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About MHS Bands

Memorial is proud of their tradition of a strong musical program. We currently have six concert bands, three jazz bands, and multiple jazz combos.

The bands at Memorial High School in Eau Claire, Wisconsin are under the direction of Mr. Eric Dasher and Mr. Scott Hensiak.

Memorial bands:

Freshman Bands (White and Purple): These bands are divided by instrumentation, not ability. All Frosh in these bands get acclimated to Memorial High School. They march in the Homecoming and Memorial Day parades. Freshman play in a number of concerts and at two pep band activities. Mr. Dasher directs the freshman bands.

Eagle Bands (1st and 4th hours): The Eagle bands do not require an audition. They are made up primarily of sophomores but also have some juniors and seniors in them. Eagle bands participate in concerts, two parades and pep games. They do not perform during football games.

Memorial Concert Band: This is an auditioned band made up of mostly sophmores and juniors.  They participate in concerts, football game halftime shows, pep band activities, and two parades.

Old Abe Wind Ensemble: This is Memorial High School's top band made up of mostly juniors and seniors. They perform in concerts, football shows, pep band activities, and two parades.  The Wind Ensemble performs in formal dress.