St. Frances Cabrini School participates in the Bellarmine Parochial Band Program. Band members from all Catholic Schools in Pierce County practice and perform together regularly.

Learn and develop a musical instrument in a wind band setting. Meet your friends from all across the region in this combined band program. Get instruction from multiple, first-class directors. Grow your love and knowledge of music and have a blast doing it!

· Program Director: Casey Whitson, Director of Bands, Department Chair for Music, Bellarmine Preparatory School.

· Assistant Director: Stephanie Sheppard, Director of Bands, Assistant Director of Leadership, Giadrone Middle School.

How to register?

  • Registration and recruitment will take place in September.
  • Rehearsals will begin the week of October. 
  • Tuition will be $25 per month (September through May).
  • Open to grades 5-8. No prior music experience is required for Beginning Band.
  • Two ensemble levels. Both meet on Tuesday/Thursday at Bellarmine. Beginning Band 4:00-4:50 PM. 
  • Advanced Band 5:00-5:50 PM.
  • Further information about what it means to join a band, Instrument, and equipment purchase/rental are available at the Ted Brown.

Note: We suggest new members wait until the Fall to rent their instrument unless they plan on taking private lessons this Summer! 

Questions now? Contact program director Casey Whitson at 

Information from local music supplier, Ted Brown, on outfitting a student for the band: