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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
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What's ahead for Spartan Bands...

This Week:

9/12- Full Regiment Rehearsal, 2:30-5:30

9/12- Dine out night- Chick-Fil-A on Mid Rivers Mall Drive

9/13- Regiment Rehearsal (winds), 2:30-5:00

9/13- Regiment Rehearsal (guard and percussion), 6-9

9/14- Full Regiment Rehearsal (on the practice field- no stadium), 6-9

9/14- SCRIP Order/Pick Up, 8:30-9:00

9/15- Full Regiment Rehearsal, 2:30-5:30

9/15- Trip Fees Due

9/16- No School

9/16- Full Regiment Rehearsal, 2:30-5:30

9/17- Edwardsville Contest, TBA

Looking Ahead:

9/19- Full Regiment Rehearsal, 2:30-5:30

9/20- Regiment Rehearsal (winds), 2:30-5:00

9/20- Regiment Rehearsal (guard and percussion), 6-9

9/21- Performance for City of Cottleville Athletic Field Ribbon Cutting, 5:00-6:00 

9/21- Full Regiment Rehearsal, 6-9

9/22- Regiment Group Photo, 4-5

9/22- Homecoming Parade, 5-6:30

9/23- Home Football Game (Homecoming), 5-9