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 of 2017.  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 in June and July 2018. 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 current session meets Thursdays at 3:40 p.m. Oct. 26-Mar. 15.  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. starting Spring of 2018.
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 current session is meeting on Thursdays at 8 a.m.
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 will meet Summer 2018.  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 Fall of 2018. 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 current session meets Fridays Oct. 27-Feb. 16 at 3:50 p.m.  Register at www.ce4all.org http://www.ce4all.orgshapeimage_18_link_0
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. Current session is Mondays Dec. 4-Feb. 12 at 3:50 p.m. Register at www.ce4all.org    http://www.ce4all.orgshapeimage_20_link_0
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 will be Mondays Mar. 12-May 7 at 3:50 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 summer 2018. 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 Fall 2018.  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 Tuesdays in June and July.  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 Spring 2018.
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 18
8 A.M.
RHYTHM SECTION
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, JANUARY 18
3:40 P.M.
CMSW JAZZ 78
CMSW BAND ROOM
FRIDAY, JANUARY 19
3:50 P.M.
GARAGE BAND
CMSW BAND ROOM
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24
3:50 P.M.
COUNTRY BLUEGRASS BAND
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, JANUARY 25
8 A.M.
RHYTHM SECTION
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, JANUARY 25
3:40 P.M.
CMSW JAZZ 78
CMSW BAND ROOM
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26
3:50 P.M.
GARAGE BAND
CMSW BAND ROOM
MONDAY, JANUARY 29
3:50 P.M.
COUNTRY BLUEGRASS BAND
CMSW BAND ROOM
TUESDAY, JANUARY 30
9 A.M.
DISTRICT 112 BAND FESTIVAL
CHASKA HIGH SCHOOL AND 
CHANHASSEN HIGH SCHOOL
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1
8 A.M.
RHYTHM SECTION
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1
3:40 P.M.
CMSW JAZZ 78
CMSW BAND ROOM
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2
7:30 P.M.
ROCK-IT!
FEATURING GARAGE BANDS, COUNTRY BLUEGRASS BAND, HIP HOP ACADEMY
CMSW LARGE GYM
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5
3:50 P.M.
COUNTRY BLUEGRASS BAND
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8
8 A.M.
RHYTHM SECTION
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8
3:40 P.M.
CMSW JAZZ 78
CMSW BAND ROOM
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9
3:50 P.M.
GARAGE BAND
CMSW BAND ROOM
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10
ALL DAY
DISTRICT 112 JAZZ FESTIVAL
CHASKA HIGH SCHOOL
545 PIONEER TRAIL
CHASKA
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12
3:50 P.M.
COUNTRY BLUEGRASS BAND
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15
ALL DAY
COUNTRY/GARAGE BAND TOUR
BLUFF CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT 10 A.M.
UW-RIVER FALLS AT 3 P.M.
BURNSVILLE GARAGE AT 7 P.M.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16
3:50 P.M.
GARAGE BAND & COUNTRY BAND
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22
8 A.M.
RHYTHM SECTION
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22
3:40 P.M.
CMSW JAZZ 78
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, MARCH 1
3:40 P.M.
CMSW JAZZ 78
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, MARCH 1
8 A.M.
RHYTHM SECTION
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, MARCH 8
3:40 P.M.
CMSW JAZZ 78
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, MARCH 8
8 A.M.
RHYTHM SECTION
CMSW BAND ROOM
MONDAY, MARCH 12
LATIN/MARIACHI BAND
3:40 P.M.
CMSW JAZZ 78
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, MARCH 15
EVENING WITH THE STARS
FEATURING JAZZ BANDS, RHYTHM SECTION, CHAMBER ENSEMBLES AND MORE
5:30 P.M.
CHASKA MIDDLE SCHOOL WEST
THURSDAY, MARCH 15
8 A.M.
RHYTHM SECTION
CMSW BAND ROOM
MONDAY, MARCH 6
10 A.M. AND 12 P.M.
WIN ENSEMBLES PERFORM
MALL OF AMERICA
60 EAST BROADWAY
BLOOMINGTON
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
HEAD OF THE LAKES JAZZ FESTIVAL
8 A.M.-10 P.M.
JAZZ 7 AND JAZZ 8
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-DULUTH
MONDAY, MARCH 19
LATIN/MARIACHI BAND
3:40 P.M.
CMSW JAZZ 78
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, MARCH 22
8 A.M.
RHYTHM SECTION
CMSW BAND ROOM
MONDAY, APRIL 2
LATIN/MARIACHI BAND
3:40 P.M.
CMSW JAZZ 78
CMSW BAND ROOM
THURSDAY, MARCH 22
3:45 P.M.
HONOR BAND 78
CMSE BAND ROOM