History

A HISTORY OF THE BOONE HIGH SCHOOL BAND

William R. Boone High School was founded in 1952 when Orlando High School split forming two new high schools in the downtown area.  As the oldest school in Orlando, Boone holds many strong traditions and a history of excellence in the performing arts.  The Boone High School “Sound of the Braves” embraces the support from our local community and thrives towards excellence in many areas.  The marching band, wind ensembles, jazz band, and percussion ensembles at Boone High School have all received high levels of distinction, which can be seen in the following resume:

HONORS

2015-2016

-Sound of the Braves is 5th place in FMBC State Championship Finals

-Varsity Winter Guard makes Scholastic Open Finals at WGI Championships for the first time in school history
-JV and Varsity Winter Guards earn a medal at the FFCC Championships
-Varsity Winter Guard is Scholastic Open Champion of the WGI Tampa Regional and a finalist in the WGI Southeastern Regional
2014-2015

-Sound of the Braves places 9th at FMBC State Championships

-Varsity Winter Guard wins the WGI Orlando and WGI Southeastern Regional Championships

-Wind Ensemble earns superior rating at District and State Concert MPA Events

2013

-Varsity Color Guard is a WGI Regional Finalist and both JV and Varsity are medalists at the FFCC Championships.

-Marching Band is 7th Place at FMBC State Championships

-Wind Ensemble receives Superior Rating at District and State MPA Events

2012

– Wind Symphony performs at the Florida Music Educators Convention in Tampa

– Wind Symphony receives straight superior ratings at District & State Concert MPA!

– Symphonic & Concert Bands earn straight excellent ratings at District Concert MPA!

2011

– Wind Symphony performs at Carnegie Hall!

– Wind Symphony is invited to perform at the 2012 FMEA Conference!

2010

– Wind Symphony invited to perform at the New York Wind Band Festival hosted at

Carnegie Hall

– Wind Symphony receives straight superior rating at District Concert MPA and a 1, 2, 2 at State Concert MPA

– Symphonic Band receives overall superior rating at District Concert MPA

2009

– District MPA:  Marching Band received straight superiors

– Competitor in the FMBC State Championships

2008

– Music For All National Festival in Indianapolis, IN

Invited ensembles were Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble

2007

– State FMBC Finalist:  Awarded Best Percussion in State

– Boone High School was awarded the opportunity to host the Florida Citrus Bowl

Parade

2006

– Timber Creek Marching Arts Festival:  Best in Class & Best Brass

2005

– Space Coat Invitational:  Grand champion & won all captions

2003 – 2006

– Awarded “Best Band” in the winter Park Christmas Parade

1997

– Symphonic Band performs at Music for All National Festival in Indianapolis, IN

1994

– Otto Krushaar Award:  Awarded to bands receiving superior ratings in every

festival, including marching and concert.

 

TRIPS

2008

Indianapolis, IN

Music For All National Festival/BOA (Bands of America)

2007

New York, New York

Will be performing at IBM Atrium with all Performing Arts.

2005

Winter Park Music Festival in Winter Park, Colorado

1998 & 2003

Smokey Mountain Music Festival in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

 

CLINICIANS

Dan Jordan – Jazz musician

Benoit Glazer – Music Director for Cirque de Solei “La Nouba”

Patrick Posey – Professional Saxophone player in NY

Joey Vascik – Boone high School alumnus and Assistant Principal in Orlando

Philharmonic

Brian Scanlin – Professional trumpet player at Disney.  Has performed with Stan

Kenton Tribute Band and Arturo Sandoval.

 

CONDUCTORS

Joseph Hermann – Director of Bands at Tennessee Tech University

Dr. John Carmichael – Director of Bands at the University of South Florida

Dr. David Waybright – Director of Bands at the University of Florida

Joe Kreines – Professional Conductor and Arranger

Richard Clary – Director of Wind Ensemble Studies at Florida State University

Dr. Gordon Brock – Director of Bands at University of North Florida

Dr. Bobby Adams – Director of Bands at Stetson University

Dr. Bill Wiedrich – Director of Bands at University of Florida

Dr. James Croft – Former Director of Bands at Florida State University

Dr. Rodney Dorsey – Wind Symphony Conductor at Depaul University

Dr. Gary Green – Director of Bands at University of Miami

Dr. Rick Greenwood – Director of Bands at University of Central Florida

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