By NewsLine Staff

The Nease Marching Band just completed a successful marching season. During the month of October, the band won two class championships, and was named a top 10 finalist at a major national regional held in Orlando. It also received straight superiors at the MPA adjudication in Fernandina Beach. The Nease Band traveled to Fayette County High School in Georgia where it competed in the 35th annual Lafayette Classic. Despite less than ideal weather conditions, the ensemble performed beautifully and took home awards for percussion and colorguard, as well as winning the title of Grand Champions. In November, the Nease Band hosted its 2019 First Coast Marching Invitational. Ten bands from Florida to Georgia competed in the day long event, with Duncan U. Fletcher High School earning the Grand Championship. Nease had the opportunity to perform its award-winning show “Wanderlust” as an exhibition at this event.

Led by band director, Anthony Cananzi, Jr., the Nease Band program receives strong support from parents and community volunteers. Contact the Nease Band Boosters at if you are interested in supporting the musicians and program or to ask questions in anticipation of your freshman coming to Nease High School.

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