Cardinal Heights Band - Welcome!

Newsletter #1 - 8.27.2020

Meet Your Band Teachers

Mr. Melrose and Mrs. Diallo are the band teachers at Cardinal Heights. We are really excited to be working with the Cardinal Heights students this year! Mr. Melrose will be the main teacher for 9th Graders and Wind Ensemble students. Mrs. Diallo will be the main teacher for 8th Graders.

CHeights Band Welcome 2020.2021

Please complete this google form

This google form will help us ensure that students have the things they need to be successful in band this year and are off to a great start. If you have general questions, please feel free to put those in the form as well.

School Materials Pick up information

Next week, there will be pick up times for general school materials. Please pick up materials for both 1st & 2nd quarter.


  1. Let us know via email or phone so we can be ready for you
  2. Drop it off at your assigned time so that we can either send it in for repair (or exchange it for a working instrument if you are using a school instrument).

*Updated info below, changed on 8/27 @ 1:30pm

Wednesday, Sept 2

8 AM - Noon: Last Names A - G

Noon - 4 PM: Last Names, H - M

Thursday, Sept 3

8 AM - Noon: Last Names N - T

Noon - 4 PM: Last Names U - Z

Friday, Sept 4

8 AM - Noon: For those who can't attend Wednesday/Thursday. *Limited staffing, longer wait times possible.

Band materials pick up information

  • Wednesday 9/9, 1 - 3pm @ Door #22 (in back)
  • Thursday 9/10, 4 - 7pm @ Door #22 (in back)

Instruments, Music, Supplies, & Repair (quick fix or switches) are available for all students enrolled in Band or Orchestra. Students & Families should plan on attending one of these pick-up options.*Please let us know if these general times will not work and we can work on more options. We'll be in touch - thank you!

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.


More about this year

Teachers are still finalizing plans for the start of the year. We will be sending out more information as plans are finalized. What we do know is that we will be offering band instruction throughout the year, so even if you don't have class for a quarter, we still will be offering weekly small group lessons.

Some of the possibilities for this year:

  • Live & Connected music making experiences (lesson & full group)
  • Guest Artists & Clinicians
  • Mentoring beginning band students
  • Connecting with our High School Band students
  • Learning about more music & cultures
  • Weekly Small Group Lessons
  • ...and of course improving the foundations of playing our instrument!
  • What are your ideas!!!

In the meantime, don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions.

Mr. Melrose ( or 608-318-8134)

Mrs. Diallo ( or 608-318-8137)