Ms. Sarah Mason

Bands 5-12 and Elementary Music K, 1, 3 and 5

Industrial Arts Building - Band Room



School Phone: 218.365.6166 ext. 234

School Fax: 218-365-6138

School Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

School Address: 600 East Harvey Street, Ely MN 55731


Important Dates:

Thurs. Oct. 29th ---------- Fall Concert

Thurs. Dec. 10th --------- Winter Concert

Thurs. Dec. 17th --------- Elementary Winter Concert

Thurs. March 10th ------- Music in our Schools

March 14th-15th --------- Music Contest

Thurs. May 12th ---------- Spring Concert

Thurs. May 26th ---------- Elementary Spring Concert


Supply List - 5th Grade Band

Available at music stores and online.

Schmitt Music 325 Chestnut St Virginia 218-741-8488

Everyone: Band method book "Essential Elements 2000: Book 1".  Please make sure you have the correct book for the correct instrument.

Flute: cleaning rod, small cotton cloth

Clarinet: 3 or 4 reeds (brand=La Voz. strength=2), swab, cork grease

Saxophone: 3 or 4 reeds (brand=La Voz. strength=2), swab, cork grease, neckstrap (brand=Neotech)

Trumpet: valve oil, tuning slide grease

Trombone: slide oil or Slide-O-Mix, cotton cloth, tuning slide grease

Euphonium: valve oil, tuning slide grease

Percussion: rubber/plastic mallets for bells, snare sticks, practice pad and bell kit

Optional (but very helpful): folding wire music stand for home, tuner (brand=Korg), metronome

Concert Clothes: white shirt, black everything else (shoes, socks, belt, pants/skirt).


Junior High Band supplies

Black pants.

White dress shirt.

Black dress shoes, socks and belt.

Gentlemen must wear a tie.


Senior High Band Supplies

Tux pants - school owned

Tux shirt - can order through school

Tux shoes/marching shoes -  can order through school

Red vest and tie - school owned


Music Boosters

 Ely Music Boosters Mission Statement:

The Ely Music Boosters is a charitable association organized for the purpose of supporting ISD #696 music programs.  Functions include:
1) providing support to the staff and students grades K-12;
2) raising supplementary funds to benefit the music department;
3) providing scholarships to music students.

All notices of monthly meetings are sent through email and announced on the Ely Music Boosters Facebook Page.  To get on our mailing list or to contact us please email us at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at any time.  Music Boosters will also send home a volunteer sheet at the beginning of the school year with each band and choir student.  We are always looking for new members to help us plan events and to help us achieve our goals.  We encourage all parents to attend a meeting whenever they can.

Ely Music Booster Board Members:
Crystal Poppler-President
Toni Zaverl-Vice President/Secretary
David Wigdahl-Treasurer
Pat Koski-Director at Large
Billie Rouse-Director at Large
Sarah Wigdahl-Director at Large