Achievements

2016-2017

Spirit of Jupiter Marching Band – Show: “Red” or “Until the Sun Rises”
  • 3rd place OVERALL at the Striking Cobra Invitational at Park Vista HS on November 5, 2016;
    Qualified for block seeding at FMBC State Championship Semi-Finals with a score of 86.54;
    1st place in Class 4A;
    Swept Best in Class Captions: Music Performance, General Effect, Visual Performance, Percussion and Color Guard
  • Straight Superior ratings at Marching Band Music Performance Assessment (MPA) at Palm Beach Central HS on October 22, 2016
  • 3rd place OVERALL at at the Mighty Lancer Jamboree at John I. Leonard HS on October 15, 2016;
    1st place in Class 4A;
    Best in Class Captions: Music Performance, General Effect, Visual Performance, and Percussion
  • 1st place in Class 4A at the Falcon Sound Invitational at Flanagan HS on October 1, 2016;
    Best in Class Caption awards: Music Performance, General Effect, Percussion and Color Guard
Wind Symphony
  • STRAIGHT SUPERIOR ratings at Concert Band Music Performance Assessment (MPA) at Wellington HS on March 7, 2017, for the THIRD year in a row!
Symphonic Band
  • Straight Excellent ratings at District Concert Band Music Performance Assessment (MPA) at Wellington HS on March 8, 2017
Jazz Ensemble
  • Straight Excellent ratings at District Jazz Music Performance Assessment (MPA) at Palm Beach Central HS on February 7, 2017

All-State Students
Jonathan Baird (Euphonium)
Shayna Teitlebaum (Clarinet)

All-District Jazz Band Students
Jonathan Baird (Trombone)
Justin Dudley (Saxophone)

All-District Concert Band Students
9th/10th Grade Band
Jonathan Baird (Euphonium)
Christina Pallés (Oboe)
Shayna Teitelbaum (Clarinet)
Julia Teri (Clarinet)
11th/12th Grade Band
Grace Wiley (Flute)

2015-2016

Spirit of Jupiter Marching Band – Show: “Harlequin”

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  • STATE CHAMPION / 1st place in Class 4A in Florida Marching Band State Championships in Tampa on November 21, 2015
  • 3rd place OVERALL at the Striking Cobra Invitational at Park Vista HS on November 7, 2015, with a score of 88.55
    Competed “up” a class and placed 3rd in Class 5A and earned BEST PERCUSSION in Class 5A
  • Straight Superior ratings at Marching Band Music Performance Assessment (MPA) at Palm Beach Central HS on October 24, 2015
  • 1st place in Class 4A at the Mighty Lancer Jamboree at John I. Leonard HS on October 17, 2015
    Best in Class Captions: Music Performance, Visual Performance, General Effect, Woodwinds, and Percussion
    Qualified for block seeding at FMBC State Championship Semi-Finals with a score of 83.36
  • Grand Champion (1st place OVERALL) at the Marching Chiefs Invitational at Santaluces HS on October 10, 2015
    Best OVERALL in ALL captions: Music Performance, General Effect, Visual Performance, Percussion, and AuxiliarySantaluces Grand Champion

 

 

 

  • Performed at Jupiter Medical Center Town Hall Meetings at Maltz Jupiter Theatre: October 12-15, 2015
  • Hosted our first FMBC Regional Marching Band Competition on October 31, 2015
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Varsity Winter Guard – Show “Carmen”

2016 JHS Varsity Winterguard

  • FIRST PLACE in Scholastic Elite A class at SFWGA Championships at Jupiter HS on April 2, 2016
    GOLD MEDAL winners with a score of 84.390.
  • 2nd place in Scholastic A class at the WGI Orlando Regional at UCF on March 20, 2016
“JV” Winter Guard – Show “We Are All Mad Here”

2016 JHS JV Winterguard

  • 7th place in JV class at SFWGA Championships at Jupiter HS on April 2, 2016, with a score of 83.660
Winter Percussion – Show “Hear My Heart”
  • FIRST PLACE in Percussion Scholastic A class at SFWGA Championships at Jupiter HS on April 2, 2016
    GOLD MEDAL winners with a score of 87.800.
Wind Symphony
  • STRAIGHT SUPERIOR ratings at District Concert Band Music Performance Assessment (MPA) at Wellington HS on March 18, 2016
    SECOND year in a row!
  • EXCELLENT rating at State Concert Band Music Performance Assessment (MPA) at Vero Beach HS on April 28, 2016: 1 Superior and 2 Excellent ratings
Symphonic Band
  • Straight Excellent ratings at District Concert Band Music Performance Assessment (MPA) at Wellington HS on March 18, 2016
Jazz Ensemble
  • Straight Excellent ratings at District Jazz Music Performance Assessment (MPA) at Palm Beach Central HS on February 2, 2016

State Solo & Ensemble – March 28, 2016, at Mariner HS in Cape Coral, FL
7 Superior ratings (solos)
1 Superior rating (saxophone quartet)
3 Excellent ratings (solos)

