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Rehearsal Agendas

Rehearsal agendas for each band can be found here:

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 hear an all-brass transcription of The Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi. This ensemble is made up of all-stars of the brass community, and put together a concert after just three days of rehearsal. 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:

8/31- Full Regiment Rehearsal, 2:30-5:30

9/1- Regiment Rehearsal (winds only), 2:30-5:00

9/2- Full Regiment Rehearsal, 6:00-9:00

9/2- Mandatory Full Regiment Trip Parent Meeting, 8:30-9:00

9/3- Full Regiment Rehearsal, 2:30-5:30

9/4- Prep Zone Pep Rally Performance, Before School

9/4- Home Football Game (Senior Pinning), 5:00-9:00

Looking Ahead:

9/7- No School

9/8- Regiment Rehearsal (winds only), 2:30-5:00

9/9- Full Regiment Rehearsal, 6:00-9:00

9/10- Full Regiment Rehearsal, 2:30-5:30

9/11- Home Game (8th Grade Night), 5:00-9:00

9/12- Metro East Marching Contest (O'Fallon, IL), TBA