SONGER STUDIO
MARCHING BAND
The District 112 Mid-Level Marching Band is open to all band students in grades 6-8 at the three district middle schools.  The band is directed by Eric Songer and co-directed by percussion coach Scott Prescott and color guard coach Rachel Alrick.  The band has two seasons:  fall and summer.  During the fall season, the band meets in September and early October and performs in the Chaska and Chanhassen homecoming parades.  During the summer season, the band meets in June and July and performs in the the Chanhassen 4th of July parade, the Chaska River City Days parade and at Valleyfair! Amusement Park in Shakopee.

The band specializes in street marching.  It is an opportunity for students to receive their first instruction in the art of marching band.  In addition to learning the basics, students also learn some fun choreography and wear relaxed uniforms.  The music ranges from the school fight songs to patriotic songs to contemporary pop songs arranged by Mr. Songer.

The current format of the district mid-level marching band dates back to the 2002-03 school year.  The band on occasion had only 10-15 members when it first started.  It met only in the fall and marched in one parade, the Chaska Homecoming Parade.  Beginning in the summer of 2006, the band began meeting in the spring and marched at the Memorial Day parade and at Valleyfair!  The spring season was extended into the summer the following year.  In 2009-10, Chanhassen High School opened which added a Homecoming parade in the fall.  The band has also marched in the City of River Falls parade, at Noah’s Ark theme park in Wisconsin Dells and the Chaska River City Days Parade.  In the fall of 2012, we began having the marching band meet at all three middle schools with all four District 112 middle school band directors co-teaching the course.  In 2015, we eliminated the spring session of Marching Band and made it summer only.  The Memorial Day parade was handled by the three middle schools taking turns providing the band for the parade. 

The next session of Marching Band meets on Tuesdays from 10-10:50 a.m. at CMSW in June & July 2019 with three performances: July 4 at the Independence Day Parade in downtown Chanhassen at 2:30 p.m., July 15 at Valleyfair, and July 28 at Chaska River City Days at 1 p.m.  Sign up at www.ce4all.org.  http://www.ce4all.org/shapeimage_3_link_0
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2:30 P.M.
INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
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