Instrumental Music

Through active participation in both classroom study and group ensebles, Totino-Grace students have the opportunity to learn and grow as instrumentalists. Our currucular offerings include Symphonic and Concert Bands and a Pep Band. Our Instrumental Music Department features numerous co-curricular opportunities for students to perform and compete. 

Symphonic Band
An ensemble consisting of 10 – 12 grade students enrolled in band. This group meets every day, rehearses and performs, and works at a very high difficulty level and in many varying styles. They also perform at home football games.

Honors Symphonic Band
This group is part of the Symphonic Band, with additional emphasis on music theory, composition, and history. Honors Symphonic Band is open to seniors only.

Concert Band
This ensemble is made up of all freshmen band members. They meet every day and perform an extremely wide variety of music to expose them to as many styles as possible. They also perform at home football games.

Pep Band
Combined Symphonic and Concert Bands coming together to perform high energy works at home football games and athletic state tournament appearances.

Additional information regarding vocal coursework can be found under the Academic Music section of the website.

Instrumental Music Ensemble Groups


A focused percussion group made up of anyone in the music program. Rehearses once a week.
This extra-curricular group is made up of all percussion instruments that prepare a precisely tuned 10-minute routine of music and marching. They compete during the winter months in Drumline competitions around the Twin Cities area as well as various national competitions. Note: you do not have to be a percussionist to play in the ensemble.
These extra-curricular ensembles rehearse once a week, plus weekly sectionals. They prepare a variety of swing, big band, blues, rock and Latin pieces. They perform at Totino-Grace Jazz Department concerts, jazz festivals, the "18th and Vine" Swing Dance and other events in the Twin Cities.
These are small groups that rehearse once a week, focusing on jazz improvisation and jazz soloing abilities.
Coming Soon.
An ensemble of varying instrumentation that performs for the fall musical production at Totino-Grace.
An ensemble of varying instrumentation that plays for the Totino-Grace school masses.
A 7-10 piece group with rhythm section and varying instrumental that accompanies the Show Choirs.
Coming Soon.
An ensemble made up of woodwind players (flutes, oboes, clarinets, and saxes) from the two curricular bands. Rehearses once a week.


Tim Hoffman
763 - 586 - 6311

Jessica Giers
763-571-9116 x796

2017-2018 Instrumental Concert Dates:

October 15, 7:00 p.m.

Ted Mann Concert Hall, U of M    

Fall Concert

December 11, 7:00 p.m.

Location yet to be determined

Christmas Concert

February 26, 7:00 p.m.

TG Theater w/Portugese Dinner before

Mid-Winter Concert

March 10-17


Tour of Portugal

May 19, 7:00 p.m.


Pops Concert












Click HERE for Ted Mann Concert Hall ticket information.



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