Wind Ensemble Auditions: February 26th 3:15pm. Audition includes two excerpts from the following as well as any random two major scales out of all twelve.

Agenda for Marching MPA’s at Palm Beach Central. Let’s go Chiefs!

Bring your instrument, dinner money, gloves, dinkles, light snack, water jug, sun screen.

10:30 Call time for students (instruments out and warm up) parents – prepare (props, trailer,  trailer and percussion instruments)

11:30 Students  bring instruments to trailer – parents and equipment students load trailer

12:00Students get dressed and organized for departure

12:25 Students Head to the bus

12:35 Bus Departs for Palm Beach Central

1:10 Arrive at Palm Beach Central – Check in, restroom, park trailer, parents unload instruments and props

1:30 Students Pick up instruments from trailer and help with final unloading

1:55 Head to Warm Up Area

2:00 Warm Up

2:35 Travel

3:00 Perform  **Reminder that Bandannas are part of halves**

3:30 Disassemble/ pack trailer/ etc.

Dinner BREAK

4:15 Listen To other Bands

5:30-6:30 Dinner BREAK Awards Ceremony

6:30 Depart Palm Beach Central

7:00 Arrive at Santaluces

7:30 Organize Band room and perform at Pumpkin Patch


Welcome Band Chiefs!

It is with great excitement that I welcome your family to the Santaluces Chiefs Band family. I am thrilled to be your band director and can’t wait to meet each of you. This will be an exciting year as we build on our success as an award winning band program.  Whether you are in the marching band, concert band or jazz band you will be involved in the one of the most active organizations at Santaluces Community High School.

Being involved in the Chief Band program is a richly rewarding experience that will help build confidence and character.  Our musicians learn valuable life lessons such as commitment, teamwork, time management skill, and personal responsibility while having lots of fun!.  We have a full season of performances and competitions for each of the bands. Our marching and concert bands perform at all home football games, pep rallies, and community events.  Our first performance competition will be on September 29th at the Boca High Invitational, followed by the John I Leonard Invitational and the Music Performance Assessments on October 27th. Jazz and Concert band also perform during the holiday season as well. A complete schedule of our activities can be found online at

While students make up the band, it is our Band Boosters — the parents — that play a very important role in our success.  There are many opportunities for our parents to be actively involved in supporting the band program both directly and indirectly.  Monthly band meetings are a great way to stay informed. Your help is both needed and appreciated in many ways, whether at band practices, performances, or fundraising. I look forward to meeting each of you and getting to know you.  

I am really excited about this year. I want your Band experience (students AND parents) to be as positive and rewarding as possible. Taking a few minutes to get informed and stay current with everything that happens in the Band will make your participation in the Santaluces High School Band Program on of the highlights of your high school experience!

Parent meeting is going to occur on August 6th at 7:15 p.m. in the band room.


Nick Nikolovski

Director of Bands

Santaluces Community High School


Forms Due Band Camp

2018-19BandFairsharebreakdown     Sign and Return

2018-19BandFairsharecontract        Read

handbook-verification-2018-19         Sign and Return

medicalform2018-19-page-1      NOTARIZE, SIGN AND RETURN

medicalform2018-19-page-2   NOTARIZE, SIGN AND RETURN

Field Trip Form 2018-2019      Sign and Return


We have a few more spots available for our Transformation- Avengers Marching Show. It will be an awesome and fun show. Get in touch with Mr. Nikolovski at to join our award winning program.

Watch our 2017 Superior rated “Phantom of The Opera”  show.

MARCHING BAND CAMP  2018 August 6 through 10,

Monday- Tuesday 3:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Wednesday 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Thursday 3:30 to 9:00 p.m. Friday 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Bring a Snack, LOTS OF WATER, hat, sun screen, TUNER, lire, white shirt, black shorts and sneakers (Monday and Tuesday  Band Days might  start at 1:00 p.m. for leadership – notice will be sent)

Saturday August 18 1:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Food Provided


MARCHING BAND PRACTICES August 15th through November 2nd

Every Tuesday and Thursday 3:10 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. * Practices might go to 7:00 p.m. weather and performance ready with prior notice given.

