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Fall 2014

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  • August

    • Congratulations to senior percussionist, Chase Pellerin, on his acceptance into the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.  Chase will receive an all-expenses paid trip to San Antonio to perform with some of the finest musicians in the country at the U.S. Army All American Bowl.

  • October​

    • The Pride of the Red, White, and Blue earned Straight Superior ratings at their annual Marching MPA on October 10th at Tate High School.
       

    • Congratulations to 2015 Homecoming Court members Emily Black (french horn), Kaleigh Mayne (flute), and Homecoming King, Demetre Williams (percussion).
       

    • On October 24th, The Pride of the Red, White, and Blue competed at the Southern Showcase of Champions FMBC Regional which was held at Santa Fe High School in Alachua, FL.  The band brought home Best Overall Music, Visual, Percussion, Color Guard, and Drum Major as well as an overall 2nd place trophy in finals.

  • October Cont.

    • Congratulations to Adrian Hattan (alto saxophone), Maddie Peck (clarinet), and Terrance Williams (tuba) for their acceptance into the 2015 Florida State University Tri-State Honor Band Festival!
       

    • Congratulations to Andrew Colon (tuba), Tacy Colon (clarinet), and Jonny Gibson (flute) for being selected to perform with a 2016 Florida All-State Ensemble.  These students will perform with the best in the state this upcoming January, in Tampa, Florida.
       

  • November​

    • Congratulations to the 66 students who were accepted into the 2016 Santa Rosa All-County Band!  

    • Congratulations to The Pride of the Red, White, and Blue, who took an overall 3rd place at the 2015 FMBC Class 5A State Marching Championships in St. Petersburg, FL!
       

    • Pace was the ONLY band representing the Florida panhandle at this statewide competition!​

  • November Cont.

    • After competing in St. Petersburg, the band traveled to Orlando for three days of Disney fun!
       

    • The band also performed in a Disney parade while visiting Epcot!

Winter 2013-2014

  • January​

    • Congratulations to the following students for being accepted into The University of Southern Mississippi All-South Honor Band weekend on February 5-7th!

      Emily Cleveland, flute
      Mimi Huynh, flute
      Erin Nolan, oboe
      Anna Whitfield, oboe
      Tacy Colon, clarinet
      Jonah Cleveland, alto saxophone
      Emily Black, french horn
      Amanda Tyson, french horn
      Peter Russo, trombone
      Brett Raley, euphonium
      Andrew Colon, tuba
      Nate Latchaw, tuba

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Trophies
  • February

    • On February 19th, Pace Band students earned a total of 113 Superior ratings at our annual District 1 Solo and Ensemble Contest.  Congratulations to everyone who performed!
       

    • ​Our 6th annual Pace Band Concerto Competition was held on Wednesday, February 24th.  Congratulations to all students who participated.
       

    • Winners of the 2016 Competition
      1st -Stephanie Backes, clarinet
      2nd - Andrew Colon, tuba
      3rd - Matthew Spata, clarinet

Spring 2014

Musical Notes
  • March

    • On March 4th, the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band each received Straight Superior ratings, while the Symphonic Band received an Overall Superior rating at their annual Concert Music Performance Assessment at Pensacola High School.
       

    • The Wind Ensemble will be performing at State Concert Music Performance Assessment on April 29th at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, FL.

    • Congratulations to the following students who performed at the State Solo and Ensemble Contest on March 26th at Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, FL.
       

    • Andrew Colon, Tacy Colon*, Nate Latchaw, David Kersey, Shawn Luciani*, Quentin Bagby, Michael Denny, Adrian Hattan*, Michaela Irby*, Aaron Zajac*, & Leamsi Fontanez
      *Denotes a Superior rating

  • April

    • On April 2nd, the Varsity Guard earned a gold medal, Cadet Guard earned a bronze medal, and Indoor Percussion earned a silver medal at the Gulf Coast Guard and Percussion Circuit Championships held at Tate High School.
       

    • CONGRATULATIONS to the Varsity Guard for completing another amazing season at WGI World Color Guard Championships in Dayton, OH on April 7-9th.  The team advanced to semi-finals, and ended up 28th out of 120 teams from all over the world.
       

    • Congratulations to the Wind Ensemble for receiving straight superior ratings and the 2016 Otto J. Kraushaar Award at State Concert MPA on April 29th.  To be eligible for the Otto J. Kraushaar Award, a band program must receive straight superior ratings at marching, district concert, and state concert MPA's.  This is the second year in a row to receive this prestigious award!

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