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We are so excited for another year of Woodland Band! In the 22-23 school year, Dr. Becker directs the Tuesday morning band rehearsals (October - April) and teaches during-school band lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Mrs. Claybaugh teaches the during-school band lessons on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Dr. Becker -

Mrs. Claybaugh -

If your child is interested in joining band now and didn't meet with Dr. Becker in the Spring of 4th Grade, please email him - to help your child get started. 

Band Lessons

Band lessons will occur during the school day at Woodland on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Your child will have their band lesson on the same day each week (stay tuned for changes for 3 and 4 day weeks), but their time will rotate through the school day so they do not miss the same activities in their homeroom/specialist.

The band lesson schedule will begin in September and run through mid-May. 

Large Group Band Rehearsal ("Big Band")

WL "Big Band" meets on Tuesday mornings in the gymnasiums from 8:15 - 9:05. Students can arrive beginning at 8 am. 

Big Band rehearses from mid/late October until mid-April. More information will be sent home soon.

4th Grade Band Sign-Up Information

Band Information Spring 2023

More information to come in Spring 2023 for current 4th Graders

Please contact Dr. Becker if you need assistance -



Joshua Becker,
Band Director



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Get to know Woodland band teacher, Dr. Becker!

Dr. Becker loves teaching band at Woodland! He also teaches band at Greenleaf and serves as the Elementary Band Coordinator for ISD 196. Dr. Becker has a large low brass lesson studio of middle and high school students and is on staff with the Eastview HS Marching Band. 

You can find him directing the 35-member Prince of Peace Brass Choir in Burnsville and playing bass trombone with groups all over the Twin Cities including the JazzMN Orchestra and the jazz chamber group, Northing. 

Dr. Becker lives in Rosemount with his wife, Mary, a former band director and their daughter, Carla. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music, earned a Master's in trombone from Rice University's Shepherd School of Music and a Bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.