Every Friday when the is no Home Game 3:10 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Refer To Calendar Below

Friday Run Through practice might occur from 3:10 to 4:00 p.m. during home game days.

Saturday August 18th through September 22nd 1:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m.

Saturday October 20th 1:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. Hurricane /Weather/Drill Cleaning Make Up Day if needed



September 29th – All Day – Boca High School

October 13th – All Day- John I. Leonard

Octover 27th Rain Check November 3rd- All Day- MPA

Prospective Marching Band Leaders,

Please print the forms off and have them turned in to Mr. Nikolovski’s box in the band room no later than April 11,2018

General Leadership application

Leadership Position Description

Leadership Self Evalution Form

Student Recommendation Form

Teacher Rec Form



MPA at Wellington High School – Performance at 3:30 p.m.

Bring your approved LEE’s ASAP

Have your Complete Uniforms ready by Monday 3/5

10:15 am BAND ROOM CALL TIME, submit LEE’s, ORGANIZE uniforms, instruments

11:00 am pm Eat Lunch

12:00 Depart Santaluces

12:35 Arrive at Wellington High

12:45 Head to Instrument Storage

2:15 Head On Stage

2:30 Warm Up on Stage

3:30 Performance

5:30 to 6:00 Head Back to Santaluces

7:00 or 7:30 Dismissal pending on efficiency of unloading and taking care of uniforms

Cellphone Recording from 3/7/2018 Rehearsal. Listen and adjust. 

Listen and find strategies to improve. Use FBA assessment rubric.


MPA at Wellington High School – Performance at 3:00 p.m.

Have your Complete Uniforms ready by Monday 3/5

1:00 Depart Santaluces

1:35 Arrive at Wellington High

1:45 Head to Instrument Storage

1:45 to 2:15 Use Restrooms , Get Ready etc

2:15 Head On Stage

2:30 Warm Up on Stage

3:00 Performance

4:15 Head Back to Santaluces

5 or 5:30 Dismissal pending on efficiency of unloading and taking care of uniforms


Saturday March 3rd – Show Shirt and Jeans

8:45 am Leadership Meeting -Bring Agenda Items

9:30 am Winds and Percussion Call Time

10:00 am Color Guard and Jazz Band Call Time

11:00 am- 1:00 pm Court Yard Performance

2:00 pm Dismissal

Remember to gather your uniform items and organize them.


Band Banquet

Senor Parents! Get in touch with Mr. Nikolovski to organize this event.

Let’s discuss and organize by our Next parent meeting, April 4th.

We also might seek an alternate awards ceremony event if needed.


Pre MPA Perfromance

Kentucky 1800 – Folk Songs – Listen and Enjoy


3 Big Events Coming Up

Pre- MPA Wednesday March 21st Performance at 6:30 P.M. Dress Rehearsal after School. Performance Location is PAC at Santaluces

SECME Fundraiser – Fairshare Help – Saturdays February 24th and April 7th 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. A

Excite Concert – Wednesday May 9th at 7:00 pm. Dress Rehearsal May 8th Tuesday 3:15 to 7:00 pm and  Wednesday 3:15 to 5:30 pm. Location PAC at Santaluces.


District Solo and Ensemble Check-list for All Band Students

February 2-3, 2018 – John I. Leonard HS

*Missing your performance will result in one full letter grade deduction from the 3rd nine weeks.

Print this form and take it with you: Solo and Ensemble Instructions

Judge assessment rubric forms:

You must have the Original part (for solos) or Original score (for ensembles) for the judge with correct edits, measures numbered, your name (OR “SANTALUCES HIGH SCHOOL” if it belongs to SHS) in the upper right hand corner.  NO COPIES FOR THE JUDGE.  Make sure to erase all of your markings on the judge’s original part/score.  Put the judge’s original part/score in a folder or a large envelope to keep it clean and neat.  On Monday, February 5th, return all originals that belong to SHS to Mr. Nikolovski.

