Excellence in music education is one of the most important factors in our music program. We focus on tone, technique, theory, tuning and practice to encourage excellence from every student.
Teamwork is crucial to the success of a marching band. It takes many hands to pull off all the things that have to occur in order to put together music, drill, rehearse, and then put 100+ teenagers onto a field, in a strange city, with all of their instruments, props and uniforms and make it all come off without a hitch.
Nothing that is worth working for is easy. Our staff, students and volunteers put in countless hours before and during the season in order for everything to come together for the show you see on the field.
Our staff, students, boosters and parents are dedicated to putting the best product possible on the field. Great marching band performances don’t happen by accident. It takes dedication by everyone involved to accomplish a great final product.
Visual Caption Head/High Brass Instructor
Jennifer Miles resides in Tampa, Florida where she is in her eighth year teaching elementary music in Hillsborough County. Jennifer graduated from The University of North Florida with a degree in Music Education and has an
extensive performance background in the drum corps activity. She performed with the Kiwanis Kavaliers (2003), Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps (2004-2007), and the Phantom Regiment (2008-2009). Previously she worked as a guest visual/brass technician with OLA high school, Atlanta, GA (2014-2016). In 2015 she traveled to Tocancipa, Colombia as a guest clinician for their annual music festival, and later that summer traveled to Guatemala City as a clinician to the
Buhos Marching Band. Currently Jennifer is serving in her fifth year as the visual caption head and high brass instructor with the Wiregrass Ranch Marching Band.
Director of Color Guards
Mitchell Weber has previously performed in the Herd of Thunder Color Guard at USF (2010-2012), USF Winterguard (2011-2014), Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps (2012-2013), and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with the
Madison Scouts Color Guard (2014). He has been the Director of Color Guards at Wiregrass Ranch for six years now, and is also one of the founders and staff members of the independent winterguard organization, Tampa Independent
(2015-present). This is Mitchell’s second year judging at the Wiregrass Ranch Marching Music Festival. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Elementary Education, and is currently a fifth-grade elementary
Richard Wohl is a native of the Boston area and moved to Florida in 2006. He graduated with a B.S. in Music Studies from The University of Massachusetts, Lowell in 2003 and completed his M.A. in education in 2013 at Nova Southeastern University. Rich currently teaches elementary music in the Pasco school district and enjoys being a clinician for several Tampa area ensembles as well as maintaining a private studio. He has been invited through the years to be
a clinician with the Pasco All County Orff Ensemble. Richard is the principal tuba for The Hollingsworth Winds of Lakeland and has played with The Florida Wind Band of Tampa. This is his fifth year working in the WRHS Bulls!
Director of Bands, Dr. John Long Middle School
Adam Hollenbeck currently serves as the Director of Bands at Dr. John Long Middle School in Wesley Chapel, FL. Under Mr. Hollenbeck’s direction, the program has celebrated many successes while expanding the program in size
since 2014. Mr. Hollenbeck received his Bachelor’s in Music Education from the University of South Florida, where he was an active performer and educator in the Tampa Bay area. After graduation, Mr. Hollenbeck received his Master’s in Oboe Performance from Arkansas State University. While serving at a graduate assistant, Mr. Hollenbeck worked the various instrumental ensembles at ASU, including their marching and pep bands. While living in Arkansas, Mr. Hollenbeck
also performed with the Delta Symphony Orchestra and Tupelo Symphony Orchestra. Upon graduation, Mr. Hollenbeck began his teaching career with the nationally recognized Paragould Pride band from Paragould, Arkansas. Mr. Hollenbeck assisted the band with their transition into competing regularly at Bands of America competitions.
In January of 2014, Mr. Hollenbeck returned to Florida and began his tenure at Dr. John Long Middle School. He has also worked closely with the Wiregrass Ranch High School Marching Bulls and remains an active performer in the area. Mr. Hollenbeck currently resides in Zephyrhills, FL with his wife Shannon and son JD.