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Teams, Clubs, & Activities


Athletic Teams

For more information, contact Athletic Director Rick Sinclair at 207-947-0313, , extension 157, or

Fall SportsFootball

CHEERING, FOOTBALL This varsity team cheers at varsity football games and is open to both male and female students.

CROSS-COUNTRY Varsity teams compete in Class B events in the Penobscot Valley as well as regional and state championships.

FIELD HOCKEY The teams compete in Class B and offer female students the opportunity to play at varsity and junior varsity levels. The teams use the University of Maine field.

FOOTBALL  Varsity and junior varsity teams compete in Class D and are open to both male and female athletes. Home field is Husson University.

GOLF The teams are open to both male and female athletes and compete in Class B. The teams practice at the Pine Hill Golf Course in Brewer and often send members to the state-level competition.

SOCCER, BOYS' Soccer teams compete in Class B. The home field is located at the Dorothea Dix.

SOCCER, GIRLS'  The girls’ soccer teams compete in Class B. The home field is the Dorothea Dix Field.

Winter Sports


BASKETBALL, BOYS’ John Bapst basketball teams compete in Class B.  Home games are played at the Cross Insurance Center.

BASKETBALL, GIRLS’ The Lady Crusaders compete in Class B.  Home games are played at the Cross Insurance Center.

CHEERING, BASKETBALL The school supports both varsity and junior varsity cheering teams. The varsity team competes in Class B PVC, Big East, regional, and state competitions.

ICE HOCKEY The team is open to male and female athletes and competes in Class B. The team’s home rink is Sawyer Arena.

INDOOR TRACK Indoor track is open to both male and female athletes. SwimmingThe team competes in Class B, all regular season meets are on the University of Maine track.

SKIING, ALPINE AND NORDIC The Ski Team competes in Class C and is open to male and female athletes. It includes four events: Alpine Slalom, Giant Slalom, Nordic Classical, and Freestyle Cross-Country. The team trains at Hermon Mountain.

SWIMMING & DIVING Separate varsity swim teams are available for male and female athletes. The teams compete in Class B and practice at the Bangor Y.


Spring SportsTrack

BASEBALL Baseball is offered to male students at the varsity and junior varsity levels. The team uses the field at Husson College.

SOFTBALL Softball is offered to female students at the varsity and junior varsity levels. The teams compete in Class B and use the field at Husson University.

TENNIS  Tennis is a varsity sport at John Bapst, with teams available for male and female students. The teams compete in Class B and use the Armstrong Tennis Center.

TRACK & FIELD Track provides male and female athletes with 19 different events. The spring track team trains at Cameron Field.

Fine Arts Extra Curricular

For more information, contact Department Chair Alfred McIntyre, 207-947-0313, extension 124.

ART CLUB (Advisor Melissa Burns) Members host a variety of art projects each year. They also visit museums and local artists’ studios.Chamber Ensemble

BAND COUNCIL (Advisor Julienne Ewing) Members assist with the preparation of music camp and act as camp counselors. They raise money through a practice-a-thon and collect food for Manna, lead sectionals during the year, organize extra rehearsals and performances, and help organize the music library.

CHAMBER ENSEMBLE (Advisor Julienne Ewing) This Ensemble is offered as a class and an extracurricular activity. The Ensemble performs classical music within the school and community and includes violin, viola, cello, string bass, and wind players. Wind players audition for membership.

CHORALE COUNCIL (Advisor Alfred McIntyre) This group assists with music camp, sectionals throughout the year, and the organization of all extra rehearsals and performances.

CONCERT CHOIR (Advisor Alfred McIntyre) The Concert Choir, an audition group, performs within the school and community. In 2010, the group will also compete in the Heritage National Vocal Competition in Boston.

JAZZ COMBO (Advisor Alfred McIntyre) The Jazz Combo is an opportunity for musicians to learn and perform the art ofJohn Bapst Players self-expression through improvisation. Many Jazz Combo players also audition for and participate in the Jazz Band, a group that placed first in the 2010 state competition.

