― Leopold Stokowski
Welcome to the Park Vista High School Band Program Website. The Park Vista Band was established in 2004, and is comprised of over 300 members. The band program at Park Vista is the school's largest student organization and members participate in marching band, concert bands, jazz bands, winter guard, and winter percussion throughout the year.
Park Vista's marching band, the Park Vista Performers is ranked among one of the finest in the country. The marching band has been undefeated in local South Florida competitions for four years and has been crowned the FMBC Florida State 5A Champions multiple years. The marching band competed at the Bands of America Super Regionals in Atlanta & Orlando, finishing with top five placements for the past 3 consecutive years. In November 2018, the Performers marched in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, an honor only bestowed on a few high school marching bands each year
Located in suburban Lake Worth, FL, Park Vista Community High School is one of the largest high schools in Palm Beach County. Park Vista embodies the true meaning of academic excellence and cultural diversity. Through the efforts of the school leadership and faculty, Park Vista graduates are prepared to enter the world as responsible young adults. We feel privileged to be able to represent our school throughout the State and Nation!
“Our ambition knows no bounds. Our strength is limitless. PRIDE is the epitome of who we are.
We are Winds. We are Guard. We are Pit. We are Battery.
the PARK VISTA HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMERS!”
The Park Vista Performers have competed and performed in various competitions and events through South Florida and beyond. They consistently earn top ratings at these Marching Band events and received Straight Superior Ratings at the FBA Music Performance Assessment.
The Performers have had the honor of winning the FMBC State Championship in the 5A division, three years in a row (2014, 2015 & 2016).
On a National level, the Performers debuted at the Bands of America Super Regional held in Atlanta GA in 2013 and advanced to 6th place. In October of 2016 they placed 4th overall, as a finalist, in the BOA Super Regional, Atlanta GA, followed up by a 5th place showing in 2017 and then 2ND PLACE OVERALL in 2018 at the BOA ORLANDO REGIONAL.
Excelling in music the Park Vista Performers were recipients of the 2015-2016 Otto J. Kraushaar Award for Outstanding Achievement and Excellence. Also, in 2016 the Performers were nominated for the 2016 John Philip Sousa Sudler Shield by the Sudler Shield Foundation committee.
Cobra Concert Band – The Park Vista Concert Band is the entry level performing ensemble at Park Vista High School. Students in this class will work on music for performances throughout the school year. Membership in this Band is open to all students at Park Vista, even students with no previous experience.
Symphonic Band – The Symphonic Band is the intermediate level performing ensemble at Park Vista High School. Students in this ensemble will work on music for performances throughout the school year. Students in this ensemble will be required to perform either a solo or an ensemble at the FBA District evaluation or some other qualified jury process. Membership in this Band is based on an audition and Director’s approval. This ensemble consistently earns Superior ratings at their District and State evaluations.
Wind Ensemble – The Wind Ensemble is the premier performing ensemble at Park Vista High School. Students in this ensemble perform very high level music throughout the school year. Students in this ensemble are required to perform either a solo or an ensemble at the FBA District evaluation or some other qualified jury process. Membership in this Band is based on an audition and the Director’s approval. This ensemble usually performs grade 5 and 6 music and consistently earns Superior ratings at their District and State evaluations.
Jazz Bands 1 & 2 – The Park Vista Jazz Bands are a highly visible and respected element of the Park Vista Band program. Park Vista is privileged to have two jazz bands, JB1 and JB2. JB1 is the premier jazz ensemble while JB2 serves as training ground for students wishing to advance into JB1.
All students, regardless of band, will study advanced styles of Jazz, Swing, Rock, Pop, and Latin and will participate in many performances and “gigs” throughout the year. Members of the Jazz Bands MUST also be members of one of the concert bands, with the exception of guitarists, and pianists.
Membership in this Band is based on an audition and Director’s approval. Both jazz bands consistently earn Superior ratings on both the District and State levels.
The Park Vista Colorguard is comprised of some of the most dedicated and talented students in the Park Vista band program. These students are members of the Park Vista Performers as dancers, flags, rifles, and sabres.
During the second semester they are involved in one of the two Park Vista Winter Guards. The Park Vista Colorguard competes within the South Florida Winter Guard Association, FFCC and the Winter Guard International circuits. They are yearly finalists at the state level and have won numerous first place trophies over the years. Membership in this group is based on an audition and Director’s approval.
