Halloween Parade Information!

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Friday, October 31st.

12:20 – Excused from class – meet in Band Room, change into costumes.
12:40 – Load Trailer
12:45 – Leave MHS
1:00 – Arrive at Excelsior Elementary
1:15 – Parade
1:45 – Depart Excelsior Elementary
2:00 – Arrive at MHS – change out of costumes
2:15 – Return to 6th hour

2014 Marching Band Competition Results

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YIM 2014

 

October 11, 2014
Youth In Music
2nd Place
Outstanding Color Guard
Outstanding Solo – Scott Moser

September 20, 2014
Cumberland Northern Lights Marching Classic
1st Place
Best Music

September 13, 2014
Rosemount Marching Band Festival
1st Place
Outstanding Drumline

Outstanding Color Guard
Outstanding Drum Majors

September 6, 2014
Prairie Colors Band Festival
1st Place
Outstanding Winds
Outstanding Color Guard

September 6, 2014
Eastview Marching Festival
2nd Place
Outstanding Color Guard
Outstanding Drum Majors

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. If you have some quality video that you’d like to contribute, please contact Rich Stromwall at rich@stromwallonline.com.

Geared Up for Marching Band?

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Looking for that perfect picture from the Marching Band season?  Have some great pictures to share with the Band?  Don’t forget to check out our Shutterfly site!

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

Wreath Sale

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The Minnetonka Band program is sponsoring the wreath sale fundraiser again this year. Completed order forms and payment are due in the band room by Thursday, October 30. All wreaths, garlands, and swags are of the highest quality and are made of fresh balsam fir or cedar by North Country Wreaths in Duluth. Hundreds of Minnetonka parents, neighbors and friends have relied on the Band/Choir/Orchestra Wreath Sale for their holiday decorating, and look forward to ordering each fall.

The order form is here, an information sheet is here and sample images are here.

Band Performance Schedule 2014-2015

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Follow the link below for an electronic copy of the Band Calendar from Mr. Mortensen.

It does not include:

  • All the jazz dates
  • Pep Band
  • Music Listening
  • Percussion ensemble
  • Pit orchestra
  • Audition dates

Click Here to download the calendar as a PDF.  The dates have already been added to the booster’s calendar.

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
8/28 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.

Wind Ensemble Travel Study

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The Wind Ensemble will be travelling with the Orchestra to China, March 26 – April 3, 2015, on its travel study program.  Information and updates will be directly emailed to those participating by Grand Tours and will also be posted to Schoology.

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 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.