Band

Renowned percussion ensemble performs

The percussion ensemble from Humboldt State University, currently on tour, performed at Saint Francis, and the group treated students to a multicultural experience, playing high-energy contemporary and world music.

The ensemble’s repertoire has a special focus on 20th century composers and world music, and their presentation reflected that. The group performed music of West Africa and Brazil and challenged students to experimental music. Music students attended this special presentation, and other Saint Francis students were invited as well.

Ms. Mitchell-Carter was excited that through the performance, the ensemble was able to introduce new musical styles and instruments to the audience. Humboldt is well known for its percussion ensemble, she said, and it was there, where she was a student, that she first heard a steel drum band play. That experience compelled her to start a steel drum band at Saint Francis.

“Humboldt is where I learned to love music, and it set a good foundation for me,” she said. “They taught me the heart of music. It ignited a fire in me.”

Upcoming Calendar

SundayAugust3

Freshman Band Camp

Saint Francis
MondayAugust4

Band Camp

Felton
TuesdayAugust5

Band Camp

Felton
WednesdayAugust6

Band Camp

Saint Francis
ThursdayAugust7

Band Camp

Saint Francis
FridayAugust8

Band Camp

Saint Francis

Band Preview Show and Parent Dinner Meeting

SaturdaySeptember27

Delta Band Review

WednesdayOctober8

Band/Choir Fall Concert

Performing Arts Center 7:00pm
SaturdayOctober25

Foothill Band Review

Band Director

Ms. Danna Mitchell
(650) 968-1213, ext. 241
damitche@sfhs.com