  •         Performance attire—plan ahead.  Coordinate ensemble attire.  Dress for the occasion.
  •         Have PARENT DRIVER transportation to and from John I. Leonard High School.  (Student drivers may only drive themselves – no student passengers).  Arrive at least 1 hour prior to your 1st performance time.
  •         Notify your accompanist of your solo time, judge, and room number.
  •         You are responsible for bringing all music, instruments, equipment, sticks/mallets, extra reeds, oils, grease, straps, mouthpieces, etc….that you use.  PLAN AHEAD.
  •         Locate your performance room 1st, then warm-up properly IN THE WARM-UP ROOM.  There is no playing outside or in the hallways.  
  •         Get to your performance room at least 15 minutes before your listed performance time – the judge may have had cancellations and will want to hear their next event as soon as possible.
  •         Remember proper performance etiquette:  Introduce yourself and your piece to the judge.  Maintain good eye contact.  Be professional.  After listening to the judge’s comments, say “Thank You.”
  •         The performer(s) decide whether an audience can remain in the room.  If you do not want an audience, let the judge know you would like the room cleared.  (Does not apply to auxiliary events)
  •         All woodwind and brass players who play school instruments:  You MUST bring back all school instruments to Santaluces on Monday, Feb. 5th. PLAN AHEAD.
  •         COLORGUARD. Double Check all of your timing requirements and coordinate with your teammates accordingly. Remember all of your equipment.
  •         Mr. Nikolovski and Ms. McNiel will be present. There are multiple events occuring at the same time. Therefore, send us a remind message if you need us in an emergency.

Sign up for Remind: Download the “Remind” App Click “Join a Class” Enter class code @chiefs1617 Or go to this link: Or from your cell phone: Text​ ​81010​ ​to​ ​@chiefs1617

$4.00 voluntary donation for parking on campus.  Bring $$

  •         Remember to use proper performance etiquette.
  •         Be courteous and polite to your judge and to the hosting workers.
  •         Ratings usually take at least an hour to post after your performance.  Be patient!  You do not have to wait for your ratings if you need to leave.
  •         Directors ONLY are allowed in the FBA Office.
  •         Students should not have any contact with judges outside of the performance room
  •         Your family & friends should not initiate any contact with judges at any time.
  •         Any concerns should be brought to Mr. Nikolovski We will usually be in the FBA Office (come to the door and ask for me, don’t walk in. 
  •         View your ratings and those of others with class and restraint.  You are representing your band and school – make us proud of you.

Please support our hosts, the JI Leonard Band, by patronizing their concessions.

DIRECTIONS TO JOHN I. LEONARD HIGH SCHOOL from Santaluces:  Address is 4701 10th Ave. N., Greenacres, 33463.  Allow at least 30 minutes drive time. Rush Hour. Etc

$4.00 voluntary donation for parking on campus – bring $$ if you want to park on campus.

John I Directions


We will be proudly hosting University of Akron’s Marching Band this upcoming Monday (18th) from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 at Santaluces High School Main Football Field. Come support them and Santaluces’ band program.


Dear Middle School Band Students and Parents/Guardians,

The Santaluces Band wants you to come play with us at our winter concert on  Wednesday,13 December 2017. Call time for the concert is 5:30 PM and we will meet in the band room. The concert will begin promptly at 6:30 PM. Be sure to look over your music and come have fun with us and experience playing in a high school concert band.  Find your music here >>> Feliz Navidad<<<<


Lake Worth Parade Info December 16th

Practice at 1:00 pm

Pot Luck at 2:30 pm – Bring items discussed in class

4:30 pm Get ready to leave and depart with bus to Downtown Lake Worth.

6:00 pm Parade Begins – Limited parking available next to the trailer for parent volunteers.