The Park Vista Indoor Percussion ensemble is a competitive marching group featuring a drum line, front ensemble and visual performers. Similar to the fall marching band season, Indoor Percussion develops a thematic show and participates in a wide variety of competitions. This group is the youngest of Park Vista's performance ensembles, but finished an impressive second place at the 2019 state championship. The coming season will have Indoor Percussion compete at the WGI Percussion World Championship in Dayton, Ohio for the first time ever. Membership in this group is by audition, drawing from both percussion and wind musicians in the marching band, giving students the opportunity to transition to new instruments and performance opportunities during the second semester. The group has grown quickly in size and quality in its five seasons and its trajectory is anticipated to continue to ascend.
Leadership development is an important part of the Park Vista Band Program. We believe that through our program students learn leadership skills that will help them be successful throughout their lives.
Dedication, integrity, and the ability to inspire others, through their actions, is the hallmark of a leader. Our student leaders work to support all band members in their quest for excellence.
Participation in band leadership is not a right, it is a privilege, and it is not for everyone!. Leadership candidates must show through their actions that they are dedicated to service and have the ability to communicate, inspire, motivate, and encourage all members of the band.
Band leadership is selected by the Band Director based on interviews and observations made throughout the year. Leadership positions include: Drum Majors, Band Captain, Executive Officer, Brass Captain, Woodwinds Captain, Battery Captain, Percussion Captain, Color Guard Captains, and Properties Manager, as well as Band Historians and Band Librarians.
Dr. Joseph Glaeser is in his first year as the Director of Bands at Park Vista High School. He recently obtained his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting from the University of Alabama (Summer 2021) with Professor Randall Coleman. He has previously earned his Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting with Dr. Kenneth Ozzello at the University of Alabama (Spring 2018) and Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Georgia (Fall 2010).
During his Undergraduate studies he performed as a member of the University of Georgia’s Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Redcoat Band as a trumpet player which he studied with W. Fred Mills, Michael Tiscione, Brandon Craswell, and Edward Sandor. At UGA he studied conducting with Gregg Gausline, Michael Robinson, Tom Keck, and F. David Romines. His Graduate career saw him perform with the University of Alabama’s Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Huxford Symphony Orchestra as a trumpet player in addition to numerous conducting appointments. Additionally, Dr. Glaeser has performed with the Georgia Wind Symphony and Alabama Winds adult bands, including the Alabama Winds’ 2017 performance at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic.
Before beginning his graduate studies at the University of Alabama, Dr. Glaeser spent five years in Fulton County (GA) Schools as the Assistant Band Director at Northwestern Middle School and Cambridge High School. During his time at Cambridge, he was also the Instructional Technology Specialist for the school, a role which allowed him to explore his interest in the incorporation of technology in education. He researched deployment of new teaching methods incorporating technology into the classroom, learning management systems, systems administration, and delivered professional development and training sessions to colleagues from all departments and disciplines throughout the campus.
Dr. Glaeser spent three summers as a trumpet player with The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps as well as one summer as a “roadie” while recovering from a spinal injury. He went on to teach with Drum Corps International at Boston Crusaders and with Drum Corps Associates at Alliance. He has used his marching and brass experience as an adjunct marching band instructor with Milton HS, River Ridge HS, Flowery Branch HS, North Springs HS, and Cedar Shoals HS, in Georgia as well as DeLand HS in Florida. He has designed and taught drill for several schools and has recently been integral in the conception, planning, and design of shows for the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band, including an exhibition performance at the 2017 Bands of America Grand National Championships as well as pregame and halftime appearances at the 2016, 2017, and 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
As a Graduate Teaching Assistant with the University of Alabama Band Department, Dr. Glaeser was tasked with supporting the daily operations of the band program, supervising the 400 students of the Million Dollar Band during performances and trips, and assisting with the planning and execution of the Crimson Cavalcade of Bands, Alabama Honor Bands, Crimson Festival of Winds, and Summer Crimson Music Camps. In his duties with the Million Dollar Band, Dr. Glaeser was charged with the planning and teaching of the Million Dollar Band’s Visual Fundamentals program, designing body movement sequences, refining the band’s execution of drill, and maintaining the online database of individual drill instructions integrated through Pyware and Ultimate Drill Book.
Outside of teaching, Dr. Glaeser enjoys working in studio recording, live audio, and event production. He has leveraged this skill set in his career as a music educator as a consultant,designer, and installer of state-of-the-art sound reinforcement systems for marching bands, Audio/Visual systems for band rooms and theaters, and to produce live events like concerts,
musicals, and operas. His favorite aspect of event production is being behind a mixing console working with live musicians to help deliver their art to the audience in the best way possible.Dr. Glaeser holds associations with the National Band Association, College Band Directors National Association, Florida Music Educators Association, Florida Bandmasters Association, Georgia Music Educators Association, Alabama Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity.
Andrew Barber is currently the Assistant Band Director at Park Vista Community High School. A native of Snellville, Georgia, Mr. Barber recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education.
While at UGA, Mr. Barber served as Dirbie’s Director of the Redcoat Marching Band, along with tenor saxophone section leader from 2019-2021. In 2018, Mr. Barber marched with the Redcoat Marching Band in the Rose Bowl Parade, as well as the Sugar Bowl Parade in 2019 and 2020.
Mr. Barber was a member and frequent soloist of the Hodgson Wind Ensemble from 2017-2020 and primarily played the Eb clarinet. In 2019, Mr. Barber performed with the Hodgson Wind Ensemble at the 2019 State of Georgia’s Gubernatorial Inauguration. Later that year, Mr. Barber went on tour with the Hodgson Wind Ensemble where they performed at two medium and maximum security prisons around the state of Georgia. Mr. Barber has premiered many pieces with the Hodgson Wind Ensemble including John Mackey’s “Places We Can No Longer Go" and he has had the privilege of performing and collaborating with great artists such as John Mackey, Joe Alessi, Phil Smith, and H. Robert Reynolds to name a few.
Mr. Barber privately teaches a studio of all woodwind instrument players and frequently performs on clarinet, saxophone, and oboe. Mr. Barber is a member of FMEA, FBA, GMEA, and NAfME.
To inspire our fellow band member through not only our words, but through our actions. The goal of Leadership is to help each and every member reach excellence in everything they do.
Flute: Stacey Prevalus
Clarinet: Ryan Tone and Sara Mohalley
Alto Sax: Caleb Taylor
Low Reeds: Avraelle Brodsky
Trumpets: Zoe Kozan and Eric Avery
Mellophone: Jeslyn Sims
Baritone: Ben Colaiuta
Tuba: Olivia Heuerman
Percussion: Charlotte Hoffman
Office Assistants - Francesca Cruz, Alissa Weissberg,
Lauren Weiner, Phoenix Dax, Miranda Eaton (Social Media),
Michelle Cowan (Historian)
The Band Parent Board is comprised of elected and appointed positions working together for one purpose, the support and success of the Park Vista Performers and the Park Vista Band Program.
Band Director - Dr. Joseph Glaeser - firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Band Director - Andrew Barber - email@example.com
President - Penny Tubbs - firstname.lastname@example.org
TBA - Vice President - email@example.com
Communications Coordinator - Wendi Collaiuta - firstname.lastname@example.org
Chaperone Coordinator - Biz Goforth - email@example.com
Treasurers - Nikki and Erik Hoffman - firstname.lastname@example.org
Events Coordinator - TBA - email@example.com
Equipment Coordinator - Dan Kellman - firstname.lastname@example.org
Uniform Coordinators - Stephanie Thompson/Antoinette Caleca -
Concessions/Hospitality - Luis Cowan - email@example.com
Fundraising - Heather Bisbee/Lorraine Weissberg - firstname.lastname@example.org
BB&T - Jenny Asmar - BBT@parkvistaband.com
Community Outreach Coordinator - Kim Rivera- email@example.com
Colorguard Coordinator - Denise Kolomichuk - firstname.lastname@example.org
Percussion Coordinator - Carey Gable - email@example.com
Social Media Coordinator - James Edmonds - firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have questions or are you looking for a way to work with the Performers? If so, reach out and let us know!
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Principal, Dr. Enrique Vela
Director of Bands, Dr. Joseph Glaeser
Associate Director of Bands, Mr Andrew Barber
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