Sean Luce Director of Bands Lake Gibson High School
A native of Lakeland, Florida, Sean Luce received the degree of Bachelor of Music Education from The Florida State University. Mr. Luce completed his teaching internship at Winter Haven High School in Fall 2004 and returned to become the Director of Bands in Fall 2006.
As director, his teaching responsibilities include the Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and the "Pride of Winter Haven" Marching Band, Jazz, and Advanced Placement Music Theory. Under his direction the past three school years, the WHHS band program has kept its standard of excellence. The marching band has received straight superior ratings at all FBA events as well as second place finishes at Palmetto Ridge Marching Invitational and the Ocala Marching Band Invitation. The concert band has received an overall superior rating at district concert festival. The symphonic band has also received straight superior ratings at the district level, an overall state superior as well as a straight superior earning the band program its eighth Otto J. Kraushaar Award for year long straight superior ratings. Also, the symphonic band auditioned and performed at the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York City in May of 2008.
Prior to arriving at WHHS, Mr. Luce served as the Associate Director of Bands and Director of Orchestras at Palm Bay High School in Melbourne, FL. There, his teaching responsibilities included the Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra, and color guard. While at PBHS, the orchestra received straight superior ratings for the first time in over eight years. Also, within the first semester of being at PBHS, a second orchestra was formed and received a superior rating within its first two months of existence. The indoor color guard received superior ratings at all FBA events at both the district and state levels, as well as becoming the 2006 Class B Gold Medalists in the Florida Federation of Color Guard Circuit.
Mr. Luce continues to be an active clinician and involved member of several music organizations. His professional and musical affiliations include the Music Educators National Conference, Florida Bandmasters Association, North American Saxophone Alliance, Phi Mu Alhpa Sinfonia, the National Band Association, and saxophonist in the Hollingsworth Winds in Lakeland, Florida. Mr. Luce is a happy newlywed with his wife Heather Luce.