Saint Francis Varsity Band

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SYMPHONIC BAND
9-10 grade; 3 Trimesters

 

Prerequisites: Previous band experience or audition/conference with the instructor

Symphonic Band performs early high school level repertoire in a variety of styles at 3 or 4 major concerts each year.  Students will develop technical proficiency, musical independence, and work on leadership skills in a large group setting. 

 

CONCERT BAND
10 – 12 grade; 3 Trimesters         

 

Prerequisites: Audition with director(s)

The Concert Band performs challenging high school band repertoire for the advancing instrumentalist.  Students must audition and have permission from the director in order to participate in this group and must demonstrate technical proficiency, musical independence, and social maturity.  These advanced band students will continue to develop skills in music performance while participating in trimester concerts, a band festival, and the MSHSL Region Solo-Ensemble contest. 

 

WIND ENSEMBLE
10 – 12 grade; 3 Trimesters

 

Prerequisites: Audition with director(s)

The Wind Ensemble is the premier performing instrumental group at SFHS and performs advanced high school and early college level repertoire.  Students must audition and have permission from the director in order to participate in this group and must demonstrate advanced technical proficiency, strong musical independence, and social maturity.  Through this honor course, students will continue to develop higher skills in music performance, explore various cultures through music study, and learn to analyze, interpret, and compose music.  The Wind Ensemble performs at trimester concerts, a band festival, and the MSHSL Region large group band contest.  Members are also required to perform in the MSHSL Region Solo-Ensemble contest. 

 

·         Students may also participate in extra-curricular band activities including marching band, pep band, jazz band, drumline, and Color Guard.

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Marching Saints Awarded Along Summer Parade Tour

The Marching Saints have been representing St. Francis High School in a positive way along their 2017 summer parade tour.  The group has appeared in 10 parades to date and earned awards at competitive marching band events sponsored by the Tri-State Judges Association.  The Marching Saints earned 3rd place awards at parade competitions in Princeton and Benson, 2nd place awards in Sartell,

Fall Band Concert – Monday, October 17th 7:00 PM

The Saint Francis High School Fall Band Concert will be held on Monday, October 17th @ 7:00 PM in the SFHS Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available now at www.seatyourself.biz/stfrancishs for $3. Please join us as we celebrate the great work of all of our band students!

SFHS Marching Saints 2016 Season Recap

The Saint Francis High School “Marching Saints” wrapped up another successful season at the East Bethel Booster Days Parade on Saturday, July 16th.  The 2016 performance season included 14 parade performances at festivals and celebrations throughout the state of Minnesota.  Presenting a program entitled “Due North”, the Marching Saints entertained thousands of spectators throughout their summer tour.

SFHS Marching Band Hits the Summer Parade Routes

The St. Francis Marching Band has got off to a great start this summer.  Congratulations to all involved in this past weekend’s parade competitions.  Special thanks to all of the volunteers, parents and family members who have helped to keep our students hydrated and healthy. Upcoming Parade Dates and Report Times: Wednesday, June 17th – Foley Parade –

2014-15 Indoor Drumline Information Meeting

  The 2014-15 Saint Francis High School Indoor Drumline Season will kick off with an information meeting on Tuesday, October 21st from 5:30 – 6:15 P.M. in the SFHS Band Room.  Parents and Students should plan to attend to learn more about this rewarding, competitive and fun activity.  Please contact Band Director Chad Armbruster – chad.armbruster@isd15.org

2014 SFHS Marching Saints Complete Successful Parade Competition Season

The Saint Francis High School “Marching Saints” concluded their summer parade season on Saturday, July 19th at the East Bethel Booster Days Parade.  The 2014 season marked continued growth and success for the Marching Saints as the group traveled to participate and compete in 14 parade competitions, festivals and community celebrations. This summer’s program entitled “Welcome to the