Described as a “dedicated and inspiring musician”, Kyle Spence Is a percussionist and avid music educator. Currently a student at the University of South Florida, Kyle performs, teaches and provides clinics to younger students and percussionists. Originally from Scotland, he moved to the United States and began perusing music at a young age.
Kyle primarily performs as a part of the McCormick Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Robert McCormick. He is part of the USF Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Kyle enjoys playing in all types of ensembles including duets and small chamber ensembles and has gone on to have performances in Carnegie Hall and Straz Center.
Kyle is also an avid educator and volunteer,
providing clinics to students at surrounding high schools and middle schools.
He works with the Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra as a Percussion Instructor
and head of the percussion ensemble. He also teaches Marching band serving as a
Front Ensemble Director for several years along with having written drill for
Kyle first began private study with Tamara Persad and has gone on to be taught by some of the greats of the percussion field including, Robert McCormick, Nancy Zeltsman, and John Bannon.
As a proud Chamberlain alumna, Caitlin is excited to return as the Colorguard Instructor for Chamberlain’s Band of the Mighty Chiefs.
This is Caitlin’s second season with the Chiefettes, but she has been teaching Colorguard since 2009. She was a member of the USF HOT Colorguard and USF Winterguard from 2007-2011, where she served as a captain for two years. Caitlin was co-director of the Spoto High School Colorguard from 2011-2013 and toured with The Cadets and Spirit Drum & Bugle Corps. Caitlin has also been on staff with the USF Winterguard teams since 2013.
She currently works as a Speech-Language Pathologist for Hillsborough County Public Schools.
Known for his love and passion for the tuba, Oscar is the newest addition to the Chamberlain Band of the Mighty Chiefs as the brass technician. Oscar is a graduate of Gaither High School and now is attending The University Of Tampa to study Music Education and minor in Business. Oscar has field experience in a hefty supply of musical mediums - marching band, jazz band and wind ensemble. His most recent performances with Gaither's Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble received the highest possible marks at state MPA. As an active musician in the Tampa area, Oscar has been a part of the All-County Honor Band for the past three years, earning second chair for two years and first chair most recently; he's participated in Festival of Winds, Bay Winds for all four years and received multiple high marks at District 7 Solo & Ensemble.
Notable Chamberlain Alumni Volunteers:
Landon Purvis, USF HOT Band
Lindsey Corcho, UF Gator Marching Band