Elementary Band

Band Class

Band is a curricular class which begins in grade 5 and continues through grade 12. The 5th grade band class utilizes woodwind, brass and percussion instruments to continue students’ elementary music education.

Elementary students who enroll in band class will learn:

  • The fundamentals of their instrument
  • How to perform as an individual and as part of an ensemble
  • How to improve their music reading abilities

Students will also be challenged to improve their skills and knowledge in:

  • Listening
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Music Diversity

The band schedule and expectations include:

  • Small group lesson once in each six-day cycle
  • Large group classes two times in each six-day cycle
  • Up to three co-curricular concerts throughout the school year
  • At-home practicing is essential to student learning

Contact Us

Clear Springs: Jase Ginkel, jase.ginkel@minnetonkaschools.org Scenic Heights: MaryBeth Huttlin, marybeth.huttlin@minnetonkaschools.org Excelsior & Groveland: Wade Lutterbein, wade.lutterbein@minnetonkaschools.org Deephaven & Minnewashta: Miles Mortensen, miles.mortensen@minnetonkaschools.org

Band students playing instruments.


Listen to the Band Instruments