Michael Sopko, Band Director
Welcome to the Clearwater High School 2017 – 2018 Band school year!
I look forward to another amazing band season laced with great music and inspirational student contribution. This year our “Straight Superior”, CHS Tornado Marching Band will present the field show, “Masquerade”. This show is based on the emotional music “Toccata and Fugue in D minor” written by J.S. Bach. Our goals are to entertain, grow as a band program and become one of the top marching bands in the state. We will perform at home varsity football games as well as local and state band competitions. The CHS Concert Band will host a wind ensemble that will continue the tradition of school concerts and Music Performance Assessment, (MPA), in the Spring of 2018. The CHS Jazz Band will continue to entertain and perform for both school and community events. The CHS Pit Orchestra will perform for the award winning: “Broadway Stars of the Future” musical theater production: Yet to be determined. Our Florida State Champion, (FFCC/ Division AA), CHS Winter Guard will continue their amazing tradition of visual entertainment at local and state winter guard competitions. This will be a great musical school year. I hope all students reading this will consider membership in all the listed ensembles. Have an amazing band season and a “Great Tornado Day”.
Michael C. Sopko
Director of Bands and Instrumental Activities Clearwater H.S.