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Congratulations to JCHS Band Students



Six John Carroll band students were able to participate in the 36th annual Indian River State College Four-County Honor Band. They were selected to perform with the best players within Indian River, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, and Martin counties. Alexis Russo was selected into the 9th-10th grade band, under the direction of Charles Lunceford, who is the Dean of Arts and Sciences at IRSC and former Director of Bands at IRSC and Port Saint Lucie High School.

John-Paul Fox, Lisa Romeo, Noah Graben, Greg Fesler, and John Marcano were selected into the 11th-12th honor band, under the direction of Mr. Jim Sammons, Director of Bands at Vero Beach High School and the 2013 Florida Bandmastersí Association Hall of Fame Honoree. Students enjoyed a wonderful experience performing a variety of music, while establishing friendships and connections with other band students in the four-county area.

Additionally, eight members of the JCHS Band recently participated in the Florida Bandmastersí Association District 13 Solo and Ensemble Festival at Lincoln Park Academy. Saxophonist Noah Graben achieved a Superior rating on two solos, as well as a Superior Rating with the sax quartet of Jeff Zhang, Lisa Romeo, and Carl-Michel Fevrius. John-Paul Fox also received two Superior ratings on a snare drum and timpani solo. All of these students will be participating in the State Solo and Ensemble Festival in March at Seminole HS in Sanford.

In addition John Marcano received an Excellent rating on his french horn solo, and John Fitzgerald and Samantha Phillips also received Excellent ratings on their clarinet solos. Congrats to all students on their participation.

John Carroll High School has students, both Catholic and non-Catholic, from Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin, and Okeechobee counties. The school offers a vibrant fine arts department, 23 different sports teams for its student-athletes, plus an array of academic offerings, more than 20 clubs, and countless extracurricular events. For more information, please visit, visit our facebook page, or call 772-464-5200. Registration for the 2014-2015 school year is currently underway.

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