Concert & Symphonic Band

Concert Band

The Concert Band is comprised of students who are generally new to Saint Francis and wish to refine their skills on a particular instrument. It is also suitable for students who wish to re-enter the music program after a period of inactivity. It is primarily a "training" group, which focuses on the foundations of music making. This group performs at several events during the school year as well as the winter and spring concerts. This class is open to all students with fundamental knowledge of a particular instrument. A minimum of one year of experience is recommended to sign up for this band.

  • Performs at Winter and Spring Concerts
  • Participates in CMEA Festival in the Spring
  • No experience necessary to join!
Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band is the premier wind ensemble at Saint Francis High School. It consists of advanced musicians who wish to further improve their skills on a particular instrument through ensemble training. An increased knowledge of musical literature, genre, technique and performance is emphasized in this class. This group performs in several festivals and events during the school year and goes on Band Tour every Spring.

  • Performs at several events and goes on yearly Spring Tour
  • Past tours include: Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Hawaii, Australia, Ireland, Austria/Czech Republic


For information about the Saint Francis Lancer Band and how to join, contact

Sadie Queally-Sammut 

SFHS Band Director
(650) 968-1213 x241

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