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    The Spirit of Saint Francis

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    Dan Atwood
    Band Director

    Our University Bands give student musicians a chance to showcase their skills and provide an excitement to fans of our sporting events!


    The Saint Francis University Pep Band is another of the long-standing traditions of Red Flash athletics, and has become an essential part of the athletics experience here at Saint Francis. From kickoff to tip-off, the "Spirit of Saint Francis" is always there to rally the fans and players alike to victory! The Pep Band offers students the excitement of participating in athletic events during all seasons of competition, including the Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and Men's and Women's Volleyball seasons. As one of the few Universities in Pennsylvania to offer scholarships for Pep Band, you can be a part of the group that "brings the noise" to Red Flash sports!

    Marching Band

    Taking the field in the 2012 Football season, the Marching Band is a “Flash of Pride” that will capture the hearts of the Red Flash faithful assembled at DeGol Field. This is YOUR chance to be part of the loudest, proudest spirit group at Saint Francis


    The guard program consists of two squads: a flag line, and a majorette line. We performing as separate squads, but at the same time we will function as one cohesive section. The uniforms are similar, and the routines will coordinate. We also combine the two squads into one larger squad for one of the halftime numbers. This symbolizes the theme of “coming together,” which is a key part of the premise of our show. Our style is very unique because it will draw from the influences of corps style, military style, and traditional college style marching bands. We create our own “hybrid” of different styles, which sets the SFU Guard apart and give us our own identity. We continually strive for excellence, precision, discipline, and pride.

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