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.
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Asst. 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 four children: Owen, April, Ivan, and Azalea . (email: email@example.com)
Colorguard Designer: 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.
Asst. Colorguard Designer: Melanie Sittig
Music Arranger: Kyle Haugen
Band Drill Writer & Visual Coordinator: Kevin Carlson
Percussion Writer: Dan Sailer
Percussion Technicians: Pete Hansen, Jason Raether, Alex Pfeiffer, Matt Haar, Erin Van Burkleo, and Aaron Ragsdale
Color Guard Technicians: Kaylie Timm, Carter Christensen, Jessie Krause
Visual & Musical Technicians: Emily Anderson, Ali Hoffman, Joel Shotwell, Lon Semansky, Jordan Hoffman, Andrea Carlson, Rolyn Beaird, Tim Eckart, Robert Conrad, Trey Townsend, Joe Waters, Seth Brick, Nathan Sletten, Sam Konzem, Jakob Larsen, Alex
Sanchez, and Charles Williams.
Band Parent Association
2019-2020 Officers:Presidents: Chad & Becky Olson Vice Presidents: Jesse & Lissa Murwaski Past Presidents: Greg & Jill Lair Secretary: Linda Schilling Treasurer: Rose Grant ISA Treasurer: SueEllen Keller
Bandparent Committees:Alumni Association: Sue Mollison CD/DVD Sales: Rich Murphy, Lori Murphy Chaperones: Gary & Mary Michaels Chicken Dinner: Shelly Harms, Winnie Behrend Color Guard Advisors: Emily Savage Color Guard: Michele Anderson Festival of Bands: Jesse & Lissa Murwaski Fundraising: Kathy Vasa, Pamela Madsen Fundraising Distribution: Kristopher Olson, Nicolle Olson Silent Auction: Jolene Stangeland Grocery Cards & Scrip Cards: Shelley Gaddis New Member Liason: Ande Carlson Roadies: Randy Diedrich, Rick Wooledge, Rachel Bailey, Lynn Bailey Sewing/Flags: Jeri Hoffman Shoes/Shirts (Band): Laura Mullen Spat Camp Treats & Watchers: Julie Rames, Becky Pagone Special Events: Paul Krueger Spirit Wear: Hope & Clinton Store Ticket Sales: Jeff Tornow Travel: Tiffany Wolfgang Uniforms: Lisa Teas Videographer: Vacant Webmaster: Clinton Store Social Media: Hope Store
Freshman Class: Vacant
Sophomore Class: Dawn & Jason Sigl
Junior Class: Rob & Winnie Behrand
Senior Class: Colette & Scott Devos
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
Please visit this page about joining Marching Band.
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.
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.
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.
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
Andrea Banke: 335-5797
John Tomkins: 321-1023
Beverly Gibson: 264-5418 – 335-6973
Christopher Hill: 332-0867
Patsy Holzwarth: 371-3175
Terry Walter: 339-0607
Nancy Barnes: 940-2749
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
Lon Semansky: 334-8029
Pam Sonnichson: 336-0090
Jason Rygg: 334-4929
Andrea Carlson: 332-1537
Rolyn Beaird: 338-6738
Justin Ehrman: 362-1171
Carl Hallstrom: 335-6310
Vance Shoemaker: 712-552-2632
Mike Anderson: 605-987-2986
Al Berdahl: 507-962-3659
Gary Pederson: 332-5870
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.
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.