Sports Band

The SMC Gaels Sports Band is a thriving musical ensemble that is active within the Performing Arts and Athletic Departments. Student leadership works closely with the Director, Dr. Sixto Montesinos, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Ensembles at SMC, to create a unique mix of community-building and musical-artistic instruction. 

Students are encouraged to receive course credit for participation in this musical ensemble by registering on GaelXpress for PERFA-019-09 (.25). PERFA courses do not push students into an overload. 

The Gaels Sports Band is a member of the Associated Students of Saint Mary's College (ASSMC) and is required to have elected student officers that report to the organization's executive board. The elected officers and Dr. Montesinos determine the daily operations of the organization including logistics of rehearsals and performances, scheduling social activities, organizing fundraisers, and providing input on musical selections. For more information please contact Sara Mameesh sam28@stmarys-ca.edu , Sports Band President for the 2020-2021 Season 

The SMC Gaels Sports Band performs at all men's and women's basketball home games, select volleyball home games, as well as some men's and women's soccer games.

The band also travels alongside the SMC basketball teams to  the West Coast Conference Tournament and the NCAA Tournament should the Gaels qualify. The Gaels Sports Band also participates at various alumni and community events, including alumni pre-game parties and local festivals.

 

Membership

Membership is open to enrolled Saint Mary's College students proficient in wind, percussion, and certain other instruments like double bass, electric guitar, or the keyboard. The performance level among members is generally between intermediate and advanced. However, students of all ability levels are encouraged to contact Dr. Sixto Montesinos for more information regarding auditions and membership. 

Rehearsals take place twice a week for 90 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and during the Men’s and Women’s official basketball season, Thursday rehearsals are replaced with performing at home basketball games.

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