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- Congratulations to our trumpet player, Matias Colen, for being named to the 11-12 FMEA All State Symphonic Band!

-Congratulations to our Percussion Captain, Blake Barnes, for being named a National Merit Finalist!!!!!

-Congrats to the newest members of the FHS Jazz Ensemble:

Van Whitehouse, trumpet

Matias Colen, trumpet

Tony Altobello, trumpet

John Bucher, trumpet

Audrey Fenton, trumpet

Nathaniel Mobley, trombone

Mason Shorb, trombone

Haley Trask, saxophone

Olivia Laserna, piano

Angel Gauntlett- Guitar

-Congratulations to the following students on their performances at S&E II:

Ava Robinson and Autumn Stoner- Flute Duet- Performed for Comments

Leah Bell- Flute Solo- Superior

Madison Shorb- Oboe solo- Superior

Hunter Ancelet and Richard Brassell- Clarinet Duet- Superior

Rylee Esto, Brianna Wenk, Mikaila Rutter- Clarinet trio- Superior

Zach Vickerman- Alto Sax Solo- Superior

Ethan Wood- French Horn Solo- Excellent

Hailee Stephens- French Horn Solo- Superior

Rocky Vaughn- trumpet Solo- Excellent

Kaylee Moon- trumpet Solo- Performed for Comments

Bradley Hitchcock- trumpet Solo- Superior

Rocky Vaughn, Tony Altobello, Hailee Stephens, Madilynn Neumann- Brass Quartet- Excellent

Madilynn Neumann- Euphonium Solo- Excellent

Kaden Evans- Tuba Solo- Superior

Tulee Matthews- String Bass Solo- Excellent

-Congrats to all our students who performed at State S&E!!

State S&E results:

Autumn Stoner: Flute Solo- Superior

Aidan Benjamin- Euphonium Solo- Superior

Richard Brassell- Alto Saxophone Solo- Excellent

Damon Seiler- Baritone Saxophone Solo: Excellent

Blake Barnes and Jacob Garcia- Percussion Duet- Excellent

Selena Trujillo-Page- Xylophone Solo- Superior w/ Distinction (given when a student received a Superior rating while performing their piece from memory)

Richard Brassell, Damon Seiler, Autumn Stoner, Zach Vickerman- Sax Quartet- Superior

Nova Luby-  Rifle solo- Excellent
Alice Schieble – Sabre Solo- Excellent

Haley Dotten- Rifle Solo- Excellent
Rhylie Fowler- Flag Solo- Excellent
Emerald WAVE- Superior

- Very proud of the FHS Band in all their hard work and prep for Concert MPA, even though it was not the results we were aiming for, sometimes in live performance things do not always go according to plan. keep pushing and take this learning opportunity with you as you move forward!

-Solo and Ensemble results:

Autumn Stoner- Flue Solo- Superior (State Eligible)
Leah Bell- Flute Solo- Excellent
Gabby Sumalbag -Flute Solo- Superior
Zianna Thompson-Etienne- Clarinet Solo- Excellent
Richard Brassell- Alto Sax Solo- Superior (State Eligible)
Haley Trask- Alto Solo- Superior
Damon Seiler- Bari Sax Solo- Superior (State Eligible)
Sax Quartet- Superior (State Eligible)
Amelia Baderschneider- trumpet solo- Superior (State Eligible)
Aidan Benjamin- Euphonium Solo- Superior (State Eligible)
Selena Trujillo- Page- Xylophone Solo- Superior (State Eligible)
Blake Barnes and Jacob Garcia- Percussion Duet- Superior (State Eligible)
Preston Breeden- Percussion Solo- Excellent
Percussion Ensemble (Dance of the Swan)- Superior
Percussion Ensemble- (Escape Artist)- Superior
Nova Luby-  Rifle solo- Superior (State Eligible)
Alice Schieble – Sabre Solo- Superior (State Eligible)
Haley Dotten- Rifle Solo- Superior (State Eligible)
Rhylie Fowler- Flag Solo- Superior (State Eligible)
Emerald WAVE- Superior (State Eligible)

-Jazz MPA results

Jazz Band received Straight Superiors from all three judges, 1 of only 4 bands to accomplish this over the course of the two days


-Emerald WAVE Colorguard competition results:

The Emerald WAVE traveled to Plant City this past Saturday to compete in the regional FFCC Competition. The team took 4th place in their round and 4th place overall in Class 3A. They will compete again this weekend at Freedom High School.

-Congratulations to the following students on being selected for the All-District Band:

Autumn Stoner

Madison Shorb

Hunter Ancelet

Richard Brassell

Damon Seiler

Ethan Wood

Aidan Benjamin

Percussion results still pending

-Congratulations to the FHS Marching Band on Straight Superiors at Marching MPA!!!!!

-Congratulations to Richard Brassell and Bradley Hitchcock on being selected for the Florida All-State Symphonic and Concert Bands!!!! We are proud of you and all your hard work on making the top ensembles in the state!


-Great Job FHS on Receiving Superior Ratings at OMBF! 1st Place in Class 2A and 2nd for overall competition. See Caption awards below.

-Congratulations to the following new members of the FHS Viridian Jazz Ensemble:


Abigail Paredes

Zach Vickerman

Bradley Hitchcock

Caleb Westgate

Jacob Garcia

Hailee Stephens

Tristan Williams

-Congratulations to the following students on making the 2022 Emerald WAVE field team:

Madison Ballina

Kirsten Fink

Alice Schaible

Haley Dotten

Maren Miller

Zenoria Harrison

Allison Hale

Bailey Peterson

Megan Merritt

Nova Luby

Rhylie Fowler

- 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-


2023-2024 Band Leadership Team:

Drum Majors: Autumn Stoner and Richard Brassell

Band Captain: Madison Shorb

Band Lieutentant/QuarterMaster: Tulee Matthews

Drum Captain: Blake Barnes

Section Leaders:

Flutes- Autumn Stoner

Reeds: Richard Brassell

Reed Leiutenants: Rylee Esto and Haley Trask

Trumpets: Bradley Hitchcock

Horns: Ethan Wood

Trombones: Giulianna Leon

Baritones-Madilynn Neumann

Tubas- Kaden Evans

Percussion Lieutenant: Caleb Westgate

Color Guard- Madison Ballina

Librarians: Madison Shorb, Autumn Stoner, Blake Barnes, Gabby Sumalbag, Leah Bell, Makaila Rutter

Gold Team: Madison Shorb, Tulee Matthews,  Richard Brassell, Autumn Stoner, Haley Trask, Tony Altobello Zach Vickerman, Preston Breedon, Blake Barnes, Paul Borowski, Bradley Hitchcock, Makaila Rutter,

 Ratings for the 2023-2024 Season

Ocala Marching Festival:

Music- Superior

Visual- Excellent

General Effect- Superior

Drum Major- Distinguished

Colorguard- Superior

Percussion- Superior

Overall: 2nd Place in Class 3A


Best in Class General Effect

1st Runner-Up Large Band Division (3A and 4A)


Music 1: Superior

Music 2: Superior

Visual: Superior

General Effect: Superior

Colorguard:  Superior

Percussion: Excellent

Overall: Superior

Jazz MPA:

Judge 1: 

Judge 2: 

Judge 3: 

Concert MPA:

Judge 1: 

Judge 2: 

Judge 3:


FHS Officer retreat at West Port Competition 2013
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