The Seton Hill University Griffin Marching Band (“Griffin Band”) performs for all home football games, in Seton Hill’s Homecoming parade, and at various community events.
While many of the Griffin Band members are studying music, the band accepts student musicians from any major. Registering for the Griffin Band three times for credit also fulfills the artistic expression requirement of Seton Hill’s liberal arts curriculum.
Students who participate in musical ensembles beyond their high school career find the experience to be positive and rewarding. Becoming a member of the Griffin Band gives students the opportunity to develop new, lifelong friendships and to be part of a prestigious and respected organization on the Seton Hill campus.
Griffin Band Scholarship
Griffin Band members may be eligible for a band scholarship valued up to $1,000 per year.
Griffin Band Director Ted DiSanti
Ted DiSanti, D.A., is an associate professor of music (trumpet) at Seton Hill and the director of the Griffin Band. He also teaches courses in brass techniques, jazz history, jazz improvisation and orchestration. As a performer, Dr. DiSanti has appeared with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rocky Mountain Brass Quintet, the Muddy River Brass Quintet, the Fargo-Moorhead Opera Company and the Jazz Arts Big Band of Fargo-Moorhead. He has appeared as both a classical and jazz soloist in Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and his jazz compositions and arrangements have been performed at Minnesota State University Moorhead, Slippery Rock University, North Dakota State University, Youngstown State University and the University of Northern Colorado.