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Eric Sayre

Eric Sayre

Jazz I
Wind Ensemble 
Music Theory & Composition
Symphonic Band
Concert Band

 

Phone: (612) 668-4342

Email: eric.sayre@mpls.k12.mn.us

Welcome to band and jazz at South High! No matter your level of experience there is a band or jazz band for you. Navigate through the pages on the right to learn more about each ensemble.  

Schedule

0: Jazz I

2: Wind Ensemble

3: Creative Composition/Music Theory

5: Symphonic Band

6: Concert Band

 

About Mr. Sayre

A native of south Minneapolis, Mr. Sayre is the Director of Bands & Jazz at Minneapolis South High School. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in instrumental music education from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Mr. Sayre is an active trumpet player around the Twin Cities, a composer and arranger, and a strong advocate for the developmental benefits of music education. Besides teaching at South, Sayre also is the founder and Executive Director of the Guyana Lutheran Music Academy, a Minneapolis-based non-profit that supports a school of music in Guyana, South America.

Music Department Mission

We believe that music is a powerful source of self expression, community development, and life-long fulfillment. We are dedicated to providing enjoyable and rewarding opportunities in music to students of all interests and backgrounds. From beginner to advanced, from voice to cello, we have a place for you!