Letter From The Director
Welcome to the Deane Bozeman School Band Program Website!
We have a proud tradition for excellence here at Deane Bozeman School, and hope you will find valuable information and news about our program on this site!
On this site, you will find information on all areas of our program. This includes Beginning Band, Intermediate Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, "Heat Wave" Jazz Band, and the award winning "Sound of Roaring Thunder" Marching Band!
We are proud of each and every student who participates in our program for their hard work, dedication and continuous search for excellence in and out of the classroom.
Our successful program is to the credit of all who are involved: staff, students and booster organization. I feel blessed that I have had the opportunity through my career as an educator and musician to work with people of high caliber here at Bozeman and look forward to many more years in the future.
We are honored to represent the Deane Bozeman School, and the State of Florida as we compete and perform in our local community, state, or throughout the nation. We thank all who support us at home and abroad and we invite you to any of our performances.
Director of Bands
Giovanni Ramos Pereira received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Florida State University. During his time there he worked as a freelance hornist and has performed with the regional orchestras and chamber groups of the area including the Northwest Florida Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, and the Tallahassee First Baptist Church Chamber Orchestra. He was also an active participant in the regional workshops of the International Horn Society; participating in various ensemble performances and solo competitions. He was also a member of the 75th edition of the Boston Crusaders hornline in 2015.
Mr. Pereira was born and raised in South Florida to Portuguese and Brazilian parents. Mr. Pereira’s musical experiences began with his father who is a guitarist. Giovanni took on the guitar at age six and continued with it until his teenage years. Throughout middle and high school he would learn and perform on several different brass instruments. The French horn was ultimately his instrument of choice, and the instrument that he would peruse study in his higher education.
From 2016 to 2018 Mr. Pereira worked as a freelance music and marching technician in South Florida. His work was primarily based out of his alma mater Olympic Heights High School in Boca Raton, Florida. During his time there he would instruct the concert, marching, and jazz bands.
Mr. Pereira is eager to build his professional career as a music educator with Deane Bozeman School. He aspires to continue the tradition of excellence that is associated with the Bozeman Band and to further raise their standards in the years to come.
Assistant Director of Bands
Katelyn Jarvis is a music educator from Titusville, Florida. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Florida State University where she performed in a number of musical ensembles including the University Symphonic Band, Wind orchestra, Gospel Choir, Old Time Ensemble, Man 'n' Steel, clarinet choirs, and Marching Chiefs. During her undergrad, she served as a drill instructor for the Marching Chiefs and for various high school bands. Post graduation, she served at Southwest Middle School as Band Director for beginning and advanced ensembles.
Currently, Ms. Jarvis loves to use her knowledge and skill to help students grow as people and as musicians.