Getting Started!

Students may begin their band experience in 4th grade!  Students receive one small group lesson plus one full band rehearsal weekly.

Minneapolis Public Schools is unique in that it provides instruments for students.  Students may take their instrument home to practice once they have returned a signed contract from their parents or  guardians.  

Practice is homework! And it's really fun homework!  You It is wonderful to see the kids' pride show as they gain skills on their instruments.  Family and friends: ask your young musicians to play for you.  They will be happy and proud to share what they know!