Students interested in a musical experience at Minnetonka High School are encouraged to audition for band, choir, or orchestra. These courses function as a curricular experience with opportunities for extra-curricular activities. All music classes are elective.
Members of the MHS bands are eligible for a variety of co-curricular activities including marching band, pep band, jazz ensembles, and solo and ensemble participation. Members of MHS choirs are also eligible for a variety of co-curricular ensembles including Chamber Singers, Varsity Madrigal Singers, Donna Voce, quartets, etc.
- Band understanding of music literatures, basic musicianship fundamentals, music appreciation and playing techniques
- Choir musicianship, rehearsal and performance techniques, performing a variety of different cultural and historical musical styles
- Orchestra building an advanced repertoire, ear training, music theory, musical interpretation
- Music Theory reading, writing, listening to and analyzing music; familiarization with various musical elements through analysis, listening and discussion