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Hello, and Welcome to Instrumental Music!

My name is Mrs. Earles (also known as Ms. E) and I am in my fifth year as the Director of Bands and Instrumental Music 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 including new performance venues! 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

Advanced Drum Line

Beginning Drum Lines

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:

Thursday, January 10th, 2019: Advanced Ensemble Winter Concert, 7 PM, Edison High School Auditorium

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019: Beginning Ensemble Winter Concert, 7 PM, Edison High School Auditorium

Thursday, March 14th, 2019: 5th Annual Northeast Band Festival, 6 PM, Edison High School Auditorium

Thursday, March 21st-Saturday, March 23rd, 2019: Duluth Jazz Festival, University of Minnesota-Duluth

Monday, May 20th, 2019: Large Ensemble Spring Concert, 7 PM, Location TBD

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019: Small Ensemble Spring Concert, 7 PM, Location TBD

 

PEPBAND SCHEDULE FOR WINTER SPORTS 2018-2019

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH, 2018                       BOYS BASKETBALL               CALL TIME: 6:30 PM

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18TH, 2018                          GIRLS BASKETBALL              CALL TIME: 6:30 PM

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17TH, 2019                           BOYS BASKETBALL               CALL TIME: 6:30 PM

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25TH, 2019                                 GIRLS BASKETBALL              CALL TIME: 6:30 PM

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2019                                 BOYS BASKETBALL               CALL TIME: 6:30 PM

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2019                                 GIRLS BASKETBALL              CALL TIME: 6:30 PM

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH, 2019                           GIRLS BASKETBALL              CALL TIME: 6:30 PM

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2019                               BOYS BASKETBALL               CALL TIME: 6:30 PM

 

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

 

 

OTHER COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES:

Harmony Bridge performances: 3rd Thursday of the month, MainStreet Lodge in NE Minneapolis, 3:30 PM

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018: Future Tommie Night, 5:30 PM, Edison High School

Thursday, December 13th, 2018-Saturday, December 15th, 2018: Hairspray (musical), 7:00 PM, Edison High School Auditorium

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.

document Band Parent Meeting 10/9/2018 Notes   --  Attached are the notes from the Band Parent Meeting on Tuesday, October 9th. Please review and follow up with any questions you may have. Thank you to those who attended!