Music Registration

Ready to learn more about music registration at Friedell? Learn about the staff, classes, instruments, and more. We are excited to welcome you to Friedell and can't wait to make music with you!

Meet the Music Staff at Friedell Middle School

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Troy Kowalski
Band Director | Email

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Lori Ringen-Poencet
Orchestra | Email

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Jason Wright
Choir | Email

Learn about Music at Friedell

Watch our video to meet the Friedell music staff, learn about what music class is like, class expectations, choosing instruments, music supplies, where to find an instrument, and more.

Ready to Register? 

Families should wait to complete the registration form until after their scheduled live meet between the middle school music teachers and their child’s fifth grade classroom.

Register for Middle School Music

*This form should be completed this form by Friday, March 5, 2021. Please note that music choices are a one year commitment .

Learn about Band

Learn about band instruments, meet some of our current band students and learn why they love band, and check out a performance by Century and Mayo Symphonic Winds.

Learn about Orchestra

Meet some of our current students, learn what instruments they play, and why they love their instruments.

Learn about Choir

Learn about what choir is like, which music skills are developed in choir, and how to decide if choir is the right fit for you.


Choosing an instrument can seem like a difficult task. Learn more about the instruments available to you and what the instrument sounds like by watching the videos to the right.

Where can I find an instrument?

There are two local stores in Rochester to purchase or rent instruments. Tutorials for how to purchase an instrument can be found in our Friedell Information video (above) at the 7:50 timestamp.

Schmitt Music
1765 Highway 52 N
Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 288-1960

The Music Mart
3552 West River Parkway NW
Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 282-4286