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Welcome to Instrumental Music!!!

Hello, and Welcome to Instrumental Music!

My name is Mrs. Earles (also known as Ms. E) and I am in my seventh 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 a new ensemble (String Orchestra), continuing our Harmony Bridge Program, and beginning work towards our Marching Band Program for the future! Stay tuned for all the great events happening in our Music Department!


Contact information:


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 (3rd hour) 9:50-11:20 Monday & Thursday; 10:05-10:55 Wednesday

Advanced Drum Line (4th hour) 11:55-1:25 Tuesday & Friday; 11:00-11:50 Wednesday

Beginning Drum Line (5th hour) 11:55-1:25 Monday & Thursday; 12:20-1:10 Wednesday

Beginning Band (7th hour) 1:30-3:00 Monday & Thursday; 2:10-3:00 Wednesday

Jazz Band (before school Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:20-8:05)- please note: Jazz Band will NOT meet on Tuesday, September 8th. We will start on Thursday, September 10th. Please contact Ms. E if you have any questions.


Prep Hours during Distance Learning:

1st hour (8:15-9:45 Monday & Thursday; 8:15-9:05 Wednesday)

2nd hour (9:50-11:20 Tuesday & Friday; 9:10-10:00 Wednesday)

6th hour (1:30-3:00 Tuesday & Friday; 1:15-2:05 Wednesday)

Advisory (8:15-9:45 Tuesday & Friday)


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) Advisories- please check with me for a pass


*all concerts have been cancelled or postponed for the remainder of the year. All changes will be communicated to all performing ensembles as changes arise. 



Pepband season is over. We are looking forward to supporting our basketball teams next school year.

Due to the irregular sports season, all pepband events are postponed or cancelled for the year.



Tommie Telethon- Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 at the Basin located across from Edison HS on Quincy Street & 22nd Avenue, Time TBD

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.