Concert & Symphonic Band

Concert Band

The Concert Band welcomes all wind, brass, and percussion students who are joining band for the first time at Saint Francis. Concert Band participates in the Winter and Spring Concerts, one CMEA festival, and Lancer Marching Band. This ensemble is the prerequisite course for entry into Symphonic Band.

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

The Symphonic Band  premiere wind ensemble at Saint Francis High School. One year experience in Concert Band is required for entry into this ensemble. In Symphonic Band, music theory, history, aural skills, and performance are explored at greater depth through performance. This ensemble hosts three concerts annually, performs locally at colleges and community events, participates in CMEA festivals, and are members of the Lancer Marching Band.

Concert Band and Symphonic Band cover a broad range of musical styles, emphasizing wind band literature from 1900 to the present day. We perform repertoire by a wide variety of composers and celebrate new music, especially by our students! These are performance-based classes and members can anticipate over twenty performances each school year.

Marching Band is a unit of study in both classes; membership in the Lancer Band is required for all students enrolled in any band class. 

Concert Band and Symphonic Band are classes and meet during the school day. Both ensemble classes fulfill graduation requirements.

All members of Concert Band and Symphonic Band are eligible to travel on our yearly tours. We have toured in Scotland, Los Angeles, Seattle, Austria and the Czech Republic, Hawaii, and to many more locations!


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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