Whether playing a jazz set at a local restaurant or competing in front of thousands in college stadiums, our award-winning bands perform with passion and precision—receiving praise from adjudicators and audiences alike. We take immense pride in the quality of our performances, however, the band program’s greatest achievement is the skills and relationships built along the way.
At its core, band is about playing and appreciating music, but we are also strengthening critical skills that accompany students throughout their lives: confidence, cooperation, accountability, and leadership. This is the very inspiration of our band program’s mission: to assist students in achieving their potential for greatness through the highest standards of performance and character.
Some students join band as accomplished players, while others are just beginning to learn their instrument; our program offers opportunities for everyone! We hope you will join the tradition of musical excellence at St. Edward High School.
Marching Eagles - The Marching Eagles is St. Edward’s flagship band that competes both locally and nationally. The group is a consistent OMEA state finalist and earned its seventeenth superior rating in 2023. They also compete at BOA regional championships. Encompassing more than 60 musicians from St. Edward, St. Joseph Academy, and Magnificat, The Marching Eagles play at football games and feature corps-style sections and a color guard. Click here to learn more and join.
Symphonic Band - Bringing the excellence of marching band indoors for the spring semester, the Symphonic Band performs a comprehensive repertoire. The ensemble achieves high standards of technical and expressive performance, consistently earning superior ratings at OMEA contests and performing at prestigious venues, including Severance Hall.
Jazz Ensemble - From swing and samba to blues and funk, The Jazz Ensemble offers a unique opportunity to study diverse sounds from around the world. Featuring approximately 20 musicians, the group performs in smaller, more casual environments, ranging from fundraising events to local grade schools during Catholic Schools Week.
Pep Band - The Pep Band performs at varsity basketball games over the course of the winter. It is open to any Marching Eagle who wants to keep their skills sharp and jazz up the gymnasium crowd.
For questions, contact Band Director Kyle Burr at email@example.com or 216. 954.4234.
Follow the band program on Instagram @sehsbands.