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Reid Wixson
photo credit: A. Brant-Fontaine

Director of Instrumental Music

Phone: 612-668-3089



Room W210




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August Band Camp - 2017

Sessions run:

Wed Aug 16   Planning Session - Drum Majors, Section Leaders, Directors - 930am-noon
Thur Aug 17   Band Camp 9:30-noon/1:00-3:30pm 
Fri Aug 18   Band Camp 9:30-noon/1:00-3:30pm 
Mon Aug 21   Band Camp 9:30-noon/1:00-3:30pm
Tue Aug 22   Band Camp 3:00-5:00pm (drumline 2-3pm)
Wed Aug 23   Band Camp 3:00-5:00pm (drumline 2-3pm)
Thur Aug 24   Band Camp 3:00-5:00pm (drumline 2-3pm)
Fri Aug 25   Band Camp 3:00-5:00pm (drumline 2-3pm)
Mon Aug 28        Band Camp 3:15-4:15pm
Tues Aug 29       Band Camp 3:15-4:15pm
Wed Aug 30   Load buses at 11:30am for MN State Fair Parade - Parade starts at 2pm
All band members get complimentary admission to the fair and food coupons to spend.  We provide a bus home for those who want it, but you are welcome to stay late at the Fair with your parents.
Please note that in order to march in the State Fair Parade, 9th graders must attend 7 or more sessions.



Whether you are a new student in the program or this is your fourth year through this fine system, I welcome you to the 2016-17 school year in the Southwest High School Instrumental Music Room.  I am honored to work and make music here at Southwest.



About Me

This will be my 13th year of teaching and each year just keeps getting more fulfilling, more rewarding, and more musically satisfying.  I graduated from St. Olaf College in 2003 and from the University of St. Thomas with a Masters in Instrumental Music Education in 2010.  

This is my third year at Southwest and prior to teaching in Minneapolis, I taught in Eden Prairie, Lakeville, and Burnsville.  From 2010-2013, both my wife (Kenny Elementary School - general music teacher) and I taught at the American School of Bombay in Mumbai, India where she taught elementary music and I directed the 6-12 grade band program.  

It was in Mumbai that our son Daniel was born.  We love to travel, (recently venturing down to Peru in June 2014), enjoy spending time outdoors and around the lakes here in Minneapolis, and getting together with our friends. This past spring, our daughter Eva was born and we are a happy family of four. We love our life here in South Minneapolis and enjoy frequently seeing members of the SWHS Performing Arts community while we are out and about.



The Wixson Family: Reid, Rachel, Daniel (3rs), and Eva (2mo)