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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)

 

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:

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019, Fall Showcase, Ritz Theater, 7 PM

Friday, October 4th, 2019, Homecoming, Edison High School, 6 PM

Thursday, December 12th-Saturday, December 14th, 2019, "Newsies", Edison High School, 7 PM

Monday, January 13th, 2020, Small Ensemble Instrumental Winter Concert, Edison High School, 7 PM

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020, Large Ensemble Instrumental Winter Concert, Edison High School, 7 PM

February 2020 (date TBD), EAC Soup Wars, Location TBD

Thursday, March 19th, 2020, 6th Annual Northeast Band Festival, Edison High School, 6 PM

Monday, March 30th-Thursday, April 2nd, 2020, Band and Choir Tour to St. Louis

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020, Audubon Park Wing Ding, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Monday, May 4th, 2020, ECSF Scholarship Banquet, Solar Arts Building, 6 PM

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020, Small Ensemble Instrumental Spring Concert, Edison High School, 7 PM

Thursday, May 21st, 2020, Large Ensemble Instrumental Spring Concert, Edison High School, 7 PM

Thursday, June 4th, 2020, Graduation, Minneapolis Convention Center, Time TBD

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020, Northeast Parade, 6 PM

 

PEPBAND SCHEDULE FOR WINTER SPORTS 2019-2020

Schedule to come the November 2019

 

 

OTHER COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES:

Tuesday, June 18th, Northeast Parade (afternoon)

Thursday, June 20th, Harmony Bridge, MainStreet Lodge, 3:30-4:30 PM

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!