The Pride of Kathleen Band performs all over both the Kathleen High School and CFAA campuses, and around the community. But the Kathleen High School Fine Arts Building is home to The Pride of Kathleen Band. The facilities include a full concert auditorium, large classroom acoustically designed for the band with separate rehearsal rooms, and a practice field for the band and guard to rehearse their routines on. The facilities are designed to give the band all the room and tools they need to succeed.
Director Miller is a Bethune-Cookman University Alumni, with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Musical Education, with a Minor in Exceptional Student Education, he is a former member of the Bethune-Cookman University Marching Wildcats Band playing both the French Horn and Trumpet, served as a Liaison for the Academy of Male Educators, and had the opportunity to work with some of the most prominent educators in the state. With an undying passion for teaching and Music Education, Director Miller is honored to begin his career as the Director of Bands at Kathleen Senior High School. His goals as a Director are to educate the minds of his students through music, workshops, and most importantly, create a fun and safe environment for his students to learn and grow musically.
I am Mr. Lewis, and I am graduate of Warner University, with a Bachelor’s in Musical Studies, with a minor in Biblical Studies. My journey with band began in middle school on the saxophone. Through high school I continued to play saxophone for all four years and held the leadership positions of Woodwind Section Leader, Band Captain, and Drum Major. In college, I continued to broadened my experience by assisting various programs with their woodwind sections, and focused on the theory and the educational aspects of music. Being from the area and understanding the impact band and music has had on my life, I am both thrilled and honored to be a part of the Red Devil Band as Associate Director. My goal is to share my experience to grow the band musically and contribute as a positive mentor.
I am Ms. Wiggins, a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a MA from Grand Canyon University in Curriculum and Instruction with a Reading Specialization. My band experience began in middle school playing the clarinet. In high school, I was a member of the flag corps (colorguard) and held the position of co-captian. I have had the opportunity to work with many other directors and serve as the colorguard director on a middle and high school level. I am honored to work along side the staff of the Red Devil Band as a both a parent and Dance Instructor. Most importantly, I am ready to follow the vision and goals that Director has set for the band to grow musically through the Art of Music.
My name is Rebecca, I did color and indoor guard for 5 years before graduating. I started in middle school in North Carolina, and continued after moving to Florida. I also played flute throughout in middle school alongside performing on the guard team. My favorite things to do are read, spend time with my son, and dance. I am excited to be the the Color Guard instructor for the coming years, and am looking forward to help build a strong team to better the guard and band program as a whole.
My Name is Aaron Thomas, I’m a Bartow Senior High School graduate (C/O 2017). I marched for Bartow High School Marching Band from 2015-2017 as a snare drummer. I currently attend the University of South Florida and march as a snare drummer for the USF Herd Of Thunder Band. Music has always been my passion and will continue to be.