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About Us"An education in the arts encourages high achievement and helps students integrate knowledge and think outside the box."
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Welcome to the Satellite High School Instrumental Music Program

Students interested in a comprehensive music education curriculum can find a rich high school experience in a fine arts enhanced program at Satellite High School in the Academy of Fine Arts.

As an open campus that accepts students from across the county, students interested in a diverse music program can choose to attend Satellite High School and be a part of numerous bands, orchestras and ensembles. Students can attend Satellite as a regular academic student or apply to be a Academy of Fine Arts student and graduate with a high school Diploma of Distinction in the Fine Arts. The Academy offers Fine Arts Academy tracks in Instrumental Music (band or orchestra), Chorus, Theatre, Visual Arts, Communication Technology, Drafting & Design and Fashion.

A Dynamic Music Experience
Satellite students have access to the most diverse music education course selection - engaging them in the highest quality music experience on the Space Coast. Students can also take more music classes than in any standard high school in the county because Satellite places a scheduling priority on Academy of Fine Arts classes. Band students also enjoy the fun and competition of being in the county's superior-rated marching band during the first semester of the year.

Satellite High School is a State of Florida Music Demonstration School.
This designation represents a school whose music program is comprehensive in scope and outstanding in quality, promoting academic and aesthetic student achievement in music and other areas of the curriculum.

Mr. Mark Nelson
Mark Nelson, Director
Leadership Makes a Difference.
Satellite is fortunate to be under the tutelage of Mr. Mark Nelson -- an internationally recognized, National Board Certified conductor and teacher. Our ensembles are nationally and internationally recognized through performances at the Chicago Mid-West Clinic, the Music Educators National Convention in Salt Lake City, the National Band Association/College Band Directors National Association Southern Conference in Georgia and Jazz Festivals in Monterey,California, Denton, Texas, and Tallahassee and Port Orange, Florida. We have been lauded for our innovative and fun rehearsal demeanor and techniques.

The Satellite music program has been recognized by the National Wind Band Honors project as one of the top bands in the United States, has received standing ovations from adjudicators at festivals, and has earned the praise of Brevard Superintendent Richard DiPatri, who calls Satellite High School "The Ambassador for Music Programs in Brevard County!"

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Live in Viera or
Melbourne Beach
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(321) 779-2000 ext. 4000.
Did You Know?
Music doesn't cut out sports! Varsity Football and Varsity Cheerleading are the only sports that compete on Friday nights when the band performs during first semester. Coaches are very flexible and work within our rehearsal schedules. In fact, varsity football and cheerleading students have participated in half time performances! Many music students are presidents and leaders in the various clubs and activities Satellite has to offer.
Wind Ensemble
Symphonic Band
Concert Band
Symphonic Orchestra
Concert Orchestra
Chamber Orchestra
Advanced Jazz Ensemble
Intermediate Jazz Ensemble
Introductory Jazz Ensemble
Chamber Winds
AP Music Theory
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