All-District Students
Jonathan Baird
Christina Pallés

2014-2015

Spirit of Jupiter Marching Band – Show: “One Tribe”

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  • STATE CHAMPION / 1st place in Class 3A in Florida Marching Band State Championships in Tampa on November 22, 2014
  • 1st place OVERALL at the Striking Cobra Invitational at Park Vista HS on November 8, 2014
    Best in Class in ALL captions: Music, Visual, General Effect, Percussion and Color Guard
    BEST EVER score of ong>89.15
  • 1st place in Class 3A in the Mighty Lancer Jamboree at John I. Leonard HS on October 18, 2014
    Best in Class in ALL captions: Visual, General Effect, Music, Color Guard, Percussion, Woodwinds and Brass
  • Straight Superior ratings at Marching Band Music Performance Assessment (MPA) at Palm Beach Central HS on October 25, 2014
  • Inaugural Spirit Send-off held at Velocity Community Credit Union Stadium at Jupiter High School on November 13, 2014
  • Performed at Grand Opening of Harbourside Place on December 4, 2014
“A” Winter Guard – Show “It Was a Very Good Year”

  • 4th place and Finalist in Scholastic A Class at WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio on April 17, 2015
    BEST EVER score of 93.325
  • FAN FAVORITE Scholastic A Class at WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio on April 17, 2015
  • 1st place in Scholastic A Class at WGI World Championship Prelims in Dayton, Ohio on April 16, 2015
  • 1st place in Scholastic Elite A class at SFWGA Championship Finals at Barbara Goleman HS on April 11, 2015
    BEST EVER score of 89.970
  • FAN FAVORITE at SFWGA Championship Finals at Barbara Goleman HS on April 11, 2015
  • 1st place in Scholastic A class at WGI Color Guard Southeastern Regional Championship in Orlando, FL on March 22, 2015
  • 1st place in Scholastic Elite A class at WGI Color Guard Regional in Orlando, FL on February 28, 2015
  • 1st place in Scholastic Elite A class at SFWGA Competition at Stoneman Douglas HS on March 7, 2015
“JV” Winter Guard
  • 3rd place in Junior Varsity class at SFWGA Competition at Park Vista HS on March 14, 2015
  • Inaugural Season
Winter Percussion
  • 3rd place (bronze medal) in at WGI Boca Raton Regional competition at Seminole Ridge HS on February 28, 2015
Wind Symphony
  • STRAIGHT SUPERIOR ratings at Concert Band Music Performance Assessment (MPA) at Wellington HS on March 11, 2015
    BEST RESULTS since Mr. Larkin’s start at Jupiter High School
Jazz Ensemble
  • Opened for Tierney Sutton and Bill Mays at the JPAF Annual Music Gala at The Borland Center on January 24, 2015
  • Excellent Rating at Jazz Music Performance Assessment (MPA) at Palm Beach Central HS on February 5, 2015

State Solo & Ensemble
10 Superior ratings
2 Excellent ratings

All-State Students
Patrick Bain

All-District Students
Patrick Bain
Melissa Blasky
Elizabeth Phinney

Academics

Four of the “Top Ten” in the 2015 graduating class are JHS Band students, including the salutatorian!
Four of the Top Ten
Academic Scholarships
George Washington University: Sam Capparelli
University of Florida School of Music: Patrick Bain
University of South Florida: Caroline Tierney
Wheaton College: John Paul Oueis
FAU Grant: Miles Cingolani
Scott Gehrig Scholarship: Sam Capparelli
Rotary Club: Adam Ricker
Jupiter/Tequesta Garden Club: Melissa Blasky
JERFSA: Melissa Blasky
Bright Futures: Joshua Ackerman, Melissa Blasky, Anthony Damiano, Brandon Marzullo, Caroline Tierney

Music Scholarships
FMBC Music ‘n Motion: Caroline Tierney
Pathfinder Award for Music/Instrumental: Patrick Bain (4th Place)
Palm Beach Gardens Community Band: Cal Gamache
JPAF Senior Scholarship: Caroline Tierney
JPAF Scholarship Winners: Peighton Cooper, Jonah Galewitz, Kayla Norton, Reannan Riedy, Ethan Sales, and Matthew Taylor

2013-2014

Spirit of Jupiter Marching Band – Show: “Spectrum”
  • 4th place in Class 3A in Florida Marching Band State Championships with a score of 87.71 in Tampa on November 26, 2013
    Outstanding Percussion Caption Award with a score of 95.50
  • Straight Superior ratings at the Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) Music Performance Assessment (MPA) at Santaluces High School on October 26, 2013
  • 1st place in Class 3A at the Striking Cobra Invitational at Park Vista High School on Saturday, October 12, 2013.
    Runner-Up Grand Champion
    Best in Class Caption Awards for Music, General Effect and Auxiliary
    Superior ratings for Music Performance, Visual Performance, General Effect, Percussion Performance, and Auxiliary Performance

All-State Students
Patrick Bain

All-District Honor Band Students
Patrick Bain

All-District Jazz Band Students
Trevor Sterling

Music Scholarships
Jon Kersten Memorial Scholarship: Kayla Smith

Homecoming Parade
JHS Band wins 1st Place in the Homecoming Parade for their float!