JB PEPPERS (Advisor Julienne Ewing) This group of instrumentalists provides music for field hockey, football, soccer, basketball, golf, and ice hockey games.  Their music includes standard rock and swing tunes traditionally played at high school and college athletic events.

JOHN BAPST PLAYERS (Fall Play Director Samantha Mahar; Spring Musical Director Sheila Bennett). Two theater productions are done each year. The fall play is a dramatic show ranging from Shakespeare to dinner theater. Recent fall productions included Crimes of the Heart and Tartuffe. The Spring Musical provides students the opportunity to act, sing (directed by Al McIntyre), dance, play in a pit band (directed by Julienne Ewing), and assist in technical theater (lights, makeup, set painting, and costumes). Recent spring musical productions included The Wizard of Oz, Hello, Dolly, and Into the Woods.

 PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB (Advisor Samantha Mahar) Members explore the artistic possibilities of photography, taking and developing photographs and working with Art Club members to organize museum trips.

Academic Clubs, Teams and Activities 

For more information, contact Academic Dean David Armistead, 207-947-0313, extension 111.Coding Club 

BAPST INTERNATIONAL FAMILY ALLIANCE (BIFA) Members work to build a more unified school community,  greeting international students at the airport, helping students getting settled in the dorms, leading tours in the school or downtown, hosting movie nights in the dorms, accompanying new friends on back-to-school shopping runs, and joining in on weekend outings.

CHESS TEAM (Coach Steve Abrahams) The Chess Team participates in local, state, and national competitions. In the last five years, the team has placed first in the state a total of four times.

CODING CLUB (Advisor Michael Murphy) The Coding Club is a group of students that meet regularly throughout the year and prepare for coding competitions in the New England region.

CYBER-DEFENSE TEAM (Advisor Michael Murphy) Members work in teams to identify cyber security threats on virtual servers and computers.  Competitions are held locally against hundreds of other schools nationwide.  The top twelve finalists travel to Washington DC to compete for the top rank in the nation.

FRENCH CLUB (Advisor Lynne Harvey) The French Club is open to all students interested in expanding their knowledge of and experience with French culture through a variety of activities and field trips.

GUITAR CLUB (Advisor Eric Duncan) Guitar Club is a place where students from all backgrounds can further their talent on the six string instrument. For beginners to advanced musicians, this Club will focus on everything from guitar basics to the Blues.

INTRAMURAL SPORTS PROGRAM (Advisor Dick Soucy ’64) Intramurals provide opportunities for students to engage in safe, organized, team and individual competitions, which contribute to the development of social relationships, better health, increased recreational skills, and new habits and attitudes, all conducive to finer sportsmanship and fair play. Intramurals include basketball games, foul and three-point shooting contests, badminton, and table tennis.Race for the Cure

IT HELP DESK (Advisor Michael Murphy) The IT Help Desk(aka the Nerd Herd) is a group of students that volunteer their free time before, during, and after the school day to assist the IT Department with many different technology support requests.  Students in this service organization recieve training and find it a tremendous opportunity to sharpen their skills while at the same time rendering a valuable service to the school.

JOHN BAPST TRIBUNE (Advisor Samantha Mahar) The John Tribune is the school's student-run newspaper.  Any student may contribute -  journalists, poets, photographers, and artists are all welcome.

JUNIOR CLASSICAL LEAGUE (Advisor Joan Howson) JCL promotes interest in the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome, furthers students’ knowledge of Latin and Greek, and competes at state and national levels. 
JUST BECAUSE CLUB (Advisors Nick Umphrey and Lisa Manter) The purpose of the JBC is for students to provide random acts of kindness to our community, and the surrounding communities at various times in the year.  Open to everyone.

KEY CLUB (Co-advisors Mary Lammert and Nikki Novak) Key Club is an affiliate of Kiwanis International and is sponsored by the Bangor Noon Kiwanis Club. It is a student-run service organization dedicated to serving the school and local community.

LITERARY MAGAZINE (Advisor John Emerson) The Passages staff creates and publishes a yearly magazine of student poetry, short stories, and personal essays.

