Elk River High School Band

  Elk River High School Wind Symphony and North Suburban Concert Band presented the Halloween Concert on Monday at Zabee Theatre ,with music about Harry Potter, the Hobbit, trolls, Superman and other exciting themes. Both groups are directed by John Rosner, wearing his pirates’ outfit. About 30 kids from tots to teens showed off costumes […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor Here’s the first thing director John Rosner wants you to know about Elk River High School Band’s  annual Halloween Concert coming up Monday: “We encourage kids to wear costumes,” Rosner said, “because we have a costume contest parade during the concert.” Members of ERHS band and  North Sub-urban Concert […]

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Due to District 728 budget cuts, the Elk River High School football coaches will now split their time between Elk River and Zimmerman. Therefore, the ERHS football team will now only practice two times per week.  The locker room and weight room will be locked after school on the days when the coaches are not […]

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Traditional Irish bands and dancers entertained Tuesday evening at Zabee Theater as the Elk River and Zimmerman bands hosted a fundraiser for a trip to Ireland this summer. Donating an hour-long performance each were the Hounds of Finn,  the Ring of Kerry and Legacy. Also performing were traditional Irish dancers in full costume from Shamrock […]

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by Bruce Strand, Arts editor Traditional Irish bands and dancers will entertain Tuesday as Elk River and Zimmerman bands host a fundraiser for a trip to Ireland. “St. Paddy’s Jam Night” at Zabee starts 7 p.m. ($8 adults, $5 students). The bands are “Hounds of Finn,”  the “Ring of Kerry,” and “Legacy.” Dancers in full […]

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The Elk River Black Elk Jazz Band has a big weekend coming up. On Friday night, they’ll be one of nine bands performing at the fourth annual Swing Dance at ERHS. This has been a popular event for both students and adults, and director John Rosner expects this year’s edition to be “bigger than ever” […]

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  Elk River  hosted musicians from 50 schools Saturday for the second annual Central Minnesota Band Directors Association Honor Band Festival. Host John Rosner said the purpose is to promote high level  musicianship  and “reward leaders of their bands with exposure to an ensemble full of students just like them.” Guest conductors Bill Webb, St. […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor Hoping to inspire kids to consider music as a future activity, the Elk River High School Band and director John Rosner hosted several hundred children from Lincoln, Twin Lakes, Meadowvale and Parker elementary schools Tuesday afternoon for an event called “A Young People’s Concert.” The kids got a good […]

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