Band Parent Association

2017-2018 Officers:

Presidents:  Gene & Julie Pike (Gene 376-0296;Julie 376-0890)
Vice Presidents:  Greg & Jill Lair (Greg 929-8460;Jill 929-8465)
Past Presidents:   Dan & Deb Herold (333-9760)
Secretary: Del Hubers (789-1524)
Treasurer: Rose Grant (373-9246)
ISA Treasurer: Rachel Bailey (608-852-6640)

Bandparent Committees:

Alumni Association: Sue Mollison, Vickie Bauer
CD/DVD Sales: Rich Murphy, Lori Murphy
Chaperones: Charnelle Wooledge
Chicken Dinner:  Shelly Harms
Color Guard Advisors: Emily Savage
Color Guard: Stephanie Jackson, Jenny Taggatz
Festival of Bands: Greg Lair, Jill Lair
Fundraising: Todd & Sharon Sergeant
Fundraising Distribution: David & Julie Dellman
Grocery Cards: Lisa Hellevang, Wendy Aspaas, Lisa White, Rachel Bailey
Membership: Kandy &Terry Bauder
Publicity: Marin Huber
Roadies: Randy Diedrich, Rick Wooledge, Dennis Ganter, Lynn Bailey
Sewing/Flags: Deb Harold
Shoes/Shirts (Band): Laura Mullen, Eunice Stroh
Spat Camp Treats & Watchers: Caron delaMontanya, Donna Rosin, Julie Young, Del Hubers
Special Events: Paul Krueger, Joni Krueger, Angela Oorlog, Shiloh Oorlog, Cathy McLeer
Spirit Wear: Jeff & Martha Frohwein, Hope & Clinton Store
Ticket Sales: Jeff & Deb Tornow
Travel: Dan & Deb Herold
Uniforms: Susan Storm-McDowell, Christy Benson, Lisa Teas, Darla Horton
Videography: Carolyn Larsen
Webmaster: Clinton Store

Booster Reps:

Freshman:  Rob & Winnie Behrend
Sophomore: Matthew & Mali Teller
Junior:  Kevin & Andrea Carlson
Senior:  Chris & Lisa White

Why be in the Lincoln Band?

With nearly 300 students in our program in four concert bands, three jazz bands, and marching band, we’re sure you’ll find your home.
No matter what you play or how good you are, you’ll find a spot.


What it takes to be in the band

Marching Band

Please visit this page about joining Marching Band.

Concert Bands

It’s as easy as putting band on your schedule to be a part of a Concert Band.
The following concert bands are open to everyone:

  • Freshman Band
  • Varsity Band (10th grade and up)

We have two audition-only concert bands also:

  • Symphonic Band (Highest band in the program)
  • Concert Band

Symphonic and Concert Band auditions are done before each Semester. If you wish to enter during a Semester, please contact the band department prior to putting it on your schedule.

Jazz Bands

There are three different Jazz Bands. Each one has a progressing difficulty in music.
Auditions for Jazz Band are held the beginning of the first Semester. You can join at anytime, but please contact the band department first.
Jazz Bands are held during 4th period. 1/2 of the period is for lunch, while the other 1/2 is for Jazz Band. Students in Jazz Band are not eligible for a Study Hall or full period Open Lunch.

Staff

Director:  Mr. Dan Carlson

Mr. Dan Carlson graduated in 1994 from Pipestone High School (MN).  While in middle and high school, he marched in both the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (1988), as well as the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade (1994).  In 1999, he received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota.  Prior to his graduation from SDSU, he student taught in Luverne, Minnesota. He also completed his Masters of Music Education Degree from the American Band College of Southern Oregon University during the summer of 2004.

