Announcing a Spectacular Music & Art Spring Concert!

The Music and Art Departments are collaborating for a spectacular multi-media Spring Concert! Art I and Art II students are creating fine art corresponding to musical selections. A slide show will be presented simultaneously of the art work for the viewing audience.

The concert and art event will be performed on April 23 at 7 pm in the auditorium. Refreshments will follow. It promises to be an event not to be missed!

Meeting for Summer/Fall 2019 Marching Band

Anyone interested in Marching Band for next year should attend the parent meeting on April 15 at 7 pm in the band room.

Also, here’s a link to a recent post about the many band program activities which collectively last the entire school year. Musicians Shine in Band Ensembles; Strings May be in the Works.

Band Director Ms. Katie Aucremann can be contacted at aucremannk@pcsb.org

Legally Blonde Was a Smash Hit

The St. Petersburg High School Theatre Department presented the musical comedy Legally Blonde from March 28 to March 30. This hilarious seven-time Tony-nominated musical smash is based on the MGM Motion Picture “Legally Blonde” and novel by Amanda Howard, with Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin.  Legally Blonde follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. With memorable songs and dynamic dances, Legally Blonde features an original pop score. (more…)

Musicians Shine in Band Ensembles; Strings May be in the Works

Second semester is exciting for the St. Pete Band program with lots of events including the brand-new Winter Guard (featured photo) , and Wind Symphony, Jazz Band, and a Solo and Ensemble recital.   2019 is an exciting year of growth for our Green Devil band program ensembles. “We’d love to have you join us!” said Ms. Aucremann.

Update 3/24/2019: The Winter Concert list was missing two IB students and we apologize for that error. (more…)

Legally Blonde – The Musical set for March 28, 29, & 30

Save the date for the spring musical, Legally Blonde which will be performed in the auditorium on March 28, 29, and 30 at 7:00 pm. Tickets $10 for students, $12 or adults.

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the movie, Legally Blonde  – The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. (more…)

IB Snapshot: Santa Parade (with video)

Several dozen SPHS students led by the Green Devil Marching Band and the band’s Winter Guard participated in the City of St. Petersburg’s annual Santa Parade on Saturday November 24.

The IB program and the marching band have participated in past parades but this year Curt Miller, VP of the IB Boosters, put out a call to have service clubs and other SPHS groups join the parade too.  (more…)

Marching Band Completes a Strong Competition Season

Seth Yeager*, Lauren Dickhaus, Meara O’Connor*, Victoria Zamitalo*, Rayaan Ali*, Justin Barlas* `and (front) Miles Monroe. (* IB students)

The Green Devil Marching Band and Color Guard won numerous first place and other awards in four regional competitions this Fall season as described below.

This year the band was directed by Ms. Katie Aucremann, and the performance show was “1001 Nights,” the music of Scheherazade intended to evoke images from the Arabian Nights stories.   You can enjoy their performance one more time (without the marching) at the band program’s Winter Concert in the school auditorium, Thursday December 13 at 7 p.m. (more…)

SPHS Fall Play Performance Scheduled November 8th-10th

The SPHS Fall Play, Lauren Gunderson’s  Silent Sky, will be performed Thursday through Saturday, November 8-10 at 7pm, Auditorium Theater.  Silent Sky, much like the movie “Hidden Figures,” shines a light on the women who made critical, groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of space with both warmth and humor.

Tickets are $8 for students, $12 for adults, I.T.S. Honored.  Disabled and preferred seating are available. (more…)

Recruiting Musicians for Wind Symphony and Jazz Band

Ms. Katie Aucremann, the new SPHS Director of Bands, wants students to
know that if their schedules don’t allow them to take Band class, they
are still eligible to participate in Wind Symphony.   Wind Symphony
practice will start no later than November, and there will be on-campus
performances and off-campus performances at the MPA (Music Performance Assessment).

She also has announced the formation of a Jazz Band with expected practice start
no later than November.

Both bands will rehearse after school.

Any students who might be interested in either band should contact Ms.
Aucremannn at aucremannnk@pcsb.org.

Marching Band Starts Soon with New SPHS Band Program Director

Ms Katie Aucremann and Mr. Cameron Vaadi

New Director to Lead SPHS Band Program

The new SPHS Band Director, Ms. Katie Aucremann, was recently introduced to the Band Booster Board by outgoing Band Director Cameron Vaadi.  She is thrilled to be joining the St Pete High community and leading the Green Devil Bands.  She spent the last six years working with the state champion marching band at Northside Christian School.  A native of St. Petersburg, Ms. Aucremann studied at Wheaton College and Northwestern University.  (more…)

Band Banquet includes Awards, Announcements, and Farewells

Band Seniors & Mr. Vaadi at Band Banquet

The annual Band Banquet on May 4, 2018, commemorated this year’s marching band season and concert band performances.  At the banquet, Mr. Cameron Vaadi, Director of Bands, said farewell to the SPHS band community.  He is leaving SPHS and will start advanced graduate studies in French Horn performance at the University of Florida next Fall.

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A Capella Pitchforks Include IB Voices

The following students auditioned and were selected for the 2017-2018 Pitchforks.  IB students and grade levels are in bold.

Ashlyn Hayworth, Vina Molleti (10), Isabelle Poole, Ally Schuenke (12), Maddie Winter (11), Natalie Cottrill (12), Sophie Doddridge (10), Michela Hendry, Sydney Jones (12), Maya Prater, Marnie Williams, Kelley Harris (11), David Eaton (11), Connor Mikuta (11), Donny Spurlock (10), Seth Yeager (11), Matthew Hyatt, and Chris Kelzer.

SPHS Marching Band and Individual Musicians Win Awards

Marching Band Leaders at East Lake Classic Competition (L-R) Justin Barlas*, Meara O’Connor*, Victoria Zamitalo*, Sierra Hinnant*, Clara Machado*, Zach Tetreault*, and Brandi Shugarts (*IB students)

The Green Devil Marching Band, directed by Cameron Vaadi, finished a successful season in November, and several musicians received individual awards in February. (more…)