PIHS band student wins virtual lesson with US Navy Band tubist

Special to the PRESS

Joseph Guimaraes and PIHS student Ryan McClaugherty during a virtual tuba lesson. Courtesy photo.

PIHS Tarpon Band tuba player Ryan McClaugherty, sophomore, recently won a one-on-one virtual lesson with Joseph Guimaraes, a professional tubist in the United States Navy Band. 

McClaugherty won the virtual lesson after entering a contest on Guimaraes’ professional Instagram account. In McClaugherty’s own words, the lesson was “unreal” and he “learned so much” from Guimaraes. 

In 2020, Ryan earned a chair in the ATSSB All State Band as a freshman. In 2021, Ryan  earned 1st chair tuba in the All-Region Band and qualified for his second consecutive Area  appearance, where he was named 1st Alternate for the 2021 All State Band.  

McClaughtery is a student of Andrew Moser, PIHS Assistant Band Director (Low Brass). Director of Bands is Scott Hartsfield. 

The PI-ISD Department of Instrumental Music would like to thank the Board of Trustees; High School Principal, Imelda Munivez; Band Booster Club; and Superintendent of Schools Theresa Capistran for their continued support.

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