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Senior Cameron Leonardi practices his clarinet, in hopes of pursuing music professionally. Leonardi started playing instruments in middle school and has continued in high school, competing in county and state competitions. Photo Illustration by Nyan Clarke

Senior Cameron Leonardi follows his dream to perform in professional orchestra

When he attended Westglades Middle School, Cameron Leonardi did not anticipate that a simple elective choice would lead to his life’s passion: music. Now a senior, Leonardi is hoping his years of practice will kickstart his musical journey in college, as he works to transform his hobby into a career. “My favorite part [of playing] would be performing,” Leonardi said. […]

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On Tuesday, Nov. 20 band officers, senior Steven Blake, juniors Nico Fraiser and Angelina Brier and sophomore Jeremy Weschler, show off their state trophies to MSD students and staff. Photo by Nyan Clarke

The Eagle Regiment wins states for the second time

On Saturday, Nov. 17, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s marching band, the Eagle Regiment, competed at the 2018 Florida Marching Band Championship at the Tampa Bay Rays’ Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Eagle Regiment brought home the 5A state championship for the second year in a row. Scoring a 92.95, the victory was secured by a close margin […]

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[Brief] The Eagle Regiment marches through the rain

On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Eagle Regiment performed its show “Beyond” at the 13th annual Park Vista High School Striking Cobra Invitational. The Eagle Regiment took the field at nine p.m. It had been raining on and off throughout the competition. However, with three minutes left in their performance, it began to pour. “As I […]

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MSD Eagle Regiment performs "Beyond" on the football field. Photo by Brianna Jesionowski

Eagle Regiment starts off new season with Pops and Pies fundraiser

  *Co written by Kaleela Rosenthal and Brianna Jesionowski On Friday, Aug. 31, the MSD Eagle Regiment started off their annual fundraising event, Pops and Pies. They performed their show “Beyond” on the home football field at 6:30 p.m. for the first time this season. The event was later moved to the cafeteria where soda “pops” and pizza “pies” were served, hence […]

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The Eagle Regiment purchases new truck to haul instruments and props to competitions

The Eagle Regiment purchases new truck to haul instruments and props to competitions

Preceding their journey to the 2017 FMBC state competition, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Eagle Regiment purchased a new equipment truck with the help of both corporate and individual sponsors. The new addition to the band family was emblazoned with a professional imprint on its sides by 2TU Creative Graphic Design. The graphic design consists of Class of 2016 band […]

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Former Director John Rusnak inducted into the FMBC Hall of Fame

Former Director John Rusnak inducted into the FMBC Hall of Fame

*This story was originally published in the second quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* Former band director of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Eagle Regiment, John Rusnak, was inducted into the inaugural Florida Marching Band Championships’ Hall of Fame on Nov. 14, 2017 along with four other individuals. Rusnak directed the MSD band from the school’s foundation in 1990 […]

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MSD’s Eagle Regiment defeats rival Park Vista to win at States

MSD’s Eagle Regiment defeats rival Park Vista to win at States

*This story was originally published in the second quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* On Nov. 18, under the bright lights of the Tampa Bay Rays’ Tropicana Field, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s marching band, the Eagle Regiment, won first place in the Florida Marching Band Championships Class 5-A finals. After three years of finishing as runner up to Park […]

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MSD celebrates Eagle Regiment’s first place victory

On Saturday, Nov. 18 the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Eagle Regiment received first place at the Florida Marching Band Championship, or FMBC, for the first time in school history. For the last few years, they have been only a fraction of a point away from receiving first place, according to Principal Ty Thompson. While the band has won state competitions before, […]

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Eagle Regiment takes first place in regional competition

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Eagle Regiment takes the dub. Marjory Stoneman Douglas’s Marching Band brought pride to our school on Nov. 4, 2017 when they came in first place at the last regional competition of the year. There have been three regionals this season, and the Eagle Regiment was runner-up for two of the three.  The last regional band competition-when the […]

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Hurricane Irma causes conflict with rescheduled Homecoming dates

*This story was originally published in the first quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* During the week of Sept. 4, Spirit Week lasted two days, due to the unexpected arrival of Hurricane Irma. Throughout this hectic week, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students prepared for the hurricane, leaving the Homecoming dance that was scheduled for Sept. 9 a thought of […]

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