Be Part of the Band: Save the Date!
All 5th grade students have the opportunity to learn about band instruments and join the MVMS 6th Grade Band. Please mark these dates on your family calendar so your student can Be Part of the Band!

Band Instructor
My name is Elise Rodenberg, and I am the 6th grade band teacher. You can reach me at, or 319-895-6254. You can also visit our Beginning Band Website for more information.

Students Meet the Instruments: April General Music Class Unit
All 5th grade students will have the opportunity to learn about and try the various band instruments with the help of Mrs. Rodenberg and Mrs. Anderson. This will take place during general music class or art class. You are welcome to set up at time to see your student try any instruments individually – contact Mrs. Rodenberg if you are interested.

Instrument Recommendations Sent: May 5th
Students will be mailed the results of their instrument testing, as well as important paperwork and supply lists to get signed up for band!

Beginning Band Open House: Monday, May 24th, 5:00pm in the Middle School Commons. All 5th graders interested in joining band are invited to our Beginning Band Night on Monday, May 24th. At this time families will have the opportunity to meet the band director, Elise Rodenberg; learn about the requirements to join band; and the option to sign up to rent or buy a band instrument from our local music stores. There will be a presentation at 5:00 followed by time for visiting with Mrs. Rodenberg, Mrs. Anderson, and the music store representatives.

Beginning Band Summer Lessons and Super Lesson
All beginning band students will kick off our band year together with the Super Lesson Night on Monday, August 9th at 7:00pm. Students will get an introductory lesson on their instrument and learn about what they need for the first day of school. Parents will learn about the expectations of the first year of band, and how they can best support their musician.Following the Super Lesson night we will have Group Band Lessons for each instrument. These are highly encouraged to get everyone ready for the start of the school year. The schedule for these lessons will be posted in August.