 

Mr. Carlson was a Drum Major for the Pride of the Dakotas marching band at SDSU from 1995 through 1998. During his time at SDSU, he marched in the 1996 Inaugural Parade in Washington D.C. In 1992 and 1997 he was a member of Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.  He has been writing drills for high school and college marching bands around the country since 1996, and has also been an active clinician for drum majors around the region.  Mr. Carlson is in his sixteenth year of teaching band at Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Mr. Carlson performed in 2004 at the South Dakota Bandmaster’s Convention with his concert band, and assisted with the symphonic band in their appearances at the Bandmaster’s Convention in 2001, 2006, 2010, and 2013.   During his time at Lincoln, the LHS Patriot Marching Band has performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City in 2000 and 2008, and in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California in 2005 and 2013.  In 2015, the Lincoln Band was a finalist at the Bands of America St. Louis Super Regional, placing 13th overall in finals competition.  The band continues to be recognized as one of the top programs in the upper Midwest in all facets.  Mr. Carlson is a member of Phi Beta Mu and the South Dakota Bandmaster’s Association, and was recently featured in School Band and Orchestra Magazine in the article “50 Directors Who Make a Difference.”  In 2016 Mr. Carlson received the “Outstanding Bandmaster” Award from Phi Beta Mu.

 

Mr. Carlson has been a director at Lincoln for the past 17 years, and has been the head director at Lincoln High School for the past three years – a position previously held by his father for 14 years (during which time they taught together as a father-son team).  Dan now directs the Symphonic and Varsity Bands, as well as the marching band, and Jazz Band 1 and 3.  Mr. Carlson has two daughters, Isabel and Adrienne.

(W: 367-7895) (email: daniel.carlson@k12.sd.us)

 

Assistant Director: Mr. Sam Anderson graduated from Lincoln High School in 2002.   He was a member of the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps in 2001 and again in 2003 when he was a soloist in the show and was Mellophone Champion at the Individual & Ensemble Contest. In 2006, he received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Northwestern – St. Paul.  While there, he performed featured trumpet solos with the Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and Orchestra while under the tutelage of Dr. Phil Norris.  From 2007-2013 Mr. Anderson taught and developed the band program (grades 5-12) at Heritage Christian Academy in Maple Grove, MN.  From 2009-2013 he was the Assistant Marching Band Director at Park Center Senior High School, Brooklyn Park, MN. In the summers of 2011 and 2012, the band was crowned State Champion at the Vikingland Band Festival in Alexandria, MN.  In 2015, Mr. Anderson received the “Dennis Hegg Outstanding Young Director” Award from the South Dakota Bandmaster’s Association.   In 2016 he earned a Master of Music Education Degree through Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD.  In 2017 he was the guest conductor for the CMBDA (Central Minnesota Band Director’s Association) First-Year Honor Band in Zimmerman, MN.  At Lincoln, he directs the Concert Band, Freshman Band, Jazz II, and assists with the Pep Band and Marching Band.   He and his wife Marlea have three children: Owen, April, and Ivan.   (email: samuel.anderson@k12.sd.us)

Mr. Craig Spangler has been the Percussion Writer/Arranger and Percussion Head for the LHS marching band for the last 19 years. He has music degrees from the University of Iowa and the State University of New York at Stonybrook. He also serves as Principal Percussionist for the SD Symphony Orchestra and is active as a teacher, clinician and judge throughout the Midwest.  Craig also writes the drum line drill.

Emily Savage graduated from Champlin Park High School in 2001.  In her senior year, she helped lead her winterguard to be the first colorguard from Minnesota to make WGI Finals. Emily spent the summers of 2001, 2002 and 2004 marching with Minnesota Brass Incorporated and she had the honor of marching with Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps in 2003 and 2005. Her husband, Tyler, is a Lincoln grad and that is what brought her to Sioux Falls. Emily has been with the Lincoln Band since 2011. She also writes choreography for many local marching bands as well.

