TARPON SPRINGS, FL – May 31, 2019, The Tarpon Springs Leadership Conservatory for the Arts (TSLCA) has finished the 2018/2019 school year as one of the top instrumental music programs in nation for its marching band, concert band, jazz ensemble, percussion ensemble, and guard programs.
Bands of America Grand Nationals (Indianapolis): AA National Champions
Bands of America Orlando Regional: Grand Champion
Essentially Ellington Jazz Competition (New York): One of only 15 jazz bands selected internationally
Essentially Ellington Regional: Most Outstanding Overall Performance
Swing Jazz Central Jazz Competition (Savanah, GA): Top 3 Finalist
Florida Bandmasters Association District Jazz Festival Assessment: Straight Superiors
Florida Bandmasters Association District Concert Festival: Straight Superiors
Florida Bandmasters Association State Solo & Ensemble Festival: 30 Superior Medals
World Guard International Southeast Regional (Orlando): 2nd Place
World Guard International Tampa Regional: Top 3 Scholastic World Guard
FBA State Solo and Ensemble MPA: Concert Percussion – Superior Rating
Pinellas All-County Band Selections: 60 TSLCA students selected
Seven TSLCA students selected to FBA All-State
Grand Champion or First Place in 5 additional local competitions.
“Overcoming all obstacles during major renovations over at the high school, we are so proud of the students and the parents for an incredible school year. The band was awarded the Bands of America division AA National champions, and both the marching band and our scholastic world colorguard were ranked in the top 5 in the nation. A special congratulations to Mr. DeLeon and our Tarpon Springs Jazz Ensemble students for being selected as one of 15 jazz ensembles to compete at the Essentially Ellington jazz competition at Lincoln Center in New York City. Most importantly we are very proud of the Conservatory’s collective GPA of 3.65 and the nearly one million dollars in academic and music scholarships earned by our Conservatory seniors. Special thank you to our community for their continued support of our amazing TSLCA students,” said Kevin Ford, director of the Tarpon Springs Leadership Conservatory for the Arts.
About Tarpon Springs Leadership Conservatory for the Arts
The Tarpon Springs Leadership Conservatory for the Arts is a nationally recognized program that provides an integrated, seamless curriculum in academics, instrumental music, technology, and leadership skills. Additional information can be found at http://www.tarponspringsband.com/