Bands Video. View a video produced by the Minnetonka High School Communications department to see band students describe the band program in their own words.
Bring family and friends for dinner and support Minnetonka Band, Choir and Orchestra on Sunday, February 25. Twenty percent of all food and bar purchases will be donated to our music organizations, and 50% of all purchases will be donated for reservations at 7:30pm or later!
Fill out a reservation form that can be found here to reserve your table and, if you’re unable to dine-in, a take-out option is also offered. The reservation form should be returned to either Mr. Mortensen or Mr. Rosen no later than February 15.
For additional details, see here.
The Minnetonka Band Boosters would like to thank the below-listed sponsors for their generous support of the Minnetonka Band Program. It is essential that we continue to search for additional sponsors to help us support all of the bands’ needs. If you own or work for a local business please consider becoming a sponsor for this school year. If you want to help us reach out to community businesses, please contact Jennifer Charbonnet at email@example.com or 952-270-0754.
Donors at all levels are awarded a certificate of sponsorship; recognized in concert programs with logos; and included in monthly newsletters, on this website and our Facebook page.
If you are interested in sponsoring Minnetonka Bands, please view the donor form here.
Minnetonka Bands are proud of and grateful for the support of our current sponsors!
The Minnetonka Band Boosters are part of Kowalski’s Groceries For Good Causes program.
1. Minnetonka Band Boosters has a labelled container on the Groceries For Good Causes board located near the main exit of Kowalski’s Excelsior Market, 440 Water Street.
2. Any time you make a purchase, slip the receipt into the container.
3. Each quarter, Kowalski’s Markets will make a donation to the Minnetonka Band Boosters based upon the number of receipts collected. It is NOT based upon dollars spent.
Be sure to check it out and tell your friends and family. Kowalski’s has many options for busy families such as salad, made to order pasta & soup bars, grab & go hot foods, and a Starbucks. This is an easy way for anyone you know to help support the Minnetonka Band Boosters!
Pep Band is an extracurricular activity. The Director is Mr. Paul Rosen. If you are interested in participating send Mr. Rosen an email. The Pep Band performs at home Basketball and Ice Hockey games, and when Minnetonka High School sports teams participate in State Tournaments.
Social Media & Newsletter Lead. Promote Minnetonka Band Program via Facebook, Twitter, and monthly newsletters. Coordinate flyers posted to Peachjar. Prepare press releases. Work with historian and graphic designer. Part of Public Relations Committee (Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours a month)
Graphic Designer. Design and oversee production of newsletter, posters and brochures. Design apparel, including marching band shirt. Work with Social Media & Newsletter Lead, Website Manager and Historian. Part of Public Relations Committee (Time Commitment: varies)
Volunteer Coordinator Committee. Work with our outgoing volunteer coordinator. Recruit volunteers for all band related activities including concerts, fundraising events, parades, field competitions and competitions. We use Signup Genius. Works with every committee. (Time commitment: varies)
Product Sales/Apparel. Compile and place orders and distribute items. Assist marching band section leaders with section shirt orders.
Music Listening is a competition for students throughout the state of Minnesota. Teams of three students study musical pieces selected each year for the contest. Each year the contest has a featured composer, genre and type of ethnic music. This year’s featured themes are Brahms, Third Stream and Scandinavian music. The teams meet with Mr. Mortensen to study and prepare for the competition.
Check out the official Minnesota High School Music Listening Contest page.
MUSIC MAKES A DIFFERENCE! And the Minnetonka Band Boosters are dedicated to the support and promotion of the entire band program in their pursuit of musical excellence at Minnetonka High School.
The boosters provide a wide variety of much needed services.
Money we raise is used to hire guest artists, bands, conductors and instructors; it purchases music, instruments and equipment; and it provides scholarships for all-state students, travel study participants, marching band campers and more.
We produce printed and online promotional materials. We help out at concerts, competitions, football games and parades – with everything from maintaining uniforms to hauling equipment to providing refreshments. We also organize banquets and other social events.
Our meetings are held from late summer through the school year. Come help us plan and organize another exciting year for our students! Click here to download the membership form.
There is now a YouTube channel devoted entirely to Minnetonka Bands. You can find it here. We’ll do our best to keep it updated year-round with videos of activities and musical performances.
There are a number of student led ensembles that form during the year and practice outside of normal school hours. Most years there are ensembles for brass, flute, saxophone, clarinet and percussion. The groups usually perform at the annual Solo and Ensemble Contest held in the spring. Some ensembles also choose to play at other events for fun. These often include playing prior to MHS play performances, at local Senior housing or even Ridgedale Mall. If you have an interest in playing in a smaller ensemble, contact Mr. Mortensen for more information.
Minnetonka High School offers participation in two extra curricular jazz ensembles, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Too! Both groups rehearse after school during the school year. Auditions for both groups are held in the fall. Contact either Mr. Mortensen or Mr. Rosen with questions.
The marching band is one of Minnetonka High School’s most exciting and vital organizations. It’s a large, spirited, and close-knit group of dedicated student musicians who take great pride in their artistic performance and competitive achievement.
Each and every member plays a crucial role in the success of the band. There aren’t starters and backups. Everyone plays. It’s a supportive and inclusive ensemble that works to make sure everyone reaches their potential. And they have a great time in the process.
Looking to do something musical, challenging and fun? Marching band is for you. Become a proud part of an award-winning tradition of excellence. Make lots of great friends. Develop your talent. Accomplish something awesome.
To view our marching band brochure, which highlights last season’s accomplishments and outlines the marching band program, go here.
2018 CALENDAR AT A GLANCE
June 12-14. Kickoff
June 16. New member registration deadline
Late July. Fun and Fundamentals (all members)
August. Rehearsals begin
August 5-11. Band camp at Koinonia
August. State Fair parade
September through October. Two rehearsals a week – 3 hours each. Six Saturday competitions. Half-time show at home football games.
For the complete up-to-date calendar, please check Schoology.