Willy Leafblad
Senior High Band
The Spring Grove High School Band rehearses everyday from 9:55 AM to 10:40 AM. The HS Band performs in three concerts a year. Please see the "High School Band Syllabus" for more information.
Junior High Band
The Junior High Band rehearses Mondays and Fridays from 12:33 to 1:18 PM and Wednesdays from 12:33 to 12:54 PM. 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.
Elementary Band
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 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 2:00 to 2:45 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays. The 2018-19 Elementary Band is 78 members strong this year, making it the largest band at Spring Grove! We are so excited about the future of our band students!
Jazz Band
Spring Grove Jazz: Jazz at Spring Grove will be split into two (2) separate ensembles. A 6th-8th Junior High Jazz Band and a 9th-12th Senior High Jazz Band. The two groups will rehearse before school one day a week each. HS Jazz will practice TUESDAY mornings (starting October 3rd) at 7:15 a.m. and JH Jazz will practice WEDNESDAY mornings (starting September 20th) at 7:15 a.m. The HS Jazz Band competes at the MSHSL Section 1A Solo/Ensemble Contest in Rushford, MN. Any 7th-12th grader participating in a Jazz Ensemble at Spring Grove should pay a $15 activity fee before the first jazz band rehearsal of the year. 6th graders are exempt from the activity fee. Talk to Mr. Leafblad is you are interested in Jazz at Spring Grove!
Pep Band
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. An order for Band Jackets will be placed each fall. 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" tab for Pep Band events and dates!
Marching Band
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!
Honors Band