MATH TEAM (Co-advisors Brendan Murphy and Karen Levasseur) The Math Teams (Purple, White, and Silver) compete statewide and have consistently ranked at the top in Class C competitions. In 2010, the Purple Team placed first in the state competition.

MOCK TRIAL CLUB (Advisor Eric Duncan) Mock Trial Club is open to all students interested in law and/or debate. The club meets weekly with the guidance of local legal professionals to prepare for an annual mock trial competition in Maine.

MODEL UNITED NATIONS (Advisor Benjamin Hale) Model UN gives students the opportunity to learn about international relations while developing public speaking, negotiating, and writing skills.  Students attend the Maine Model United Nations Conference in May at the University of Southern Maine and the MIT Model UN Conference in February, along with other area events. 

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY (Co-advisors Beth Campbell and Mike Murphy) NHS is a service organization of student leaders selected on the basis of academics, service, character, and leadership.

OPEN GYM AND WEIGHT ROOM (Advisor Dick Soucy ’64) A complete physical education program includes opportunities for students to participate in activities outside the scheduled instructional day. A supervised Open Gym and Weight Room are available from 1:50-4 p.m. daily.Sailing

OUTING CLUB (Advisor Benjamin Hale)  Outing Club is for students interested in exploring the Maine outdoors.  Students can organize and participate in various outdoor activities including whitewater rafting, hiking, canoeing, and skiing. 

ROBOTICS TEAM (Advisor Michael Murphy) RIM(Robotics Institute of Maine) organizes and manages VEX Robotics competitions statewide.  The Robotics Team consists of small teams of budding engineers and programmers that build and program robots to compete against robots from other schools. Each year brings a new challenge for teams to solve.

SAILING CLUB (Advisor Patti Jenkins) The Sailing Club is open to all students interested in learning more about the art and competition of sailing.  The club competes in several regattas each year.

SIMPLE GIFTS (Co-advisors Kamille Morgan and Karen Levasseur)  Simple Gifts offers students the opportunity to learn hand crafts including knitting and crocheting.  No experience is needed.  All are welcome, come join the fun with yarn.

SPANISH CLUB (Co-advisors Eblin Molina and Betsy Hudson) Dedicated to promoting Spanish language and culture, "Los Papagayos" has made piñatas, celebrated Día de los Muertos and other hispanic holidays and, of course, enjoyed making and eating hispanic food. Membership is open to students of Spanish and friends of Spanish culture. Visit the Spanish Club website.

STUDENT AMBASSADORS (Advisor Beth Campbell / Angela Kearns) Juniors and seniors interested in representing their school at scheduled tours and events throughout the year may apply for membership in the Student Ambassador Program.

STUDENT ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE (Co-advisors Chris Packard and Eric Duncan) SEAC is open to all students interested in raising awareness about environmental and social issues. Members participate in service projects to promote positive change in the school, the local community, and the world. Follow them on Twitter @PWW_Race. Visit the website for the Annual John Bapst SEAC Community Water Walk:

STUDENT SENATE (Advisor David Armistead) The Senate acts as the student government link between the student body and the administration, recommending proposed changes in school policies and hosting dances and other school-wide events.In Sweden

SWEDISH EXCHANGE PROGRAM (Advisor Mark Tasker) This program provides several ways for students to experience the Swedish culture, including opportunities to study abroad, host visitors from Dragonskolan, and hike in the mountains of Sweden.

TAI CHI CLUB (Advisor Scott Burgess) This club is open to all students wishing to learn the martial art of Tai Chi, which combines slow dance-like movements to help create balance, flexibility, and calmness.

TECHNOLOGY CLUB (Advisor Michael Murphy) This is a member driven group that is led by a team of students.  The Technology Club has worked on many projects over the past in cluding building an interactive white board, writing a multi-player computer game, building robots and computers, and constructing a 3D printer. 

YEARBOOK (Advisor Sarah O'Connell) The Bapstonian staff organizes and publishes the yearbook. Students have the opportunity to learn aspects of desktop publishing, photography, and advertising layout.


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