Battle of Bands at Olympic Heights: Wednesday

Olympic Heights Band
Olympic Heights Band

Olympic Heights High School will host a “Battle of the Bands” on Wednesday, April 22nd, at 7 pm. The event will include swing bands from four county schools including Olympic Heights, Palm Beach Central High, Park Vista High, and Don Estridge Middle School.
Don Estridge Middle School band
Don Estridge Middle School band

The four bands facing off were the top finishers in competitions leading up to the finals. The event is sponsored by the Swing & Jazz Preservation Society, an organization devoted to supporting Palm Beach County public schools with swing and jazz bands.

Please note that we did not have photos of the swing bands so for this story we used other photos of the school bands.

Bands Perform at FAU: West Boca, Spanish River, Loggers Run & Omni

Eleven school bands performed today at the Ninth Annual FAU Concert Band Festival. Several local schools participated, and we caught four of their performances, below.
If anyone wants to share video of Boca Middle or Boca High, please e-mail us at warren@westbocanews.com.
The first band we saw was West Boca High:
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Here they are in video and audio, with band director Larry Shane conducting. Mr. Shane informs us this was the “Symphonic Band” and also sent us another video of the Wind Ensemble, which is at bottom.

Next up we saw Spanish River High with director Craig White.
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Then came Loggers’ Run Middle School and director Craig Denny.
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And the last one we saw was Omni Middle School with William Castillo directing.
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From West Boca High’s Mr. Shane, here is the Wind Ensemble: