The Owatonna Instrumental Music Department is excited to announce that your child has the opportunity to join the instrumental music program. The instrumental program consists of Band and Orchestra. Our orchestra program begins the summer before 4th grade (current 3rd graders--this is for you!) and our band program begins the summer before 5th grade. If you wish to perform in band, you need to wait and sign up next year. Dual enrollment is not an option. 

We will provide daily (Monday-Friday) one-hour instruction during our two-week summer lesson program held in August. During this time, our instructors work with the students on basic beginning techniques. Additional information regarding this will be sent after registering. If your child has a desire to join the orchestra, please email the director for your school (email addresses below).

Watch the Orchestra Demonstration Video

We appreciate your time and support of your child’s music program.

Lisa Revier,


Upcoming Dates for New Orchestra Students (Current 3rd Grade)

April 1, 2024
● Instrument demonstration at each elementary school
● Registration forms handed out at school to all 3rd graders in each homeroom
● Registration forms mailed and emailed home to all 3rd grade families
● Registration forms available in every elementary school office

April 19
● Registration and payment due

Week of May 6
● Confirmation of instrument choice and class time emailed home

May 16
● Sizing and rental night, OHS 6-8pm

August 12-23: Summer Lesson Program
● Monday through Friday for two weeks
● One-hour group lessons
● Required for all beginners: Students learn the set up, instrument care and maintenance, tone production, and basic fundamentals. $50.
● *Scholarship funding available on a need basis.

Music stores that service Owatonna Public Schools:
Tone Music: Located on 114 N. Cedar Ave. Owatonna.
Music Mart: Locations in Faribault, Rochester and Mankato.

If you have any questions, contact Lisa Revier/Elementary Orchestra.