"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it" -Lou Holtz

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Please consider becoming a sponsor of FHC Spartan Bands!  Click here for more information!

Dining Out sticky icon

This month's dining out will be Wednesday, Janurary 20 at Raising Cane's on Mid Rivers.  You must present this flyer when you order.  Please join us for some great food and help support Spartan Bands!

Solo and Ensemble Music List sticky icon

This is a link to the acceptable selections for the Missouri State Solo and Ensemble Contest.  Only selections from this list will be allowed at contest.  Click on the PML tab to access the list.

Missouri Music PML

Video of the Week

Each week, a different music performance will be shared. Previous weeks will be archived under the Multimedia tab. This week we learn about rare and unusual saxophones. Students may leave comments by logging in. All comments are subject to director approval. Please sign your post with your first name and ensemble. No last names will be published. Anonymous comments will not be posted. Inappropriate posts will be disciplined.

Welcome to the FHC Spartan Bands Website

Welcome to the Francis Howell Central Spartan Bands online home!  We hope that you will find this site practical, informational, and enjoyable. 

To our students:
This website can serve as crucial companion in your growth as a musician.  Please take advantage of the tools you have been given. 

To our parents:
Almost any piece of information you need is contained in this site.  Please check back often as trip itineraries, concert times, and other pertinent information is updated regularly.

To our visitors:
We hope you will find our site enjoyable as well!

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Francis Howell Central Spartan Bands website today!

Nathan Griffin, Director of Bands
Andy Messerli, Assistant Director
Note: Visitors do not need to log in.

What's ahead for Spartan Bands...

This Week:
2/8- Winter Percussion Rehearsal, 6-8:30

2/9- A-Band, 5

2/9- Winter Guard Rehearsal, 5-9

2/10- Winter Percussion Rehearsal, 6-8:30

2/10- Wind Ensemble Sectional (Brass), 6-7:30

2/11- Winter Guard Rehearsal, 5-9

2/12- No School (PD Day)

Looking Ahead:
2/15- No School

2/16- Winter Guard Rehearsal, 5-9

2/16- A-Band, 5

2/17- Winter Percussion Rehearsal, 6-8:30

2/17- Wind Ensemble Sectional (Woodwinds), 6-7:30

2/18- Winter Guard Rehearsal, 5-9 

2/18- FHSD Night of Jazz, 7 (FHC Auditorium)

2/20- Winter Guard Competition (Edwardsville), TBA