SONGER STUDIO
FALL 2017 CLASSES ANNOUNCED
THE FALL 2017 SONGERSTUDIO CLASS SCHEDULE HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED.  STUDENTS CURRENTLY IN GRADES 6-8 CAN REGISTER FOR ALL OF THESE COURSES AT WWW.CE4ALL.ORG.  GET READY.  THIS IS GOING TO BE THE BEST FALL SEASON OF MUSIC EVER!  

SCHOOL OF ROCK
THURSDAYS, 3:50 P.M.
SEPTEMBER 14-OCTOBER 12
CHASKA MIDDLE SCHOOL WEST
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND.  AFTER A 4-YEAR HIATUS THIS CLASSED RETURNED TO WONDERFUL REVIEWS IN 2014.  THE ORIGINAL SONGERSTUDIO ROCK CLASS TEACHES STUDENTS WITH LITTLE OR NO EXPERIENCE ON RHYTHM SECTION INSTRUMENTS HOW TO PLAY DRUM SET, BASS GUITAR, KEYBOARDS, GUITAR, AND HOW TO SING.  STUDENTS WILL GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY IN A ROCK BAND SETTING DURING THE SESSIONS.

MARCHING BAND
TUESDAYS, 3:50 P.M.
SEPTEMBER 12-OCTOBER 10
CHASKA MIDDLE SCHOOL WEST
THE MARCHING BAND THAT TEACHES THE BASICS AND ALSO HAS FUN IS READY TO TAKE TO THE STREETS AGAIN THIS FALL. STUDENTS WILL LEARN HOW TO MARCH IN STEP, LEARN COMMANDS, LEARN THE BASICS OF STREET MARCHING, PLAY FUN MUSIC AND SHOW HOMECOMING SPIRIT AS THEY PERFORM IN THE CHASKA AND CHANHASSEN HOMECOMING PARADES FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 AND FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13 BOTH AT 4 P.M.

HIP HOP, DJ, RAP, EDM ACADEMY
MONDAYS, 3:50 P.M.
OCTOBER 23-NOVEMBER 20
CHASKA MIDDLE SCHOOL WEST
ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE AFTER SCHOOL MUSIC COURSES YOU COULD EVER IMAGINE.  STUDENTS LEARN HOW TO USE DIGITAL TURNTABLES AND SERATO SOFTWARE AS PART OF STATE OF THE ART DJ EDUCATION.  STUDENTS WILL USE GARAGE BAND, LOGIC, PROTOOLS AND ABLETON IN ORDER TO LEARN AND CREATE ORIGINAL DANCE MUSIC AND THEIR OWN MIXES OF EXISTING HITS.  STUDENTS WILL GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO REHEARSE IN A LIVE BAND SETTING WHERE THEY CAN WORK ON RAPPING, PLAYING LIVE INSTRUMENTS AND IMPLEMENTING THEIR OWN RECORDINGS INTO THE REHEARSALS.  LIVE DJ AND PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES WILL PRESENT THEMSELVES. 

BEGINNING GUITAR
TUESDAYS, 3:50 P.M.
OCTOBER 24-NOVEMBER 21
CHASKA MIDDLE SCHOOL WEST
PERFECT CLASS FOR THE STUDENT WHO WANTS TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY GUITAR.  WE START FROM SQUARE ONE TEACHING HOLDING POSITION, STRUMMING TECHNIQUE, BASIC CHORDS, NOTE READING, TABLATURE, STRUM AND FINGERPICKING PATTERNS AND BASIC THEORY.  STUDENTS CAN EVEN PICK A SONG TO LEARN AT THE LAST CLASS.  GUITARS AVAILABLE FOR USE.

CMSW JAZZ ENSEMBLE 78
THURSDAYS, 2:30 P.M.
OCTOBER 26-MARCH 15
CHASKA MIDDLE SCHOOL WEST
THE AWARD-WINNING, INCREDIBLY AMAZING CMSW JAZZ ENSEMBLES 78 IS FORMING BACK INTO ONE SUPER BAND AGAIN THIS YEAR AND WILL MEET THURSDAYS AFTER SCHOOL.  STUDENTS WILL CONTINUE TO LEARN JAZZ STYLE, ARTICULATIONS, DIFFERENT GROOVES, THE GREAT JAZZ MUSICIANS, HOW TO IMPROVISE, AND MUCH MORE.  THE BANDS WILL PERFORM AT TWO JAZZ FESTIVALS INCLUDING CHANHASSEN (FEB. 10), AND DULUTH (MAR. 17).  THEY WILL ALSO PERFORM AT THE CMSW TALENT SHOW ON JANUARY 12 AND EVENING WITH THE STARS MARCH 15. 

