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East Ridge Middle School Band

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Band Leadership Team meeting today! We played tic-tac-toe, but you had to make the other person win.
09/21/2022

Band Leadership Team meeting today! We played tic-tac-toe, but you had to make the other person win.

It’s go time! Go eat ALL the pizza!Flippers Pizzeria
09/20/2022

It’s go time! Go eat ALL the pizza!
Flippers Pizzeria

Today is the day! Get your lunch and dinner and support the band! Make sure you let them know you’re with the band.

Today is the day! Get your lunch and dinner and support the band! Make sure you let them know you’re with the band.
09/20/2022

Today is the day! Get your lunch and dinner and support the band! Make sure you let them know you’re with the band.

09/19/2022

Period 2 Beginning Band’s first sounds!

09/19/2022

Period 1 Beginning Band’s first sounds!

Our Symphonic Band Captain and Percussion Sergeant, Kate, had a busy weekend. She auditioned for All-State yesterday and...
09/18/2022

Our Symphonic Band Captain and Percussion Sergeant, Kate, had a busy weekend. She auditioned for All-State yesterday and played Tin Roof Orlando today with School of Rock Orlando.

Come out and support the band!Flippers Pizzeria
09/14/2022

Come out and support the band!

Flippers Pizzeria

09/01/2022

We had a visit from Mrs. Bauer’s class earlier this week! We are about a week into working on Darklands March by Randall Standridge.

…and just like that, our beginning band fittings are done! Now to match everyone to an instrument! 🎷 🎺 Thank you to all ...
09/01/2022

…and just like that, our beginning band fittings are done! Now to match everyone to an instrument! 🎷 🎺

Thank you to all of our instructors!
Left to right: Mr. Gauvin, Mr. King, Mr. Rick, Mr. Morales, Dr. Nichols, and not pictured, another Mr. King!

08/31/2022
Guardians of the Galaxy

We are so lucky to have such awesome musicians coming in to perform for and work with our students!

Day 1 of beginning band fittings! We heard some awesome sounds being made today!
08/31/2022

Day 1 of beginning band fittings! We heard some awesome sounds being made today!

08/30/2022

Thanks to everyone that came out for parent night tonight!!! I was wonderful to see you all!

See you at parent night!
08/30/2022

See you at parent night!

Concert Band sectionals!
08/30/2022

Concert Band sectionals!

Good morning Drum Line! Looking good!
08/30/2022

Good morning Drum Line! Looking good!

Percussion demos yesterday and drum line this morning!
08/30/2022

Percussion demos yesterday and drum line this morning!

Only a couple hours to grab some Chipotle Mexican Grill and support the band! If you go, let them know you’re with the b...
07/05/2022

Only a couple hours to grab some Chipotle Mexican Grill and support the band! If you go, let them know you’re with the band. If you do a mobil order, use code, H2BK8CZ

See you on Tuesday!
07/02/2022

See you on Tuesday!

Congratulations CJ and Kate on a wonderful concert as part of the inaugural 7 Star Honor Band. The group made up of stud...
06/29/2022

Congratulations CJ and Kate on a wonderful concert as part of the inaugural 7 Star Honor Band. The group made up of students from all around Florida that just completed their seventh grade year.

FBA Summer Conference

CJ and Kate are ready for their rehearsals as part of the inaugural 7 Star Honor Band. The group made up of students fro...
06/28/2022

CJ and Kate are ready for their rehearsals as part of the inaugural 7 Star Honor Band. The group made up of students from all around Florida that just completed their seventh grade year. Eight hours of rehearsal today, six hours tomorrow, and a concert tomorrow night.

FBA Summer Conference

Congratulations to Isabella on a wonderful concert! She attended the Florida State University Band Camp and was first ch...
06/27/2022

Congratulations to Isabella on a wonderful concert! She attended the Florida State University Band Camp and was first chair in the second highest ensemble and played an awesome solo! Way to go!

Congratulations to Luke on an amazing performance at the Ocala Summer Music Camp!He played in the Intermediate Band, Mid...
06/25/2022

Congratulations to Luke on an amazing performance at the Ocala Summer Music Camp!

He played in the Intermediate Band, Middle School Jazz Band, and Middle School Marching Band.

Reminder for 8th Graders headed to LMHS (and current LMHS students if you’re seeing this). A message from Mr. West. Good...
06/07/2022

Reminder for 8th Graders headed to LMHS (and current LMHS students if you’re seeing this). A message from Mr. West.

Good Afternoon LM 🦅

Friendly reminder of our REQUIRED FUN-damentals camp TOMORROW-THURSDAY 5-8 pm (3-8pm GUARD).

Bring all summer paperwork, your instrument , athletic clothing ( Tennis shoes required), and a smile! Let's get 2022 started off right!

