Cardinal Heights Band Newsletter

Newsletter #3 - 9.24.2020

Virtual Private Lessons are Here!

For students that are interested in taking private lessons for enrichment and extra help from a professional musician, please consider reaching out to our list of fantastic professional musicians. These are a group of people that are connected to Sun Prairie in various ways - some are alumni! Whether you participated in last year's "Band Lesson Academy" or your looking for more - please check out this fantastic resource!

Band Lessons

It's been fantastic to work with all the students for their small group lesson after 1pm and on Wednesdays. Keep it up!

Reminder to students in band 2nd & 4th Quarter - we still have lessons. If you haven't made it one, no worries - reach out to Mr. Melrose & Mrs. Diallo. See the schedule below and please let us know if you have any questions or conflicts.

Cardinal Heights Jazz - Coming Soon!

Stay tuned (next week!) about information for our Virtual Jazz Band! We are still working out details, but rehearsal times will likely be after "school" at 3pm certain days of the week and possibly some time on Wednesdays.

Feel free to reach out now with any questions or ideas, otherwise look for a Google Form Sign-Up coming next week.

Sun Prairie Band Boosters

Look out for some communication from our Sun Prairie Band Boosters coming soon!

In the meantime, check out and LIKE their Facebook page to stay up to date on how parents and families can support Sun Prairie Bands.

Where Can We Find Information About Band This Year?

  • CARDINAL HEIGHTS BAND WEBSITE will have links to lesson schedules, newsletter, band supplies, and other tools in case you ever need to look for something shared previously but lost it in your inbox. Consider the website as the "go to" place to find out information this year.
  • CHeights Band Newsletters (currently not on a regular basis...we'll see?!). These will contain reminders, updates on classwork, and special events or opportunities.

Ordering Supplies from Ward Brodt

If you are ordering supplies from Ward Brodt you can visit their website at Order what you need and then at check out you can choose home delivery or school delivery under the shipping section. Home delivery is free! If you choose school delivery, your supplies will be delivered to Cardinal Heights and we will make sure you get them. If you are unsure what kind of reeds/valve oil/slide grease to purchase, we have attached a list of recommended supplies below. You can also contact Mr. Melrose with any questions.

FYI - School Instrument Rental Fee Coming Soon

If your child is using a school instrument, you will soon see that fee applied to your child's account via Infinite Campus Parent Portal (late September). You will be able to pay the fee online.

Share Your Photos!

We love seeing photos of your kids participating in band from home! With your approval, we would love to share those photos on our Facebook Band Page or on future newsletters. If you have a great photo to share, send it to Ian Melrose at Thanks!