NEW BAND STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

Welcome New Band Students and Families!

Below you will find helpful information about the Eastview Band Program and what to register for in 9th grade.  

1)  EASTVIEW BAND PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Eastview High School Band program is recognized as one of the largest and most well-rounded band programs in the state of Minnesota. Over 400 students are actively involved in a wide variety of instrumental music activities. The program centers on daily instruction in five separate concert bands and private lesson instruction for all band students. Bands are organized through an audition process which allows students to progress through the program as their talent and interest allow. Our most advanced ensembles perform a challenging musical repertoire frequently heard at college and professional concerts.

We strive to provide high quality musical experiences for our students that will permanently enrich their lives. The Eastview High School Wind Ensemble has been selected for featured performance three times by the Minnesota Music Educators Association including an appearance at the Minneapolis Convention Center in February, 2014. Our marching band is an active, award winning ensemble in regional marching band competitions and has been a finalist at the St. Louis Bands of America Super Regional. Jazz Ensemble One has earned outstanding ensemble awards at jazz festivals in LaCrosse, Eau Claire, Rolling Meadows (IL) and Green Bay. Since the school opened in 1997 the Eastview Band program has had over 200 members of Minnesota All-State instrumental groups which is more than any high school in Minnesota over the same time period.

Every three years the band members are offered an international tour. The Eastview band was the first band in the state to tour China in 2002 performing a concert in the famous Forbidden City of Beijing and on the Great Wall. The group has also performed concerts in Paris, London, Venice, Rome, Barcelona, Vienna and Budapest. In the spring break of 2017 Eastview traveled to Ireland and held concerts in Galway and Ennis performing with renown Irish traditional artist Eamonn Cotter. 

 

We are tremendously proud of our band students. They have built an Eastview band legacy filled with fantastic music, exciting experiences and wonderful people.

2)  WHAT 9th GRADE BAND CLASSES TO REGISTER FOR

Quarter 1--Choice between Marching Band and Varsity Band.  No Auditions are needed for either ensemble.  


Eastview Marching Band-Quarter 1-NO AUDITION NEEDED.  

***Marching Band Time Commitment:
• Rehearsals begin in mid-July and continue through Labor Day (3 nights per week, 5-9 PM)
• Band Camp at Gustavus Adulphus College-This week is required.  July 25-29  
• Monday and Thursday 5:30-8:30 PM rehearsals during September and October
• 4 Football Games
• One overnight/out of town trip, and several weekend Metro area competitions

-See Band Calendar for specific dates.

--OR--

Varsity Band-Quarter 1

There will be 1 Varsity Band for Quarter 1.  This is a regular Concert Band experience during the school day. 

Quarters 2-4


Varsity Band (Quarter 2-4).  All 9th grade band students will be placed in 1 of 2 Varsity Band classes for Quarters 2-4.

3) EASTVIEW "ARTS CREDIT" REQUIREMENT
 

All Eastview High School students are required to take one class in the “Arts” at some point during their high school years.  Enrollment in Band will fulfill this state mandated requirement.

4) HOW TO SCHEDULE ALL THE CLASSES YOU WANT
 

One of the challenges in choosing classes for your freshman year at Eastview is fitting all of the courses that look exciting into 7 periods. You will soon realize that five periods are filled with required courses leaving only two periods for elective classes. The solution to the puzzle lies in the fact that in the junior and senior year, students have less required classes and more elective opportunities. Band students often delay other electives until 11th and 12th grade. This allows them to make better class choices based upon their plans after high school and "first hand" information of various course offerings. 

9th Grade Registration Sample

                       Quarter 1                                   Quarter 2                                 Quarter 3                                  Quarter 4

Class 1          Required-English                     Required-English                     Required-English                    Required-English

Class 2          Required-Social Studies        Required-Social Studies        Required-Social Studies        Required-Social Studies

Class 3          Required-Math                        Required-Math                        Required-Math                        Required-Math

Class 4          Required-Science                    Required-Science                    Required-Science                    Required-Science

Class 5          Required Ind. Fit 9                  Required-Wellness 1              Safety Ed-9th or 10th grade                     *ELECTIVE*

Class 6          *ELECTIVE*                                *ELECTIVE*                                *ELECTIVE*                               *ELECTIVE*

Class 7            ELECTIVE-BAND                    ELECTIVE-BAND                          ELECTIVE-BAND                       ELECTIVE-BAND

10th Grade Registration Sample

                       Quarter 1                                   Quarter 2                                 Quarter 3                                  Quarter 4

Class 1          Required-English                     Required-English                     Required-English                    Required-English

Class 2          Required-Social Studies        Required-Social Studies        Required-Social Studies        Required-Social Studies

Class 3          Required-Math                        Required-Math                        Required-Math                        Required-Math

Class 4          Required-Science                    Required-Science                    Required-Science                    Required-Science

Class 5          Required Ind. Fit 10-12          Required-Wellness 2               *ELECTIVE*                                                   *ELECTIVE*

Class 6          *ELECTIVE*                                *ELECTIVE*                                 *ELECTIVE*                               *ELECTIVE*

Class 7            ELECTIVE-BAND                    ELECTIVE-BAND                          ELECTIVE-BAND                       ELECTIVE-BAND

11th Grade Registration Sample

                       Quarter 1                                   Quarter 2                                 Quarter 3                                  Quarter 4

Class 1          Required-English                     Required-English                     Required-English                    Required-English

Class 2          Required-Social Studies        Required-Social Studies        Required-Social Studies        Required-Social Studies

Class 3          Required-Math                        Required-Math                        Required-Math                        Required-Math

Class 4          Required-Science                    Required-Science                    Required-Science                    Required-Science

Class 5          Required-Wellness 3              *ELECTIVE*                                 *ELECTIVE*                                                   *ELECTIVE*

