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STAFF

 

John Davis Director of Bands

Mr. Davis has 31 years of experience leading competitively successful programs at Seminole HS (Pinellas), Flanagan HS, and Riverview HS. These programs have been recognized as FMBC Regional Grand Champions, Bands of America

Regional Finalists and Grand National Semi-Finalists, WGI Open and World Class Colorguard Medalists and Finalists,

FFCC Colorguard and Indoor Percussion medalists and Champions, and FBA Superior rated ensembles. Mr. Davis' concert

bands have been FBA Superior rated at district and state MPA, as well as being selected from hundreds of applicants

for the Bands of America Regional and National Concert Band Festivals. He also spent several years as a marching

member of the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps and a staff member of the Cadets and Glassmen Drum Corps,

winning the DCI title twice.

"What matters more to me than accolades and victories, however, is the legacy of kindness and fond memories of

positive experiences built together as part of a school band community. I am proud of my reputation as a team player

and trusted colleague among coworkers, and a dedicated, respectful, and inclusive teacher known for strong

relationships with students and families." ~John Davis

 

Colorguard Staff

Devin Hightower - Color Guard Director

 

Percussion Staff

Kevin Sayers - Percussion Staff

Zerick Randolph - Percussion Staff

Michael Patri - Percussion Staff

Sammy Alvarez - Electronics and Sound 

Wind Staff

Reed Stricsek - Woodwind Technician

Chris Allen - Brass Technician

Mr. Allen is a native Floridian born and raised in St. Petersburg. He is a graduate of Boca Ciega High School in Pinellas County, and the University of South Florida, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Horn Performance. Mr. Allen is a member of the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, performs frequently with The Florida Orchestra as well as the Sarasota Orchestra, and is still very active as a freelance horn player. Mr. Allen has served as an adjunct faculty member at Blake Fine Arts High School and has taught elementary music at Robles Elementary in Tampa from 2004-2008, and Cypress Creek Elementary in Ruskin from 2008-2010 where he founded the Manatee Drumline, a forty five piece marching percussion ensemble made up entirely of fourth and fifth grade students. Mr. Allen is currently the Orchestra Director at Newsome High School in Lithia, Florida and Conducts the Sarasota Orchestra Youth Symphony in Sarasota, FL. He is an active member of the Music Educators National Conference, Florida Music Educators Association, and Florida Orchestra Association. He has also been active in the drum and bugle corps activity for over 15 years. He marched with the Cadets of Bergen County, and served as a brass technician and as brass caption head for the GLASSMEN of Toledo, Ohio from 1997 to 2003, and as brass caption head for the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2005 season. Mr. Allen has most recently worked with the Bluecoats and Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps.

 

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