Concert and Performance Dates 2021-22

October 6th – concert (7pm, Leon HS auditorium)

Poster

Program

Full Concert Recording

December 5th – concert (evening 5p and 7p, Leon HS auditorium)

December 9 – 11 – PAWS concert (evening, Leon HS auditorium) *dress rehearsal Thurs Dec 9 from 3p – 6p

March 10th – Caribbean Dinner (evening, Tallahassee Auto Museum)

April 21st – concert (evening, Cascades Park Amphitheater)

May 5th-8th – Virginia Beach International PanFest (Canboulay and Bacchanal only)

May TBA – concert (evening, Leon HS auditorium)

Welcome to Fall 2021!

Dear Lion Steel Community,

Welcome to the new school year! My name is Kayleen Justus and I am the new Director of Steel Bands at Leon High School.  If you are reading this, you are about to become – or already are – involved in the world of pan (steel band). We are a very special music program: Leon HS is the only secondary school in Tallahassee with this unique curricular music offering and our steel band program is one of the most distinguished of its kind in the country. We are lucky to have such a supportive community and we are proud to be a part of the vibrant performing arts culture in Tallahassee since 1990.

During the 2021-22 school year, our steel bands will be presenting several on- and off-campus concerts and the advanced groups will again compete at the Virginia International Pan Fest in May 2022. Details about our performance calendar and other activities can be found at leonperformingarts.org and right here on the Lion Steel website. I will be using this site, as well as FOCUS/Classlink, to communicate important information with you throughout the year. Browse the website now and check back frequently to get the latest news about our bands!

Please feel free to reach out to me anytime with questions. If you’d like to know a little bit more about me before we meet, you can check out my profile HERE (click on my image to read more).

Definitely check out and read through the digital copy of our 2021-22 Course Syllabus, but make sure to read, sign, and return the hard copy to me by the end of the first week of class.

**When you pay your class fee for steel band during the first week, you can either bring a check or cash to school (and I’ll write you a receipt) OR you can pay it online here.

I am so excited for the coming school year, and I look forward to making music with everyone!

Cheers,

Dr. Kayleen Justus

Director of Steel Bands

justusk@leonschools.net

2020-2021 Advanced Band Rosters

Advanced Band Rosters

Canboulay

T- Aubrey Fisher

T- Nicole Marowski

T- Gianna Russell

T- Caleb Richards

T- Christian Alvis

T- Isaiah Clingerman

T- Isaiah Ramsey

T- Natalie Johns

T- Rachael Miller

T- Jafvert Reed

T- Gracie Reis

T- Lindsey Skeen

DT- Ella Baker

DT- Paige Keating

DT- Talia Kimelman

DT- Rachel Rawls

DS- Marina Navas

DS- Lilli Unger

DS- Kai Washington

DS- Eason Winton

DS- Chase Hopkins

G- Vincent Lewis

G- Charlie Sipple

G- Phil Prasse

G- Landon Foster

B- Nate Mock

B- Mathew Swanson

Bacchanal

T- Suzanne Anstead

T- Yoel Beechy

T- Sanah Nabulsi

T- Shawn Brown

T- Briana Giaimo

T- Samantha Hight

T- Aysha Jaber

T- Cameron Martinello

T- Korbyn Riles

T- Shauniya Walker

T- Riley Branham

DT- Ian Guarraia

DT- Hannah Marsh

DT- Nia Morgan

DT- Max Mickles

DS- Caden Alvis

DS- Erik Harper

DS- Kiyle Gardner

DS- Isaac Branca

DS- Jordyn Richardson

G- Athena Baucum

G- Christian Laguins

G- Katelyn Shipley

G- Nathaniel Jean

B- Carter Perry

B- Eli Levine

Jouvert

T- Micah Black

T- Kendall Hartsfield

T- Alexandra Jones

T- Blair Hurst

T- Nathan Stephens

T- Piper Atkinson

T- Gabria Cottrell

T- Wren Lheureux

T- Colton Wasson

T- Aidan McArthur

T- Tikura Gamble

T- Landon Hartsfield

DT- Ansley Wiggins

DT- Myasia Braxton

DT- Rita Teal

DS- Haley Butler

DS- Sarah Grace Darsey

DS- Grace Dobbs

DS- Rebekah Smith

DS- Mason Neel

G- Gabriel Rodriguez

G- Adena Porter

G- Jonathan Dickinson

G- Donavan Shumate

B- Troy Najdowski

B- Zachary Sandell

2019-2020 Concert Dates!

