About Eagle Band

Eagle Band

2018 Eagle Band Registration

2018 Eagle Band Auditions

Color Guard Auditions
-Monday, May 14 6-8:30 Training
-Thursday, May 17 6-8:30 Training
-Monday, May 21 6-8:30 Training
-Tuesday, May 22 6-8:30 Training
-Thursday, May 24 6-8:30 Training
-Tuesday, May 29 6-8:30 Training
-Thursday, May 31 6-8:30 Auditions
-Friday, June 1 6-8:30 Auditions

Hornline Auditions
-Monday, May 7, 6-9pm – All Hornline Auditions
-Thursday, May 11, 6-9pm – Returning Member Only Auditions

Drumline Auditions
-Tuesday, May 22, 6-9pm – Introduction and try both sessions
-Thursday, May 24, 6-9pm – Pick your section – more focused/audition prep
-Tuesday, May 29, 6-9pm – Individual auditions

About Eagle Band

The 2014 Eagle Band was a finalist at the BOA Super Regional competition in St. Louis

The 2014 Eagle Band was a finalist at the BOA Super Regional competition in St. Louis

The award-winning EPHS Eagle Marching Band is comprised of 9th through 12th grade students and performs at all home football games, numerous weekend field show competitions, festivals, and parades. They are nationally recognized and compete in numerous competitions in the AAA division in Minnesota. They also travel every year to the Bands of America Super Regional competition in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2015, the Eagle Band also be competed at BOA Grand Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The band is lead by directors Scott Palmer, Mike Whipkey and Elizabeth Jackson, with the assistance of an outstanding staff of coordinators, caption heads and section instructors.

The Eagle Marching Band is both curricular and co-curricular, so students receive one regular class credit for participation in the Fall quarter. Eagle Band includes students who play woodwinds (all except oboe, english horn, and bassoon), brass, and percussion, and those who participate in the colorguard. Two to three students are also chosen as drum majors to lead the band. Students audition in May and start practicing in mid-July, attend Eagle Band Overnight Camp in early August, and kick off their season in August.

2018 Calendar

 

Performance Schedule

The Eagle Band will perform their 2017 Field Show “Title coming soon” in the following competitions, festivals and games:

  • Saturday, July 30 • Band Camp Performance
  • Thursday August 23 • Minnesota State Fair
  • Monday, August 27 • Parent Preview
  • Saturday, September 9 • Prairie Colors Marching Band Festival, EPHS
  • Saturday, September 9 • Eastview Marching Band Festival
  • Friday, September 14 • Home Football Game
  • Saturday, September 16• Rosemount Marching Band Fesitval
  • Friday, September 28 • Home Football Game
  • Friday, October 5 • Home Football Game
  • Saturday, October 7 • Anoka Marching Band Festival
  • Saturday, October 7 • Champlin Park Marching Band Festival
  • Saturday, October 13 • Youth In Music (MN State Finals) Band Festival
  • Wednesday, October 17 • Home Football Game
  • Saturday, October 20 • BOA Indianapolis Super Regional

EAGLE BAND HISTORY

Em Stark started the marching band in September 1963. The band grew yearly but was discontinued in 1971. It restarted in 1977 and has been active ever since.  Stark remained the director of the band until 1986, when it was taken over by Steve Olsen. In 1998, the school had the largest high school band program in Minnesota with total band enrollment exceeding 500 students. The Eagle Band membership was capped at 225 students because that’s the number of uniforms they had.

The EPHS Eagle Marching Band celebrated its 50th anniversary on October 15, 2013.  The city of Eden Prairie declared Oct. 28, 2013, as Eden Prairie Eagles Marching Band Day.

Watch this retrospective video created by the Eden Prairie Band Parent Organization in tribute to the Eden Prairie band program!

 

 

Auditions

Auditions are held at various times depending on what section of the band the student is auditioning for. There are three sections.

Hornline: all wind instruments

Drumline: Marching and grounded percussion

Color Guard: Flags, Dance, and weapon

All audition and registration information and music are posted under “Marching Band Music”  There is a password required for the “Marching Band Music” section. Please ask your (any) Band Director.