- Island Lake Elementary
Mounds View Summer Band
July 12 - August 5
Mondays - Thursdays
Current 4th Graders
Starting the summer after 4th grade your child can begin participating in Band! About 90% of band students start the summer after 4th grade. There will also be an opportunity to start in the fall of 5th grade.
The SUMMER BEGINNING BAND PROGRAM is designed for students with no previous experience on a band instrument. Instruction consists of a 45-minute small-group lesson each day. We cover about a half-year's worth of material in four weeks. Students may choose from the following band instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba and Percussion. You may watch a video demonstration of all of these instruments HERE. The fee is $115. Summer Band lessons will be offered in-person at various sites throughout the district. There will also be an option for on-line instruction. Morning and evening times will be available for all instruments. (Click HERE to see specific lesson times and locations.)
Online registration is open! Click HERE for more information about registration and instrument rental. For additional assistance, you may meet with Mrs. Sorem at one of our Virtual Band Information Nights. Click HERE to sign up for a 10-minute meeting between 7:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday, April 6 or Thursday, April 8.
Current Band Students
Intro. to Middle School Band is for students currently playing in 5th grade band. This full band experience is exactly what we need this summer! Instruction consists of a 45-minute large-group rehearsal each day. The fee is $100. Classes will be offered in-person and online. Online Registration is open! Click HERE to sign up. Specific times and locations listed below:
Chippewa Middle School
Highview Middle School
Edgewood Middle School
Register by May 27 to receive the early-bird fee listed above. After this date the fee will increase $15. Financial Assistance will be offered at registration to families who qualify for free and reduced lunch.