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Director of Bands

joseeMr.Eslava (Lake Howell Alumnus, Class of 2004) is a graduate of Rollins College (2008), where he received Bachelor of Arts in Music and his Music K-12 Teaching Certification. In the Rollins College Music Department, Mr. Eslava focused on performance where he played flute and piccolo in the Rollins Flute, Jazz and Wind Ensemble; bassoon in the Rollins Orchestra; he played percussion in the Rollins Percussion Ensemble and he was an active mellophone player in the Basketball Pep Band. Mr. Eslava had the opportunity to perform on flute and piccolo in several concerts with the Bach Festival Orchestra in Winter Park and the Orlando Concert Band. In the summers of 2006-2008, Mr. Eslava performed across the country competing with the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, where he marched mellophone.

Mr. Eslava's teaching experiences includes being the Associate Director of Bands at Boone High School from the fall of 2009 to the spring of 2014. He was responsible for AP Music Theory, the Symphonic Band, Piano 1, three percussion classes (Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced), co-director of the Boone Winter Guard 2010-2012 and Co-Director of the JV Guard 2013-2014 when the program grew and split into two groups.

While in college, Mr. Eslava was the Woodwind Instructor for the Lake Howell Silver Regiment Marching Band from the fall of 2004 through 2008. He completed his senior internship at Lake Brantley High School in the fall of 2008. At Lake Brantley, Mr. Eslava worked with the Marching and Concert Bands, the Percussion Ensembles, and taught the AP Music Theory class. He also did some clinician work at Teague Middle School and Tuskawilla Middle School. Mr. Eslava has been on staff with the Pegasus Independent A Winter Guard for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. He is also currently on the Administrative Staff for the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps where he has been since the summer of 2011.