Warriors Night at SHC


Paddy Dineen '23

SHC band performs before the game last year.

On March 2nd, the Golden State Warriors will host a Sacred Heart Cathedral night at the Chase Center. The SHC dance team, choir, and band will perform for Warriors fans and players for the second year in a row.

Prior to the event, the band will play right outside the arena on the concourse, an area that is free to access. The Emerald encourages the SHC community to support the music and dance departments by coming to the stadium before the game to watch. When Matthew Simpson ‘23, Band student leader, was asked if he was excited about the upcoming performance, he remarked “Yes, I’m excited; I’m not too nervous because we did it last year. This year, it’s going to be the whole concert band, while last year it was just the jazz band.” 

Having the whole concert band will be special for those who didn’t get to perform last year. Simpson also reported that he’s confident about their routine because, “We’re playing the songs that we play at football games, so we’re used to playing it.”

Once the stadium opens, the Dance Team will perform their routine for Warriors fans. The Emerald asked one of the captains, Hailie Hom ‘23, if she’s excited about the performance and she said, “Yes! We’re extremely happy to get the opportunity to perform at the Chase Center again for our family, friends, and SHC community. We’re excited to perform on Thursday, March 2nd, 2023!”

In addition to the band and dance team performances, the Chamber Choir is singing the national anthem. The choir normally performs in the SHC theater which seats far fewer than the 18,064 capacity of Chase Center. 

Although this is such a big change for our singers, they have been preparing hard for the moment, and strengthening their routine before the big day. Tenor Dan Pierotti ‘24 said, “It’s a big event that everyone in the choir is practicing for. I can’t wait to perform it to thousands of people.”

SHC families, mark your calendars for this spectacular night!