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Hello, and Welcome to Instrumental Music!

My name is Mrs. Earles and I am in my fifth 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 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

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:

Monday, September 24th, 2018: Music Department Fall Showcase, 7 PM, Ritz Theater

Friday, October 12th, 2018: Homecoming Football Game, 7 PM, Edison High School Athletic Field

Thursday, January 10th, 2019: Large Ensemble Winter Concert, 7 PM, Location TBD

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019: Small Ensemble Winter Concert, 7 PM, Location TBD

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

 

 

OTHER COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES:

Monday, July 31st- Edison Community and Sports Foundation Golf Tournament

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 Parent Meeting 6/5/2018 notes   --  Here are the notes from the Parent Meeting. Thanks to Beth Stromdahl for being in attendance and Jenny Arneson for sending some feedback via e-mail. Please let me know if you have any questions!