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Our Staff

We have several staff members that help teach and educate our students to become better musicians and people. They dedicate hours of their time to help the next generation of students. 

Director Of Bands and Colorguard

Mr. Kyle M. Spence

Mr. Spence graduated from the University of South Florida with a double Masters Degree in Instrumental Conducting and Music Performance. He also graduated with his degree in Music Education from the University of South Florida. He served as a Graduate Assistant at USF teaching undergraduate classes in Conducting, Percussion ensemble, Concert Band, and Percussion Techniques. He has performed all over the country, including Carnegie Hall.

He performed as part of the McCormick Percussion group for 7 years, performing and recording new works for percussion by composers from all over the world. He also performed in the USF Wind ensemble and Symphonic Orchestra, serving as the principle percussionist for both groups and premiered a Marimba Concerto with the Wind Ensemble. This is Mr. Spence’s first year at Pasco High School, and he is very excited to bring his knowledge and energy to the program! 

Go Pirates!

Miss. Alyson Ribble

Colorguard Director  

Mrs. Ribble currently attends the University of South Florida spinning with the HOT marching band, as well as part of the USF winterguard. 

 

Miss. Lexi Kauffman

Woodwind instructor 

Lexi Kauffman is a sophomore in Music Education at USF. I am from Weston, FL, and attended Cypress Bay High where I participated in band and Choir. I have an overwhelming passion fo both music and teaching and I truly cannot wait to share my love with the Band! I am extremely excited to be on staff this marching season and to make incredible Music!

Mr. Samuel Kofil

Brass Instructor 

Mr. Kofil currently studies at the University of South Florida pursing a degree in Music Education.  He currently marches and performs with the USF Herd of Thunder marching band and is an active member in the trumpet studio at USF. 

Mr Jackson Montgomery

Visual and Show Design  

 

 

Mr. Jacob Barber

Percussion Instructor 

Mr. Barber currently studies at the University of South Florida pursuing a degree in Music Education, and percussionist of nine years.
His marching experience includes the USF HOT marching band, Warner University Indoor Percussion, Ancient City Ensemble.  

Mr. Tommy Dunne 

Percussion Instructor 

Mr. Dunne is a percussionist and touring musician of fifteen years with a focus
on marching percussion. His experiences have included Bay Area Percussion Ensemble, and has also taught Land O Lakes High School, and Warner University Indoor Percussion.