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Director of Bands: Amanda R. Griffis
April 26, 2019
Band of the Mighty Chiefs family,
The new director of the Chamberlain High School Band of the Mighty Chiefs will be Mr. Cal Fanara from Jacksonville, Florida.
Mr. Fanara grew up in Binghamton, New York and moved his freshmen year to Florida to attend St. Augustine High School. While in High School, he marched two years with the DCA Sun Devils Drum Corps where he played lead Mellophone. He began his college career at the Florida State College at Jacksonville where he studied under Mr. John Thomas and Dr. Paul Weikle for two years and acquired his Associates in Arts with Honors. He continued his education at the University of North Florida School of Music where he graduated with a Bachelors of Music Education with honors. He studied under Dr. Michael Bovenzi on Saxophone and conducting under Dr. Gordon Brock. At UNF he was featured as a performer at the 2017 UF Saxophone Summit, sat as Principal Saxophone of the Wind Symphony both years, and was one of the winners of the UNF Concerto Competition.
During this time earning his degree, he also had an extremely active career in teaching music in the entire Northeast region of Florida being a clinician at multiple high school and middle school bands. His most prominent roll was at Duncan U. Fletcher High School as the Woodwind Specialist. During those two and a half years, he coached the Fletcher Saxophone Quartet to State Solo and Ensemble Music Performance Assessments receiving a Superior rating, taught over 15 private lesson students, two of which making the FMEA All-State Symphonic Band, and was a part of bringing the Marching band to FMBC finals for the first time in school history.
TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE BAND...........
Just a reminder that if you are planning on volunteering with the Chamberlain Band, you MUST fill out the online volunteer form with Hillsborough County Schools. Follow the link below to take care of your application - it should only take 5 minutes :).
THE CHAMBERLAIN HIGH SCHOOL BANDS are a large part of Chamberlain High School’s school spirit and contributes to making many unforgettable moments performing during football games, getting students excited at pep rallies and events, and performing at concerts entertaining students, parents and the administration. If you believe in what we are doing and would like to support our music program and dedicated students, please click here.
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