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About the Marching Band

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2021 Rosemount High School Marching Band Bio

The Marching Band at Rosemount High School is part of a comprehensive instrumental music program involving nearly 450 students actively engaged in six concert bands, three jazz ensembles, jazz improvisation, percussion ensemble, winter color guard, winter drumline, music composition, numerous small ensembles and a rigorous private lesson program. Several students from the Rosemount Band program have been selected for membership in this year's Minnesota All-State Music Ensembles.

This year’s production is entitled, “Out of the Shadows” and includes the following musical selections:
In Paradisum – Frank Peterson and Sarah Brightman
The Feeling Begins – Peter Gabriel
Estancia Suite – Ginastera
Gabriel’s Oboe from “The Mission” – Ennio Morricone

The Rosemount High School Marching Band wishes to thank our school’s administration and parents for their positive and generous support and appreciation of instrumental music and the performing arts programs at Rosemount High School.

Drum Majors: Oakley Dalton, Abby Duensing, Eli Howard, Jaxon Jones and Allie Lunke

Featured Soloists include:  Izaiah Cheeran on Oboe, Allie Lunke on Flute.

Color Guard Instructors: Savannah Kearns, Jonathan Glatfelter, Lena Hilton, Vinny Hoang, Josh Jauch, and Natalie Sterner

Percussion Instructors: Vlad Boz, Anson Hanna, Joe Jaeger, Chris Judd, Robert Loahr, Brett McLellan, Lucas Monaghan, Dan O’Leary, Anna Olson, and Erin VanBurkleo

Visual & Music Instructors: Trevor Crawford, Max Ellison, Aidan Firchow, Joel Firchow, Derek Fritz, Lucas Frafjord, Jenna Gillich, Laura Nitz, Hannah Olson, Owen Tucker, Noah Vanderloop

Percussion Arrangements: Joe Jaeger and Colton Hines

Program Coordinator: Wes Cartwright

Visual Drill Design: Leon May

Musical Arrangements: Don Hill

Band Directors: Taylor Eliason, Calvin Lipetzky, Scott Palmer & Leon Sieve

Assistant Principal Performing Arts: Calvin Keasling

Principal: Pete Roback

The Rosemount High School Marching Band is proud of their legacy of excellence while performing and competing throughout the Midwest region.

Recent Honors and Awards include:
•13-time Youth in Music - Minnesota State Marching Band Champion
•15-time Bands of America St. Louis and Indianapolis Super Regional Finalists
• 5-time Bands of Regional Class AAA Champion
•10-time Minnesota State Fair Grand Champion
•2017 and 2019 North Star Circuit Winterguard Class Champions
•2017 and 2018 WGI Winds – Minnesota Percussion Association Class Champions
•Performed in the 2014 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California
•Performed in the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City

In November of this year, the Rosemount HS Marching Band will be attending the Bands of America Grand National Championships in Indianapolis, IN for the first time in school history.  We look forward to representing Minnesota at the national championships on November 12th and 13th, 2021.

The band will also be traveling to Honolulu, Hawaii in March of 2021 for a spring break tour and concert series on the island of Oahu.

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