Peter Dysert from Academy of Holy Angels High School works with Our Lady of Peace students in grades 5-8.
The mission of the band is to
• Create a positive and fun atmosphere
• Provide a musically sound lesson every day.
• Enhance every child’s musical experience with new and exciting material.
• Strive for excellence.
• In August we offer a “Beginner Band Boot Camp.” Students meet in small groups (by instrument) for a week to get started.
• Lessons and rehearsals will start by the 2nd week of school.
• In the fall, 7th-8th graders are invited to play with AHA Pep Band for a home football game.
• Students are encouraged to audition for the Minnesota Band Directors Association Honor Bands in December.
• Fall trimester or Christmas concerts are performed (depending on school tradition).
• In the winter, 7th-8th graders are invited to play with AHA Pep Band for a home basketball game.
• In late February, 6th-8th graders will play a joint concert with other grade schools as part of the AHA Winter Band Concert.
• A judged solo contest at AHA may be offered for all grades in late winter/early spring (extra fee applies). The exact timing is dependent on Easter break.
• A spring concert is performed at the school.
• In the summer, students are encouraged to participate in the AHA Summer Experience Band (extra fee applies).
Contact Peter Dysert with questions -
Fine Arts Department Chair
Academy of Holy Angels
6600 Nicollet Ave S
Richfield, MN 55423