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!

MSD A Guard Champions

Congratulations to ALL 3 Stoneman Douglas Color Guards for medaling in their respective classes at SFWGA Championships: JV Guard won the Bronze Medal and “Fans Favorite” Award; A Guard won the Gold Medal (officers pictured above); and World Guard won the Silver Medal! The Stoneman Douglas Indoor Percussion also won the Silver Medal ending an outstanding season!

Congratulations to all of our State Solo & Ensemble performers for a great showing at State Solo & Ensemble MPA in Cape Coral! Stoneman Douglas band students earned a record 103 Superior medals, including 5 Superiors with Distinction! Additionally, our Jazz Band earned STRAIGHT SUPERIOR ratings with their performance that evening!

Congratulations to Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony for earning STRAIGHT SUPERIOR ratings at District MPA on Thursday, March 10, 2016! A special acknowledgement to Symphonic Band (2nd band) for making school history by qualifying for State with a Superior rating!  See complete ratings.

Congratulations to Stoneman Douglas band students for many outstanding performances at District Solo & Ensemble MPA, with over 40 events qualifying for State, including our woodwind, brass, and percussion choirs! Congratulations also to Jazz Ensemble 2 for earning an Excellent rating and Jazz Ensemble 1 for earning a Superior rating and qualifying for State!

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