Dear Students and Parents,

Support the students that will come to Santaluces next year and work with you. Let’s all encourage and motivate our middle school students at their concerts.

Tradewinds Middle School Band – Holiday Concert, December 14 – Santaluces Jazz Band is performing.

Lantana Middle School Band – Holiday Concert, December 14 – Print Music Here >>> Scottish Ballad and perform with them at the concert. 

Your support will tremendously encourage the middle school students. 


Hard Deadline for forms to be submitted is 12/06/2017

Christmas Parade Form- Bring Back ASAP


Parent letter and form to be signed on PAGE 5. Bring Back ASAP

Parent Letter November 2017 (1)



Designed to help you and your student’s fairshare dues.

Spirit Cups – Beverage Cups: $5.00 & Tumblers $10.00. (Order forms to go home soon)

Show Shirts – Ongoing

Throwback Uniforms – Ongoing

Fence Banners – Ongoing- Students will receive a large amount back to their fairshare. Highly Suggested!

Cookie Dough- End of November to December if there is a parent volunteer to assist the band director in managing the fundraiser.

SnapRaise– Donation Based fundraiser that helps the band purchase new equipment, props,etc. Date coming up soon- January-February

Santaluces High School and Santaluces Band Spirit Wear– Hats, Shirts, etc  Spring-March

Dominos Pizza – January or April

SECME Saturday, February 24, 2018 – Elementary

             Saturday, April 7, 2018 – Secondary
Car Wash– Possible in April if there is enough parent involvement and interest


Remember to market our stuff the truck fundraiser this weekend and next week. Student call time is 8:00 on November 11th. Fifteen students will sign up to work for fair share money- first come first serve- sign up will be on Mr. Nikolovski’s office door Tuesday November 7th at 2:42 p.m.

Stuff the truck flyer

MPA at Palm Beach Central 10/21/2017

Wear Black T-Shirts and Black Socks

10:50 Leadership Call Time- Leadership help load the trailer and assist in organizing

11:00 Parents and Leadership Loading of Equipment and prepping- All Drums and Pit Instruments

11:30 Call Time For Everyone Else- WARM UP-INSTRUMENT IN HAND- Pit and Percussion help load the trailer

12:00- Take The Remainder Large Instruments on Trailer and Get Dressed in Halfs

12:45 Get on the bus

1:00 Depart For Palm Beach Central

1:20 Palm Beach Central

Unload Trucks, Cars, Bus, and Trailer

1:45 Head to Warm-Up Area

2:15 Warm Up


6:45 Depart Palm Beach Central



John I. Leonard Competition Agenda

Eat before you come to school and bring snacks to consume before the competitions.

Bring money to eat dinner after our performance. Food will not be provided by the band this Saturday.

Wear Black T-Shirts and Black Socks

10:50 Leadership Call Time

11:00 Parents and Leadership Loading of Equipment and prepping- All Drums and Pit Instruments

11:30 Call Time For Everyone Else- WARM UP

12:00- Take Large Instruments on Trailer Get Dressed

12:45 Get on the bus

1:00 Depart For John I. Leonard

1:15 Arrive at John I. Leonard

Unload Trucks, Cars, Bus, and Trailer

1:45 Head to Warm-Up Area

2:15 Warm Up


6:00 Dinner followed by

9:30  Award Ceremony

Return at Santaluces is at Approximately 10:30 PM.

Own a piece of Marching Chiefs history! (2) (1)

For many of our alumni and families, fond memories involve wearing the Marching Chiefs uniform which was retired in 2015. Now you can own a piece of history and support the band program.
Own a piece of Marching Chiefs history!

Bibber + Jacket $40

Aussie alone $20

Bibber + Jacket + Aussie $50
Will be offered on cash/check only basis on Alumni Night October 6, 2017 and future home football games Oct 27th and Nov 3. No holds or reserves. First come first serve at game time.