Go Band! 🎶

P.S. For those needing to checkout LM equipment, please bring your instrument rental form, found within the welcome packet). We will be handling checkout procedure through the week.

Flutes!
05/31/2022

Flutes!

Congratulations to Jonathan on his new keyboard!The owners of Trek Bicycle Clermont donated it to our program and we dec...
05/28/2022

Congratulations to Jonathan on his new keyboard!

The owners of Trek Bicycle Clermont donated it to our program and we decided to raffle it off. Over 100 students entered!

Some of the last band room visits…they took a look around and the walls silently wept too.
05/28/2022

Some of the last band room visits…they took a look around and the walls silently wept too.

Photos from East Ridge Middle School Band's post
05/26/2022

Photos from East Ridge Middle School Band's post

Thank you to everyone that came to support us! There were so many people and the weather was perfect!
05/26/2022

Thank you to everyone that came to support us! There were so many people and the weather was perfect!

See you soon!
05/25/2022

See you soon!

Lesson Teacher Spotlight:Central Floridian Elsa Kate Nichols completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Universi...
05/25/2022

Lesson Teacher Spotlight:

Central Floridian Elsa Kate Nichols completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Arizona in summer 2018 after presenting a lecture recital and document on her doctoral research, entitled "Leonard Bernstein's Halil: Serialism, Eclecticism, and Antagonism in the American Flute Concerto"—this research was chosen as one of the two winners of the 2019 National Flute Association PhD/DMA Graduate Research Competition. In spring 2017, while completing her academic courses, Kate served as a visiting assistant professor, acting as sabbatical replacement for Brian Luce at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music. In this position, her primary responsibilities included performing as a member of the Arizona Wind Quintet, the resident faculty ensemble; teaching applied undergraduate lessons; conducting weekly flute studio masterclasses and technique sessions; and instruction of the undergraduate woodwind methods class. In addition, while working in the university’s recording studio with the resident flute ensemble, Flutefinity, she utilized her skills in arranging, recording, and producing musical projects.

As a performer, Kate has held the principal flute position for the Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra, a regional orchestra near Tucson, AZ, and performed in competitions. She was a quarter finalist in the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition, first prize winner in the Mid-South Flute Society’s Young Artist Competition, third prize winner in the South Carolina Flute Society Young Artist Competition, semi-finalist in the Myrna Brown Competition for the Texas Flute Society, and third prize winner in the Florida Flute Association’s College Young Artist Competition. She has also performed in many masterclasses with prominent flutists and in summer festivals, such as the Round Top Festival Institute and the British Isles Music Festival.

Dinner tonight, Wednesday, May 25th at PDQ to support our Band students!!Jazz Band will start playing at 5:30 pm and wil...
05/25/2022

Dinner tonight, Wednesday, May 25th at PDQ to support our Band students!!

Jazz Band will start playing at 5:30 pm and will play every 45 minutes.

Congratulations on a fantastic concert!
05/25/2022

Congratulations on a fantastic concert!

See you tonight!
05/24/2022

See you tonight!

Lesson Teacher Spotlight:Garrett Gauvin Caraballo is a freelance musician and educator in the Central Florida region, sp...
05/23/2022

Lesson Teacher Spotlight:

Garrett Gauvin Caraballo is a freelance musician and educator in the Central Florida region, specializing in a wide range of genres.

As a recent graduate of the University of Central Florida, Mr. Gauvin has worked with numerous world-renown artists, such as Conrad Herwig, Jay Friedman, and Kristian Dentley, among others. During his time at UCF, Mr. Gauvin also had the pleasure to record 3 albums with the school of music, Including 2 with the Flying Horse Big Band, (Good News, 2018 and Florida Rays, 2019) as well as a live recording at the Dr. Phillips Center Walt Disney Theatre with the UCF Wind Ensemble (Zodiac Concerto, Featuring Bill Caballero and Roger Oyster, 2018).

Also with the performing groups at the University of Central Florida, Mr. Gauvin has had numerous opportunities to premier new arrangements and compositions, as well as perform in numerous conferences. These include the FMEA convention in Tampa, Florida, the CBDNA Southeast Conference at Northwestern State University, and the Festival Internacional de Trombones de Costa Rica, in Puntarenas, Costa Rica.

As a professional, Mr. Gauvin performs regularly across the Central Florida area, including events ranging from weddings, dance halls, and traditional concerts. Mr. Gauvin has played in several festivals with artists such as Viti Ruiz, and is a mainstay in several bands locally, such as the Rico Monaco Band.

Spirit Night on Wednesday! 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Jazz Band will be playing every 45 minutes starting at 5:30. Come by for dinn...
05/22/2022

Spirit Night on Wednesday! 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Jazz Band will be playing every 45 minutes starting at 5:30. Come by for dinner and music!

