Please join us on Tuesday August 12, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Church by the Glades for a celebration of the life of John M. Rusnak, our beloved band director.
The family has requested that the Eagle Regiment and members of the 2013/14 Jazz Ensemble A perform selections of music near and dear to Mr. Rusnak.
During this service we will hear messages given by friends of the family and from Pastor Tom of Church by the Glades to commemorate the life and legacy of our friend and teacher, John Rusnak.
In lieu of sending flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in John’s memory to Stoneman Douglas Marching Eagles Parent Association (MEPA, Inc.). In support of this wish, MEPA is establishing the John M. Rusnak Legacy Fund. Contributions to the fund can be made by clicking the Donate button below, or by check to MEPA Inc. 4613 N. University Drive #366, Coral Springs, FL 33067.
The John M. Rusnak Legacy Fund
Congratulations Eagle Regiment for another Outstanding Performance last night at the Park Vista Marching Band competition. Here is a recap on last night’s results.
Congratulations to the Stoneman Douglas Eagle Regiment Marching Band for their outstanding performance at the 11th Annual Flanagan Falcon Sound Marching Band competition. 30 Bands from Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach were judged in the areas of Music, General Effect, Visual, Auxiliary and Percussion. The Eagle Regiment received all Superior ratings along with winning “Best in Class 4A” for Color Guard, Visual, General Effect and Music. The band won 1st Place in Class 4A and Overall 1st Runner up. Please visit http://youtu.be/XTaokd5zix0 to watch the band’s performance!
Mini Band Camp, July 30 -August 1. 8:00am – 1:00pm
Band Camp, August 5 – August 8, 1:00pm – 9:00 pm
The will be a Meet & Greet session for all students enrolled in Band I – Band VI and Color Guard for the 2013 -2014 School year on Wednesday, May 29th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Looking forward to the 24th Edition of the Stoneman Douglas Band!!! Go Eagles!!!
Congratulations to the 56 member Stoneman Douglas Wind Ensemble for their Straight Superior ratings at the 2013 Florida Bandmasters Association State Concert Band Music Performance Assessment. For this outstanding accomplishment, the Wind Ensemble was presented with the prestigious Otto J. Kraushaar Award, the FBA’s highest honor. This award, named for the FBA Hall of Fame member, Otto J. Kraushaar, is given only to those few bands in the state that earn all superior ratings from all judges at all Music Performances Assessments for the entire school year. This marks the highlight of what has been one of the most successful years in the Band’s illustrious 23 year history! A Special “Thank You” to the Stoneman Douglas Band’s Senior Class. They have been the core to all of our ensembles over these past few years and will be greatly missed.
FBA State Concert Band Adjudicators
Dr. Dennis Silkenbakken – Retired, East Central University
Dr. Roby George – Indiana State University
Dr. Steven Moser – University of Southern Mississippi