High School Band

Remembering Sapulpa Senior Night

By Community Submission / November 25, 2018

Submitted by Sarah Spencer On Friday November, 2nd Sapulpa Chieftains celebrated their football, ping, cross country, and band senior night. All of the seniors in the saxophone and horn line got a senior night gift. The saxophone line spent hours on making a binder with colorful paper and printed out pictures of moments from the…

Sapulpa High School Marching Band Takes the Mannequin Challenge in NYC

By Micah Choquette / November 29, 2016

You might recall the awesome Sapulpa High Marching Band being called upon to march in the Veteran’s Day Parade. In New York City. Yeah, the Big Apple. That was a good day. But that wasn’t the only fun they had. While they were en route to their destination, they dropped their first of two mannequin…

Did you miss seeing Sapulpa at the NYC Veteran’s Day Parade? See it here, right now!

By Micah Choquette / November 11, 2016

As we reported earlier today, Sapulpa High School Marching Band had been invited to march in the annual Veteran’s Day Parade in New York City, NY. The actual parade was today at 10:00am, but if you weren’t able to tune in—maybe because the link was broken—never fear! One of our good friends was in town…

Live Video: See Sapulpa High School Marching Band in NYC Veterans Day Parade

By Micah Choquette / November 11, 2016

UPDATE: The link on military.com was not working, but someone found a live stream from an ABC NYC Affiliate! See it here! — Sapulpa High School Marching band was honored to be invited to march and play in the annual New York City Veteran’s Day Parade, which is happening today at 10:00am. You can see…

Sapulpa High School Students Train to Play Taps for Veterans

By Community Submission / September 20, 2016

Sapulpa High School students Kean Murphy, Ehlana Klonecki, Nathaniel Adamson, and Dylan Wilson participated in the recent Taps for Veterans training held at Sapulpa High School on Thursday, September 15th, spearheaded by the Youth Trumpet & Taps Corps. The training in Sapulpa helped the students to learn more about their roles as members of the…

Band Director taking Sapulpa Public Schools to places they haven’t been in a long time

By Micah Choquette / May 23, 2016

The Sapulpa High School Band has had no shortage of successes this year. If you weren’t following for the last several years, it might seem as though they’ve become something of an overnight success. Of course Band Director Craig Amendt knows that’s simply not true. It’s taken years of hard work and dedication from him,…

Chieftain Band Wraps Up Superior Year!

By Cheryl Jackson / May 19, 2016

The old saying “Practice Makes Perfect” rings true for students in Sapulpa’s Instrumental Music Program. April winds down a year that has been marked with Superior ratings for every form of band music from marching to jazz to solos and includes even the youngest musicians. This year has been nothing less than stellar in every…

Sapulpa Bands Take State With OSSAA Double Sweepstakes

By Cheryl Jackson / April 20, 2016

Directors Craig Amendt, Michelle Barnes and Kevin Mozarko have a little rearranging to do at the George C. Brite Band Hall. The walls are already too full of awards to accommodate the hardware the instrumental music department brought home last week. Scoring higher than any other 6A-II concert bands in the state, for the first…

Chieftain Band Members Sweep Superior Ratings at OSSAA District Contest

By Micah Choquette / March 13, 2016

Saturday March 5 Sapulpa High School hosted band and orchestra members from around Northeastern Oklahoma. Over 700 students showcased their talent competing in 341 solos and 213 ensembles. Students who received a superior rating in ensemble and solo (with a few other requirements) qualified to go to state competition next month. Sapulpa Instrumental Music Department…

Sapulpa Band Performs and Crowns Queen

By Cheryl Jackson / March 12, 2016

Monday, March 7, Sapulpa high school and junior high band students held their winter concert and coronation. The High School Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, High School Jazz Combo, and High School Wind Ensemble all performed compositions they will be taking to contest this spring. Band Coronation also took place that evening. Students selected representatives from…

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