Performances and Awards

Saint Francis High School Band Performances, Competitions and Awards Highlights

  • 2012-2103

    • Cupertino Tournament of Bands: Class AAA 3rd Place, Percussion 3rd Place
    • Delta Band Review: Parade Auxiliary Division B 4th Place, Band Division B 4th Place
    • America's Children's Holiday Parade, Oakland: Division II 2nd Place
    • Tournament of Champions, Fairfield: Concert Band Class C 4th Place, Jazz Band Class C 3rd Place
    • College of San Mateo Jazz Band Judificaiton
    • CMEA: Symphonic Band - Unanimous Superior, Concert Band - Excellent, Jazz Band - Excellent
    • Saint Francis High School Eighth Annual Jazz Dinner Dance featuring the Saint Francis Jazz Band, coordinated by Saint Francis Bands
    • 2013 Pacific Basin Music Festival Hawaii - Silver Award

  • 2011-2012

    • Newark Days Parade: Best in Class 2011 1st Place
    • Lincoln Band Review: Parade Auxiliary Class B 2nd Place, Parade Class B 1st Place, Concert Band Class C 1st Place, Jazz Band Class B 1st Place
    • College of San Mateo Jass Band Judification
    • CMEA: Symphonic Band - Superior, Concert Band - Excellent, Jazz Band - Excellent
    • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: Concert Band I AA 1st Place, Festival - Overall Best in Show
    • Saint Francis High School Eighth Annual Jazz Dinner Dance featuring the Saint Francis Jazz Band, coordinated by Saint Francis Bands

  • 2010-2011

    • Tournament of Champions, Fairfield: Parade Auxiliary Class B - 3rd Place, Concert Band Class C - 3rd Place, Jazz Band Class C - 2nd Place
    • San Jose Holicay Parade Battle of the Bands - Division 2 Champion
    • College of San Mateo Jazz Band Judification
    • CMEA: Symphonic Band - Unanimous Superior, Concert Band - Excellent, Jazz Band - Excellent
    • Spring Tour - Italy: Exchange concert with Banda di Staffolo at Piazza Giacomo Leopardi, Staffolo; Festival Gala Concert with Frank Ticheli at Chiostro di Buon Pastore, Rome
    • Saint Francis High School Eighth Annual Jazz Dinner Dance featuring the Saint Francis Jazz Band, coordinated by Saint Francis Bands

  • 2009-2010

    • Inaugural Performance Fall 2009 - Saint Francis Performing Arts Center Graham Theater
    • Lincoln Review of Champions, Stockton: Marching Band - 1st Place; Parade Auxiliary - 1st Place; Jazz Band - 1st Place; Symphonic Band - 2nd Place
    • CMEA Band Festival 2010: Symphonic Band - Unanimous Superior Rating
    • Southern California Heritage Festival Commendations
    • Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade
    • Saint Francis High School Seventh Annual Jazz Dinner Dance, "Night in Tunisia" featuring the Saint Francis Jazz Band, coordinated by Saint Francis Bands
    • CMEA Jazz Festival
    • College of San Mateo Jazz Festival
    • Folsom Jazz Festival
    • Foothill Band Review, Pleasanton

  • 2008 - 2009

    • New York Heritage Festival: Symphonic Band - "Silver" rating; Jazz Band - "Gold" rating
    • Saint Francis HS Sixth Annual Jazz Dinner Dance, “Night and Day”: Featuring Saint Francis Jazz Band and coordinated by Saint Francis HS Bands
    • Cupertino Tournament of Champions Parade: Marching Band Overall - 2nd Place
    • Santa Cruz Band Review: Marching Band - 5th Place
    • Veteran's Day Parade, San Francisco: Marching Band - 2nd Place; Drum Major - 1st Place
    • College of San Mateo Jazz Festival
    • Tournament of Champions, Fairfield: Marching Band Overall - 3rd Place; Jazz Band - 1st Place
    • Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade
    • San Jose Holiday Parade: Marching Band - 1st Place, Division II
    • Folsom Jazz Festival: Jazz Band - 5th Place, AA Division
    • CMEA Jazz Festival

