Mrs. Pletke

Welcome to the LSH Bands and Youth Service website!
Welcome to  the LSH Bands and Youth Service website!

“Music has a power of forming the character, and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young.”  Aristotle



Hello, I am Rachel Pletke, Director of Bands at LeSueur-Henderson Middle and High School. I am in my 27th year of teaching in the district, with my first job out of college being in the Henderson School District. During my tenure I have taught band, choir, elementary music and in 2009-10 added Youth Service, and in 2010-11 added 6th Grade Service Learning. I am also the assistant fall musical director, and co-advisor of the HS Student Council.

I am a graduate of the University of Minnesota, and have done post graduate work at Minnesota State, Mankato, and St. Cloud State University. I live in LeSueur with my husband David, a registered nurse at Fairview Southdale Hospital, and we have twins Andrew and Tasha, 2008 graduates of LeSueur-Henderson High School. 

Please explore my website further to discover the opportunities available to engage in the Fine Arts in our district!