Cottage Grove Middle School Band

Spring Concerts:

  • Thursday, May 23 - 7pm - 8th Grade Band and Jazz Band
  • Thursday, May 30 - 6:30pm - 6th Grade Band
  • Thursday, May 30 - 8pm - 7th Grade Band


Many 8th Grade Band students participated in the District 833 Solo-Ensemble Festival! Thanks to everyone who participated and special congratulations to the students pictured below who earned "Best In Site".

Trombone Duet

Woodwind Quartet

(3 Flutes + Clarinet)

Trumpet Trio

Thanks to the St Croix Valley Foundation for selecting CGMS and WMS as recipients of a grant. Thanks to their generosity, we were able to purchase several new pieces of music, all written by women composers. We look forward to presenting them at our spring concerts!

Congratulations to the Holiday Band on their excellent performances at Norris Square Assisted Living Center and the Mall of America!

Congratulations to these CGMS students who participated in the District 833 Eighth Grade Honors Band on December 1

PRACTICING is ESSENTIAL!! Be sure to complete your yellow Practice Chart before each lesson!


5 minutes: Warm Up (Big Air, Chop Builders, Scales)

10 minutes: Lesson Book Assignment

10 minutes: Concert Music

5 minutes: Try to Play Something By Ear or Play out of a “fun book” or from Chromatik, etc.


  • Your lesson book has an AMAZING tool called IPS! Check the inside back cover of your lesson book for your code. Download the software and enjoy practicing with it! You can even record yourself and send it to your friends and family!

2018-2019 Concerts

Saturday, October 13 - District 833 Marching Band Showcase (1pm) - 8th Grade Band members are invited to play the Star Spangled Banner at the beginning of the show.

Thursday, November 15 - Veterans Day Concert (7pm - all grades + Community Band + Friends & Family performers)

Saturday, December 1 - District 833 Honors Band (select 8th Grade students) at Woodbury High School

December - Holiday Band performance at Norris Square Assisted Living Center and Mall of America

Saturday, March 30 - 8th and 9th Grade Solo-Ensemble Festival at Park High School (time tbd)

Thursday, May 23 - 8th Grade Band Concert (7pm)

Thursday, May 30 - 6th Grade Band Concert (6:30pm)

Thursday, May 30 - 7th Grade Band Concert (8pm)

Please sign up for Remind messages

"Remind" will be used to send general reminders and news such as when instruments aren't needed, upcoming dates, etc. Parents and Students are invited to join. If you were signed up last year, you will need to sign up for your new grade!

6th Grade:

7th Grade:

8th Grade:

Holiday Band at the Mall of America



Cottage Grove MiddleSchool has been honored with the SupportMusic Merit Award from the NAMM Foundation for their outstanding commitment to music education, joining 118 schools across the country receiving the award in 2016. The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants. The SupportMusic Merit Award is awarded to individual schools that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

We are committed to igniting a passion for music.