October 2nd- ALL student bands(No adult ensembles) at 7 o’clock in the Leon Auditorium

December 8th- Beginning Bands at 4 o’clock and Advanced Bands at 7 o’clock in the Leon Auditorium

PAWS- December 13th and 14th CANBOULAY ONLY

March 12th- ALL student bands and adult ensembles at 6 o’clock at the ANTIQUE CAR MUSEUM (Caribbean Dinner)

April 22nd- ADVANCED Bands ONLY! Cascades Park Amphitheater at 7 o’clock

May 10th- Beginning Bands at 4 o’clock and Advanced Bands at 7 o’clock in the Leon Auditorium

2019-2020 Advanced Band Rosters

Advanced Band Rosters

Canboulay

Drew Sapp

Sanan Engel

Aubrey Fisher

Nicole Marowski

AJ Morato

Eli Powell

Gianna Russell

Caleb Richards

Allie H

Ella Baker

Collin Barber

Grant Birtman

Paige Keating

Nile Bryant

Dessa Rae Howell

Marina Navas

Lilli Unger

Eleanor LaJeunnesse

Eden Parker

Jayla Trinity

Celeste Kadzis

Eva Harris

Anya Byrne

Vanna Fleck

Meagan Marowski

 

Bacchanal

Isaiah C

Natalie Johns

Gabrielle Powell

Gracie Reis

Shelby Shumate

Lindsey Skeen

Jafvert Reed

Sanah Nabulsi

Rachael Miller

Max Telfer

Eason Winton

Talia Kimelman

Rachel Rawls

Landon Foster

Chase Hopkins

Kai Washington

Phil Prasse

Vincent Lewis

Charlie Sipple

Nate Mock

 

Jouvert

Riley Branham

Korbyn Riles

Yoel Fern

Suzanne Anstead

Aysha Jaber

Cameron Martinello

Emma Macedo

Deshawn Marvin

Samantha Hight

Hannah Marsh

Zoe Albrigo

John Miller

Isaac Branca

Kiyle Gardner

Erik Harper

Athena Baucum

Katelyn Shipley

Christian Laguins

Elijah Levine

Carter Perry

2018-2019 Concert Dates and Times!

October 3rd- ALL student bands(No adult ensembles) at 7 o’clock in the Leon Auditorium

December 2nd- Beginning Bands at 4 o’clock and Advanced Bands at 7 o’clock in the Leon Auditorium

PAWS- December 7th and 8th CANBOULAY ONLY

March 14th- ALL student bands and adult ensembles at 6 o’clock at the ANTIQUE CAR MUSEUM (Caribbean Dinner)

April 17th- ADVANCED Bands ONLY! Cascades Park Amphitheater at 7 o’clock

May 5th- Beginning Bands at 4 o’clock and Advanced Bands at 7 o’clock in the Leon Auditorium

May 10th-11th Virginia Beach International Pan Festival Bachhanal & Canboulay ONLY

Audition Results! Advanced Bands 2018-2019

Advanced Band Rosters 18-19

Canboulay

Kiersten Potter

Drew Sapp

Zach Prasse

Sanan Engel

Jamie Boykin

Jordan Budd

Nick Pesic

Catherine Potts

Christian Alvis

Collin Barber

Evi Sullivan

Michael Zapert

Evan Kilby

Sarah Boutwell

Eden Parker

Eleanor LaJeunnesse

Jaleesa Thomas

Nik Lopez

Anya Byrne

Jackson Henry

Casey Keating

Everett Elzie

Landon Cook

Bacchanal

Aubrey Fisher

AJ Morato

Elijah Powell

Allie Hudson

Caleb Richards

Isaiah Ramsey

Max Telfer

Nicole Marowski

Gianna Russell

Jakob Ackerman

Nile Bryant

Grant Birtman

Paige Keating

Shahida Muhammad

Nayelly Escuadra

Lilli Unger

Marina Navas

Dessa Rae

Jaqueline Olivia

Jayla Pinkston

Celeste Kadzis

Joe Clark

Jouvert

Gracie Reis

Sanah Nabulsi

Katherine McManus

Katelyn Pautsch

Natalie Johns 

Libby Sauer

Shelby Shumate

Lindsey Skeen

Gabrielle Powell

Ella Baker

Talia Kimelman

Rachel Rawls

Evan Gans

Caroline Keenan

Elise Mitchell

Chase Hopkins

Todd Woodward

Ethan Puritz

Eva Harris

Nate Mock

Landon Foster 

2017-2018 Concert Dates!

October 4th- ALL student bands(No adult ensembles) at 7 o’clock in the Leon Auditorium

December 3rd- Beginning Bands at 4 o’clock and Advanced Bands at 7 o’clock in the Leon Auditorium

PAWS- December 8th and 9th CANBOULAY ONLY

March 8th- ALL student bands and adult ensembles at 6 o’clock at the ANTIQUE CAR MUSEUM (Caribbean Dinner)

April 19th- ADVANCED Bands ONLY! Cascades Park Amphitheater at 7 o’clock

May 6th- Beginning Bands at 4 o’clock and Advanced Bands at 7 o’clock in the Leon Auditorium

Springtime once again!

Hello everyone! As the year draws to a close, concert season is here!

The advanced bands performed a beautiful night of music at Cascades Park last Thursday, and we are looking forward to seeing you all again at the last big show… Sunday, May 7th. There will be 2 shows that day with our Beginning Bands performing at 4pm and our Advanced students at 7pm. Shows are in Leon’s Auditorium and are FREE and OPEN to the public. See you there!

Lion Steel!!! Woooo!

Mike