band when school resumes in the fall.

  • Current Band Students:  If you have already registered for the Intro to Middle School Band, there are some changes. We will be offering 30 minute 6th Grade Band Sectionals which will meet Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Community Education will update your course and send an e-mail to confirm your enrollment in the new Distance Learning program. Please allow up to 2 weeks for this process. You may contact Community Education if you wish to make any further changes. If you haven’t registered, you may view the times available for each instrument and complete the online registration for Summer Band HERE.


  • 2019-20 4th Graders:  Summer Band registration for Beginning Band is now open. Watch this informational video HERE to help decide what instrument you would like to play in band. We'd encourage students to watch this with their parents and discuss your options together. Click HERE for information on how to rent an instrument and how to sign up for summer classes (45-minute classes will be offered in the morning and evening for all instruments). District band directors will be available to talk/meet with you on-line during one of our help session on Wed, May 20 from 1-3 p.m.



  • 2019-20 4th & 5th Graders:   Since we can’t meet in person we are preparing an exciting program using new digital tools to help you continue to grow your skills in Orchestra!  This year, classes will meet for 30 minutes on Mondays/Wednesdays OR Tuesdays/Thursdays from July 6 - 30.  For full details and registration information, click on this link to Mounds View Community Education’s website and search “orchestra”. We will also prepare to perform the National Anthem at the Twins game on Tuesday, September 15.  We have reserved the date, but the performance will be confirmed at a later date based on updated state guidelines and recommendations. We look forward to making and exploring new music with you this summer!
  • 2019-20 3rd Graders:  We know third graders have been anxiously waiting to sign up for orchestra, and now is the time! Orchestra is a fun, exciting and vibrant community. Since we can’t meet in person, this video will show you just a few of the experiences Mounds View Orchestra students have. At the end of the video, you'll see all of the instruments, so you can decide which one is right for you!  This short survey will make sure we get all the information you need in order to join orchestra. Your student’s future orchestra teacher will follow up with more details. We are looking forward to being back together again and having an amazing fourth grade orchestra. We hope you’ll join us!

Click here for more information about orchestra at Valentine Hills.