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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 3, 2019  Jazz Ensemble @ Lion’s Club Brkfst, Minnetonka Senior Center, 10:00am
February 7, 2019  Mid-Winter Jazz Concert, 7:00pm
February 19, 2019  Lake Conference Jazz Festival @ Wayzata HS, 8:00am-1:00pm
February 28, 2019  Minnetonka District Jazz Festival, 7:00pm
March 1, 2019  Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Too! @UW-River Falls Jazz Festival, All Day
March 2, 2019  Jazz Ensemble @ U of M Jazz Festival, All Day
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
March 20-29, 2019  Wind Ensemble with Orchestra, concerts throughout Greece
April 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, 7:00pm
May 14, 2019  Percussion Ensemble Concert, MHS Studio Theatre, 6:30pm
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, 7:00pm

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Instrument Consignment Sale

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DSC_5832Minnetonka Bands Instrument Consignment Sale
June 7 & 8, 2019
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 7 from 4-7pm at the High School.
Buyers are welcome to come and purchase reasonably-priced instruments on June 8 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.

Student and parent volunteers are needed to help with the sale. Use this signup sheet.

July 12-14 Brat Stand at Cub Foods

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Volunteers are needed to run the Cub Foods Brat Stand July 12-14 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 to help with this link!

Marching Band Car Wash

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Have fun washing cars with fellow band mates and raise money to support the marching band! The marching band will be washing cars on August 17 from 10am – 6pm at the Hwy. 101 & Hwy. 7 Cub Foods.

Volunteers are needed. Each shift requires at least one parent.

Sign up with this 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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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 22. Rehearsals begin
August 4-10. Band camp at Koinonia
August 29. 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 or view the schedule here.

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 many upcoming opportunities in the 2019-20 school year which are vital to the band program. It is not possible to keep our program running efficiently without the help of our wonderful band parent volunteers! Contact us at tonkabandboosters@gmail.com or let band directors Miles Mortenson or Paul Rosen if you are interested.

Restaurant Fundraiser Coordinator. Contact area restaurants and schedule 2-3 restaurant fundraisers per year. Point person for Maynard’s Night. Part of Fundraising Committee. (Time Commitment: 5 hours/year.)

Instrument Consignment Sale Coordinator. Manage our yearly consignment sale. Work with Band Staff, Volunteer Coordinator, Social Media Lead and volunteers to prep, advertise and run the sale.

SNAP Fundraising Prize Coordinator. Work with SNAP fundraising administrator to coordinate a selection of prizes for top fundraising earners. (Time Commitment: 6 hours/year.)

Social Media & Newsletter Lead. Promote Minnetonka Band Program via Facebook, Twitter and bimonthly newsletters. Coordinator electronic flyers posted to Peachjar. Prepare press releases as needed. Work with Historian and Graphic Designer. Part of Public Relations Committee. (Time Commitment: 2-4 hours/month.)

Website Manager. Maintain existing website (currently WordPress). Part of Public Relations Committee. (Time Commitment: 1-2 hours/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. Work with Social Media & Newsletter Lead, Website Manager and Historian. Part of Public Relations Committee. (Time Commitment: varies.)

Historian. Responsible for documenting history of the band program including photos, lists of members, copies of programs, etc. Maintain/update display cases. Work with Public Relations Committee. (Time Commitment: 2 hours/month.)

Photographer. Photograph marching band competitions and football games, band concerts and performances. Edit photos and post them on the Band Boosters Flickr and Shutterfly sites. (Time Commitment: varies.)

Video Photographer. Video record marching band competitions and football games, band concerts and performances. Prep the videos and post them on the Band Boosters YouTube channel. (Time Commitment: varies.)

On-site Volunteer Coordinator. Manage volunteers at marching band competitions and football games. Confirm times that volunteers need to be present with Prop/Equipment Manager and Directors. Make sure that volunteers for the events know when and where they need to be. Ensure that volunteers know their tasks and whom they are reporting to.

Product Sales/Apparel. Responsible for compiling and placing orders and distributing items. Assist marching band section leaders with section shirt orders.

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.