Congratulations to all three of our concert bands for earning STRAIGHT SUPERIOR ratings at the 2017 FBA District MPA! A special acknowledgement to Concert Band (first-ever 3rd band) for making school history by qualifying for State with a Superior rating!  See complete ratings.

Congratulations to both of our jazz bands for qualifying for State by earning Superior ratings at the District Jazz Band MPA!  See complete ratings.

Congratulations to all District Solo & Ensemble MPA performers for a very successful showing, as well!  Stoneman Douglas band students earned an impressive 188 Superior medals with 52 events qualifying for State!  Included in the qualifying ensembles were our Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony Brass Choirs, Flute Choir, Clarinet Choir, Saxophone Choir, and Percussion Choir.

Eagle Regiment excels at FMBC Championship!

Posted on November 14, 2016


The Eagle Regiment concluded its marching season on Saturday, November 12th at the Tropicana Dome with two very strong and impressive performances.  In the FMBC State Championship Semifinals Competition, Stoneman Douglas won BEST COLOR GUARD and the Eagle Regiment earned a Semifinals score of 93.10.  Then, in the evening Finals, the Eagle Regiment gave an incredibly energetic and electric performance and was named 2016 FMBC Class 5A STATE MARCHING BAND RUNNER-UP with a season-high score of 93.50, the second highest score of all bands in the state of Florida!

A WELL-DESERVED CONGRATULATIONS to the Eagle Regiment for making an impressive statement this marching season, both in Florida and on the national stage!

Grand Champions again!

Posted on November 6, 2016

Coming off of a very successful outing at BOA Atlanta, the Eagle Regiment swept all captions and was named Grand Champion of the Park Vista FMBC Regional for the second consecutive year with a season-high score of 92.39!  Specific awards included:

BEST Music
BEST Visual
BEST General Effect
BEST Percussion (with a score of 95!)
BEST Color Guard (with a score of 93!)
1st Place Band in Class 5A

Next and final stop is the FMBC State Marching Band Championships!

Eagle Regiment named BOA Finalist!

Posted on October 30, 2016

boa-finals-photo-2016Congratulations to the Eagle Regiment for earning a Superior rating and finishing off an amazing day in Atlanta as a 2016 Bands of America Super Regional top ten Finalist! Thirty-four marching bands from FL, GA, AL, TN, NC, SC, VA, and as far west as Missouri made up a field of highly-competitive bands which included Grand National Champions and many Regional Grand Champions from their respective states.

Straight Superiors at District MPA!

Posted on October 23, 2016

Congratulations to the Eagle Regiment for earning the top rating of Superior from every judge at the District Marching Band Assessment!  Here are a few comments from the judges:

“Mature sounds, well-balanced, well-tuned.  Such a pleasure to wrap up today’s MPA with this performance!  This band’s got it going on, it REALLY does!  The sound, musicality, style, showmanship…I don’t know how you’re able to sound this good doing the very athletic marching maneuvers that have been charted for you!”

 Brian Sullivan, Music Judge

“One of the things I’m most impressed with is how you can hear the different colors of the ensemble…you hear all the different voices – bravo!  When you can hear the woodwinds as clear as you could hear the woodwinds tonight, that’s a compliment to the entire ensemble!”

Dr. Steve Kelly (FSU), Music Judge

“Interval, dress, and cover very consistent across the band…you can tell the performers are very aware of the performers on either side of them and in front to back.  Roll step is very consistent across the band, as is the backward march.  Good precision with starts and stops.  Good direction changes at faster tempos.  Posture and horn carriage maintained superior level throughout the entire performance.”

Monica Leimer, Marching & Maneuvering Judge

“Color guard, some exceptional work going on!  I’ll tell you what’s most impressive to me is that I never heard your challenging drill in your sound.  First and foremost, the MUSIC was always there…really nice sounds the entire time.  For visual effect, we saw really great visual creativity and expression, confidence, and the coordination of the elements was obviously very well-thought through and executed!”

Nick Eggen, General Effect Judge

1st Runner-up at Flanagan Regional!

Posted on October 2, 2016

At its first competition of the 2016 season, the Eagle Regiment earned 2nd Place honors in Class 5A and was named 1st Runner-up Overall.  Stoneman Douglas earned Superiors in the three major captions (Music, GE, and Visual) placing as follows:

BEST Color Guard (with a score of 92!)
2nd Place Overall Music (came in 2nd by .1)
2nd Place Overall General Effect
3rd Place Overall Visual

Congratulations Eagle Regiment!

Otto Kraushaar 2015-16 (2)

Congratulations to the Stoneman Douglas Band Program for making school history yet again this year. On April 28, 2016, both the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band performed at the Vero Beach Performing Arts Center to be evaluated at the FBA State Concert MPA.  Stoneman Douglas was one of only four high schools in Florida to have both its top band and 2nd band receive the top rating of Superior from every judge.  As a result, Stoneman Douglas High School was awarded two Otto Kraushaar Awards, the highest award given by FBA to any high school band program for a perfect record of Superior ratings from every judge at every marching and concert band assessment throughout an entire school year!

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