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JHS Band discovers history

Addison Gload

While cleaning out the band room closet, Ryan Ross, band director, had no idea he was about to discover a decade of band history.

“We found these boxes of old uniforms and I know we had changed them every year, so it was cool to see all of them,” Ross said. 

Ross decided to put the band’s previous costumes in shadow boxes on display in their hallway, so the students worked hard to put the displays together. 

“Instead of them just sitting in the band room, we decided to get together as a group and hang our uniforms,” Skylar David, drum major, said.

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The Jupiter High School band is an award winning group that has won multiple awards such as placing third at the Florida Marching Band Championship last year. After discovering the costumes, Ross wanted to pay homage to the bands of the past and instill pride in its current members.

“They used to paint little segments on the wall of their different shows. I’ve always wanted to do something like that but I’m not very artistic,” Ross said. “I figured that this would be kind of a good supplement to remember the previous years.” 

Ross and David’s favorite costume was 2021.

“We won a state championship with that one. The color guard won state with that uniform,” Ross said.

The JHS uniforms have been important to the success for the band. 

“We’ve built an amazing program with state championships and great people. We wanted to showcase what our program was about,” David said. 

It’s a walk down history in the band hallway, and JHS cannot wait to see the band create more memories, win more awards and of course, add more costumes to the hallway for years to come.  

“We hope to fill the whole hallway,” Ross said. “We’re saving room for this year and [for the] future.”


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