Staff

 

Joshua Sall has been the director of bands at Melbourne High School since 2012. Under his direction, the bands have grown considerably and have consistently received superior ratings. At Melbourne High School, Mr. Sall directs the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Lab Band, the Jazz Ensemble, and the Pride of Mel Hi marching band.Joshua Sall is a proud graduate of the Florida State University and member of the band service fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi. He holds professional memberships in FMEA, FBA, NAfME. He is also regularly an invited clinician and judge throughout the state of Florida.

Mr. Sall spent his childhood growing up in Vero Beach and Port Saint Lucie, Florida, having attended Port Saint Lucie High School where he graduated in 2001. Perhaps his greatest source of joy is not only music but his lovely wife, Andrea Sall, and his two sons Evan and Ryan.

 

 

 

Daniel Kilbury is the associate director of bands at Melbourne High School.  Having previously taught in Broward County, he is new to Brevard and is excited and honored to be a part of this program and community!  Mr. Kilbury was an active member of the band director community in South Florida, having worked with accomplished band programs at Hialeah Gardens High School, Cypress Bay High School, and Charles W. Flanagan High School, which have all received consistent superior ratings and other accolades.  Daniel Kilbury is a proud graduate of Florida International University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in music education and also served as a student conductor with the university’s symphonic band.  Mr. Kilbury also holds professional memberships with FMEA (Florida Music Educators Association), FBA (Florida Bandmasters Association), and NAfME (National Association for Music Education

 

 

 

 

Theresa Vasquez has been the Colorguard Director since 2003, running both the Colorguard’s fall guard and winter guard programs. She is also a School Psychologist with Brevard County Schools, working in the district since 1999.  Theresa started her colorguard career at Miami Palmetto HS in Miami, Florida, marching for 3 years and serving 2 years as captain.  In college, Theresa was a member of the FSU Marching Chiefs Colorguard for 5 years (1991-1995), serving as Captain for her last 2 years.  She also served as Visual Coordinator for the FSU Marching Chiefs in 1996 & 1997 while she was enrolled in graduate school at FSU.  In 1996, Theresa was a member of the Florida Visual Ensemble Winter Guard, an Independent Open guard in Gainesville, Florida.

Under her direction at Melbourne HS, the Colorguard program has earned many awards and has maintained a history of Superior ratings at FBA events.  Several alumni of the program have continued their colorguard careers as performers with a college marching band or independent winter guard, including FSU Marching Chiefs, UCF Marching Knights, USF Herd of Thunder, Troy University Sound of the South, Pegasus Winter Guard, USF Winter Guard, FSU Winter Guard, and Emanon Winter Guard.  In 2007, the Melbourne Winter Guard became members of the Florida Federation of Colorguards Circuit (FFCC) and participated in their first Winter Guard International event in 2014.  Please visit the Guard page under “Ensembles” for information about the team and their history of success.

 

Christian Martin has his Master of Music degree in percussion performance from Florida State University. His teachers include Dr. John W. Parks IV, Gwendolyn Dease, Dr. Jon Weber, Dr. Thad Anderson, Kirk Gay, Jeffrey Moore, Bobby Blum, and Dan Johnson. He holds his BM in percussion from the University of Central Florida. Throughout his studies at FSU, Michigan State University, and UCF Christian has been active as both a performer and teacher.

Martin began performing as a soloist in 2010-11 when he was featured as a drum set soloist in the Palm Bay High School Spring and Percussion Ensemble Concerts. In the spring of 2016, Martin was featured as a marimba soloist playing Brian Nozny’s Downcycle during the Night of Percussion at UCF Celebrates the Arts. Aside from solo performances, Martin has experience in both large and small ensembles. In an academic setting, he has played in the FSU Wind Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, and percussion ensemble, the MSU Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, the Musique 21 contemporary music ensemble, and percussion ensemble, and the UCF Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Steel Band, and the percussion ensemble. In 2014 Martin performed at the Percussive Art Society International Convention with the UCF Percussion Ensemble for their New Literature Session. Martin was also featured in a Vic Firth Performance Spotlight alongside his UCF colleagues, performing Aurél Holló’s José / beFore John 5. Active as a freelance musician, Martin also performs regularly as a drummer in jazz, rock, funk, and Afro-Cuban settings, and as a percussionist and section member of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, the Tallahassee Ballet, and as a substitute percussionist with Symphonia Gulf Coast.

As an educator, Martin has taught drum line, front ensemble, percussion ensemble, private, and group lessons in both Central and Northern Florida. He is currently active in Brevard County as the percussion director at Melbourne High School and Merritt Island High School, as well as Central Middle School, Hoover Middle School, and Jefferson Middle School.