Welcome Back!

The 2016-17 school year is just around the corner!  Just a few reminders as you are getting ready for school:

  • All students should have instruments & other supplies for the first day of class.
  • 6th graders should drop off instruments ASAP so Mrs.Schettler-Stein can get them tuned & set-up so they are ready to go!  (If you are renting an instrument, the music companies should be able to drop it off at the school for Mrs.Schettler-Stein.  Feel free to call the company you are renting from to confirm delivery.)
  • Please see this link for other supplies needed: supplies needed for orchestra

See you soon!

Information about joining orchestra…

Are you a 5th grader or a parent of a 5th grader that is interested in being in orchestra next year?  Check out the information below to learn more!

The 6th Grade Registration meeting for Pinewood Elementary students is Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 7 p.m. (at the middle school) and Little Mountain Elementary students have their meeting on Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at 7 p.m. (at the middle school).  At this meeting you will get a chance to hear about various things you can look forward to doing at the middle school.  Mrs.Schettler-Stein (Orchestra teacher), Mrs.Macki (Band teacher), and Mrs. Ulven (Choir teacher) will be presenting a brief overview of the middle school music program and options available to incoming students. At the end of the meeting you will get a chance to sign up for a 15 minute time to try the different instruments of the orchestra and/or band.  (Those “try-outs” will be at the elementary schools during the day.)

Click here to view the video that was made for incoming students

Looking ahead to next year’s beginning 6th grade students…

It’s that time of year again!  Soon 5th graders will be getting a chance to sign up for instrument try-outs.  The registration meeting for Pinewood Elementary students is tonight at 7 p.m. (at the middle school) and Little Mountain Elementary students have their meeting this Thursday at 7 p.m. (at the middle school).

Mrs.Schettler-Stein (Orchestra teacher), Mrs.Macki (Band teacher), and Mrs. Ulven (Choir teacher) will be presenting a brief overview of the middle school music program and options available to incoming students. 

Here is a link to a PowerPoint presentation of most of the information that will be shared at the meetings:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/71zt5gaofxj20wa/BandOrchestraRecruitment2014.pptx

 

Play It Forward!

Join us this fall by participating in Play It Forward: Classical Minnesota Public Radio’s Musical Instrument Drive™. Our school’s music program will directly benefit when you partner with Classical MPR’s instrument drive campaign.

Most schools throughout Minnesota have a great need for more instruments so that motivated and talented students have opportunities to participate in band or orchestra.  Our school lacks the funds to buy new instruments and many families cannot afford to rent instruments for their children.

During the month of November, Classical MPR will encourage more than 850,000 listeners to donate used band or orchestra instruments to their community’s schools. Classical MPR and its partners, the Minnesota Music Educators Association and Vega Productions, will encourage listeners to donate as many instruments as possible and get them into the hands of hundreds of eager and talented children.

Tell me more 

Listeners will be encouraged to donate their used instruments to schools in their community. Classical MPR will reach out in many ways, including announcements on-air and online, social media and email communication to MPR listeners.

Tax receipts

Every person who donates an instrument to our school will receive a tax receipt. When our school accepts an instrument, we will fill out our school’s info at the top of the form and the instrument. The top portion of the form will be given to the donor and the school will keep the bottom tear off section for our records. Note: An appraisal is only required if the donation is worth $5,000 or more, and the appraisal is the responsibility of the donor. The school will not assign a value to the donation of a used instrument.

WHAT INSTRUMENTS ARE NEEDED?

Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Baritone, Tuba, Trombone, & Percussion

What if Donors Would like to Make a financial contribution?

Our school is capable of receiving financial contributions towards the purchase of instruments.  A tax receipt will be provided.

WHEN CAN I DROP OFF MY DONATION?

Donations may be dropped at the front office during regular school hours (7:15-3:15).

Questions?

Contact Mrs.Schettler-Stein with any questions or concerns. (763.272.2219 or michelle.schettler@monticello.k12.mn.us)

Play It Forward: Classical MPR’s Musical Instrument Drive™ is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Welcome Back!

I hope you have all had a great summer!  I’m excited to kick off the 2013-2014 school year with you all!  Please have your instrument and supplies ready for the first day of class. 

Our concert dates for this year are:

  • 6th Grade Orchestra
    • December 17th, 2013 @ MMS Auditorium, 7 p.m. (Arrive @ 6 for tuning.)
    • May 22nd, 2014 @ HS, 7 p.m.  (Arrive @ 6 for tuning.)
  • 7th Grade Orchestra
    • December 17th, 2013 @ MMS Auditorium, 7 p.m. (Arrive @ 6 for tuning.)
    • May 22nd, 2014 @ HS, 7 p.m.  (Arrive @ 6 for tuning.)
  • 8th Grade Orchestra
    • December 9th, 2013 @ HS Auditorium, 7 p.m. (Arrival time TBD – we will need to do a mass rehearsal w/ high school orchestra for a few pieces.)
    • May 22nd, 2014 @ HS, 7 p.m.  (Arrive @ 6 for tuning.)

Parent volunteers needed & appreciated!  Let Ms.Schettler know if you are willing & able!

Cello/Bass players will need to bring their own instruments from home.

 

Concert Attire

  • ALL Black!
  • Nice black dress pants, dress shirt, black socks, black dress shoes.
  • No dresses/skirts. 
  • Please let Ms.Schettler know ASAP if you need to borrow clothing.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call or send me an e-mail! 

Sincerely,

Mrs.Schettler-Stein

(763.272.2219)

michelle.schettler@monticello.k12.mn.us