Middle school garage bands to perform at State Conference

garagebandOn Thursday, February 16 the middle school garage bands will head down to the Minneapolis Convention Center to perform at the Minnesota Music Educator’s Association State Conference alongside a few select ensembles. The Garage Bands consist of students in grades 6-8 at all three middle schools and meet once a week after school from November through February. They perform at a variety of events in the community including Chaska Rocks Toys For Tots in downtown Chaska, the CMSW Talent Show, the interdisciplinary Rock-It! concert, and more. Students audition in October for the bands. We have three bands that meet during the school year. Each band includes vocalists, guitarists, keyboardists, bass players, drummers and occasionally other instruments such as brass, saxophones and violins. Students learn technique, theory, listening skills, form, intonation, rhythm, and more while working up a variety of music including 1960s rock and Motown, ’70s and ’80s rock, ’90s... read more

Watch School Board meetings live online

Eastern Carver County Schools records and archives all regular School Board meetings. Watch these meetings live online HERE. In addition to these regular School Board meetings, the district also plans to televise and archive the following School Board Work Session Meetings: Thursday, Jan. 14, 6:30 pm Thursday, February 11, 6:30 pm Thursday, May 12, 6:30 pm Thursday, June 9, 6:30 pm read more