Boca Raton Competition Agenda

9:40 a.m. Call time for Prop Movers and Stage Crew

10:00 a.m. All Props on the Back Side Line on the Main Field and Everyone standing by the sideline

10:00 – 12:00 Rehearsal and reinforcing of prop placement.  Outside and load the trailer with props

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Inside fundamentals practice and touching on sections that need work plus singing

12:30 p.m. Parent volunteer call time

1:00 p.m. Food- Pizza or other food will be provided. However, Bring nutritious food that will give you energy through the day. Fruits, oranges etc

1:30 Get dressed and load the trailer with instruments

2:15-2:30 Depart Santaluces High School Bus and it is recommended that parents drive their children to and from Boca High School

3:50 Warm up time at Boca High

5:00 Performance on the field

8:45-9:15 Awards Ceremony

9:30 Drive Back to Santaluces High

10:00 Arrive at Santaluces + Dismissal

Contact me at or via Remind if you have any questions regarding Saturday.



The more we watch the animations, the better we will get.

Opener Animation:

Ballad Animation:

Masquerade Animation:


Dear all,

Below you will find our summer fundraising opportunity, summary of our calendar and the forms that you need to fill out and bring at the beginning of band camp. I had an outstanding year with all of you, and I am looking towards the next one. Phantom of the Opera will be a great show.




Current Fundraiser ongoing for the summer is the Banner and Program Advertisement

Reach out to businesses and follow the directions in the forms below and print them out as you are going to market your need. Follow the instructions carefully as they will your entrepreneurial skills, and this fundraiser will benefit your fair-share tremendously.

Forms and instructions:  2017 Community Partner Football Program Ad, Show Shirt Ad, and Banner Selling Packet


MARCHING BAND CAMP  August 7 through 12

Monday- Thursday 3:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Bring a Snack, lots of water, hat, sun screen, TUNER, lire, white t-shirt, black shorts and sneakers

Friday- 3:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday 1:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.


MARCHING BAND PRACTICES August 15th through November 2nd

Tuesdays and Thursday 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Fridays when the is no Home Game 3:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Saturday September 30th 1:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m.



September 23rd – All Day – Boca High School

October 14th – All Day- John I. Leonard

Octover 21st Rain Check October 28th- All Day- MPA


Please complete and submit all the forms at the beginning of band camp August 7th

 Handbook Verification Form (Student and Parent Signature) Handbook Verification    Band Handbook 2017-2018
 Palm Beach County Field Trip Permission Form (Parent Signature)
 Fair Share Agreement (Student and Parent Signature)2017-2018BandFairsharecontract      2017-18BandFairsharebreakdown
 Emergency Medical Consent (Marching Band ONLY) 2 Pages Notarized

MedicalForm2017 page 1

MedicalForm2017-2 Page 2


Before Band Camp Fitness and Marching Manual

Please refer to the manual below as you are getting ready for Band Camp  

Band  Camp August 7-12  at 3:30 p.m. 

BoC Marching and Fitness Manual


On Thursday, May 25th, we had a full house at our Band Parent Ice Cream Social!  So many new faces and excited parents.  We welcome all of our new “family” members.  2017/2017 will bring our band to around 60 Marching Chiefs!  What a fantastic year we will have!

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May 20th….  That happened!

The 2017-2018 marching season has begun!  Our first full day of sweaty awesomeness started off with introductions.  Then it was off to the field to learn drill where students were reminded why it’s a good idea to have a white shirt, sunscreen, hat and lots of water!  By the way, there’s a great 1/2 gallon cooler at Target for only $5 that hangs on a fence!


Lunch was provided by our friends at the Boynton Beach Duffy’s (Hypoluxo and Congress, please support them because they love us).  For the 2017-2018 marching season, we anticipate adding around 20 additional marchers to the program, which should total more than 50 marchers for the season.  Director Mr. Nikolovski said:  “We had an outstanding day marching and playing.  The students were prepared, showed outstanding musicianship, and the new marchers seemed like naturals on the field.”

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