Now accepting applications for the new Junior Orange Bowl All-Star Band!
The Junior Orange Bowl All-Star Band was established to create a showcase of the outstanding talent of the South Florida school community. Students currently enrolled in High School are eligible to participate in this honor ensemble, which will perform as a featured group during the Junior Orange Bowl Parade. Upon acceptance into the ensemble, participants will be provided sheet music and required to attend 2-3 rehearsals where they will receive professional instruction on their specific instrument prior to the parade.
All-Star Band Director: Sheldon McLean
Sheldon A. McLean is currently the Director of Marching and Wind Bands at Dillard Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. McLean earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Florida A&M University and his Master’s Degree from Florida State University. Some of the highlights of his educational experience include participation in the FAMU Marching 100 (NFL Superbowl XLI Halftime with Prince and the 44th United States Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama) and a semester studying abroad in London, UK (Conducting Members of the Royal College of Music & Patronizing the BBC Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall). Mr. McLean has served as a percussion and band clinician in band rooms throughout Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach Counties. His global music consultations include work in Nassau, London, Paris, Frankfurt and a host of European cities. His interscholastic work includes consulting as a coordinator for the Broward County Athletic Association All-Star Band and the Miami Dolphins All-Star Band. Sheldon’s guest conducting performances include the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic (2019), the Broward County Young Musician’s Honor Band (2020), and the Florida Music Educators Association President’s Concert (2020).
Application Deadline Extended to NOV. 24
**Please note any All-Star Band Applicants whose school marching band is approved to participate in the Junior Orange Bowl Parade are required to perform with their school.
Student Application Deadline - Nov. 19
Acceptance Notifications Emailed - Nov. 30
Attendance Confirmation Due - Dec. 1
Rehearsal & Performance Schedule
Dec. 4 - 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Michael M. Krop SHS
Dec. 5 – 1:00 - 5:00 PM Location: To be announced
Dec. 11 - 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Michael M. Krop SHS
Dec. 12 – 5:00 PM PERFORMANCE - Coral Gables
*Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School is located at 1410 NE 215th St, North Miami Beach, FL 33179
The Junior Orange Bowl Parade All-Star Band will NOT provide chaperones for the buses or parade route. Participants, parents, and/or directors are responsible for making their own chaperone arrangements.
Contact Eric Levy, Junior Orange Bowl Band Coordinator at email@example.com