Matias earned his black belt on bass, but wasn’t satisfied. He asked if he could test on another instrument. The next da...
05/21/2022

Matias earned his black belt on bass, but wasn’t satisfied. He asked if he could test on another instrument. The next day he played all required tests to earn his second black belt on mallet percussion! Way to go Matias!

Some final belt tests of the year!
05/21/2022

Some final belt tests of the year!

Deputy Jackson came by to share his skills!
05/19/2022

Deputy Jackson came by to share his skills!

Congratulations to the first black belts of the year!
05/17/2022

Congratulations to the first black belts of the year!

Congratulations to some of our newest belt recipients!
05/15/2022

Congratulations to some of our newest belt recipients!

Lesson Teacher Spotlight:Mr. King is a trumpet player with formal classical music training, who performs everything from...
05/13/2022

Lesson Teacher Spotlight:

Mr. King is a trumpet player with formal classical music training, who performs everything from classical music and jazz, to pop, rock, soul, R&B, ska, reggae, and salsa. You may have seen him in Epcot's Candlelight Processional Orchestra, Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Live!, The Universal Studios Brass Band, Mango's Tropical Cafe House Band, or with several other groups.

In his career, he has performed with a multitude of artists such as Hank Williams Jr, Alan Parsons Project, The Temptations, The 4 Tops, and Little River Band.
He has also done broadcast performances for ESPN, ABC, NBC, NatGeo, Telemundo, PBS, and TBN.

He performs throughout the year at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, hold a bachelors degree in music from Rollins College, and teach lessons/clinics for middle school, high school, and college students and music programs.

05/13/2022

Call Me Maybe at FAME!

05/13/2022

Playing some One Direction at FAME!

Lesson Teacher Spotlight!Mr. Kissinger, or as we call him, Mr. Rick, has been teaching and playing professionally for ov...
05/06/2022

Lesson Teacher Spotlight!

Mr. Kissinger, or as we call him, Mr. Rick, has been teaching and playing professionally for over 20 years throughout Central Florida and North Chicago. Schooled at USF, FSU and UCF, Mr. Rick plays multiple woodwinds such as the clarinet, sax, flute, and oboe, in pit orchestras for Broadway Shows, Big Jazz and Swing Bands, and Disney's' Candlelight Festival Orchestra. Some past celebrities include Ann Murray, Sheena Easton, Michael W. Smith, Michael Bolton, Chita Rivera, including tours in China, Europe and Taiwan. Mr. Rick is COO of LicoriceSticks.com LIVE wedding and special event entertainment in Orlando, collects electric trains, Star Wars, and Star Trek vintage memorabilia, and has two chiweiner fur babies, Chloe and Peanut.

Congratulations to Lake Minneola High School Bands on their first annual Prism concert! It was fantastic!
05/06/2022

Congratulations to Lake Minneola High School Bands on their first annual Prism concert! It was fantastic!

Come check out the Lake Minneola High School Bands concert tomorrow.
05/04/2022

Come check out the Lake Minneola High School Bands concert tomorrow.

04/29/2022

Our Proud Principal, Mr. Sid came in to jam with Beginning Band!

Great day of belt testing!
04/29/2022

Great day of belt testing!

Hayden and Jonathan found Mr. West and the All-District Jazz rehearsal.
04/29/2022

Hayden and Jonathan found Mr. West and the All-District Jazz rehearsal.

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Just sharing... Face shields are one of the recommended tools for some of our students to have in band class this year, depending on the instrument played. CVS has a pack of five for $20.
For Parents of rising 9th grade band students attending East Ridge High School: We will be having a Parent Zoom meeting on Tuesday July 14th @ 7:30pm. Hope you all can attend!!! Details to follow. 🎼
Only 2 days until the big solo / ensemble performances. Who’s going and when? Our beginning flutist will be performing Friday night! 🎉
Shout out to Spartan Band at the Clermont Christmas parade. And as a bonus, Mr Walker does a shimmy.
Here are some photos from middle school night at East Ridge High. https://www.facebook.com/pg/MichelleBrownPhotography/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10157867033122022
Car wash day!!!! Woohoo! Outback Steakhouse 9-1.
We hope to see everyone on Tuesday night Lake Minneola High @ 6 for course selection night! The band will have a table set up in the cafeteria. Please stop by and say hello! Perhaps there will even be a surprise gift for you.
Big shout out to the #spartanband members who played at the first Lake County Annual All County Band Concert. Great job!
Great job Mr. Walker and Symphonic Band performing at Disney Springs.
Shout out to the Spartan Band at the Groveland Christmas Parade. Great job!
Great job Spartans marching in the Clermont Christmas Parade. Looking forward to next week in Groveland.
Great job to the Spartan Band members who performed in the Star Spangled Honor Band at Leesburg High School.