COUNTRY BLUEGRASS BAND
MONDAYS, 3:50 P.M.
DECEMBER 4-FEBRUARY 12
ALSO WEDNESDAY, JAN. 24
CHASKA MIDDLE SCHOOL WEST
THE ORIGINAL AND UNIQUE DISTRICT 112 MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNTRY BLUEGRASS BAND IS SOMETHING THAT NO OTHER DISTRICT IN OUR AREA IS OFFERING TO STUDENTS.  YOUNG MUSICIANS AUDITION INTO THIS GROUP TO LEARN TRADITIONAL BLUEGRASS STYLE ALONG WITH CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY HIT SONGS.  AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD AFTER SCHOOL AT CMW OCT. 9 AND AT PRM ON OCT. 11 (STUDENTS PICK ONE).  PERFORMANCES INCLUDE THE TALENT SHOW ON JANUARY 12, ROCK-IT! ON FEBRUARY 2, AND MORE! 

GARAGE BAND
FRIDAYS, 3:50 P.M.
OCTOBER 27-FEBRUARY 16
CHASKA MIDDLE SCHOOL WEST
THE GARAGE BAND IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR MUSIC ACTIVITIES AMONG MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSICIANS.  THIS ROCK BAND EXPERIENCE GIVES AUDITIONED STUDENTS A CHANCE TO PERFECT THEIR CRAFT AND PERFORM IN A SPECTACULAR AND EXCITING ATMOSPHERE PLAYING CLASSIC AND CURRENT ROCK HITS.  AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD AFTER SCHOOL AT CMW OCT. 9 AND AT PRM ON OCT. 11 (STUDENTS PICK ONE). PERFORMANCES INCLUDE CHASKA ROCKS TOYS FOR TOTS DEC. 9, THE TALENT SHOW ON JANUARY 12, AND ROCK-IT! ON FEB. 2!
 
ROCK CHORUS
DAY TBA, 3:50 P.M.
DATES TBA
CHASKA MIDDLE SCHOOL WEST
THE ROCK CHORUS IS AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL SINGERS WHO WANT TO SING POP MUSIC IN A CHORAL STYLE.  THINK GLEE FOR EXAMPLE.  FUN MUSIC.  FUN ARRANGEMENTS.  FUN PERFORMANCE VENUE AT ROCK-IT! ON FEBRUARY 2.

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR ALL OF THESE COURSES AT WWW.CE4ALL.ORG OR CONTACT HEIDI AND ERIC SONGER AT SONGER@SONGERSTUDIO.COM IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.  

THERE IS ALSO A COURSE THAT MR. PRESCOTT WILL BE OFFERING AT PIONEER RIDGE CALLED MOVIE BAND WHICH WILL BE ON MONDAYS AT 3:40 P.M. AT PIONEER RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND WILL BE OPEN TO STUDENTS IN GRADES 6-8 AT ALL THREE DISTRICT MIDDLE SCHOOLS. IT WILL RUN FROM SEPT. 11-OCT. 16.  YOU CAN ALSO SIGN UP AT WWW.CE4ALL.ORG.  

OTHER COURSES COMING UP LATER THIS SCHOOL YEAR INCLUDE JAZZ 6, 7TH AND 8TH GRADE HONOR BAND, A BRAND NEW CLASS CALLED 6TH GRADE HONOR BAND, LATIN MARIACHI BAND AND A BRAND NEW ENSEMBLE CALLED MIDDLE GROUND WHICH WILL BE AN ENSEMBLE THAT PERFORMS CURRENT POP MUSIC.  
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A PAST SCHOOL OF ROCK CLASS.  A COUPLE OF THESE STUDENTS HAVE GONE ON TO PLAY IN OUR GARAGE BAND PROGRAM.
THE MARCHING BAND AT VALLEYFAIR DURING THE SUMMER OF 2015
THE 2017 CHASKA MIDDLE SCHOOL WEST 7TH GRADE JAZZ ENSEMBLE PLAYING AT LUNCH
THE COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS BAND ATH THE 2016 CMSW TALENT SHOW
AVA SINGING WITH THE GARAGE BAND AT THE MALL OF AMERICA IN FEBRUARY 2017
THE 2015 ROCK CHORUS
IAN, ROBBIE AND REID SHOW GETTING READY FOR GUITAR CLASS
AMY AND SAM LEARNING DJ TECHNIQUES IN HIP HOP DJ RAP EDM ACADEMY