  • 2007– 2008

    • Newark Days Parade 2007: 1st Place Drum Major, 1st Place Drill Team (Cheerleaders), 1st Place Color Guard, 2nd Place Overall Band, 3rd Place ID Guard
    • Foothill Band Review, Pleasanton: Marching Band - 4th Place; Concert Band - 3rd Place
    • College of San Mateo Jazz Festival
    • Lincoln Review of Champions, Stockton - Marching Band Parade Overall - 2nd Place; Parade Auxiliary - 2nd Place; Jazz Band - 1st Place; Symphonic Band - 1st Place (highest concert score of all competition "classes")
    • Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade
    • Folsom Jazz Festival 2008
    • CMEA Jazz Festival 2008
    • Saint Francis HS Fifth Annual Jazz Dinner Dance, “Moonlight Serenade”: Featuring Saint Francis Jazz Band and coordinated by Saint Francis HS Bands
    • CMEA Conference, Ontario - Steel Drum Band
    • CMEA Band Festival, Gunn HS - Unanimous superior rating
    • Southern California Concert Tour

  • 2006 – 2007

    • Cupertino Tournament of Bands 2006: Parade Award - 3 rd Place Award
    • Foothill Band Review: Symphonic Band – 1st Place Award
    • Fairfield Tournament of Champions Band Review - 1st Place Award Symphonic and Jazz; 3rd Place Award Color Guard/ID Unit; 4th Place Award Marching Band
    • Saint Francis HS Fourth Annual Jazz Dinner Dance, “Take A Train”: Featuring Saint Francis Jazz Band and coordinated by Saint Francis HS Bands
    • CMEA 2007: Symphonic Band
    • CMEA 2007: Jazz Ensemble
    • Folsom Jazz Festival 2007
    • Australia Concert Tour: Joint concerts with Australia Bands, including performance in Sydney Opera House - June 2007

  • 2005 – 2006

    • CMEA 2006: Symphonic Band -Unanimous Superior Rating
    • CMEA 2006: Concert Band - Superior Rating
    • CMEA 2006: Jazz Ensemble -Superior Rating
    • San Jose Holiday Parade 2005: Wells Fargo Battle of the Bands - 2nd Place Award
    • Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade
    • Folsom Jazz Festival 2006: 2nd Place Award, Special Solo Award to Daniel Peng, Chris Ponce and Patrick Weber
    • Anaheim Heritage Festival 2006: Symphonic Band – 2nd Place Award
    • Anaheim Heritage Festival 2006: Jazz Band – 3 rd Place Award
    • Saint Francis HS Jazz Dinner Dance, “Somewhere Beyond the Sea”: Featuring Saint Francis Jazz Band and coordinated by Saint Francis HS Bands

  • 2004 – 2005

    • CMEA 2005: Symphonic Band
    • CMEA 2005: Jazz Ensemble - Superior Rating
    • San Jose Holiday Parade 2004: Wells Fargo Battle of the Bands - 2nd Place Award
    • Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade
    • Folsom Jazz Festival 2005
    • Seattle Heritage Festival 2005: Symphonic Band – Silver 2nd Place Award
    • Seattle Heritage Festival 2005: Jazz Band – Gold 1st Place Award
    • Seattle Heritage Festival 2005: Sweepstakes Award – Instrumental
    • Saint Francis HS Jazz Dinner Dance, “Star Dust”: Featuring Saint Francis Jazz Band and coordinated by Saint Francis HS Bands

  • 2003 – 2004

    • CMEA Band Festival 2004: Symphonic Band - Unanimous Superior Rating
    • CMEA Band Festival 2004: Concert Band
    • CMEA Jazz Festival 2004: Jazz Ensemble
    • Pep band for Notre Dame University: Pep rally for Notre Dame fans and pep band for Notre Dame at Stanford vs. Notre Dame football game (Brothers of Holy Cross Affiliation)
    • Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade
    • Folsom Jazz Festival 2004: 4th Place Award
    • Music in the Park Disneyland 2004: Symphonic Band - 1st Place Award
    • Music in the Park Disneyland 2004: Jazz Ensemble - 1st Place Award
    • Music in the Park Disneyland 2004: Overall Music Sweepstakes Award
    • Saint Francis HS Jazz Dinner Dance, “Stompin' at the Savoy”: Featuring Saint Francis Jazz Band and coordinated by Saint Francis HS Bands

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Band Director

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