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The Flanagan Wind Orchestra, under the Direction of Michael A. Gabriel, is one of the most critically acclaimed ensembles in the state of Florida.  The Flanagan Wind Orchestra has consistently received Superior Ratings at District and State Florida Bandmasters Association Music Performance Assessments, and has received praise for exceptionally moving performances of advanced contemporary music.

The ensemble has performed in some of the most high profile venues in the nation, including: a performance tour in Washington, D.C; a feature performance for the Florida Music Education Association Professional Development Conference; the National Adjudicator’s Invitational, the Walt Disney World Festival.

The Flanagan Wind Orchestra has been a formidable force in promoting new works for bands and wind ensembles. The ensemble has worked personally with composers including Wayne Oquin, David Maslanka, James Woodward, John Mackey, Frank Ticheli, Scott McAllister, Donald Grantham, Ryan George, Brian Hanson, Zachary Bush, Carl Holmquist, and Jose Ignacio Blesa Lull.

Concert Programs:

Spring Concert 2022:

Sea Songs--Ralph Vaughan Williams

Symphonic Dance no. 3 "La Fiesta"--Clifton Williams

Sheltering Sky--John Mackey

Danzon no. 2--Arturo Marquez

District Concert MPA 2022:

Konigsmarsch--Richard Strauss

Affirmation--Wayne Oquin

Selections from Carmina Burana--Carl Orff arr. John Krance

Lindbergh Variations--Robert Sheldon (Student Conductor, Claris Procianos)

Winter Concert 2021:

Danzas Cubanas--Robert Sheldon

An American Elegy--Frank Ticheli

First Suite in Eb--Gustav Holst

Illumination--David Maslanka

District Concert MPA 2020:

The Honored Dead March--John Phillip Sousa

Mare Tranquillitatis--Roger Zare

The Frozen Cathedral--John Mackey

Winter Concert 2019:

Three Memories--Zachary Bush** World Premeire

O Magnum Mysterium--Morten Lauridsen/H. Robert Reynolds

Watchman, Tell Us of the Night--Mark Camphouse

Sleigh Ride--Leroy Anderson

Fall Concert 2019:

High School Cadets March--John Phillip Sousa

Separate Peace--Brian Hanson

Elegy for a Young American--Ronald LoPresti

Ride--Samuel Hazo

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Established in 2020 due to an increase in Band enrollment, the Flanagan Wind Ensemble is the intermediate training ensemble for instrumental students. In its inaugural appearance at 2022 District Concert MPA, the group earned Straight Superior ratings.

Concert Programs:

Spring Concert 2022:

Conductors: Alex Sanchez, Kiethlyn Gilbert, Michael Gabriel

March of the Belgian Paratroopers--Pierre Leemans

On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss--David Holsinger

Overture for Winds--Charlie Carter

District Concert MPA 2022:

Conductor: Michael Gabriel

Red Cape March--James Meredith

On Joyful Wing--Michael Sweeney

Peregrin: A Traveler's Tale--Douglas Akey

American Cameos--Jay Dawson (Student Conductor, Briana Gutierrez)

Winter Concert 2021:

Conductors: Sean Rees, Kiethlyn Gilbert, Michael Gabriel

Darklands March--Randall Standridge

Haunakkah Holiday--David Marshall

Cumberland Cross--Carl Strommen

American Cameos--Jay Dawson

All I Want for Christmas is You--arr. Michael Brown


Led by Kiethlyn Gilbert, the Flanagan Symphonic Band is the primary training ensemble for students new to the Flanagan Band program, including select Walter C. Young Middle School students enrolled in our Young Falcon Flyer program. The group participates in all program concerts throughout the year.

Concert Programs:


Spring Concert 2022:

Apollo Fanfare--Robert W. Smith

Plaza de Torros--Brian Balmages

Jungle Dance--Mark Williams

Mustangs: The Spirit of the West--Larry Clark

District Concert MPA 2022:

Bunker Hill March--Karl King

In Quiet Times--James Swearingen

Quintus--Larry Clark

Winter Concert 2021:

Eagle Command March--Quincy Hilliard

Two Chinese Folk Songs--John O'Riley

Flourish--Sandy Feldstein/Larry Clark

Christmas Kazoo--James Ployhar

District Concert MPA 2020:

Newcastle March--Jhonnie Vinson

Lullaby to the Moon--Brian Balmages

Emerald Isle--Dave Black

Winter Concert 2019:

Activity March--Harold Bennett

Three Pieces for Band--Bela Bartok

Bristol Bay Legend--Robert Sheldon

All I Want for Christmas is You--arr. Michael Brown

Fall Concert 2019:

Dinosaurs: Daniel Bukvich

The Machine Awakes: Steven Bryant

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Established in 2020 due to heightened interest in the Flanagan Band Department, the Flanagan Beginning Band is an ensemble open to all students at Flanagan High School, regardless of their level of experience with music. Led by Kiethlyn Gilbert, all students in the ensemble learn how to play an instrument and read music notation starting in August, and are trainied perform in 2 concerts throughout the school year.

Concert Programs:

Spring Concert 2022:

The Lost City--Paul Lavender

Dance of the Jabberwocky--Rob Grice

Crown of Glory--Robert W. Smith

Winter Concert 2021:

Performance Highlights from the Essential Elements Method--John Higgins

Jingle Bells--John O'Reilly

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