Music Arranger:  Jeremy Hegg

Band Drill Writer:  Kevin Carlson

Percussion Technicians:   Pete Hansen,  Alex Pheifer, Jordan Roddle, Spencer Marty, Jason Raether, Rebecca Compton-Allen

Color Guard Technicians: Kaylie Timm, Carter Christensen, Jessie Krause

Woodwind Technicians:  Emily Anderson, Spencer Wahl, Kristen Jacobson

Brass Technicians:  Rolyn Beaird, Andrea Carlson, Eric Knutson, Lon Semansky, Scott Stearns

Drum Majors:  Jenna Christensen, Taryn Helgeson, Abbey Hellevang, Austin Meyer

Marching Techs:  Ali Hoffman, Joe Waters, Mike Digatono, Ben Chambers

Instructors

Following is a list of private instrumental music teachers in the Sioux Falls area.  This list is for reference only, and is not guaranteed for correctness nor for completeness.  Lincoln High School, it’s administration, staff and marching band instructors do not specifically endorse any teachers in this list, nor have any other available teachers been intentionally excluded from this list.   If you know of anyone who is on this list but no longer teaches (or wishes to be removed), Or if you know of anyone who wishes to be added, please email us.

Flute

Libby Gray: 338-8547

Donna Krueger: 339-0908

Pat Masek: 334-1020

Dawn Peterson: 339-4714

Dori Quam: 330-0799

Marsha Thornton: 331-3028

Kathryn Vogele: 978-0194 – 310-0118

Tommy McComb: 334-1518

Emily Anderson: 323-2394

Oboe

Andrea Banke: 335-5797

John Tomkins: 321-1023

Clarinet

Beverly Gibson: 264-5418 – 335-6973

Christopher Hill: 332-0867

Patsy Holzwarth: 371-3175

Terry Walter: 339-0607

Nancy Barnes: 940-2749

Saxophone

Jami Beck: 332-7499

Beverly Gibson: 264-5418 – 335-6973

Patsy Holzwarth: 371-3175

April Larson: 338-3589

Terry Walter: 339-0607

Ryan Hofer: 336-2456

Trumpet

Lon Semansky: 334-8029

Pam Sonnichson: 336-0090

French Horn

Jason Rygg: 334-4929

Andrea Carlson: 332-1537

Trombone/Baritone

Rolyn Beaird: 338-6738

Justin Ehrman: 362-1171

Carl Hallstrom: 335-6310

Vance Shoemaker: 712-552-2632

Tuba

Mike Anderson: 605-987-2986

Al Berdahl: 507-962-3659

Gary Pederson: 332-5870

Percussion

Kyle Dvoracek: 338-3168 – 376-3126

Rick Jensen: 335-8905

Craig Spangler: 371-3252 – 274-4607

Dave Vanderlinde: 334-0585

Pete Hansen: 330-9484 – 376-9581

Chuck Case: 498-3625

Erin Burger: 351-2064

Josh Abbenson: 357-7220

We would like to thank all the people and companies that are friends of the Sioux Falls Lincoln High School band.   Friends that provide money donations or non monetary gifts.

This list includes but is not limited to:

First Dakota National Bank – use of their pickup truck to move equipment (in town and for competitions), use of their tools for roadie tasks, and Rick Wooledge’s volunteer time.

Brian Sagamoe – for providing two ATVs and trailer during season to pull trailers and equipment for shows.

Rick Wooledge –  for providing one ATV during season to pull trailers and equipment for shows.

HyVee for gift cards as a fundraiser.

Sunshine for gift cards as a fundraiser.

MES Productions for assisting with DVD Recording.

University of Sioux Falls for use of field for Family Night.

Howard Wood Field for the use of field for practice and DVD recording..

Dairy Queen for providing ice cream treats at freshman night.

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue for hosing down students on a hot day at spat camp.

Bierschbach Equipment for providing the skid loader, pallet jack and operator for fruit distribution.

Jon Sogn for Indoor Concert announcer.

Volunteers

Lincoln Band has the benefit of many volunteers performing various tasks.   We wish we could list everyone but the list would be long and difficult to keep accurate.  We appreciate you that have volunteered countless hours and the Lincoln Band would not be the same without you.  If you would like to volunteer and haven’t decided what to do, please contact a band board representative or anyone on a committee.  It’s great to be involved with the band and your son or daughter’s life.