Santa Fe High School Band and Chorus
16213 NW US Hwy 441 (MLK Blvd)
Alachua, FL 32615
Office Phone: (386)462-1125 ext. 254
Fax: (386)462-1711
Santa Fe High School Website


Congratulations to the Santa Fe High School Band Program for being awarded the Otto J. Kraushaar Award for the 2013-14 school year! This is the highest award bestowed on Florida bands and is given for receiving nothing but superior ratings at all MPA's for an entire school year. 

2014 Band Camp Schedule
Rookie Camp- Monday, June 9 1:00pm-5:00pm (officers report at 11:00am)
Band Camp #1 (all members, including rookies)- Tuesday-Wednesday, June 10-11 9am-5pm (bring lunch)
Band Camp #2- Wednesday-Saturday, July 30-August 2 9am-9pm (bring lunch and change of clothes)
                          Monday-Friday, August 4-8, 9am-6pm (bring lunch)

Band Banquet will be Thursday, May 22 from 6-10pm at the Best Western Gateway Grand.  Tickets are $25.00 each.  Seniors- please email pictures ASAP to Mrs. Reveille- [email protected] 

SPRING CONCERT- TUESDAY, MAY 13- 7pm- Free admission!

Congratulations to the Jazz Ensemble and Symphonic Band on their Straight Superior rating at District MPA!

Congratulations to the Woodwind Choir, Jazz Combo, Saxophone Trio, and Winter Guard for their Superior ratings at District MPA!

The End-of-the-Year trip for 2014 will be a fun trip to Universal Studios that will not include a performance.  The band will leave on Saturday morning, April 12 and return Sunday evening, April 13.  The trip will cost $250 and will include a 2-day ticket to Universal and dinner/games at Dave and Busters. 
- 1st payment of $125 due Friday, March 8
- 2nd payment of $125 due Friday, March 22
- Students must have fair share PAID IN FULL to be allowed to attend the trip.  All payments are non-refundable.

Congratulations to the following students who will be representing Santa Fe as members of the 2014 Alachua County High School Honor Band.  Their free concert will be Tuesday, January 28, 7:30pm at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. 

Emily Hyden
Sarah Symoens
Spencer Perrine
Rachel Gil de Gibaja
Ethan Harris
Will Johns

Congratulations to Spencer Perrine for representing Santa Fe as a member of the 2014 Florida All-State High School Honor Band!

The FMBC State Marching Band Championships will be on Saturday, November 23.  See the marching band page for more information.   Click here for a schedule of competing bands, maps, judges, and other show information

All-County Band Applications and prepared musical excerpts can be found online.  The application plus a $10.00 application fee (cash or check to Santa Fe Band Boosters) are both due on November 13.  

Congratulations to the Raider Regiment on winning class 2A and coming in 4th place overall (out of 25 bands) at the North Marion Kingdom of the Sun Festival.  The band received the Best in Class Music, General Effect, and Color Guard awards. 

Congratulations to the Raider Regiment on their Straight Superior, straight-A performance at the FBA District 4 Marching MPA!

Congratulations to the Raider Regiment on a great performance at the Bands of America Powder Springs Regional!

Please join the symphonic band for their annual September 11 tribute ceremony this Wednesday at 8:30am in front of the flagpole by the front office.  Freshmen should wear their red Aspire Higher t-shirts.  Sophomores and Juniors should wear their white practice shirt.  Seniors are asked to wear a blue shirt. 

Welcome Back Raiders!!!  Let's come back focused for a great 2013-14 school year!

Mr. Bisco's 2013-14 Schedule:
1st Period 9:05-10:05 Planning
2nd Period 10:10-11:00 AP Music Theory (in room 09-007)
3rd Period 11:05-11:55 Jazz Band
4th Period 12:00-12:50 Symphonic Band
Lunch 12:50-1:20
5th Period 1:25-2:15 Keyboard (in room 09-007)
6th Period 2:20-3:10 Chorus

Attention New Raider Regiment Members:
You and your family are invited to a Get-to-know-You Potluck Dinner on Thursday, June 27 at 6pm.  The dinner will be at one of our most dedicated band boosters, Mr. David Palpant's house.  Address and directions will be given at band camp! 

