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Beginning Band
School Year


Parents and Students – 


I met with Mr. Thompson’s 5th Grade Music classes the first two weeks of April to introduce myself and answer questions about the band program. Normally, students would try out all of the instruments and then the high school band would come over to put on a fun concert for the kids, but due to the COVID 19 situation, we have made some adjustments. 


Students will be taking a tour of the Middle/High School building the first week in May, and at that time, they will be given the option to sign up for band or choir, or both. If they choose band, I need to know what instrument they plan to play via email by Friday, May 21st   to


Your choices are Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Percussion (if you have two years of private piano lessons). 


Options for obtaining an instrument:


1.      Music Mart Lease To Own Program - visit website to learn more about this program. Orders for instruments and supplies will be done online this year. 


·         We will have our virtual instrument display with Jeremy from The Music Mart via Google Meet on Monday, May 17th at 6:00PM.  I will send the link via email to parents. Jeremy will explain the lease to own program and help you order supplies at this meeting.


2.      You already have an instrument from a family member, relative or friend that you want to use. Great! I just ask that we send those instruments in to The Music Mart or other reputable instrument repair store to get evaluated. Often times if the instrument has sat un-played for a period of time, it needs some work to get it into good playing condition.



3.      Buy an instrument outright. This is an option that some choose. If you are considering this, please email me with the information on the instrument you are considering. We want to make sure it’s going to be an instrument that is from a reputable manufacturer. Sometimes instruments purchased online look like a great deal, but they aren’t ones of good quality.


4.      Use a school instrument. I have some school instruments available to rent for a yearly fee.



We will be using Essential Elements Book 1 for the lesson book and for full group band. That book, and a music stand for at home practice will also need to be purchased along with reeds for woodwind players.


Summer Lessons


I anticipate summer lessons being scheduled for 4 Weeks – Week of July 19 – Week of August 9th. As of now, the plan for is to have these lessons in person in the band room at the High School.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to email me at or call at 507-964-8265.


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Padres y Estudiantes –


Me reuní con las clases de música de quinto grado del Maestro Thompson las primeras dos semanas de abril para presentarme y responder a preguntas sobre el programa de la banda. Normalmente, los estudiantes prueban todos los instrumentos y luego la banda de la escuela secundaria viene a dar un concierto divertido para los niños pero debido a la situación de COVID 19, hemos hecho algunos ajustes. 


Los estudiantes harán un recorrido por el edificio de la escuela secundaria/preparatoria la primera semana de mayo, y en ese momento, se les dará la opción de inscribirse en la banda o el coro, o en ambos. Si eligen banda, necesito saber que instrumento planean tocar por correo electrónico antes del viernes, 21 de mayo a  


Sus opciones son Flauta, Clarinete, Saxo Alto, Trompeta, Corno Francés, Trombón, Barítono, Tuba, Percusión (si tiene dos años de lecciones privadas de piano).


Opciones para obtener un instrumento:


1.      Music Mart Programa de Alquiler con Opción a Compra - visite el sitio web para aprender sobre este programa. Órdenes para instrumentos y suministros serán en línea este año.


·         Tendremos nuestra pantalla de instrumentos virtuales con Jeremy de The Music Mart por Google Meet el lunes, 17 de mayo a las 6:00PM.  Enviaré el enlace por correo electrónico a los padres. Jeremy explicará el programa de alquiler con opción a compra y les ayudará a ordenar suministros en esta junta.


2.      Ya tienes un instrumento de un familiar, pariente o amigo que te gustaría utilizar. Estupendo! Solo pido que enviemos esos instrumentos a The Music Mart u otra tienda de reparación de instrumentos de buena reputación para ser evaluados. A menudo, si el instrumento no se ha tocado durante un periodo de tiempo, necesita un poco de trabajo para ponerlo en buenas condiciones de ejecución.



3.      Comprar un instrumento directamente. Esta es una opción que algunos eligen. Si está considerando esto, envíeme un correo electrónico con la información sobre el instrumento que está considerando. Queremos asegurarnos de que sea un instrumento de un fabricante de renombre. A veces, los instrumentos comprados en línea parecen ser una buena oferta, pero no son de buena calidad. 


4.      Usar un instrumento escolar. Tengo algunos instrumentos escolares disponibles para alquiler por una tarifa anual.



Estaremos usando el Libro Essential Elements Book 1 para el libro de lecciones y para banda de grupo completo. El libro, y también un atril para practicar en casa junto con canas para los músicos de viento de madera.


Lecciones de Verano


Anticipo que las lecciones de verano se programaran para 4 semanas - Semana del 19 de julio hasta la Semana del 9 de agosto. A partir de ahora, el plan es tener estas lecciones en persona en la sala de bandas de la escuela Preparatoria.

Si tiene alguna otra pregunta, no dude en enviarme un correo electrónico a   o llama al 507-964-8265. 



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Consider becoming a Host Family for an Exchange Student
Greenheart is looking for volunteer host families in the Arlington area for exchange students who are eager to share their culture with you and learn about American culture! Many of our students are exceptional US State Department sponsored scholarship students who have received a merit based scholarship to come to the US. They arrive in late August and stay through early June. Host families provide a room (may be shared), meals, and a caring environment for their student. Host families are screened through an on-line application which includes criminal background checks, photos of the host family and home, references, and an in-home interview conducted by the local coordinator. If you are interested in learning more about Greenheart, you can also refer to our website: or you can contact Local Coordinator Mary Armstrong at 952-657-3406 / email:
Students are 15-18 years old, they speak English, have medical insurance, and their own spending money. Students attend the local public high school (Sibley East) for an academic school year while they reside with volunteer host families. Greenheart provides monitoring/support services to students and families throughout their stay and has a 24 hour emergency hotline for health, safety, or travel emergencies. We also provide group orientations and enhancement activities, so you would meet other students and host families in the area.


Please complete the following form if you wish to order meals for pick up on Mondays from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.

THIS FORM MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOON on each Friday previous to meal pickup. Complete one form for each student each week. Thank you. If you have any questions or special diet needs, please contact Jodi Johnson at


If you have any questions, please contact Jodi Johnson at

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Por favor complete la siguiente forma si desea ordenar comidas para recoger los lunes comenzando el 15 de febrero de 5:00-6:30

ESTA FORMA DEBE SER COMPLETADO PARA MEDIO DIA cada viernes antes de la comida que va recoger. Complete una forma para cada estudiante cada semana.Gracias. Si tiene preguntas o necesidades especiales de dieta, favor de contactar a Jodi Johnson a

Si tiene preguntas, favor de contactar a Jodi Johnson a


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