• Francis Howell High School Bands

    Each of the three Francis Howell High School Bands perform in their own season.


    The Drumline performs in the winter season. Drumline practice begins in late December and performances run through the middle of April.

    Marching Band

    The Marching Band performs in the fall season. Band practice begins in July and performances run through the end of October.

    Winter Guard

    The two Winter Guards begin practice in November and the season performances run from January into early April.

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  • Marching Band

    The three bands, Marching Band, Drumline and Guard are combined to form the Marching Band.


    Past performances include the Disney Majic Kingdom Parade, Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade and many local parades.


    The award winning Marching Band competitions are displayed on our calendar and have included local, regional, national and world wide competitions..

    School / Civic Functions

    The Marching Band performs at all home football and playoff games as well as school district functions and local civic functions.

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  • Drumline

    The Drumline is the Francis Howell Bands percussion competition team.

    Drumline Show

    This years Drumline show is titled "Separate" and includes 35 ensemble members.


    The schedule for our award winning Drumline is available on our calendar and includes local, regional, national and world competitions..

    Awesome Team

    Join us at one of performances, our season will be topped off at the world competition in Dayton, Ohio..

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  • Winter Guard

    The Winter Guard is the Francis Howell Bands competition Guard team.

    "A" Team Show

    The "A" team's show, "Enlightened: Out of Darkness"

    "A" Team and "B" Team

    The Winter Guard is divided into two competitive teams competing in different divisions.

    "B" Team Show

    The "B" team's show "When I look at you"

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Winter Guard 

Autumn's Abscission - Re(Birth)

The A Guard's is proud to present this year's show "Autumn's Abscission" and the B Guard is proud to present this year's show is "Re(Birth)"!

On Saturday, March 1st the A Guard took 2nd place at the Eureka Festival, this is on top of their 2nd place finish at Mascouta on January 23rd!  The B Guard took 6th place out of 10 schools!   Congrats to both Winter Guard's! 

On February 20th the Winter Guards will compete at WGI Competition in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Please visit the Winter Guard Webpage for the schedule and more information.  

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The Grind

The Winter Drumline show "The Grind" was performed at their first competition on January 31st at the Eureka Festival in which they finished 2nd place.  

This weekend (February 7th) the Drumline will participate in the Hillsboro Clinic.  We're really proud of how the Drumline show has progressed!  We're looking forward to the Drumline show at the WGI competition in Edwardsville on February 21st!  The itinerary is available on the Drumline webpage.  Have a GREAT show, we're proud of you!

Topped off by a trip to the World Championships in Dayton, Ohio, the Drumline has 5 competitions scheduled this year.

The Drumline spent many hours practicing "The Grind" and we're looking forward to a great season!

Please stay tuned for more information!

Some of our great performers!

All photos courtesy of John Gerard Photography.

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