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    Jenn Girdlestone: Director of Bands

    Jenn Girdlestone (formerly Mammino) attended Florida State University and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music Education and a Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance. While at FSU, Mrs. Girdlestone participated in the world-renowned Florida State University Marching Chiefs serving as the Head Drum Major and Horn Section Leader. She also performed in the Symphonic Band, Wind Orchestra, Philharmonia, and Symphony Orchestra while studying horn with Michelle Stebleton.

    During her college years, she competed in prestigious concerto and solo competitions, placing first with her quartet at the 2010 Southeast Horn Workshop. In addition, Mrs. Girdlestone was a member of CMENC (Collegiate Music Educator’s National Conference) and Tau Beta Sigma national honorary band service sorority. For four years, Mrs. Girdlestone performed as a member of the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps serving the last two years as Mellophone Section Leader and Soloist. During her final season, she won the Individual and Ensemble Competition on French horn. In the Crusaders’ 2010 winter season she worked as a member of the visual staff.

    Mrs. Girdlestone is looking forward to this wonderful opportunity as Director of Bands and is very excited about her future at Boca Raton High School.

    Student Leaders

    Drum Major: Alana Latheef
    Woodwind Captain: Victor Ruano
    Brass Captain: Samuel Segovia
    Percussion Captain: Douglas Dodge
    Operations Managers: Carlos Ghislandi, Meredith Potts
    Color Guard Captain: Leila Starling
    Officers Descriptions
    Drum Majors and Captains

    The drum majors and captains are the primary liaisons between the director and the band and should be respected as such in the director’s absence. They are expected to run sectionals, conduct ensembles (drum majors), make sure all jobs are taken care of, listen to ideas from all members, and aid in the strength of the band.  The drum majors and captains are also expected to help maintain the pace of the rehearsal and set the highest example for the rest of the members.

    Section Leaders
    The section leaders set the example for everyone in their section. They make sure their section is prepared for every rehearsal and performance with music, instruments, drill, dotbooks, and uniforms.  They are also responsible for calling and rehearsing sectionals and should collaborate with other section leaders and a drum major/ captain to hold woodwind/brass/percussion sectionals.

    Operations Manager
    The operations manager will be in charge of field lining, instrument inventory, props, long ranger, and assist with truck loading.  The operations manager is expected to be organized and if needed, oversee any students that help move equipment and make sure they stay on task.