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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.

Instrument Consignment Sale

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DSC_5832Minnetonka Bands Instrument Consignment Sale
June 8 & 9, 2018
Open to the Public

Both buyers and sellers are welcome to take part in the Bands Instrument Consignment Sale. Drop-off instruments you wish to sell June 8 from 4-7pm at the High School.
Buyers are welcome to come and purchase reasonably-priced instruments on June 9 from 10am-1pm.

Sellers receive proceeds and band staff will be available to assist buyers.
See more details here.

An Instrument Sales form is available here for those wishing to sell instruments. It also includes general instructions, pricing guidance and information, as well as tips to help you with potential repairs and the selling process.

Volunteers are needed to help both days of the sale — please go to the SignUpGenius link to sign up for a shift.

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.

Help is needed for the 2018/2019 Marching Band Camp.
 Marching alumni are welcome to apply as summer camp staff. Camp runs Aug. 5-11.
Apply using this form and contact Paul Rosen or Miles Mortensen with any questions.
 Adult chaperones are needed at camp Aug. 5-11 as well.
Sign up using this SignUp Genius.

2018 CALENDAR AT A GLANCE
June 1. Returning members registration deadline. Here’s the registration form.
June 12-14. Kickoff. New incoming students can register for the Kick Off using this form.
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 use this link or check Schoology.

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July 13-15 Brat Stand at Cub Foods

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Volunteers are needed to run the Cub Foods Brat Stand July 13-15 at the Hwy. 101 &
Hwy. 7 Cub Foods. The Minnetonka Band Program will receive up to 75% of the proceeds.

Two parents and two teens are needed each 10am – 1pm shift, and every afternoon shift requires at least one parent to be present.

Sign up for a shift at this SignUpGenius link.

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!

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.

Treasurer Elect. Assists current treasurer and assumes role of treasurer beginning July 1, 2019. Busiest time: August – November.

Social Media & Newsletter Lead. Promote Minnetonka Band Program via Facebook, Twitter, and monthly newsletters. Coordinate electronic flyers posted to Peachjar. Prepare press releases.
Part of Public Relations Committee. (Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours a month.)

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.)

Volunteer Coordinator. (1-2 People Needed.) Recruit volunteers for all band related activities including concerts, fundraising events, parades and competitions. We use Signup Genius. Works with every committee. (Time commitment: varies.)

Cookie Sales. Order, pick up and package cookies on your own time. Set up cookie sales table at home football games. Volunteer coordinator recruits packaging helpers and cookie sales associates. (Time commitment: 2-3 hours each in August, September & October.) Part of fundraising Committee.

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.)

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.

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.