Drumline & Percussion Ensemble
Led by noted percussionist Catherine Float, the St. Francis High School Drumline & Percussion Ensemble features students from every high school grade level showcasing their skills using snare, tenor, and bass drums, cymbals, and mallet instruments.
They have been seen performing at home and away football games, the City of Montrose Christmas Parade, Los Angeles Youth Day, the La Canada Memorial Day Parade, Disney California Adventure and at many more events.
Film & Television
KNIT Student Television
Entering its 28th year of live broadcasting, KNIT Student Television continues to inspire, to inform and to entertain. KNIT-TV is a student-produced service organization on campus, and we go “live” every morning.
KNIT Livestream In Charge: Mr. Abraham Lopez
KNIT Livestream Sports Advisor: Coach Todd Wolfson
KNIT Broadcast Moderator: Mr. Emmanuel Eulalia
22nd Annual Mass Media Film Festival
The 22nd Annual Mass Media Film Festival was held Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Degheri Performing Arts Center at St. Francis High School. Festival entrants are Mass Media students under the direction of Mr. Emmanuel Eulalia. The films presented were judged by a panel of industry experts.
Winner - Best Music Video
Winner - Best Documentary
Winner - Best Short
Fine Arts Class
The Fine Arts elective class, moderated by Mrs. Jeni Reiz, allows St. Francis High School students to practice numerous mediums of creating art.
Each year the Fine Arts classes host a week-long exhibit during the St. Francis Festival of the Arts, at which student work created throughout the year may be viewed.
2018 / 2019 Degheri Performing Arts Season
St. Francis High School theatre provides a professional theatrical experiences for actors and audience members alike that is unparalleled in the Greater Los Angeles area.
Director: Emmanuel Eulalia
Associate Director: Kevin Rutkowski (2009)
Musical Director: Mary Ekler
Choreographer: Mimil Rosales
The 2018 / 2019 Degheri Performing Arts Season is: Hamlet (fall); Fiddler on the Roof (spring).
2017 / 2018 Degheri Performing Arts Season
Performed November 17 - 19, 2017
It’s 1929. Two ambitious visionaries race against each other to invent a device called “television.” Separated by two thousand miles, each knows that if he stops working, even for a moment, the other will gain the edge. Who will unlock the key to the greatest innovation of the 20th century: the ruthless media mogul, or the self-taught Idaho farm boy?
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Performed March 1 - 4, 9 - 11, 2018
In fifteen-century Paris, Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.
PATTI LUPONE, 2015
Patti LuPone visited St. Francis High School in the spring of 2015 to meet and speak with the cast of Les Miserables. Her visit was hosted by Joe Mantegna. LuPone is famous for originating the role of Fantine for which she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. LuPone is a two-time Grammy and Tony Award winner and was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2006.