The Spring Concert date has changed.  Please join us for a great night of music on Tuesday, May 14th at 7:00pm in the auditorium.  As always, admission is free, though donations are always appreciated. 

Please join us in participating in the 1st Annual Family Friendly 5K Run/Walk for the Cure Dale's Duchenne Fund.  Duchenne is a terrible disease that affects all muscle use.  Dale is a Gainesville child that sufers from Duchenne.  The race is on Saturday, May 25 at 9:00am at the Hal Brady Recreation Center in Alachua.  Registration is $15.00 for students and $25.00 for adults

Click here to register

Final Panama City trip payment due at the booster meeting on Monday, April 15.  This is a mandatory 7:00pm meeting for all students attending the trip plus one parent. 

Gator Nationals will be Thursday-Sunday, March 14-18.  This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year- full participation is expected!  Sign up for parking is located outside the band room.  For concessions, please email Lynn Hammond at

End-of-Year Trip Payment #2 of $150.00 due on Monday, March 18.

As announced at Monday's Band Booster meeting, the initial End-of-Year Panama City Trip deposit of $50.00 is due by Friday, February 22.  Checks should be made out to Santa Fe Band Boosters.  In order to pay through fair share, your balance must be at least $100 over your required fair share amount.  Please let Ms. Corbett (
) know if this applies to you.  Priority will go to Symphonic Band students, but remaining seats are open to jazz, chorus, and guard students. 

Congratulations to the Winter Guard on their 1st Place Performance at the Belleview FFCC Show!

Please show your support and attend the Finale Concert of the 10th Annual Jubilus Festival, held by
A Musical Offering.   The concert will feature current Santa Fe senior, Sean Calderon, performing the Bach Invention #6 on Alto Saxophone with Eastside's Oheneba Asare on bassoon as winners of the Jubilus Duet Competition.  The concert will also feature Santa Fe alumni, David Ousley conducting the University of Florida Horn Ensemble who will perform David's competition-winning composition, Take Flight.  The concert will be Saturday, February 9, 7:30pm at Holy Faith Catholic Church, 747 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville:

Come see the All-County Honor Band Concert. Tuesday, January 29- 7:00pm at the Philiips Center for the Performing Arts at UF. Admission is free. The concert will be amazing!

It was voted upon at tonight's band booster meeting that our End-of-Year Trip will be to Panama City Beach, FL May 10-12.  We will be competing in the Southern Star Festival of Champions.
The chorus is invited to attend as well, as long as there are enough students able to participate.  We took into consideration the fact that this is Mother's Day weekend, but the vote was still overwhelmingly in favor of this trip option.  It will not interfere with any school testing on 5/9/13.  Please stay tuned for more information, including pricing and itinerary. 

Congratulations to the following students on being selected to perform with the
2013 Alachua County High School Honor Band:
Sarah Symoens- Bass Clarinet
Spencer Perrine- Alto Saxophone
Sean Calderon- Tenor Saxophone
Matthew Rossmann- Trumpet
Rachel Gil de Gibaja- Trumpet
Sean Barr-French Horn
Wyatt Thomas- Trombone
Brandon Anderson- Tuba
Gary Corbett- Percussion

Congratulations to Matthew Rossmann who will be representing Santa Fe High School as a member of the Florida All-State Honor Band, January 10-12, 2013. 

Solo and Ensemble forms and $7.00 fee are due on Friday, January 4.
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The Winter Raider Rally scheduled for Thursday, January 10 has been cancelled.

Congratulations to Mr. Bisco for being elected Chairman of the Florida Bandmasters Association District 4, with his term beginning Summer 2013 through Spring 2015.  Congratulations also to Ms. Lori Pirzer for being elected FBA District 4 Secretary.
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