Class 6          *ELECTIVE*                                *ELECTIVE*                                *ELECTIVE*                               *ELECTIVE*

Class 7            ELECTIVE-BAND                    ELECTIVE-BAND                          ELECTIVE-BAND                       ELECTIVE-BAND

12th Grade Registration Sample

                       Quarter 1                                   Quarter 2                                 Quarter 3                                  Quarter 4

Class 1          Required-English                     Required-English                    Required-English                    Required-English

Class 2          Required-Social Studies        Required-Social Studies        Required-Social Studies        Required-Social Studies

Class 3          *ELECTIVE*                                *ELECTIVE*                                *ELECTIVE*                                *ELECTIVE*

Class 4          *ELECTIVE*                                 *ELECTIVE*                               *ELECTIVE*                                *ELECTIVE*

Class 5          *ELECTIVE*                                 *ELECTIVE*                                 *ELECTIVE*                                                   *ELECTIVE*

Class 6          *ELECTIVE*                                *ELECTIVE*                                 *ELECTIVE*                               *ELECTIVE*

Class 7            ELECTIVE-BAND                    ELECTIVE-BAND                          ELECTIVE-BAND                       ELECTIVE-BAND

5)  EASTVIEW MARCHING BAND

The Eastview High School Marching Band is a “state of the art” competitive marching band. It explores the latest trends in outdoor musical and visual performance and is the largest and most dynamic ensemble offered by the Eastview Band Program. Every year 150+ students from grades 9-12 choose to join the ensemble and work together to create a collaborative team, unified to achieve a remarkable level of artistry and excellence.

Marching Band is a voluntary co-curricular offering for band students at Eastview. Students who wish to join must register for Marching Band and attend rehearsals during the school day. Students must also attend summer rehearsals, band camp, evening rehearsals during the school year and all scheduled performances. Membership is open to incoming 9th grade students as well as returning sophomores, juniors and seniors. Woodwind, Brass and Percussion performers must be registered for a complete year of band ensembles. Color Guard members may register for Marching Band as a single course, which will meet arts graduation requirements.

Performances
The Eastview Marching Band performs at halftime of all home varsity football games. The EVMB also performs at several competitive contests per season, as well as various community support appearances including Freshman Orientation.

 

Rehearsals
In addition to 1st Quarter rehearsals during the school day

  • Summer Rehearsal: M, T, TH evenings starting mid-July.

  • Band Camp: Full Rehearsal days begin July 25-29.  A portion of this camp will be held at Gustavus Adolphus.

  • Rehearsal and performance dates and times will be provided to students at the step-off meeting and communicated to families via the Band Calendar.

MB Fees:  Under $600

All payments are electronically submitted on MyPaymentsPlus.com

Students are also responsible to purchase uniform shoes ($50) on an “as needed” basis. 

---2022 Marching Band Calendar 

---Eastview Marching Band Webpage

---Eastview Marching Band Youtube Channel

2021 EASTVIEW MARCHING BAND AWARDS

Rosemount Marching Band Festival

-Outstanding Hornline

-Outstanding Drum Major

-First Place in Class AAA

 

Eden Prairie High School Prairie Colors

-Outstanding Drumline

-Outstanding Drum Major

-Outstanding Hornline

First Place in Class AAA

 

Waseca Marching Classic

-Outstanding Hornline

-Outstanding Percussion

-First Place in Class AAA

-Parade Sweepstakes Champion

 

Sioux Falls Festival of Bands

-Outstanding Hornline

-Outstanding Drum Major

-Outstanding Drumline

-First Place in Class AAA

 

Youth in Music Minnesota State Championship

-Third Place in Class AAAA

6)  EASTVIEW LESSON PROGRAM

Each Eastview Band student will receive a private lesson 3-4 times a quarter from one of the band directors.  

7)  EASTVIEW JAZZ BAND

The Eastview High School Jazz Ensemble program is open to all students who perform standard jazz instruments. Auditions are held in early November for placement in three different ensembles. The groups rehearse after school or evenings 2-3 times per week through the spring. The jazz ensembles perform at two public concerts and selected regional jazz festivals.

8)  EASTVIEW PEP-BAND

All Eastview band students are members of the Eastview Pep Band.  The Pep Band provides spirit and entertainment at a variety of events throughout the school year as a service to the Eastview community.  Each band student is expected to participate in selected pep band events.  Events are scheduled in consultation with the school administration and can be found on the band calendar.

9)  WHY BAND?--Read this article by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

10)  FAQ FOR INCOMING BAND STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

Can I do sports and and still be in Band?

YES, Absolutely!!  Eastview High School believes in students being involved in Arts and Athletics.  More than 50% of the Eastview Band Students are involved in some kind of sport activity.  College Admissions offices want to see students with a wide range of activities.  

Can I take Honors and AP Classes and still do Band?

Yes, Absolutely!  Over 80% of the Eastview Band students are taking either Honors or AP Classes.   

How much does Marching Band Cost?

For the entire season and experience the marching band dues are under $600.  This includes a custom designed marching band show, highly qualified staff, custom uniforms, custom props, overnight band camp experience, overnight competition trip, buses to and from all competitions and 4-5 provided meals throughout the season.

If I have specific questions about the Eastview Band Program who should I contact?

You can contact any of the Eastview Band Directors with any questions you may have. 

-Rich Berggren-richard.berggren@district196.org

-Matt Gullickson-matthew.gullickson@district196.org

-Ben Harloff-ben.harloff@district196.org

-Angie Wyatt-angela.wyatt@district196.org

11)  EASTVIEW BAND CALENDAR

12)  EASTVIEW 9TH GRADE ACADEMIC PROGRAM AT EASTIEW

13)  EASTVIEW COURSE REGISTRATION SITE