Beth Riesterer

Calendar of Events

 *You will find a list of all of the events for the 2016-2017 school year under "Resources".

Upcoming events include:-




Jazz Band

 ***You will find the Jazz Band schedule listed under "Resources".

Our Middle School Jazz Band runs from September through February.  We rehearse on Monday evenings from 5:00-5:45pm. There are two concerts the Jazz Band performs at during the school year.  The first is the "Oldies Concert" which takes place in November and the other is the "Winter Concert" which takes place in February.

The two Jazz Band Concert dates for the school year are:

Monday, November 14  7pm  HS Aud

Monday, February 20  7pm  HS Gym


Pep Band

The Middle School students get to partcipate in one pep band each school year.  This is a combined Pep Band with some of the High School Band members.  It is normally held on a Friday evening in January.  This year our pepband performance will be on Friday, January 27th.  Students are asked to report to the High School Band Room at 6:30pm on this evening wearing school colors. It will be lots of fun.

Solo and Ensemble

Will be held at Brodhead High School on Saturday, March 4,  2017. It is an all day event. The day concludes with an Honor's Recital held in the High School Auditeria.


Solo & Ensemble is an important unit of study in Middle School Band. Solo & Ensemble is a non-competitive Festival where students have the opportunity to perform a solo, duet or larger ensemble.  The performance takes place in front of a judge who completes a critique and offers suggestions for improvement. The students receive a rating for their performance (and eventually a medal as well).  Solo & Ensemble is non-competitive; the only competition is with yourself to do your best!  Solo & Ensemble is so beneficial for students that we would like ALL students to participate! 

The Solo and Ensemble unit is a period of great individual growth of instrument technique and musical knowledge. It is an opportunity for students to show-off their abilities. It is also a great opportunity for students to seek a challenge and receive individual help and recognition. The Solo & Ensemble unit is an important part of the Band Curriculum and is required for all students.  Every student will learn a Solo and Ensemble piece.  They then choose if they would like to perform at district Solo and Ensemble or Wood's Crossing.






Marching Band

Homecoming Parade

The students will be playing "Cool Kids" in the Homecoming Parade on Friday, September 23rd. They always do such a great job while playing for the community!

Memorial Day Parade

The Memorial Day parade will be held on Monday, May 29th at 9am. All students are asked to be to Veteran's Park by 8:45am.