Calendar

Oct
4
Thu
School of Rock @ Chaska Middle School West
Oct 4 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

An introduction to how to become a popular music star. Students learn the basics of playing guitar, piano, bass guitar, drum set, and singing. Students will then form a band where they will choose what songs they would like to learn. No experience on any of these instruments is required. This is not a performance-based class since all students are new to these instruments. The hope is that students will take to one or more of the instruments and pursue opportunities to continue learning after this introduction class.

Oct
9
Tue
Middle School Marching Band @ Chaska Middle School West
Oct 9 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Join in the homecoming festivities as a member of the Middle School Marching Band!  Learn how to march and learn a fun new song.  Best of all, make new friends as you support your school and community marching in both the Chaska and Chanhassen homecoming parades!
Chanhassen Homecoming Parade-Friday, October 5th 4pm
Chaska Homecoming Parade-Friday, October 12th 4pm

T-shirts are available for $10 if needed.

Oct
11
Thu
School of Rock @ Chaska Middle School West
Oct 11 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

An introduction to how to become a popular music star. Students learn the basics of playing guitar, piano, bass guitar, drum set, and singing. Students will then form a band where they will choose what songs they would like to learn. No experience on any of these instruments is required. This is not a performance-based class since all students are new to these instruments. The hope is that students will take to one or more of the instruments and pursue opportunities to continue learning after this introduction class.

Oct
15
Mon
Hip Hop Academy @ Chaska Middle School West
Oct 15 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Today’s music is dominated by hip hop and techno dance influences. If you have always wanted to learn how to create this music or maybe you already are, come be part of our Hip Hop Electronic program. During this course, you will have the opportunity to DJ, rap, create electronic music, mash hits or create your own, freestyle, scratch and learn the hip hop and techno dance genres. We will also have an opportunity to perform. Come be a part of the fun.

Oct
16
Tue
Beginning Guitar @ Chaska Middle School West
Oct 16 @ 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn chords, strumming patterns, note reading, tabs and more. By the end of the class you can pick a song of your choice to learn. Method book included. No prior experience needed. Guitars are available if you need one or bring your own. Acoustic or electric.

Oct
22
Mon
Hip Hop Academy @ Chaska Middle School West
Oct 22 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Today’s music is dominated by hip hop and techno dance influences. If you have always wanted to learn how to create this music or maybe you already are, come be part of our Hip Hop Electronic program. During this course, you will have the opportunity to DJ, rap, create electronic music, mash hits or create your own, freestyle, scratch and learn the hip hop and techno dance genres. We will also have an opportunity to perform. Come be a part of the fun.

Oct
23
Tue
Beginning Guitar @ Chaska Middle School West
Oct 23 @ 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn chords, strumming patterns, note reading, tabs and more. By the end of the class you can pick a song of your choice to learn. Method book included. No prior experience needed. Guitars are available if you need one or bring your own. Acoustic or electric.

Oct
26
Fri
Garage Band @ Chaska Middle School West
Oct 26 @ 3:50 pm – 5:15 pm

Are you looking to be part of a rock band with people who have the same love of music as you do?Then come be part of the District 112 Garage Band.Since 2004, we have been providing students an innovative rock band experience like none other in the Twin Cities area.  Play or sing everything from classic rock to the newest rock with other musicians who love it as much as you do.We are looking for singers, guitarists, keyboardists, bass players, drummers and brass/sax players who have at least two years experience on their instruments.
Performances at Rockin’ The Suburbs in Eden Prairie on Saturday, December 8, the CMSW Talent Show on Friday, January 11, the Rock-It! Concert on Friday, February 1 and a closing event in February.

Audition is required. Auditions will be held on Monday, October 8 in the CMSW Band Room at 3:50 pm and Wednesday, October 10 in the PRM Band Room at 3:50 p.m.

Students should choose one of these dates. No sign up is necessary to audition. Audition material will be available in the PRMS, CMSE, and CMSW band rooms by Sept. 10. Please don’t register for class until audition results have been posted. 

Oct
29
Mon
Hip Hop Academy @ Chaska Middle School West
Oct 29 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Today’s music is dominated by hip hop and techno dance influences. If you have always wanted to learn how to create this music or maybe you already are, come be part of our Hip Hop Electronic program. During this course, you will have the opportunity to DJ, rap, create electronic music, mash hits or create your own, freestyle, scratch and learn the hip hop and techno dance genres. We will also have an opportunity to perform. Come be a part of the fun.

Oct
30
Tue
Beginning Guitar @ Chaska Middle School West
Oct 30 @ 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn chords, strumming patterns, note reading, tabs and more. By the end of the class you can pick a song of your choice to learn. Method book included. No prior experience needed. Guitars are available if you need one or bring your own. Acoustic or electric.