Saint Francis Xavier Band

We are a local, non-profit Portuguese philharmonic band that partakes in various cultural and religious celebrations throughout southeastern New England. Mr. Sr.

History of Lira São Francisco Xavier

Lira São Francisco Xavier was founded by a group of Azorean immigrants residing in the city of East Providence, Rhode Island who wished to continue a cultural tradition from Portugal in the United States by forming a philharmonic marching band for the surrounding community. The founding committee of the band, President Mr. José Gouveia, Vice President Mr. Leon

Operating as usual


Just want to wish all of our friends, family, and musicians, a Happy Thanksgiving!


The Portuguese Channel

Vamos a Todas!

Mais uma visita às Grandes Festas do Divino Espírito Santo da Nova Inglaterra!

Lira São Francisco Xavier


Hello everyone,
Just a reminder that rehearsals are now on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s at 7pm. The music school for the kids has also changed to Saturday’s at 4pm.


atenção para todos os músicos:
o primeiro ensaio será neste domingo, 1 de outubro!


Good Evening,
We would just like to thank all of our musicians for their hard work and dedication this summer. The directors appreciate everything you have done. With the summer ending and the new year starting soon we would like to update you on a few things:
The school of music for the kids has begun, and if you know anyone who is interested in learning an instrument please feel free to contact us via messenger.
Also, we are in need of more musicians! Specifically clarinets, flutes, and saxophones (although all others are welcome). Please share this post to help us grow and expand our band with other who share the same love for music as ourselves!
Thank you again to all, including our supporters, and we will see you next month!


band practice tomorrow at 11 am !
Don't forget that the time changes today ! :)


To All Musicians:
Tomorrow there is the "Bodo de Leite" at the Kennedy Park in Fall River! If you are participating in the event you must be there by 9 am!
Outfit: Blue band polo shirts , with shorts. (shorts must be at appropriate length & cannot not be soiled, frayed/worn or faded)
Please be aware that it will be very hot out, bring your water bottles to help you stay hydrated.

Any questions you may have please contact any of the directors.

C You 2Morrow


As a reminder ,
Schedule changes have been made to the summer schedule.
Tio Mateus is now next week, therefore we have band practice this Sunday at 10 am !

-Also, No band practice tonight , stay safe !

Saint Francis Xavier Band


attention to all musicians:
there have been changes in the schedule.
this up coming weekend we do not have a job ! however we have band rehearsal at 10 am Sunday!
august 20th we have a concert at Tio Mateus Club in Rehoboth, Mass.
times will be given during band practice sunday .


reminder to musicians , we have practice tonight at 7:30 . see you there 🎶


early reminder to musicians: practice will
be held this Sunday at 10am!


reminder to all musicians: band rehearsal will be at 10am tomorrow morning . thank you 06/02/2016

Obituary for Andre F. Carreiro at Auclair Funeral Home

The following link contains the information regarding the wake and funeral for the son of Madalena and João Carreiro. May he rest in peace. Andre F. Carreiro, 36 of Somerset, an employee of GKT Refrigeration, Pawtucket, son of Joao and Madalena Ferreira Carreiro of Somerset and brother of Simon Carreiro, entered into rest Monday, May 30, 2016. Besides his parents and brother, he leaves his grandmother, Alexandria da Gloria Cordeiro and…


On behalf of all the musicians and members of the Saint Francis Band, we send our condolences with a very heavy heart to Madalena and João Correiro and the rest of the Correiro Family for the loss of their beloved son. His memory will never be forgotten and he will always be kept in our prayers . The wake and funeral information will be shared once it is set in stone for all of those who would like to attend to send their final blessings .


reminder to all musicians, there will be practice at 7pm today . thank you


Reminder: All musicians must be at the band hall by 1:30pm this Sunday .. in full uniform with everything you need in order to play. make sure you have all your music and anything else that you might need, the bus will be leaving shortly after so be sure to get to the hall on time! thank you


attention to musicians: now that the summer is here , there will be no more Friday practices for the youth learning school


Early reminder to musicians: Practice on Sunday at 11am. please try to do
your best to be there due to the fact that our first concert is coming up next Sunday!! hope to see you there and be ready to play 😄


Reminder to all musicians: As you all know, tomorrow marks the beginning of the 2016 Marching season! therefore , everyone must be at the band hall by 8:30am in their band uniform! see you there 🎶


reminder to musicians: Practice tomorrow at 7:30! The marching season is here, so we must be ready for the upcoming processions and concerts! be ready to play and hope to you see there! 🎶


Attention to all musicians, practice will be tonight instead of Friday due to interference of everyone's schedule. Practice will be at 7:30! see you there 🎶


Reminder to all musicians: Rehearsal tomorrow will be at 10am. After practice there will be a procession to the church and we will be playing for the church also. therefore, be sure to wear your full uniforms (except for the jacket) . hope to see you there and be ready to kick off the 2016 marching season 😀🎶





81 N Carpenter St
East Providence, RI

General information

Lira São Francisco Xavier is an organization that is open to everyone with a passion for music. Any person interested in becoming part of the band or music school is welcome to come in during a rehearsal to introduce themselves to a member of the Board of Directors. We look forward to meeting you!

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