Being in band means many things for students. Although it may seem as though we are simply completing one performance and then preparing for the next, there is a much greater educational agenda being shared every day in the rehearsal room. Learning music, and learning about music, shares beauty with our students, prepares them for their future endeavors beyond EHS, and offers them opportunity for challenge, growth, and achievement.
Five curricular concert bands serve as the core of our program:
Two curricular marching bands, performing at home football games at the EHS Stadium:
Details for the following co-curricular ensembles can be found on the "Co-Curricular Ensembles" page below:
All EHS Band Students participate in our annual Solo/Ensemble event, an opportunity for them to prepare a solo or small ensemble piece and perform for a clinician for feedback and scoring based on the MSHSL Solo/Ensemble adjudication forms.
Every three years, the EHS Band Program travels to an international destination with the dual intent of performing and casually touring. Past trips have included side-by-side concerts with local school bands, performances at notable locations and monuments, and exploration of tourist sights that have made these trips some of the most memorable experience of many band students. Past destinations have included countries such as France, Greece, China, and Puerto Rico, and in 2022 we will be traveling to Italy to explore and share music with Rome and Amalfi Coast.
The public community has the opportunity to connect with our band program each year through a variety of events. All EHS Band concerts are free and open to the public, and many other band performances – such as athletic events – lend themselves naturally to connecting to community members who might otherwise never see the band program's work on display.
One of the primary community events that the EHS Band Program participates in each year is the Eagan July 4th Funfest Parade. Band members from all grades voluntarily join this performing ensemble to celebrate July 4th with our community.
The EHS Band Program has also performed at various events locally for both private and public entities. Examples of these events include:
Scroll down to find the EHS Band Google Calendar.
|Pops Concert – Potluck Dinner begins at 6:00pm!||11/8/21||7:30pm|
|Holiday Jazz Concert||12/21/21||7:00pm|
|Eagan Band Festival – Wind Ensemble||1/23/22||4:30pm|
|Winter Winds Band Concert – Wind Ensemble||1/24/22||7:00pm|
|Carnival Concert – Carnival at 5:30pm, Concert at 7:00pm – Freshmen Bands||1/25/22||7:00pm|
|Late-Winter Band Concert – Concert & Symphonic Bands||3/14/22||7:00pm|
|Spring Jazz Concert||3/15/22||7:00pm|
|Showcase Concert – Wind Ensemble||5/2/22||7:00pm|
|Spring Band Concerts – 9th grade at 6:00pm, 10-12th at 7:30pm||6/1/22||6:00pm|
During the 21-22 school year, a special Italy Trip Sendoff Concert will be held on Sunday, 3/13/22 at 3:00pm.
All concerts are free and open to the public! Details on these performances can be found below.