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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 sixth 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays)

 

Office Hours during Distance Learning:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday   8:00 AM-11:00 AM

Tuesday, Thursday   2:00 PM-5:00 PM

 

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:

*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 SCHEDULE FOR WINTER SPORTS 2019-2020

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

 

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.