District Site

410 Central Ave. N.
New Prague, MN 56071

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


About 5th Grade Band...

5th Grade Band F.A.Q.'s


1. When will band start?

NPAS 5th grade bands (2017-2018) will begin in mid- September.

If students would like to get a head start on their instruments this summer, they are welcome to try the "Band Jump Start" class through NP Community Ed or take private lessons.

2. How often do students meet for rehearsals and lessons?

Students meet during the school day once a week as a large ensemble for 50 minutes, and once a week for a 15 minute small group lesson.


3. What does my child need to participate in band?

  • Assigned instrument and accessories 
  • Accent on Achievement lesson book
  • Portable music stand (any color)
  • Music folder
  • Pencil
  • Smart Music (purchase from smartmusic.com, optional)

4. Where can I rent or purchase these items?

Please contact one of these stores:

  • Groth Music (952.884.4772) of Bloomington
  • The Music Mart (1.800.TUBA.TWO) of Mankato, and new second location in Faribault (507) 409-9900  
  • Downtown Sound (952.758.5166) of New Prague

Groth Music and Music Mart have road- representatives that stop in our district once a week for deliveries and pick-ups.

5. What is the fee for participating in band?

The only fee is the rental or purchase of the items above.

5. When are the concerts?

There are three performances that are held outside of the school day. Specific dates and details will be given at a later date.

  • Showcase Night Concert - December, 2017 (each building does a separate concert)
  •          Eagle View Showcase - Thurs., Dec. 14, 2017 - 6 p.m. @ Eagle View Cafeteria
  •          Raven Stream Band/Choir Concert - Mon., Dec. 18, 2017 - 6 p.m. @ Raven Stream Gym
  •          Falcon Ridge Showcase - Tues., Dec. 19, 2017 - 6 p.m. @ Falcon Ridge Main Gym
  • Panorama of Bands Concert - Sunday, February 25, 2018- 3pm @ New Prague High School Gym (all buildings combined)
  • All-District 5th Grade Band Concert - Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 5pm rehearsal/pizza, 7pm Concert @ NPHS Auditorium (all buildings combined)

6. Are concerts required?

Yes.  Band is a performance ensemble!  We work very hard individually and as a TEAM to put on a wonderful performance for all of you!  If a student has a prior committment, the director should be notified at least two weeks ahead of time and the student can complete a make-up project. 



Please contact Mrs. Spindler if you have any other questions or concerns. I am always happy to help my band families!