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SFT Band

Congrats to Cole Graham, Sterling Pittman, and Dakota Garrison on their Band Scholarship Award from the Ridgeway Masonic Lodge.These gentlemen were each awarded $500 from the lodge and have been awarded scholarships for band in college. Thank you to both the Overbrook and Carbondale Masonic lodges for your many years of support!


Band Uniform Sign Up 2020


SFTHS Winter Band Concert Performance





On Saturday November 9th, 2019 the Santa Fe Trail Band had 19 students audition for the East Central District Honor Band. The district consists every 1a-6a school in Osage, Franklin, Miami, and Johnson Counties. Over 1000 students auditioned for a total of 263 spots. We are excited to announce that we had 9 students make it into a band, and 3 students that are alternates.

These students are:

  • William Cason, Clarinet
  • Jordis VanCamp, Clarinet
  • Sterling Pittman, Bass Clarinet
  • Adrienne Dinger, Trumpet
  • Andrew Shepard, Trumpet
  • Joseph Hefley, Horn
  • Ella Huzienga, Trombone
  • Dakota Garrison, Tuba  
  • Addison Hinteweger, Snare Drum

Alternates are:

  • Ariana Fechter, Oboe
  • Blythe Long, Alto Saxophone
  • Max Black, Trumpet

We are beyond proud of every student that auditioned, and spent countless hours outside of the school day and on their own to prepare for this very competitive audition process. Congrats to these students!

SFT Band 2019-2020 Parent Consent and Confirmation Letter (click to download complete form)

Dear Band Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for the time and support you have given the band! The SFT Band will be traveling to Orlando, Florida, on March 7, 2019. The total cost of the trip per student is approximately $1,000 . The payments for the trip are divided into 5 installments. The first installment of $100 was paid in July to secure the trip.

I have spoken with students about the trip. You are receiving this letter of agreement because your student indicated intent to go on the trip and also indicated understanding of financial requirements of the trip.

Because of strict contractual obligations with the Group Travel Planners, students must have specific amounts of money in their accounts (which is accounted for by the Band Boosters Treasurer) throughout the year. I understand that the cost is a significant amount of money; efforts are made to provide fundraisers throughout the Fall and Winter to help offset the cost of the trip. (See the 2019 SFT Marching Band Fundraising document for a detailed list.) Please know that any student who backs out of the trip forfeits any money in the student’s individual account (including payments made or fundraising money earned) and consequently raises the total amount the rest of the other band members have to pay.

Parents/guardians must sign a release/agreement form for their student. By signing this agreement, you agree that you are granting your child permission to go on the trip and that you are financially obligated to make payments at the assigned times.

Please sign this form and have your child return it to me no later than September 20, 2019. Questions or concerns? Please do not hesitate to email me at lquilling@usd434.us.

Thank you!

Lance Quilling

Payment Schedule

July 15, 2019                                   $100 non-refundable deposit

October 1st, 2019                           $275

November 18th, 2019                   $275

January 15, 2020                             $275

February 4th                                        TBD (not to exceed 150 and based on student cancelations)

Alumni Band Music

On Wisconsin

The Hey Song

Be sure to check out the SFT Band Booster Facebook page! https://fb.me/SFTBandBoosters

band booster

December 2018 (pdf)