Another Band Director Steps Up to the Podium
They say, “the third time’s the charm”. Hopefully, that’s the case for South Broward High School’s band.
Band students at South Broward High school have a had three band directors in the past three years. Because of this, the bands routine, performance and over all attitude has been very different each year.
They had a very successful band director Mr. Scott. Many people had known him for the bulldog marching band and for going to Carnegie Hall in New York. When people found out he was leaving they were extremely upset because of all the fun and amazing experiences they’ve had with him.
The summer he left, the students were introduced to Mr. Reid. Some students described that year as “a bit of a drag” due to Scott leaving, but also because of all the miscommunication between Reid, administration and the students. Everything last year, they describe as always feeling last minute or rushed, with that they were never able to reach their full potential with him. All the exciting plans that he had seemed to have sadly never came through.
This year, Mr.Esquilin and his experience with music performance and teaching gives the band high hopes for this school year. Although he has an amazing list of things he’s done so far in his career, what are the students’ opinion on all the changes that have been happening these past three years and what do they think of the promising new director.