Coon Rapids High School Band
    Thank you for checking out the Coon Rapids Band Website. My name is Brian Duffy and I am the Band Director at Coon Rapids High School. I am very excited for the 2016-17 school year and the great opportunities ahead for the students. Be it concert band, marching band, jazz band, pep band, winter color guard, winter percussion, pit orchestra for the musical, or solo and ensemble opportunities, the CRHS Band Program has numerous opportunities for all students. High School is all about getting involved in your school and taking the risk of trying something new. Taking risks and getting involved is how you grow, learn, and put yourself on the path to the success. Taking advantage of the opportunities the CRHS Band Program has to offer is a great way to do just that.  
    This is my sixth year teaching at CHRS and my fifteenth overall.  I am originally from Rosemount, MN and have undergraduate and graduate degrees in music from the University of Minnesota. My main instrument is percussion and I greatly enjoy performing marimba music. I have performed with the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, Encore Wind Ensemble, Janus Percussion, Penumbra Percussion Duo and in the United States and Europe with renowned percussionist Nebojsa Zivkovic. I live in Shoreview with my wife Sarah (an orchestra teacher and outstanding cello player) and our two young boys.   
    This page will continue to be updated with relevant information for the school year, so please check in often.  For more information about the CRHS Band Program you can also go to our Band Boosters website: boosters.marchingcardinals.com

    Brian Duffy
    Band Director
    CST Leader for Secondary Music

  • Teaching Schedule:
     Tri 1
     Tri 2
     Tri 3
     Period 1
     Period 2
    Band Level I-Cardinal Band
    Band Level I-Cardinal Band Band Level I-Cardinal Band
     Period 3
    Prep Band Level II-Symphonic Band   Band Level II-Symphonic Band 
     Period 4
    Concert Band     Prep Prep
     Period 5

    Marching Band

    Honor Band Level III-Wind Ens. Honor Band Level III-Wind Ens.