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General Info for Rising Freshmen
WE AT SICKLES HIGH SCHOOL know it is exciting for students to begin thinking about their transition from middle school to high school. The staff of the Sickles High School Bands would like to remind you that Sickles is in your zone, and we hope that you are considering attending our high school and becoming a member of our award-winning band program.
Principal: Krista Luloff
Sickles High School Phone: (813) 631-4742
Director of Bands: Keith Griffis
Associate Director of Bands: Heather Lundahl
Student Hours: 8:30 AM to 3:25 PM
Address: 7950 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33626
Uniforms: No Uniforms
Colors: Green, Gray and Black
Did you know Sickles offers:
- 26 AP classes (to earn credit)
- AP Capstone Diploma Designation
- 4 on-campus HCC dual enrollment classes
- Many additional dual enrollment classes with HCC.
- More than 60% of students graduate with over a 4.0 GPA.
- More than 90% of Students attend a 2-year or 4-year college.
Sickles is a highly rated school whose honors have a history of National Merit Scholars and students admitted to West Point and Annapolis Naval Academy.
Follow the link to learn more about Sickles High School.
Sickles High School BandsSickles High School is home to one of the largest, and most well-known marching bands in the state.
Our ensembles include Marching Wall of Sound, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble and Color Guard.
Students who join our band program gain skills in areas such as leadership, discipline, time management, respecting others and hierarchy as well as learning music, performing with friends, going places together, gaining personal achievements and much more.
All courses listed in the curriculum satisfy the Fine Arts graduation requirement.
Follow the link to review the 2022-2023 Curriculum Guide.
- ALL new band members should put BAND 1 on their schedule.
- ALL new first year members are encouraged to also enroll in JAZZ ENSEMBLE 1.
- Band is offered for honors credit during the 3rd and 4th years.
- 7-time Lion’s Pride Marching Band Competition Winner.
- Superior rated performances at MPA (Marching and Concert).
- Consistently one of the largest producers of All-State participants in the county.
- History of All-National Band performers.
Can I do band and.....?
Yes! Our band members enjoy participating in high level academics (AP and dual enrollment courses), sports including football, wrestling, baseball, basketball and more.
Many have jobs outside of school, and many are also part of other campus organizations such as AFJROTC, National Honor Societies, Tri-M Music Honor Society, student government and more.
Alumni of Sickles Bands include multiple valedictorians, salutatorians, and National Merit finalists. Our students attend many top colleges including, Notre Dame, University of Florida, FSU, University of Tampa and many more.
Can band help me get into college?
- College admissions officers clearly state that students who participate in arts classes (such as BAND) have an advantage over students who do not.
- Music program participation can help students “stand out” on applications.
- Enrollment in music classes over multiple years is valued more by universities than extra years of a foreign language.
- Being a part of band over multiple years, shows colleges a student has determination, social skills to work in a group, creativity and problem solving, and extracurricular interest.
Other benefits of being in a music program
- Being a part of band can help ease the transition to high school by giving students a sense of belonging on day one of classes.
- Students who participate in music programs on average have higher SAT scores than students who do not participate in music.
- Music students have higher self-esteem and are better at coping with anxiety.
- Music programs require teamwork as part of a band or orchestra. In these groups, students will learn how to work together and build camaraderie.
- With encouragement from teachers and parents, students playing a musical instrument can build pride and confidence. Musical education is also likely to develop better communication for students.
Will I be able to fit band into my schedule with all of the requirements to graduate?