Percussion Auditions

Do you like playing Drums?
Have you wanted to learn how to play Percussion?
Want to be more involved in music at Boone?
Want to perform at football games and other school events?
Want to have the chance to audition for the Boone Drumline?

If interested in joining the Boone Percussion Studio for the 2014-2015 school year. We will be having open training every Thursday from 3-5 in the Band Room until the end of the school year. Auditions will take place on Thursday June 5th from 9am – 6pm in the Band Room. Our first big percussion camp will be Monday through Wednesday June 9-11. Times TBD. Wear gym type clothing. If you have any questions feel free to email Mr. Eslava   Jose.Eslava@ocps.net

 

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BHS Winter Guard Recap/ Fall Auditions

The 2014 Winter Guard Season was a very successful one for the Boone High School JV and Varsity teams.

JV Guard:
*Earned third place at the FFCC East River Contest
*Placed fourth at FFCC Championships in the Scholastic AA Paradigm Division
*Invited to compete against A Class in the Scholastic A Company Division

Varsity Guard:
*Made it into WGI Orlando Regional Finals at UCF
*Placed second at FFCC Championships in the Scholastic Open DIvision

If interested in joining the Boone Colorguard. We will be having open training on Tuesdays from 4-6 in the Band Room starting April 29th. There will be a camp/auditions on Thursday June 5th from 9am – 6pm in the Band Room. Wear dance/gym type clothing.

If you have any questions please email Mr. Jackson at Joshua.Jackson@ocps.net

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State Solo and Ensemble

We had about 50 members of our “Sound of the Braves” perform at Seminole High School in Sanford for State Solo and Ensemble on Thursday March 20. All of our students performed beautifully and we came home with 40 Superior Ensemble Medals, 5 Superior Solo Medals and 1 Superior with Distinction Solo Medal!!! Please congratulate these students for all of their hard work!!!

Solos:
Superior with Distinction:
Connor Rossi – Marimba Solo

Superior:
Emily Burgos – Trumpet Solo
Chesley Chan – Clarinet Solo
Savannah McGuigan – Flute Solo
Savannah McGuigan – Piccolo Solo
Leah Sikes – Flute Solo

Ensembles receiving Superior Rating:
Intermediate Percussion Ensemble: Joey Almuhtaseb, Jordan Bright, Grant Frey, Alex Fuqua, Bryce Hayes, Nick Holland, Sam Holleman, Carlos Seriberttis, Charles Silva and Nathan Wallace

Advanced Percussion Ensemble: James Ayala, Brandon Cook, Bryce Hayes, Nick Holland, Sam Holleman, Edgard Manso, Trae O’Harrow, Ramin Ragbir, Connor Rossi, Kevin Schoeppler, Carlos Seriberttis, Aaron Spielman and Nathan Wallace

Flute Choir: Elena Berisha, Eve Comer, Nicole Cordova, Joann Mauricette, Savannah McGuigan, Summer Rosson, Angelica Sassman, Anjali Shinde and Leah Sikes

Flute Quartet: Elena Berisha, Nicola Cordova, Angelica Sassman and Leah Sikes

Saxophone Quartet: Jordan Crain, Garrett McCormick, Anthony Santana and Mathieu Velez

District Solo and Ensemble!!!

In the second week of February, many of our “Sound of the Braves” performed at District Solo and Ensemble where Solos or Small groups were being evaluated by judges from around the state. We came back home with students earning a total of 86 superior ratings for Boone High School. Some of the performances included Various solos on Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Horn, Tuba and Marimba. Multiple Woodwind and Brass Quintets. There were Flute, Saxophone, and Tuba/Euph Quartets. Multiple Percussion ensembles, a Flute choir and a Clarinet choir. Any solo or ensemble that received a superior rating with music that is at a grade 5 or higher will be performing their music at State Solo and Ensemble either on March 20 or 21. We are very proud of our students hard work!!! If you have any pictures from solo and ensemble please feel free to email them to Mr. Eslava at Jose.Eslava@ocps.net so that we can add them to our website.

