Elk River High School Band

by Bruce Strand, Arts editor The ERHS choir recently was pleased to grant a request to perform for a local youngster dealing with cancer, said director Terry Beaudry. A local resident called Beaudry on behalf of his brother, who has pancreatic cancer. “He asked if I would be willing, by way of Skype technology, to […]

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  Nine Elk River High School music students participated in the St. Thomas Honor Band Festival on Tuesday. The day included clinics and rehearsals under guest conductor Meastro Dario Soledo of Brazil, and presenting an  evening concert. Front: Willa Samuelson, Eric Riesberg, Matt Brisbin … Back: Lori MacArthur, Megan Perry, Carter Schunk, Jake Griffiths, Alexis […]

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Halloween and Veterans Day, two of the Elk River High School band’s favorite holidays, are coming up. The annual Halloween event, dubbed “One Wicked Halloween Concert” this year, will be held Monday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m., at Zabee Theatre. Like last year, the concert will feature the ERHS Wind Symphony, costume contests for the audience, […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Timing can be everything. Representatives of the Elk River High School band program were feeling pretty good about the timing of their chance to tell of their program at the June 25 meeting. It was a light agenda, and they were able to hold the floor for more than half an […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River High School band program had a tremendously busy and successful year, members of the Elk River Area School Board were told at a recent business meeting. “We had some amazing accomplishments,” said Jill Griffiths, the incoming president of the Elk River High School band boosters. Members of the […]

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Twenty Elk River High School musicians and singer were honored at the 11th annual Northwest Suburban Conference Music Festival on Feb. 5-6. The students attended several Sunday rehearsals and clinics with top musicians from 11 conference schools. A grand finale concert was held Monday at Anoka High School with a combined band, choir and orchestra […]

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Ten members of the Elk River High School band were included in the St. Thomas Honor Band Festival held last Saturday. They were Willa Samuelson (French horn), Rosemary Hampton (bari saxophone), Emily Meyer (tenor saxophone), Amanda Hookom (flute),  Jayde Krauth (trumpet), Matt Brisbin (tuba), Eric Reisberg (trumpet), Nick Griffiths (trumpet), Michael Tormoen (percussion) and Lori […]

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  “One Monster Halloween Concert” was presented by Elk River High School and director John Rosner on Friday, Oct. 28, with many costumed kids and adults, including band members, on hand. The wind symphony played  “The Dark Knight,” “House of Horrors” and “The Addams Family.” North Suburban Concert Band (adults) played “The Wizard of Oz,” […]

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