The Stoneman Douglas band program is enjoying tremendous success.  The program’s State Solo & Ensemble qualifying performers and both jazz bands were evaluated by college-level judges on Friday and Saturday. The Eagles’ State Solo & Ensemble MPA performers did very  well earning a whopping 146 Superior medals (a 38% improvement from last year) along with 11 Excellent ratings!  None of Stoneman Douglas performers earned anything lower than Excellent.  Additionally, BOTH of the Eagles’ Jazz Bands earned Superior ratings with their performance that evening.

Additionally this weekend our Winter Guards, JV, A, and World Guard , performed at the South Florida Winter Guard Association Championship.  Stoneman Douglas is the ONLY high school that had all three of its guards medal at yesterday’s SFWGA Championships!  The JV Guard won the Gold Medal – this is particularly impressive because our JV Guard is comprised entirely of middle school students…they outscored several high school guards!  Our A Guard performed beautifully and won the Bronze Medal, and our World Guard won the Silver Medal, just .2 out of first place!  What an outstanding showing by the Stoneman Douglas Guard Program!!!