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JHS Band discovers history

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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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Ryann Weinstein, Staffer
Ryann Weinstein, freshman, is a staffer for War Cry. Weinstein loves writing for the travel and breaking news section as she was the Editor-In-Chief of her middle school newspaper and dreams of becoming a travel journalist one day. She is also interested in photography with hopes of starting a photography business. Born and raised in Los Angeles, her favorite foods consist of sandwiches, sushi and Starbucks. Weinstein is a huge "Swiftie" [Taylor Swift fan] and is looking forward to going to her “Eras Tour" concert again next year. She is also looking forward to writing articles on school events and can’t wait for homecoming in October. 
Addison Gload, Media Manager and School News Editor
Addison Gload, junior, is the Media Manager and School News Editor for the Jupiter War Cry, having joined her sophomore year. Gload is always looking for new information to share with her peers; she enjoys being able to make school news known and sharing the ins and outs of what is happening. As a Fla. native, Gload takes part in clubs and leadership positions such as, Historian of Student Government Association and Parliamentarian of the Class of 2025 and now as a manager and editor in War Cry. “I like the class dynamic. [The staff] is really nice and sweet and helpful,” Gload said. “I also like being able to write and being on the website and being proud of what I put out and have other people be able to read it and learn from it.” Gload enjoys pursuing her passion for photography and being able to catalog wonderful memories through pictures. “I kind of started more in ninth grade when I took Media Studies, and they taught us how to photograph and then I’ve just been doing it on my own a little but I found that it's really fun to take really pretty pictures and seeing it again in the end,” Gload said.

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