• Welcome to Blaine High School Orchestra!
    Each student will have the opportunity to achieve excellence in listening and performance in a variety of ways: orchestra concerts, music listening and music writing projects, and solo and ensemble music. On the first day of school, students will receive a sheet of information about concerts, including the attendance policy and what to wear for concerts. Please read it carefully and keep it in a place where you can refer to it.
    Grading in orchestra will again be based on: 
                *performance assessments (60%)
    (playing skills, concert music, rehearsal observations, concert attendance)
                *written assignments (30%)
    (music listening, music composition and arranging)
                *common summative assessments each trimester (10%)
    Thank you for supporting your student's education - together we can help your child achieve success! 
    Ed Schaefle
    BA, Music - Augustana College (1978)
    MM, Music Education - University of Texas at Austin (1985)
    Blaine High School Orchestras, 1991-present
    Previous teaching experience, Salem (OR) and Casper (WY) 

    Ed Schaefle
    Blaine High School
    12555 University Ave NE, Blaine MN 55434