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WELCOME TO OUR NEW SITE!

We have changed things up a bit at Minnetonka Band Boosters, but the information you need is still here. Here are a few hints to help you get around:

  • The most recent posts will always be on this first page.
  • Click the menu items at left to see posts specific to that category (just like the old site).
  • Now there’s a search engine for specific information (i.e. search for “schedule” to find posts with that term). In the search results, click the header to expand the entire post.
  • The site also has mobile support, so reading and navigating is easy on a smart phone.

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.

Marching Band Car Wash

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This year’s car wash will be held on Saturday, August 23 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Minnetonka Cub Foods. Grab your bucket and sponge and come help raise some money for the band. Sign up here.

Marching Band 2014

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The marching season is almost here!

Fun & Fundamentals begins next week on July 22 and 24 from 10am – 12pm. There will also be mini-camp for the Drumline only from 1:00pm -5:00pm on those days. Rehearsals will be held at Groveland Elementary School.

Camp Payment #3 is due July 24th.

Full rehearsals begin the week of July 28th from 10:00am – 5:00pm. See the online calendar or download a copy (PDF) for a complete schedule of all rehearsals and performances.

2014 Marching Band Schedule

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6/17-6/18 Kick-off Week
7/22 & 7/24 Fun & Fundamentals
8/10-8/16 Band Camp @ Koinonia Retreat Center
8/27 Minnesota State Fair Parade
8/29 Football vs. Becker
9/5 Football vs. Osseo
9/6 Eden Prairie Competition (morning)
Eastview Competition (afternoon)
9/13 Rosemount Competition
9/20 Cumberland Competition
9/26 Homecoming parade and football game vs. Edina
10/11 Youth In Music Band Championships
10/15 Football vs. Wayzata (Senior Night)
10/31 Excelsior Halloween Parade

Download the full calendar here.
Download marching band registration forms here.
Download band camp forms here.

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 and clarinet. 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.

Music Listening

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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 Handel, Guitar and music of Hawaii. The teams meet with Mr. Mortensen to study and prepare for the competition.

Check out the official Minnesota High School Music Listening Contest page.

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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2013-2014 Jazz Ensemble

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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Phone Cases

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Show your spirit and support the band with a customized case for your phone. For every case sold, $5 goes to the Minnetonka Band Boosters. Options here.

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Share Your Photos!

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For those who are interested, we have a Shutterfly account for sharing photos of band students and activities. You must be a member of the site/group to access and post pictures & videos, but there are several years now worth of pictures there and you can download pictures posted by others for your own enjoyment. Rich Stromwall is the administrator of our site, so send him an email at rich@stromwallonline.com and he can grant you access.

Shutterfly: http://minnetonkahsband.shutterfly.com

Drumming Up Support

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We’re drumming up support for new Band equipment. Contributions of any amount welcome toward our goal of $7,500 to secure a new trailer this season.

Kindly donate via the PayPal or mail contributions to: Minnetonka Band Boosters 18600 Highland Ave Deephaven MN 55391.

The Band Boosters is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, so your gift is tax deductible and will be acknowledged with receipt. Thank you for your support.

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2013 Marching Band Competition Results

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September 7, 2013
Prairie Colors Band Festival
2nd Place
Outstanding Winds

September 7, 2013
Eastview Marching Festival
2nd Place
Outstanding Color Guard

September 14, 2013
Rosemount Marching Band Festival
2nd Place

September 28, 2013
Irondale Music of the Knight
7th Place

October 12, 2013
Youth in Music
5th Place