- A HUGE Congratulations to the Emerald WAVE Colorguard on a true 1st place Season!!!! 1st place at Premiere, University Orange City, Freedom, and University Orlando Competitions and 1st Place in Regional A, Knights Division at FFCC Championships in Daytona. In addition they placed 1st out of 63 Regional A guards overall. Lots of hard work and great performance that was well rewarded! Great Job Ms. Brady and the Emerald WAVe on your accomplishments!

-Congrats to all who performed at State Solo and Ensemble! A special Congrats to Michael Jagiello on trumpet and the Mallet Ensemble on receiving Superior with Distinction!

Ian Jeppesen-Alto sax solo- Excellent

Richard Brassell-Alto Sax Solo-Superior

Sax Quartet- superior

Giohandri Robinson-Santiago- Trumpet solo- Superior Michael Jagiello- Trumpet solo-Superior with Distinction Sterling Thompson-Trombone Solo- Superior Mallet Ensemble- Superior with Distinction Nova Luby- flag solo- excellent Alice Scheible-Saber Solo- Good ( rating lowered due to a timing infraction)

 Jazz Ensemble- Excellent

Emerald WAVE-Superior

-Congratulations to the Concert Band on your Straight Superior Performance and District Concert MPA!

-Congrats to the FHS Band members that participated in District Solo and Ensemble. Lots of great performances and great preparation!

- Congrats to the Jazz Band on your Superior Rated performance at District MPA!

-Congrats to the following on being selected for the Marion All County Band:

Grace Alfrey- Flute

Autumn Stoner- Flute

Carter McDonald- Clarinet

Hunter Ancelet- Clarinet

Brianna Wenk- Clarinet

Zianna Thompson-Ettienne- Clarinet

Morgan Giron- Bass Clarinet

Ian Jeppesen- Alto Sax

Richard Brassell- Alto Sax

Damon Seiler- Bari Sax

Michael Jagiello- Trumpet

Gio Robinson-Santiago- trumpet

Ethan Wood- Horn

Hillary Neumann- Trombone

Sterling Thompson- Trombone

Giulianna Leon- Trombone

Aidan Benjamin- Euphonium

Camila Baldonado- Tuba

Nico Monteiro- Percussion

Selena trujillo-Page- Percussion

-Congratulations to the following on being selected for the 2022 Emerald WAVE Indoor Team:

Bailey Peterson

Elizabeth Laserna

Nova Luby

Rebecca Vincent

Megan Merritt

Haley Dotten

Madison Ballina

Maren Miller

Mia Gonzales-Pardo

Cicilia Arena

Giulianna Leon

Alice Schaible

Rhylie Fowler

-Congratulations to the Marching Wildcats on straight Superiors at FBA!!!!! This makes 10 years in a row of Marching MPA Superiors 2011-2021

-Congratulations to the FHS Marching Wildcats or your Superior Performance at the Ocala Marching Band Festival. Best in Class Music, GE, and Colorguard, 1st place in Class and Competition Grand Champion!

-Congratulations to Michael Jagiello on making BOTH the FMEA All-State Orchestra AND the NafME All-Nationals Honor Band. 5 years in a row for All-State and 2 years in a row for All-Nationals! A MAJOR accomplishment and we are very proud of you and all your hard work!

-Congrats to the newest Members of the Jazz Ensemble:

Giulianna Leon- trombone

Camila Baldonado- trombone

Andrew Lyon- trombone

Lizzie Laserna- trumpet

Leo Moncada-trumpet

Damon Seiler- Bari Sax

Madison Lee- Vibes/Aux

Selena Trujillo-Page- Vibes/Aux

Blake Barnes- Piano

-Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Band Leadership team!

-Due to Covid-19 restriction, many events have been altered for this school year. Check the calendar or email Mr. Jones for specifics if you have questions.

- Here are Links for Virtual Performances by different groups from the FHS Music Department during the 2020 lockdown:

FHS Sax Ensemble -


FHS Canto Chorus-


FHS Brass Ensemble-


FHS Jazz Band-


2022-2023 Band Leadership Team:

Drum Majors: Lizzy Laserna & Autumn Stoner

Band Captain: Aidan Benjamin

QuarterMaster: Tulee Matthews

Drum Captain: Selena Trujillo-Page

Section Leaders:

Flutes- Autumn Stoner

Clarinets- Hunter Ancelet

Saxes- Richard Brassell

Trumpets: Lizzy Laserna

Horns: Ethan Wood

Low Brass- Aidan Benjamin and Giulianna Leon

Percussion Lieutenant: Jacob Garcia

Color Guard- Bailey Peterson

Librarians: Madison Shorb, Autumn Stoner, Tulee Matthews,Giulianna Leon, Blake Barnes

Gold Team: Madison Shorb, Tulee Matthews, Maren Miller,  Richard Brassell, Autumn Stoner, Damon Seiler, Haley Dotten, Giulianna Leon, Blake Barnes, Bailey Peterson, Jacob Garcia

 Ratings for the 2021-2022 Season

Ocala Marching Festival:

Music- Superior

Visual- Superior

General Effect- Superior

Drum Major- Distinguished

Colorguard- Distinguished

Percussion Excellent

Overall: Superior

Awards: Best in Class Music, GE, and Cologuard

1st place in Class and Competition Grand Champion


Music 1: Superior

Music 2: Superior

Visual: Superior

General Effect: Superior

Colorguard: Superior

Percussion: Superior

Overall: Superior

Jazz MPA:

Judge 1: Superior

Judge 2: Superior

Judge 3: Superior

State Jazz MPA

Judge 1: Exc

Judge 2: Exc

Judge 3: Exc

Concert MPA:

Judge 1: Superior

Judge 2: Superior

Judge 3: Superior

 Sight-reading: Superior

State Concert MPA:

Judge 1:

Judge 2:

Judge 3:

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FHS Officer retreat at West Port Competition 2013
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