District Site

410 Central Ave. N.
New Prague, MN 56071

phone: 952-758-1700
fax: 952-758-1799


BEGINNERS: 5th Gr. Band 2017-2018

Greetings & Welcome to BAND!

1. Registration/Remind

Please fill out the information on the following link.


I communicate with families using the "Remind" service. Please sign up using the following links. Enter in your phone # to receive a text reminder the morning of a "band day" and other short reminders throughout the year.  

(Email reminders are also an option if you prefer to not receive a text.)

Eagle View: https://www.remind.com/join/66b8e9

Falcon Ridge: https://www.remind.com/join/37da47

Raven Stream: https://www.remind.com/join/b9d8g

                Day 1 lessons (RS/FR) - https://www.remind.com/join/234h67 

                Day 3 lessons (RS/EV) - https://www.remind.com/join/64b22a



2. Band Materials

Please obtain all band materials (instrument, instrument accessories, book, portable music stand).  

All band students will start band & lessons the week of September 13, 2017.

Calendars & lesson schedules will be distributed to each classroom and student prior to the start of band.

Scholarships available for students (free/reduced lunch requirement).

List of Materials Needed for each Instrument 

 Tips on Renting/Purchasing Instruments 

Downtown Sound Rental Brochure (current)

Groth Music Rental Brochure (current)

Music Mart Rental Brochure (current)

 *Save your receipts for rentals/purchases for tax purposes. Keep the instrument serial # & brand name for your records at home.


3. Band information that was sent home

First Letter Home about Beginning Band! (sent in April 2017)

Save the Date: Band Open House Info (Tues., May 23)  (sent April 2017)

Second Letter Home:  

  • (sent home after instrument try-outs in May 2017, & selected instrument marked by Mrs. Spindler)
  • Second letter home also included the above links on materials that are needed & tips on purchasing instruments.


4. Concert Dates (2017-18) & Info

Mark your calendars! 

5th Grade Showcase Night Performance (each building performing separately)

Eagle View: Thurs., Dec. 14 @ 6pm  - EV Cafeteria

Raven Stream: Mon., Dec. 18 @ 6pm - RS Gym

Falcon Ridge: Tues., Dec. 19 @ 6pm - FR Gym

Panorama of Bands Concert - Sun., Feb. 25, 2018 @ 3pm - NPHS Gym (all buildings together)

All-District 5th Gr Band Concert - Tues., May 8, 2018 @ 7pm - NPHS Auditorium (all buildings together)


5. Questions/Concerns?

How to reach Mrs. Spindler

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Emailing me is the best way to reach me.  Thanks!

My contact info: