2021 Band of the Week - Lakewood Ranch Mustang Marching Band
2021 Band of the Week - Lakewood Ranch Mustang Marching Band

Lakewood Ranch High's marching band finally decided its future lies beyond the yellow brick road.

November 11th, 12:11 PM EST by Marco La Manno
2021 Band of the Week - Booker High Whirlwind Brigade
November 4th, 9:12 AM EDT by Marco La Manno
2021 Band of the Week - Southeast High Marching Noles
October 28th, 9:24 AM EDT by Marco La Manno
FBA Marching Assessment celebrates best of Suncoast marching bands
FBA Marching Assessment celebrates best of Suncoast marching bands

The FBA MPAs are back, and Suncoast bands are ready to perform and dazzle you.

October 28th, 9:15 AM EDT by Marco La Manno
Band of the Week 2021 - Sarasota High Mighty Sailor Band
Band of the Week 2021 - Sarasota High Mighty Sailor Band

SARASOTA -The Sarasota High marching band is building a bridge over a whole lot of trouble., trouble that couldn't stop a championship performance. The Marching Band of Pirates were plundered. COVID diminished the band’s numbers; there was no normal

October 21st, 9:03 AM EDT by Marco La Manno
Band of the Week 2021 - Braden River High Marching Band of Pirates
Band of the Week 2021 - Braden River High Marching Band of Pirates

During our Band of the Week series, we’ve shown how Suncoast bands have had to rebuild after 2020. But what do you do when you’re the defending 3-in-a-row state champion Braden River – when half the band wasn’t even there during any of those wins?

October 14th, 8:16 AM EDT by Marco La Manno
Band of the Week 2021 - North Port High Marching Bobcats
Band of the Week 2021 - North Port High Marching Bobcats

The path was uncertain for the Bobcats, but sometimes the uncertain path isn't a bad one.

October 7th, 7:39 AM EDT by Marco La Manno
Band of the Week 2021 - Venice High Marching Indians
Band of the Week 2021 - Venice High Marching Indians

COVID was a big enough wrench in their plans, but the Marching Indians also lost their beloved band director.

September 30th, 8:06 AM EDT by Marco La Manno
Band of the Week 2021 - Riverview High Marching Kilties
Band of the Week 2021 - Riverview High Marching Kilties

Normal feels different for the Riverview High Marching Band, for all the right reasons.

September 23rd, 7:25 AM EDT by Marco La Manno
Band of the Week 2021 - Lemon Bay High Marching Manta Rays
Band of the Week 2021 - Lemon Bay High Marching Manta Rays

ENGLEWOOD - Change came quickly for the Lemon Bay High Marching Manta Rays.

September 16th, 8:38 AM EDT by Marco La Manno
Braden River band three-peats, wins third consecutive state championship
Braden River band three-peats, wins third consecutive state championship

Braden River Rises... as they're grand champions for the third year in a row.

November 25th, 10:49 AM EST by Marco La Manno
Band of the Week 2019 - Braden River Marching Band of Pirates
Band of the Week 2019 - Braden River Marching Band of Pirates

This year's seniors in the Braden River marching band remember missing their goal as freshmen... before they achieved massive success their sophomore and junior years. A Braden River rises.

November 22nd, 7:15 AM EST by Marco La Manno
Band of the Week 2019 - Lakewood Ranch Marching Mustangs
Band of the Week 2019 - Lakewood Ranch Marching Mustangs

He receives a big offer to open a new school and takes it until deciding the time wasn't right. For your Band of the Week, Marco La Manno shows how heartbreak led the Marching Mustangs' band director to stay at Lakewood Ranch.

November 14th, 9:07 AM EST by Marco La Manno
Band of the Week 2019 - North Port High Marching Bobcats
Band of the Week 2019 - North Port High Marching Bobcats

The marching band seniors at North Port will rock you one last time this football season as they say goodbye to their beloved band director.

October 31st, 8:09 AM EDT by Marco La Manno
Band of the Week 2019 – Booker High Whirlwind Brigade
Band of the Week 2019 – Booker High Whirlwind Brigade

The Booker High Marching Band prides itself on unique shows, and this year wants to burn it all down.

October 24th, 11:34 AM EDT by Marco La Manno
Band of the Week 2019 - Southeast High Marching Noles
Band of the Week 2019 - Southeast High Marching Noles

BRADENTON - There's not much crossover between marching band and football; you choose to do one and can't juggle both. Saxophone section leader and junior Matthew Thomason juggles both. It's his first year marching at Southeast, but he played in other ban

October 17th, 8:38 AM EDT by Marco La Manno
Band of the Week 2019 - Sarasota High Mighty Sailor Band
Band of the Week 2019 - Sarasota High Mighty Sailor Band

SARASOTA - Since Chuck Alfrey took over the Sarasota High Marching Band in 2014, the Marching Sailors annually earned high marks in their marching assessments. He no longer directs the marching band, but drum major Joshua Kroepfl tells me he's not gone. "

October 10th, 7:52 AM EDT by Marco La Manno
Band of the Week 2019 - Riverview Kiltie Marching Band
Band of the Week 2019 - Riverview Kiltie Marching Band

SARASOTA - The Riverview High Marching Kilties exude power. Compare the size of any of Riverview's football teams to the 210-member band, and the difference speaks for itself. That can be nerve-wracking for incoming freshmen. "Starting as a freshman, I wa

October 3rd, 8:20 AM EDT by Marco La Manno
Band of the Week 2019 - Lemon Bay High Marching Manta Rays
Band of the Week 2019 - Lemon Bay High Marching Manta Rays

ENGLEWOOD - In marching band, you'll likely meet everyone during band camp before school starts, including other freshmen starting with you. Band captain Sebastian Holmes tells me that made the transition to high school easier. "Because you have friends t

September 26th, 7:21 AM EDT by Marco La Manno
Band of the Week 2019 - Charlotte High Silver King Band
Band of the Week 2019 - Charlotte High Silver King Band

PUNTA GORDA - Paul Montonari speaks to the Silver King Band after practice at 8 p.m. "Between now and Tuesday, all of you practice the doodoo out of the music, okay? Learn your parts," Montonari tells the kids. They had been practicing at Charlotte High s

September 19th, 11:33 AM EDT by Marco La Manno
Band of the Week 2019 – Venice High Marching Indians
Band of the Week 2019 – Venice High Marching Indians

The Venice High School Marching Indians shift gears away from pop and Disney music this year. They're tackling one of the most well-known works of the 19th century.

October 24th, 10:48 AM EDT by Marco La Manno
Four Suncoast marching bands will perform at state championships
Four Suncoast marching bands will perform at state championships

After a football season that went too quickly, four Suncoast bands featured in our Band of the Week series compete Saturday, November 17th, in the state championships. 

November 16th, 8:35 AM EST by Marco La Manno
Band of the Week 2018 - Braden River Marching Band of Pirates
Band of the Week 2018 - Braden River Marching Band of Pirates

The Braden River Marching Band has the case of the giggles in their halftime show, Humor Me. It delves into darker and sadder humor, but ends with slapstick and a feeling of euphoria. The band scored straight superiors at the 2018 FBA Marching Assessment.

November 8th, 11:09 AM EST by Marco La Manno
Band of the Week 2018 - Riverview Kiltie Marching Band
Band of the Week 2018 - Riverview Kiltie Marching Band

The Riverview Kiltie Marching Band is hot off a great performance at last weekend's FBA festival, being the only Sarasota County school to score Straight Superiors at their marching assessment.

November 1st, 9:29 AM EDT by Marco La Manno
Band of the Week 2018 – Lakewood Ranch Marching Mustangs
Band of the Week 2018 – Lakewood Ranch Marching Mustangs

BRADENTON – The Lakewood Ranch Marching Mustangs are using music from Sergei Rachmaninoff in this year's halftime show.

Marco La Manno
Band of the Week 2018 — Southeast High Marching Noles
Band of the Week 2018 — Southeast High Marching Noles

BRADENTON – Ryan Mullins, band captain for the Southeast Marching Noles, says the band is far better at dark shows. “Minor chords? Those sound awesome. We love playing them,” Mullins says. Their last two shows tackled Peter Pan and Hamilton, but this year’s show goes for the darker theme Mullins loves as the band turns […]
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Marco La Manno
Band of the Week 2018 — North Port High Marching Bobcats
Band of the Week 2018 — North Port High Marching Bobcats

NORTH PORT – The North Port High Marching Band continues an excellent music program as their sound continues to evolve, fitting considering their halftime show. SNN’s Marco La Manno brings you the sounds of the Bobcats in this week’s Friday Football Fever Band of the Week.
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Marco La Manno
Band of the Week 2018 — Sarasota High Mighty Sailor Band
Band of the Week 2018 — Sarasota High Mighty Sailor Band

SARASOTA – After years of improvement, the Sarasota High Mighty Sailor Band hopes to do more than mirror last year’s performance. SNN’s Marco La Manno shares the sounds of the halftime show, “Reflections,” in this week’s Friday Football Fever Band of the Week.
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