SONGER STUDIO
CLASSES
UPCOMING EVENTS
Heidi and Eric Songer teach a number of fun and exciting music classes in the Southwest Twin Cities area.  Many of them are run through the Chaska Community Education program.  We are proud to announce our course offerings for the fall/winter of 2019.  For more information on each class, click on the class name in the description below or contact us at songer@songerstudio.com. http://www.ce4all.org/pages/Community_Educationmailto:songer@songerstudio.comshapeimage_4_link_0shapeimage_4_link_1
MARCHING BANDMarching_Band.htmlshapeimage_5_link_0
Two sessions:  Summer and Fall.  Open to middle school students.  Performances include Chaska & Chanhassen Homecoming parades, Chaska Memorial Day Parade, Chanhassen 4th of July Parade and Valleyfair!  The next session is Tuesdays at 3:50 p.m. Sept. 11-Oct. 9.  Register at www.ce4all.org.  http://www.ce4all.orgshapeimage_6_link_0
JAZZ ENSEMBLEJazz_Ensemble.htmlshapeimage_7_link_0
Two sessions:  Winter and Summer.  Performances include CMSW Talent Show; Evening with the Stars; District & Duluth Jazz Festivals and Chaska River City Days.  The next session meets Thursdays at 3:40 p.m. Oct. 25-Apr. 4.  Register at www.ce4all.org.  http://www.ce4all.orgshapeimage_8_link_0
HONOR BANDHonor_Band.htmlshapeimage_9_link_0
District 112 top middle school students selected on musical ability that they have demonstrated during their middle school careers.  Performances include elementary school tour and formal evening concert.  The next session is meeting Thursdays at 3:50 p.m. April 4-May 30, 2019. Register at www.ce4all.org.
THE RHYTHM SECTIONRhythm_Section.htmlshapeimage_11_link_0
Handpicked group of CMSW 8th grade musicians.  Meets every Thursday morning at 8 a.m. during the school year.  Music includes mainly jazz and pop.  Performances include Talent Show house band, jazz festivals, Curriculum Night, 8th Grade BBQ, school lunches.  The next session is meeting on Thursdays at 8 a.m. starting Sept. 6.
BEGINNING GUITARBeginning_Guitar.htmlshapeimage_13_link_0
Two sessions:  Summer and Fall.  Learn chords, strumming techniques, reading music including tabs, music theory, finger picking, barre chords, different musical styles, songwriting and improvisation.  The next session is Tuesdays Oct. 16-Nov. 14, 3:45-4:30 p.m.  Register at www.ce4all.org.   http://www.ce4all.orgshapeimage_14_link_0
SCHOOL OF ROCKSchool_of_Rock.htmlshapeimage_15_link_0
For middle school students who want to learn how to be in a rock band.  Learn drum set, guitar, keyboards, vocals and more.  Students pick songs and learn them in a rock band setting.  No prior experience needed.  Next session will be Thursdays, Sep. 13-Oct. 11 from 3:45-4:45 p.m. Register at www.ce4all.org    http://www.ce4all.orgshapeimage_16_link_0
GARAGE BANDGarage_Band.htmlshapeimage_17_link_0
Two sessions:  Winter and Summer.  Middle School and High School sections.  Experience required.  Students rehearse once a week and learn a variety of rock genres from classic to current.  Performances include Talent Show, Rock-It! Concert, The Depot in Hopkins and Chaska River City Days.  The next session is Fridays 3:50 p.m.  Oct. 26-Feb. 15.  Auditions are Oct. 8 & 10.
COUNTRY/BLUEGRASSCountry_Bluegrass.htmlshapeimage_19_link_0
Two sessions:  Winter and Summer.  Middle School and High School sections.  Experience required.  Students rehearse once a week and learn a variety of country genres from traditional bluegrass to current country.  Performances include Talent Show, Rock-It! Concert, and Chaska River City Days. Next session is Mondays 3:50 p.m. Dec. 3-Feb. 11. Auditions are Oct. 8 & 10.
MARIACHI/LATIN BANDMariachi_Latin.htmlshapeimage_21_link_0
 Students rehearse once a week and learn a variety of traditional Mariachi songs, Latin Jazz and cureent Latin hits.  Experience on instruments encouraged but not required.  Performances include Cinco De Mayo celebration.  Next session is meeting Mondays Mar. 11-May 8, 3:45-4:30 p.m.  Register at www.ce4all.org    http://www.ce4all.orgshapeimage_22_link_0
MUSIC PRODUCTIONMusic_Production.htmlshapeimage_23_link_0
 Learn how to record music, make music videos, create music websites, produce podcasts, run sound, video and lights at events and even be a tech crew at events during the school year.  The next Music Technology class will meet during the summer of 2019. Register at www.ce4all.org http://www.ce4all.orgshapeimage_24_link_0
HIP HOP ACADEMYHip_Hop_House.htmlshapeimage_25_link_0
Learn how to rap, turntables, use technology to create hip hop and electronica music, DJ and more.  Learn how the world of hip hop and electronica works.  Perform at local events including Rock-It! concert and more.  The next session meets Mondays, Oct. 15-Nov. 19 from 3:45-4:45 p.m.  Register at www.ce4all.org.   http://www.ce4all.orgshapeimage_26_link_0
ROCK CHORUSRock_Chorus.htmlshapeimage_27_link_0
Some of the hottest vocal music being created today is done in the form of pop choirs.  Here’s your chance to perform music in this style.  Perform pop and rock hits.  Performance at Rock-It! concert.  Next session to be announced.  Register at www.ce4all.org.   http://www.ce4all.orgshapeimage_28_link_0
MOVIE BANDMovie_Band.htmlshapeimage_29_link_0
This summer course gives students an opportunity to perform in a chamber ensemble/small concert band atmosphere and learn the great movie music from the past few decades.  Performance at Chaska River City Days.  Next session meets Summer 2019, dates and times TBA.  Register at www.ce4all.org.   http://www.ce4all.orgshapeimage_30_link_0
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
This ensemble is modeled after the well-known percussion group Stomp! that plays music on non-percussion instruments like pipes, brooms, basketballs and garbage cans.  The music is unique, challenging and most of all, fun!  And it’s not just for percussionists although musical background, especially piano or percussion, definitely helps.  Next session meets Summer 2019.
