This is where students and parents in the Twin Cities German Immersion School band program can find information on lessons, performances, materials needed, and other things as they arise.
2019-2020 5-8th graders Band Registration
I have a spreadsheet that I’d like you to fill out, but would rather not have home email info on this public website. Please email me for the link to the spreadsheet. Thanks!
NO FORMS NEED TO BE FILLED OUT OR TURNED IN TO THE OFFICE
Lesson Schedule for the 2019-2020 school year
Lesson Assignments for weekly group lessons during school.
WELCOME TO A NEW YEAR OF BAND! Parents, please read at the beginning of each school year to refresh yourselves on policy and guidelines.
STUDENT EXPECTATIONS Please read and sign form!!!!
FEES FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR (TBD)
Students in grades 5-8 can take band lessons during the school day on Thursdays. Lessons are $10 per class.
Session 1 is $100 for wind players, $90 for percussionists
Session 2 is $90
Session 3 is $70 (8th graders amount TBA)
Any 6-8 grader taking lessons elsewhere may participate in Konzert Band Wednesdays after school 3:30-4:30. This cost is $5 per class.
Session 1 is $45
Session 2 is $45
Session 3 is $35
If you cannot afford lessons, please let me know. I will not turn anyone away. If you are able to contribute extra to help out a student, please let me know that as well.
Instruments are not available through the school. I highly recommend Craig's List for used (email me a link if you have questions) or a local music store to rent.
Cash App (KristaAWJohnson)
Apple pay (6122093396)
check, made out to “Krista Johnson”
Days/Times/Dates To Know
There is a calendar at the bottom of this page!!!!!
LESSON DAYS are Wednesdays for percussionists, Thursdays for wind players. .
KONZERT BAND (6-8 band rehearsal) meets Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 in the Drama room. No rehearsals on Early Release Days.
KLASSE 5 BAND will meet a few times on Wednesdays after school before St Martinstag and in the spring before the final concert.
FINAL CONCERT spring 2020: TBA. Potluck will follow.
Materials Students Need
INSTRUMENTS (flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone): You need to borrow, rent, or purchase an instrument for you child. Playing on a mediocre instrument, or any instrument that isn’t in good working condition is extremely frustrating!!! The $50 flute on Amazon isn’t a good deal; it’s probably not a good instrument to start with, and you will wind up paying a lot more in repair costs. If you have questions about instruments, send me the links. IF BORROWING: when was it last played? Does it need an overhaul to be in good working order? IF RENTING: sometimes more expensive, but the area music stores are great! They’ve got you covered. IF PURCHASING FROM CRAIGSLIST OR THE LIKE: send me the link and I can let you know if it’s a good horn or not. Please note that purchasing used may mean you have to have some work done to get it working well.
TROMBONES: if you don’t have one, I highly recommend a Pbone. Not a Pbone mini!!!!!
PERCUSSIONISTS NEED BELL KITS: Here is an example. They can start out with just a pair of sticks (Vic Firth 5B wood tip), the book listed below, and a block of wood to hit on.