Music Department - St. Cloud State University

Music Department - St. Cloud State University

 

History

The first performance of the Husky Sports Band was March 1st, 2006 at Halenbeck Hall for the North Central Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Finals.

Months of preparation preceeded this performance with the hiring of their first director, purchasing of new equipment and music, and most importantly recruiting new band members.

The fans at the first basketball game were enthusiastic and supportive.  Even after the game a group of alumni stayed and continued to ask for more music—which the band happily provided!

2006-2011 Audience Attendance Data (pdf 387k)

Bands History

First Rehearsal Spring, 2006

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Premier Performance: March 1st, 2006

  Premier Performance: Wednesday, March 1st, 2006 at Halenbeck Hall Premier Performance: Wednesday, March 1st, 2006 at Halenbeck Hall Premier Performance: Wednesday, March 1st, 2006 at Halenbeck Hall Premier Performance: Wednesday, March 1st, 2006 at Halenbeck Hall Premier Performance: Wednesday, March 1st, 2006 at Halenbeck Hall Premier Performance: Wednesday, March 1st, 2006 at Halenbeck Hall

Since then, the Husky Sports Band has continued to perform for athletic games and community events on and off campus, [add comma] including the 2006 WCHA Final-Five Hockey Tournament. Membership has continued to expand with the addition of student musicians from St. Cloud Technical College, College of St. Benedict, St. John’s University, and local high school band programs.

Spring Blast! Concert (pdf 694k)
2009 Husky Sports Band Honorary Band Member
(pdf 112k)
St. Cloud Citizen Times Article
(pdf 468k)
"Husky Sports Band gets
ready to rev sports crowds" (pdf 722k) St. Cloud Times
"Pep band will be music to Huskies ears" (pdf 412k) by Travis Weldon, University Chronicle
Husky Sports Band Debut Disc Poster 2008 (pdf 246k)
Husky Band Debuts New CD St. Cloud Times, 2008 (pdf 24k)
Husky Sports Band and Blizzard Join the Parade University News, 2007 (pdf 389k)
Husky Sports Band Selects First Drum Major Citizen Times, 2007 (pdf 35k)
Band Performs at Football Game Citizen Times, 2007 (pdf 49k)
Tuomaala Directs Oldest, Newest Bands in St. Cloud Citizen Times, 2006 (pdf 74k)
SCSU Band Plays First Football Game in Years Citizen Times, 2006 (pdf 468k)


The Husky Sports Band was also fortunate to be included in the 2006 SCSU Spring Student Survey which gathered student opinions on the new band program. In response to the general question of whether the sports band will generate greater fan involvement the collected data concluded that:

"With respect to the Husky Sports Band, strong majorities feel it will lead to more school spirit and fan involvement. About one in five states they are more likely to attend athletic events because of the band."

2006 Husky Sports Band Data (pdf 60k) http://web.stcloudstate.edu/scsusurvey/spr06freq.htm

 

First Season Movie
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WTVS Television Feature
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KVSC Radio Interview
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Husky Word Search (pdf 40k) Final5 Word Search (pdf 52k)

 

 
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