Palm Beach Central Band Brings Home Awards

The Bronco Band won the silver medal as the Class 4A state runner-up.

Palm Beach Central High School’s Bronco Band recently competed at the Florida Marching Band State Championships. The students worked hard all season and concluded it with their best performances of the year.

The band had a great showing at the semifinals, winning the Best in Class Music Award. They earned a spot in the evening’s state finals. Making the finals is always the target at the beginning of the season, this marks the 12th time that the band has achieved this honor.

At the finals, the band had its most passionate performance of the year. They won all the music performance captions and were edged out for the overall championship. They earned the silver medal as the Class 4A state runner-up.

Aside from being state runner-up, the Bronco Band were Best Overall Music Performance Award winners and earned straight superior ratings at the Florida Bandmasters Association District Assessment.

The band also had several individual achievements. Allen Knupp was selected by audition to the All-State Symphonic Band. Leonardo Lipson was presented a Scholarship Award at the Marching Band State Championships, and the band had five students selected to the All-County Jazz Band: Allen Knupp, Myles Basso, Kennedy Cavin, Daniela Romero and Kimberly Brito.