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September 2019

  • Congratulations to the following band students who were named members of the 2019 Homecoming Court.

    ​McKenzie Baker, french horn
    Sean House, euphonium
    Greg Kennison, euphonium
    Julian Paciaroni, trumpet
    Katie Hilliard, tenor sax

    And special CONGRATULATIONS to Katie Hilliard for being named the 2019 Homecoming Queen!

  • Congratulations to the Pace High Band for winning the Grand Champion trophy at the Gulf Coast Invitational on September 28th at Biloxi High School in Biloxi, MS!

  • The band also brought home Best in Class Percussion, Guard, Visual, General Effect, and Music AND Best Overall Percussion, Guard, Visual, General Effect, and Music.


October 2019

  • Congratulations to the Pace High Band for receiving Straight Superior ratings at their annual District 1 Marching Music Performance Assessment on October 12th at Tate High School!

  • Congratulations to the Pride of the Red, White, and Blue for being named GRAND CHAMPIONS at the Hurricane Classic at West Harrison High School in Gulfport, MS on October 19th!

    Additionally, the band also took home Best Overall and Best in Class 4A Music, General Effect, Visual, Percussion, and Color Guard awards!


November 2019

  • Congratulations to the following students who were selected for the 2020 Santa Rosa All-County Honor Band:

  • Flute
    Ruth Root
    Katelyn Badtke
    Lydia Thies
    Makara Gadow
    Charlotte Taylor

  • Oboe
    Taylor Miller

  • Clarinet
    Abigail Nielsen
    Maytal Baurberg
    Caylee Fisher

  • Bassoon
    Joy Jimenez

  • Bass Clarinet
    Ashleigh Brewer

  • Alto Sax
    Diona Schmick
    Nya Arce

  • Tenor Sax
    Katie Hilliard
    Ainsley Parnell

  • Baritone Sax
    Chance VanOverberghe

  • Trumpet
    Ayush BC
    Julian Paciaroni
    Zach Dake
    Devin Snodgrass
    Azmi Atkinson
    Grace Cavnar
    Izzy Bolling

  • French Horn
    Connor Hammond
    Jacob Kurmann
    Maegan Mallett
    Stevie Townsend
    Brayden Tompkins
    Anna Brennan
    Maddy Merchel

  • Trombone
    Hadyn Lopez
    Sean House
    Michial Holmes
    Thomas Barton
    Hope Schulte
    Allison Hatteroth

  • Euphonium
    Greg Kennison
    Sarah Mulcahy

  • Tuba
    Andy Wood
    Chandler VanOverberghe
    Thao Phetvorasack
    Markus Constantine

  • Percussion
    Sam Shaner
    Jacob Sallee
    Bryce Jollie
    Wil Cornelius
    Layla Bass

  • ​On November 23rd, the band performed in a parade at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.  While in Orlando, band students also visited Disney Springs and Epcot.

January 2020

  • Congratulations to the Jazz Ensemble I for bringing home a 2nd place trophy at the Best of the West Jazz Competition in Destin on January 18th.


February 2020

  • ​Congratulations to the Varsity Winterguard and Indoor Percussion ensembles for winning 1st place in their classes at the first two Gulf Coast Guard and Percussion Circuit shows of the season.

  • ​Congratulations to all students who performed at our annual District 1 Solo and Ensemble Contest at Escambia High School on February 15th.  In addition to many fine solo performances, all of our chamber ensembles received a Superior rating.

  • Jazz 1 - Jazz MPA @ Pensacola State College

  • ​Congratulations to the Jazz Ensemble I and their director Mr. Michanowicz for earning Straight Superior ratings at their annual Jazz Music Performance Assessment on Friday, February 21st!

  • ​Congratulations to the Varsity Winter Guard for earning 3rd place at the WGI Regional in Gulfport, MS on February 29th!  

March 2020

  • ​Congratulations to the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, & Concert Band for each earning Straight Superior ratings at their annual Concert Music Performance Assessment at Fort Walton Beach High School on March 5th & 6th!


April & May 2020

  • ​Congratulations to senior trumpet player Julian Paciaroni for named one of the 2020 Pace High School Pacesetters.

    "The Pacesetter Award recognizes exemplary Patriots who through their character, self-discipline, and service have set the pace and provided positive leadership to our school."

    "Faculty selection criteria:  2.5 GPA or higher, exemplary behavior record, positive attitude, service to school and/or community, strength to overcome adversity, and outstanding personal character."


Congratulations to our Band Award Recipients

  • John Philip Sousa Band Award-  Connor Hammond

  • Louis Armstrong Jazz Band Award-  Sam Shaner                        

  • Highest Honors Wind Ensemble-  Sean House

  • Highest Honors Symphonic Band-  Ainsley Joslyn

  • Highest Honors Concert Band-  Wyatt Vandenlangenberg

  • Highest Honors Color Guard-  Elissa Hall

  • Highest Honors Percussion-  Jacob Sallee

  • Spirit Award-  Ruth Root

  • Most Improved Wind Ensemble-  Andy Wood

  • Most Improved Symphonic Band-  Sarah Mulcahy

  • Most Improved Concert Band-  Levy Johnson

  • ​Most Improved Jazz Ensemble-  Brayden Tompkins

  • Most Improved Color Guard-  Cherel Fields                          

  • Most Improved Percussion-  Emma Deaton

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