Mr. Miller is the Director of Bands at Newsome High School where he serves as the conductor of the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Marching Band, and Jazz Band. Before coming to NHS, Mr. Miller was an Assistant Director of Bands at Robert Vela High School in Edinburg, TX where he was the conductor of the Symphonic Band, and taught middle school brass lessons. Mr. Miller holds a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Florida, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Syracuse University. As a graduate teaching assistant for the University of Florida bands, Mr. Miller guest conducted the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band, taught undergraduate conducting lessons, and was a staff member and music designer for the University’s Marching Band. Prior to his appointment at Robert Vela High School, Mr. Miller was the Director of Bands at Weeki Wachee High School in Weeki Wachee, Florida where he taught Band, Music Theory, Keyboarding, and Music Appreciation. Mr. Miller was a conducting drum major and trumpeter for the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, played mellophone for the Syracuse Brigadiers Drum and Bugle Corps, and taught the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps. Mr. Miller is an active music designer for bands in Florida, New York, and Massachusetts, including Syracuse University’s “Pride of the Orange” Marching Band. Mr. Miller is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, the Florida Music Educators Association, the Florida Bandmasters Association, and is a brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Ryan is currently in his third year as percussion coordinator for Newsome High School in Lithia Florida. For the past eight years Ryan has worked with numerous high school marching bands and indoor ensembles throughout the state of Florida. Ryan is an active jazz musician and keeps a busy performance schedule performing with numerous groups from the central Florida area. Ryan is an active member of the Percussive Arts Society and an educational artist for Innovative Percussion.
Mrs. Szarowicz joined the Newsome High School Colorguard Program in the Fall of 2012 and helped facilitate and teach the 2013 winterguard season. Before teaching at Newsome she was the Colorguard Director at Land O Lakes High School ( 2001 – 2009) Auburndale HS ( 2004 – 2007, instructed through 09) Gaither High School ( 2006 – 2012), and has consulted numerous other programs in the Central Florida area. When she is not teaching colorguard, she is the Director of Orchestras and Guitar at Gaither High School. . Mrs. Szarowicz is a graduate of the University of South Florida (03’) with a B.A. in Music and Gerontology, where she was the first Captain and Inaugural member of the “Herd of Thunder (H.O.T) Marching Band. She also holds a M.B.A from the University of Arizona (06’) and has a Masters in Music Education from Florida State University (12’). She is on the executive board for the Florida Orchestras Association (FOA) and is the current 11-12 F.O.A All State Chair and has served as District VII Chairwomen, and concert adjudicator. She is a member of .F.B.A and currently serves as an auxiliary adjudicator. Mrs. Szarowicz is married and has a son named Mikey ( 3/17/13).
Jade Bouza grew up in Pembroke Pines, FL where she was a member and captain of the Flanagan High School Colorguard & Winterguard from 2001-2005. Upon graduation in 2005, she relocated to Tampa, FL to attend the University of South Florida where she received her Bachelors Degree in Public Relations. While studying there, she was a captain of the USF Herd of Thunder Marching Band Colorguard during the 4 years she marched there. She also marched with the USF Winterguard from 2008-2009. Jade also spent 2 summers marching with the Cadets in 2006, and aged out in 2008. Jade was the director for the Spoto High School Colorguard from 2007-2012, where she also started the winterguard program. Under her direction, the winterguard went on to become the 2010 FFCC B Class Champions, 2011 FFCC AAA Class Champions, and the 2012 FFCC A Class Silver Medalists. Jade taught with Flanagan High School for the 2013 season including all three winterguard teams, and was the director of the A Guard program. She has also taught and worked with several groups including the USF Herd of Thunder and USF Winterguard since 2009, and the Boston Crusaders for the 2012 & 2013 seasons. Jade is incredibly passionate for this activity and the hard work it demands, and she is excited to be working with the Newsome Colorguard again this year!