Welcome to the Cannon River STEM School Band!

Dear Middle School students,

Any 6th – 8th grade students interested in joining band should meet with Mr. Berger as soon as possible to arrange an instrument trial.  ANY student is encouraged to join, and there are instruments available for rent at our school upon availability.

Any returning member to the Cannon River STEM School Band should have an Essential Elements book and personal instrument.  If you do not have a personal instrument, see Mr. Berger about rental prices for Eastman Music in Faribault or The Music Mart in Mankato.  Rental instruments are available at our school as well upon availability.

For returning members, I ask that you continue practicing out of the Essential Elements book until whole group band begins, and I look forward to meeting with you again!

Go Raptors!

For band parents and students, below is a link to a power point presentation which highlights the band program at the Cannon River STEM School.  This power point includes: suggestions on practicing, a sample rubric, and a sample personal goal sheet among other items.

I’ve also included a Personal Goal Sheet for students in case you’ve misplaced your original sheet.


Personal Goal Sheets

Online Metronome / Tuner

Suggested Listening

The Dallas Brass, Dallas Wind Symphony, and President’s Own Marine Band are three groups I suggest you listen to for three reasons: tone quality, section playing, and characteristic concert band style.  Enjoy!

Dallas Wind Symphony

Dallas Brass

President’s Own U.S. Marine Band