2014 Marching Band Competition Results


Rosemount awards

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

Marching Competition – 9/20


Northern Lights Marching Classic in Cumberland, WI

  • Gates open at 5:00 pm
  • Performances begin at 6:15 pm
  • Minnetonka performance time – 7:45 pm
  • Admission – $8
  • Click here for schedule of performances

The students’ schedule for the day 9/20:
10:00 – Rehearsal at Groveland
12:00 – Lunch Break
1:00 – Rehearsal at Groveland
2:00 –  Pit will begin packing trailer @ Groveland
2:20 –  Students head to MHS Bus will transport kids who need a ride
2:30 – Pack Trailer @ MHS
3:15 – Depart MHS
5:15 – Arrive in Cumberland
5:15 – Dinner provided to band and paid staff by Band Boosters
5:45 –  Begin Dressing and unloading
6:45 – Warm – Up
7:30 – Gate
7:45 – Performance
9:30 – Awards
10:00 – Depart Cumberland
Midnight – Arrive at MHS



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?



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



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.

Chipotle Fundraiser


burritoHave Some Fun and Some Yum. Please join the Minnetonka Band Boosters at our Band Night at Chipotle on Tuesday September 16th from 3:30pm to 7:30pm. The Minnetonka Chipotle (highway 7 and 101) will donate 50% of the proceeds for the Minnetonka Band Programs.  Please print and bring this flyer, or just let the Chipotle team know when you pay that you are “with the band”.  This is a simple way to enjoy some good, fast food and support the growth of the band program. 

Click Here to download the flyer.

Band Performance Schedule 2014-2015


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

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



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.

Marching Band Car Wash



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.

2014 Band Camp Information



Marching Band Camp 2014 at Koinonia Retreat Center begins on Sunday, August 10! (Woooooo!) If you’re a student who’ll be attending camp, or a parent of a student who’ll be attending camp, all the necessary info (schedule of events, what to bring, what to expect, do’s and don’ts, etc.) has been collected and included here for you.