Senior High Band
The Spring Grove Senior High Band rehearses everyday from 11:08am to 11:38am. The SH Band performs in three concerts a year. Please see our "Senior High Band Schedule" page for more information.
Junior High Band
The Junior High Band rehearses everyday from 12:00 noon to 12:25pm. The JH Band will perform in three concerts a year. 8th graders from Junior High Band are required to participate in the High School Marching Band. 8th graders may also be invited by the instructor to play in SH Band and/or Pep Band by virtue of their skill level, dedication, and attitude.
The Spring Grove Elementary Band is comprised of every 5th and 6th grader in the Spring Grove School District. 5th graders are play tested on band instrument mouthpieces in July.In August, the 5th graders will have three weeks of 45 minute lessons everyday with Mr. Leafblad. At the beginning of the school year, 5th and 6th graders join together for large group band. Elementary Band rehearses from 9:00am to 9:45am Tuesdays and Thursdays. The 2016-17 Elementary Band is 44 members strong this year, making it the largest band at Spring Grove! We are so excited about the future of our band students!
The Senior High Jazz Band (9th-12th) meets Friday mornings from 7:15 am until 8:00 am. The first rehearsal for 2016-17 SH Jazz Band is Friday, October 7th. The Junior High Jazz Band (6th-8th) meets Tuesday mornings from 7:15 am until 8:00 am. The first rehearsal for 2016-17 JH Jazz Band is Tuesday, September 27th. Jazz at Spring Grove is open to all students willing to make the commitment to their group by being on time and learning the music. Opportunities for guitar (must read notes, not just chords), bass guitar, and piano are available in these groups. Talk to Mr. Leafblad is you are interested in Jazz at Spring Grove!
Pep Band is a “required fun” activity -- See SH Band Syllabus for participation requirements. Our required Pep Band uniform are the Spring Grove Band Jackets. And order for Band Jackets will be placed each fall. See Mr. Leafblad to get yours! Students are required to have instrument lyres for Pep Band. Lyres can be purchased in the band room with Spring Grove Band Punch Cards or obtained from Mr. Leablad if you rent a school instrument. See the "Senior High Band Schedule" for Pep Band events and dates!
Spring Grove Marching Band (8th-12th) is a fall marching band season that encompasses rehearsals during band class in the spring, August band camp, and ends the last week of August with a Community Preview Performance. ALL band students 8th-12th are required to participate in Marching Band. It is possible, but rare, for special arrangements to be made with the director. Marching band should not deter students from registering for concert band. Students in marching band should plan on committing to the schedule, preparing the required music, and learning the marching skills to have a successful marching band experience. Be the best you you can be! The Spring Grove High School Marching Band is one of the biggest advocates for the Spring Grove community. We are PROUD to represent Spring Grove!