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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.

Minnetonka Bands Performance Schedule

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All Concerts and performances will be at the Minnetonka High School Arts on 7 Performing Arts Center unless otherwise specified.

October 8, 2018  Band Sampler/Marching Band Concert, 7:00pm
November 29, 2018  All Bands Concert, 7:00pm
December 13, 2018  Wind Ensemble Invitational with 8th Grade Bands, 7:00pm
February 7, 2019  Mid-Winter Jazz Concert, 7:00pm
February 28, 2019  District Jazz Festival, 7:00pm
March 5, 2019  All Bands Concert, 7:00pm
March 6, 2019  Lake Conference Band Festival — WInd Ensemble @ Wayzata HS, All Day
March 14, 2019  Full Orchestra Concert — Wind Ensemble with Orchestra, 7:00pm
March 19, 2019  District Band Concert — with Elem. & Mdl. School Bands, 6:00/7:30pm
April 15/16, 2019  Solo & Ensemble Contest @ Edina HS, 4:00-8:00pm
April 29, 2019  Instrumental Large Group Contest @ Edina HS, 3:00-9:00pm
April 30, 2019  Solo & Ensemble Concert, MHS Studio Theatre, 7:00pm
May 16, 2019  Percussion Ensemble Concert, MHS Studio Theatre, 6:00pm
May 27, 2019  Memorial Day Concert @ Excelsior Elementary, 10:00am
May 28, 2019  All Bands Concert, 7:00pm
May 30, 2019  Spring Jazz Concert, 7:00pm
June 6, 2019  Minnetonka High School Graduation @ U.S. Bank Stadium, 5:00pm

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Sponsor Minnetonka Bands!

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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 jvcharbonnet@gmail.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!

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Kowalski’s Groceries For Good Causes

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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!

Join Pep Band!

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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.

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Be a Band Booster!

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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.

GET INVOLVED!

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Want to get more involved with the band program? There are several upcoming opportunities in the 2018-19 school year. Contact band directors Miles Mortenson or
Paul Rosen if you are interested.

Graphic Designer. Design and oversee production of newsletter, show programs, posters and brochures. Design apparel, including marching band shirt. Current graphic designer uses Adobe products. Part of Public Relations Committee. (Time Commitment: varies.)

Community Fundraiser Coordinator. Contact area restaurants and schedule 2-3 restaurant fundraisers per year. Set up bagging and car wash events at Cub Foods. Point person for Maynard’s Night. Part of Fundraising Committee. (Time commitment: 1 hour per month.)

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Video

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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.

Bands

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Minnetonka High School offers four curricular bands.  Students rehearse for one period daily throughout the school year and perform several evening concerts.

  • Varsity Band (9th grade only)
  • Concert Band
  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble

View a video produced by the Minnetonka High School Communications Department to hear what band students have to say about the band program.

For more information, contact Miles Mortensen, Director of Minnetonka Bands at miles.mortensen@minnetonka.k12.mn.us.

Small Ensembles

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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.

Jazz Bands at Minnetonka

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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.

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JOIN MARCHING BAND!

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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.

2019 CALENDAR AT A GLANCE
May 31. Returning members registration deadline
June 11-13. Kickoff. Try out marching band during Kickoff Week
June 14. New member registration deadline
July 29. Rehearsals begin
August 4-10. 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.
October 12. Youth In Music State Championships

For the complete up-to-date calendar, please check Schoology.

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