Music Theory & Composition
Phone: (612) 668-4342
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.
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!