2012-2013

Congratulations to the Spirit of Jupiter and  Director of Bands, Mr. Michael Larkin!!

FMBC Finalist 2012

The Spirit of Jupiter Marching Warriors traveled to Tampa on 
Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 to participate in the
Florida Marching Band State Championships.

For the SIXTH consecutive year, the Marching Band placed in the TOP FIVE at semi-finals, earning them a spot in the finals where they performed at the Tropicana Field.

The Spirit of Jupiter finished 4th in the state in class 3A
and earned the highest individual music score, a 9.8 out of 10,
of all 25 state finalist bands!

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Spirit of Jupiter earned an overall rating of Superior at the 

Marching Music Performance Assessments (MPAs) held at 
Palm Beach Central High School, Nov 10, 2012

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Spirit of Jupiter at Santaluces HS with their Trophies from the
Marching Chiefs Invitational, Nov 3, 2012

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Spirit of Jupiter results:

  • Participation Award
  • Music: Best in Class
  • Visual Performance: Best in Class
  • General Effect: Best in Class
  • Percussion: Best in Class
  • Auxiliary: Best in Class
  • 1st Place: Class 3A

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The Spirit of Jupiter Marching Band participated in their second competition of the season at
Park Vista High School, Oct 20, 2012   

Spirit swept the “best of” caption awards for class 3A, earning Superior ratings for
Music Performance, Visual Performance, General Effect, Percussion and Auxiliary.
They placed 1st in their 3A class and 4th overall (out of 13 bands),
outscoring all bands from classes 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A.

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The Spirit of Jupiter Marching Band qualified for State Semi-Finals at their
first competition of the season at the Mighty Lancer Band Jamboree John I. Leonard High School, Oct 13, 2012

Spirit of Jupiter results:

  • Superior Music
  • Superior Visual
  • Superior Color Guard
  • Superior General Effect
  • Distinguished Percussion
  • 2nd Place Finish class AAA
  • 4th place overall finish of the day out of 23 bands.

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All-District Band

Congratulations to Patrick Bain and Melissa Blasky for qualifying for All-District Band!

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JHS Winter Guard places 7th in
WG International Super Regionals

The Jupiter High School Winter Guard competed in its first Winter Guard International Super Regional competition.  There were a total of 36 color guards from all over the Southeastern United States that competed in our class.  The top 18 advanced to semi-finals, and the top 9 advanced to finals at the University of Central Florida Arena on Sunday.

Not only did the JHS Winter Guard make it to semi-finals, but they also advanced to finals and ended with a 7th place finish.  The winter guard had 3 phenomenal performances and they gave their all.  They represented the school and the community well and with pride.  This has put us on the map for having one of the best winter guards in the country, and we are well on our way to being at the top.

Congratulations to the JHS Winter Guard.  Come out to support them this weekend at the South Florida Winter Guard Association Championships at Park Vista!

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 Fourth in the State at FMBC, Nov. 19, 2011

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The Spirit of Jupiter took fourth place at FMBC state finals, obtaining its highest score at the state level ever in its history. Congratulations, Spirit, on a fantastic season!!!

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First-Place at Santaluces Marching Chiefs Invitational,
Nov. 5, 2011

Spirit of Jupiter won:

  • 1st Place Class AA
  • Best Color Guard
  • Best Visual
  • Best Percussion
  • Best General Effect
  • Tied for Best Music

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The Spirit of Jupiter earned straight Superior ratings at Marching MPA, Oct. 22, 2011

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Spirit took top honors at the Lancer Jamboree
John I. Leonard High School, Oct. 15, 2011

Spirit of Jupiter won:

  • Grand Champion Class A and Class AA – by a landslide 6 points
  • 1st place Class AA
  • Superior Music
  • Superior General Effect
  • Superior Color Guard
  • Distinguished Visual
  • Distinguished Percussion
  • Best Color Guard
  • Best Percussion
  • Best Woodwinds
  • Best Music
  • Best General Effect
  • Best Visual

ALSO, James Ehmer won Best Drum Major honors.

Congratulations, James and all of Spirit!!!

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The Spirit of Jupiter were winners at the
Lely Competition Oct. 8, 2011

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Spirit of Jupiter won:

  • 1st Place Class AAAA
  • Runner-up Grand Champion
  • Best Guard
  • Best Percussion
  • Best Visual

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The Spirit of Jupiter go to the Sugar Bowl in 2008JHS Band 2008 Sugar Bowl

The Marching Warriors spent 4 days in New Orleans competing in an invitational band competition, performing in the Sugar Bowl Pregame and Halftime shows and doing some volunteer work aiding the families still suffering from Hurricane Katrina.