CDH Band

The Cretin-Derham Hall Band is a very active organization, being both a part of the regular curriculum and being involved in many co-curricular activities.  Musically, band provides a wide range of experiences, which includes concerts, pep band, marching band, and band trips (every other year).  Socially, band provides opportunities for camaraderie and long-lasting friendships.  Plan to participate in band for all four years (and even be in sports and JROTC) and it’s sure to be a valuable experience both musically and socially. 


Just a Note From the Band Director

Hello Band Students and Parents,

This is a new way to send Band Updates. We just launched it recently.

I will be putting upcoming events and due dates here, so that you can quickly reference Band information. 

-The Band just returned from their Epic Band Trip to Chicago!

 Seamus took over the Instragram and there are pictures available.

 They climbed aboard a captured Nazi Sub from WWII, complete with 

 the Enigma machine.  They had a Clinic at Vandercook College of Music,

 and performed at the Field Museum with Dinosaurs.  There was Jousting,

 and Musical Theatre and much more.

-The Pep Band went to Hastings to support the Basketball Team vs East Ridge.

-Here are some other dates to make sure are on your Calendar:

-All State Audition Materials were sent in.  4 of our Band Students Auditioned.

 Awaiting results.

-Tuesday, March 31 [Large Group Contest at East Ridge] All day... "Cancelled."

-Wednesday, April 22 [Solo/Small Ensemble Contest at Roseville] Status... "Cancelled."

-Wednesday, May 13 [JROTC Twilight Parade] 6pm.

-Wednesday, May 20 [Spring Concert]7pm. Tentative... Plan on it for now.


-As we figure out how to handle the "on-line" part of all of this, Please Practice

 your Instrument daily.  Go over Lesson Material, the Music, and some scales.

 Information and additional material and plans are coming out often.  I'm giving 

 Video Instruction on Band Days. 


Stay Tuned (pun intended), to this area for more updates.


Jeffrey P. Ruhnke

Pep Band

All band members make up the CDH Pep Band.

Jazz Band

Open to all students, grade 9-12, by audition.