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2014 FFCC Winterguard Premiere show!!!

The Boone JV and Varsity Winter guards have been working very hard the past couple of weeks!!! If you have tomorrow January 18th available it would be great if you came out to Mainland High School; 1255 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL, 32114. The cost of Admission is $15 for adults and free for children under 6. Boone JV performs at 3:58pm and Boone Varsity performs at 8:07pm. Lets get tons of orange in the stands for these kids FFCC Premiere show!!!

2014 Reservation Run

In February, BHS will host a 5k race which will help raise money for clubs (such as band) and athletics. For every registration filled and paid for. The Athletic association will give half the money to any club or organization, and the other half will stay in athletics. The more people that runs for the band. The more money the band will receive. Click on the link below for more detailed information. The race is on Saturday Morning February 15th. If you turn in entries for the race please send in the registration info to Mr. Eslava so he can keep a spreadsheet of who the money we collect from will go to!!!

2014 Reservation Run!!!

Highland Games

Just a reminder that this weekend is the Scottish Highland Games in Winter Springs. If you are working the event make sure you are there on time and contact Mrs. Rivera if you have any questions. If you just want to check it out make sure you make it out there at Central Winds Park; 1000 E. State Road 434, Winter Springs, FL, 32708. It is open Saturday 8am – 9pm and Sunday 9am – 5pm. Cost is $20 for adults on Saturday, $15 for adults on Sunday, $5 for children both days and $10 for students both days. It’s an awesome event!!Highland Games

Florida Marching Band Championships!!!

This weekend on Saturday November 23th, The Sound of the Braves will be competing in the Florida Marching Band Championships at the Tropicana Dome in St. Pete (1 Tropicana Drive; St. Petersburg, 33705). Our performance time is 12:12 pm. Please come out and support our Braves!!! Prelim tickets are $14, If we place in the top 5 in our class, we will move on to the finals round. Finals tickets are $20. Tickets are cash only.

The night before on Friday November 22nd, we will be doing a friends and family send off show at the Boone High School Football Stadium. Performance will be at 6:00pm. Please come out and fill up our stands and cheer on our outstanding Braves!!!

All-State and All-County Band Results

Please congratulate the following two students for their selection into the 2013-2014 All-State Band. We are very proud of these young ladies and their outstanding music accomplishments.  They beat out students from all across the state for their placements.

§  Savannah McGuigan, Senior Flute/Piccolo
§  Chesley Chan, Freshman Clarinet

We also had a remarkable audition year for the OCPS All-County Band.  We placed 19 wind and percussion students into an ensemble. Please give them a big “woot” for being outstanding representatives of our school and music program and join us in “celebrating their success.”

§  Savannah McGuigan, Piccolo and 4th Chair Flute, Symphonic Band
§  Elena Berisha, Piccolo and 9th Chair Flute, Concert Band
§  Eve-Lyn Comer, 8th Chair Flute, Symphonic Band
§  Anjali Shinde, 3rd Chair Flute, Concert Band
§  Kaylee Stillwell, 1st Chair Oboe, Symphonic Band
§  Anthony Santana, 4th Chair Bassoon, Symphonic Band
§  Garrett McCormick, 3rd Chair Bassoon, Concert Band
§  Chesley Chan, 4th Chair Clarinet, Concert Band
§  Kate Plogstedt, 9th Chair Clarinet, Concert Band
§  Ashley Black, 14th Chair Clarinet, Concert Band
§  Mathieu Velez, 4th Chair Alto, Symphonic Band
§  Jordan Crain, 1st Chair Bari Sax, Concert Band
§  Patrick Boyle, 14th Chair Trumpet, Symphonic Band
§  Brian Wallace, 5th Euphonium, Concert Band
§  Taylor Stewart, 7th Euphonium, Symphonic Band
§  Daniel Mencer, 3rd Chair Tuba, Concert Band
§  Connor Rossi, 4th Chair Percussion, Symphonic Band
§  Nathan Wallace, 5th Chair Percussion, Symphonic Band
§  Nick Holland, 7th Chair Percussion, Symphonic Band