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Hello, and Welcome to Instrumental Music!

My name is Mrs. Earles and I am in my fourth year as the instrumental music teacher here at Edison High School. We are doing some AMAZING musical things here at Edison! We are a growing, invested music program in the heart of Northeast Minneapolis. More great things coming again this year, including new and more performances and a tour in the Spring to Chicago. Stay tuned for all the great events happening in our Music Department!

 

Contact information:

E-mail: lesley.earles@mpls.k12.mn.us 

School phone number: 612-668-7082 (voicemail) or 

                                     612-668-1300 ext. 34010/34001

Cell phone number: 507-254-6595

*E-mail is the preferred and easiest way to communicate with me.
 

Classes I teach:

Concert Band

Beginning Band

Drum Line

Jazz Band (before school)

Piano/Keyboarding

Guitar

 

Homework & Tutoring Support Times

I coach Rock Band on Wednesdays from 3:15-5:00 after school. There are some days that I work with students after school to help them catch up on their work. Most of the time if students need to make up work, I tell them these things:

1) Come see me before school (need to know in advance)

2) Stay after school (double check with me to see if I am available)

3) During lunch (must eat lunch in cafeteria and get a pass from me beforehand)

4) Advisory on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (make sure to get a pass from me)
 

CONCERTS:

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017- Harmony Bridge Performance,

RiverVillage North Senior Living Facility, 3:30 PM

Thursday, January 18th, 2018- Winter Concert, 7 PM

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018- Northeast Band Festival, 6 PM

Monday, April 2nd to Thursday, April 5th, 2018- Chicago Performance Tour

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018- Spring Concert, 7 PM

Beginning of June, 2018- Graduation, Date and Time TBD, Minneapolis Convention Center

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018- Northeast Parade, Central Avenue, Time TBD

 

PEPBAND:

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH, 2017     GIRLS BASKETBALL     CALL TIME: 5:00 PM

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7TH, 2017        BOYS BASKETBALL      CALL TIME 6:30 PM

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 9TH, 2018              GIRLS BASKETBALL      CALL TIME 6:30 PM

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11TH, 2018          WRESTLING            CALL TIME 4:30 PM

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25TH, 2018          GIRLS BASKETBALL      CALL TIME 6:30 PM

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2018             BOYS BASKETBALL       CALL TIME 6:30 PM

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2018             GIRLS BASKETBALL      CALL TIME 6:30 PM

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH, 2018         BOYS BASKETBALL       CALL TIME 6:30 PM

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH, 2018        BOYS BASKETBALL        CALL TIME 6:30 PM

STUDENTS MUST ATTEND 4 PEPBANDS IN ORDER TO RECEIVE FULL PERFORMANCE CREDIT!!!

St. Thomas Honor Band 2017

On October 23rd, we took 5 students to the University of St. Thomas' Honor Band. Students had the opportunity to work with various conductors including Dr. Doug Orzolek, Dr. Matthew George, and guest conductor from Portugal, Alberto Roque. Students were in rehearsal for approximately 8 hours in order to prepare a performance that evening. 

Students who attended:

Eleanor Craig, french horn

Zella Fluegel-Murray, clarinet

Cecilia Lazarchic, alto saxophone

Brian Baltazar Pinos, percussion

Qiandre Robinson, trumpet

Harmony Bridge Program

We are starting a new community outreach program here called "Harmony Bridge". The program focuses on students working together in small groups (small ensembles) where they work on popular tunes such as "The Muffin Man", "Home on the Range", and "Ode to Joy". After much preparation, students perform in their small groups at our local Catholic Eldercare adult care facilities. With the help of Diane Lucas, coordinator of activities at Catholic Eldercare, and founder of Harmony Bridge, Michael Levine. We are excited to prepare a performance coming up on November 8th. Pictures of the performance to follow.

Bagging Groceries

Thank you to all those community members who supported our musicians on Saturday, September 11th at Cub Foods through their monetary donations. We loved supporting our community by bagging their groceries. All funds will be put toward our Spring Performance Tour to Chicago this coming spring.

JAM Fest 2017

Members of our Jazz Band attended the JAM (Jazz Across Minneapolis) Festival on Friday, November 4th at South High School. Students worked with various directors, students and guest clinicians throughout the day to prepare for a peformance that afternoon. You can check out Jazz88 for more pictures and information.