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POP ENSEMBLEPop_Ensemble.htmlshapeimage_44_link_0
This is a performance based class where students create their own computerized tracks and then play on live instruments and sing with these tracks.  Music consists of mainly songs from the past two years.  Performance this past year was at Mall of America.  Next session meets Fridays 3:50 p.m. Mar. 8-May 24.  Register at www.ce4all.org.   http://www.ce4all.orgshapeimage_45_link_0
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22
3-6 P.M.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
COME FIND OUT ABOUT 2018-19 CLASSES AND PERFORMANCES
CHASKA MIDDLE SCHOOL WEST
140 ENGLER BOULEVARD
CHASKA
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23
3-6 P.M.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
COME FIND OUT ABOUT 2018-19 CLASSES AND PERFORMANCES
CHASKA MIDDLE SCHOOL WEST
140 ENGLER BOULEVARD
CHASKA
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
8 A.M.
RHYTHM SECTION
CMSW BAND ROOM
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
3:45 P.M.
MARCHING BAND
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
3:45 P.M.
SCHOOL OF ROCK
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
8 A.M.
RHYTHM SECTION
CMSW BAND ROOM
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
3:45 P.M.
MARCHING BAND
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
3:45 P.M.
SCHOOL OF ROCK
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
8 A.M.
RHYTHM SECTION
CMSW BAND ROOM
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
TIME TBA
JEAN LINDQUIST BENEFIT CONCERT
PERFORMANCE BY DISTRICT 112 MUSIC FACULTY
LOCATION TBA
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
3:45 P.M.
MARCHING BAND
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
3:45 P.M.
SCHOOL OF ROCK
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
8 A.M.
RHYTHM SECTION
CMSW BAND ROOM
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2
3:45 P.M.
MARCHING BAND
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4
3:45 P.M.
SCHOOL OF ROCK
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4
8 A.M.
RHYTHM SECTION
CMSW BAND ROOM
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5
4 P.M.
MARCHING BAND PERFORMS IN THE CHANHASSEN HOMECOMING PARADE
DOWNTOWN CHANHASSEN
MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
3:50 P.M.
COUNTRY BAND/GARAGE BAND AUDITIONS
CMSW BAND ROOM
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9
3:45 P.M.
MARCHING BAND
CMSW BAND ROOM
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
3:50 P.M.
COUNTRY BAND/GARAGE BAND AUDITIONS
PIONEER RIDGE BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
3:45 P.M.
SCHOOL OF ROCK
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
8 A.M.
RHYTHM SECTION
CMSW BAND ROOM
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12
4 P.M.
MARCHING BAND PERFORMS IN THE CHASKA HOMECOMING PARADE
DOWNTOWN CHASKA
MONDAY, OCTOBER 15
3:50 P.M.
HIP HOP ACADEMY
CMSW BAND ROOM
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16
3:45 P.M.
BEGINNING GUITAR CLASS
CMSW BAND ROOM
MONDAY, OCTOBER 22
3:50 P.M.
HIP HOP ACADEMY
CMSW BAND ROOM
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23
3:45 P.M.
BEGINNING GUITAR CLASS
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
3:40 P.M.
CMSW JAZZ 78
CMSW BAND & ORCHESTRA ROOMS
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
8 A.M.
RHYTHM SECTION
CMSW BAND ROOM
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
3:50 P.M.
GARAGE BAND
CMSW BAND, CHOIR & ORCHESTRA ROOMS
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
2 P.M.
RHYTHM SECTION PLAYS AT THE WALKIN’ ON THE WESTSIDE
CMSW LARGE GYM
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29
3:50 P.M.
HIP HOP ACADEMY
CMSW BAND ROOM
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30
3:45 P.M.
BEGINNING GUITAR CLASS
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
3:40 P.M.
CMSW JAZZ 78
CMSW BAND & ORCHESTRA ROOMS
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
8 A.M.
RHYTHM SECTION
CMSW BAND ROOM
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5
3:50 P.M.
HIP HOP ACADEMY
CMSW BAND ROOM
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
3:45 P.M.
BEGINNING GUITAR CLASS
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
3:40 P.M.
CMSW JAZZ 78
CMSW BAND & ORCHESTRA ROOMS
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
8 A.M.
RHYTHM SECTION
CMSW BAND ROOM
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9
3:50 P.M.
GARAGE BAND
CMSW BAND, CHOIR & ORCHESTRA ROOMS