Pahokee Middle School Band breaks records

PAHOKEE — The Pahokee Middle School Band broke the record books this past week at Solo and Ensemble Music Performance Assessment Festival.

For the first time in the history of Pahokee Middle High School, band director Alain Goindoo took a middle school ensemble to compete in Concert Band MPA and Solo and Ensemble MPA. At Concert Band MPA, the middle school band brought home an excellent rating, which is an extremely rare occurrence for a first-year band to achieve.

At Solo and Ensemble MPA, the middle school band students won 20 superior medals and two excellent medals out of their 20 students! Superior is the highest rating achievable, and excellent is the second highest.

Mr. Goindoo remarked, “I am extremely proud of the hard work and effort these students have put into becoming champions.” Mr. Goindoo also said, “I am excited to see the students continue to grow and represent Pahokee with our best foot forward.”

Special to the Lake Okeechobee News
Pahokee Middle School Band won 20 superior medals and two excellent medals, a rare feat for a first-year band.

The Pahokee Middle High School Band is grateful for the community’s support, as well as its sponsors for making this opportunity possible. A special thank-you goes to Celeste Daiagi, The Palm Beach Symphony, Jazz Path, and the Jupiter Jazz and Performing Arts Society for providing food, registration, accompanists, and transportation for every student.

For more information about the Pahokee Middle High School Band, please contact Alain Goindoo at 561-924-6540 or

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