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!
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!
Approximately 90 marching bands from around the state converged on the Tampa Bay area to compete at the Florida Marching Band State Championship Semifinals Competition, attempting to qualify for one of the top 5 spots within each of the 5 classifications (1A – 5A) in the evening Finals Competition.
Donning brand new uniforms for the first time, Stoneman Douglas won BEST MUSIC and BEST COLOR GUARD with a score of 92.5 in Semifinals! The Eagle Regiment was named 2015 Class 5A STATE MARCHING BAND RUNNER-UP and was one of only two bands in the state to break 90.0 at Finals! CONGRATULATIONS to the Eagle Regiment for an outstanding marching season!!!
Congratulations to the Eagle Regiment for finishing the regular season as regional GRAND CHAMPIONS at the Florida Marching Band Coalition regional competition held at Park Vista High School on Nov. 7, 2015. Not only did the Eagle Regiment earn the highest rating of DISTINGUISHED SUPERIOR in every category from every judge, winning BEST VISUAL and BEST COLOR GUARD, but did it with a statewide high score of 92.7. Stoneman Douglas is one of only two bands in the state to break 90.0 this season!