School of Rock
At School of Rock Oviedo, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.
Oviedo students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.
Brooke Klonel is a 22-year-old Native Floridian and Theater Major at Stetson University in her senior year. She loves to Sing, Dance and perform any chance she gets.
She has recorded covers at Maximum Entertainment and is currently working on her own songs.
Brooke continues to audition and perform locally and throughout Central Florida. She is a regular performer at Sanford Brewing Company Sunday Brunches and has been The American Heart Association’s National Anthem singer for last three years for six Florida counties.
She is also the 2017 Winter Springs Got Talent winner.
At the age of two, Josie grabbed an open mic during a family birthday party and put on a show! This 12-year-old triple threat has been singing, acting, and dancing ever since.
Josie keeps a very busy schedule, balancing homeschooling with singing at local festivals, such as, the Kids and Family Expo, the Back to School Music Festival, Festival of Trees, Great Day In The Country as well as other venues throughout the year. In addition, she performs in two CFPA theater performances a year, takes voice and dance class and was honored to be a part of approximately 50 performances in the Orlando Repertory Theater’s (The Rep) musical performance of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”.
Josie’s love for performing has rewarded her with a trip to Atlanta to sing at the Child Model Magazine Summer Fashion Parade this year, acting roles in several short films, and touring with her Elevate Live dancing and singing group, which performs throughout the Orlando area.
You can see Josie’s music videos and performance clips by subscribing to her YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/josiepantoja and following her on Instagram @josiepantoja_music and @josie_pantoja
Barley Wine Band
The Orlando-based, family-friendly Barley Wine Band, together since 1994, is Central Florida’s premier classic rock and roll band. We perform a variety of classic rock hits the way you remember them, as well as a few current tunes destined to become classics. Primarily a garage band with an attitude of, “If it ain’t fun, it ain’t worth it” the Barley Wine Band performs for city festivals, special events, corporate functions, private parties, fund raisers and an occasional public appearance in establishments serving food and drink (Okay, mostly drink). Specializing in your favorites from the 60’s and 70’s, the band also satisfies even the most diverse listeners with some more modern tunes.
While the Barley Wine Band is not a professional band (due to day jobs and families), the group can hold their own quite well as a result of some exceptional talent. In fact, during one recent corporate event, the sound crew dubbed the Barley Wine Band as the best non-professional band in Orlando. Not bad for a bunch of aging rock and rollers!
The Barley Wine Band consists of six members:
Nick Ricci, lead vocals and percussion
Dan Rowlings, guitar and vocals
Mark Confer, guitar and vocals
Shannon Lewis, keyboards, saxophone and harmonica
Frank Delle, bass and vocals
David Holt, drums
Follow us on Facebook or www.barleywineband.com for information about the band and upcoming gigs. Please contact the band for booking information.
Emily is a 10th grade honor student at Hagerty High School. She has been studying vocal training since 2010. She is a member of the school’s chorus and performs solo, as a duet or part of an ensemble at recitals, talent shows and community events. She is a vocal student at The Lecky-Springer Music Studio and a guitar student at The Music Box.
Emily is a member of The International Thespian Society, the Tri-M Music Honor Society and the National Junior Beta Club. She has performed vocal solos at Florida Vocal Association’s District Solo & Ensemble Music Performance Assessment and as part of the Hagerty chorus, has participated in Disney’s Candlelight Processional and Florida Vocal Association’s District and State Music Performance Assessment. She has performed at the Florida State Junior Thespian Festival and the District 3 Thespian Festival.
Emily has performed at Taste of Oviedo, Light Up UCF, Winter Springs Got Talent, Great Day In The Country, an American Girl product launch, Juice ‘N Java Café and Hagerty High School’s Pop Concert and Talent Shows.
Emily enjoys participating in events at Winter Spring Performing Arts. She played the role of Chutney Wyndham in Legally Blonde Jr, The Musical, Narrator 1 in the one-act version of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon and Mrs. Smythe and the Ghost of Present Swing in A Christmas Carol, The Musical. She was part of the dance core ensemble in Tarzan, the Musical and volunteers as a stage technician for other of their plays, earning hours toward the Florida Bright Future Scholarship Program.
Emily was part of the set construction and stage crews for Hagerty’s productions of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Steel Magnolias. In March, 2018 she will perform in Addams Family, The Musical. As a member of the International Thespian Society’s Troupe 6885, she looks forward to participating in and working on the school productions over the next two and a half years.
Alexis Shroll is 15 years old and a sophomore at Hagerty High School. She is part of Voices of Hagerty Chorus, is a Thespian and part of the Tri-Music Honor Society. She loves musical theater and dance. She will be preforming in Adams Family at Hagerty High School and 42nd Street at Winter Springs Performing Art in the Spring.
Her recent accomplishments include Freshman of the Year for Hagerty Chorus, Superior with Distinction for Musical Solo and asked to perform at the closing recital, she was also awarded 2nd place in both Musical Theater Solo and Classical Solo at N.A.T.S. As well as winner of Winter Springs Got Talent with duet partner Emily Oberson.
David Mander is a classically trained musician with a BA degree in Music from UCF who writes, records, teaches and plays music locally and internationally. He is also a US Navy Veteran, and an active member of the Winter Springs Rotary.
Allison Walker Torres
Allison is Spectrum Networks News 13’s entertainment reporter & Anchor. Allison interviews some of the biggest celebrities in music, TV and movies. If it’s happening around Central Florida, count on Allison to cover the latest in entertainment and celebrity news, with special coverage only for Spectrum Networks News 13 customers. Allison hosts In Focus a 30 minutes public affairs program. The show features a roundtable of newsmakers representing a range of perspectives, including local officials and expert analysts as they tackle topical issues of importance to Floridians. In Focus airs Sundays at 11:30 am and 8:30PM after Political Connections. We welcome the 3 time Emmy award winning Entertainment Reporter & Anchor from Spectrum Networks News 13!
Arnie is the house M/C for the Oviedo Winter Springs Chamber of Commerce. Arnie is also an M/C for the City of Winter Springs Florida and has hosted countless cultural & charity events all over Central Florida. Whether it’s calling a parade, or a radio, website or TV voice over Arnie has one of the better known voices in Central Florida.
Madison comes from the Midwest – born in Iowa and raised in a small town in Illinois. Madison graduated from the University of Illinois from the College of Business where she was very active with her nationally ranked co-ed A Capella Group – No Comment. With No Comment, she has performed all over the MidWest, in New York City’s Town Hall, and has Emceed for No Comment A Cappella’s annual spring show. Recently, she has moved to Florida to escape the cold and continue with her career as a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments. She works with families and small businesses in the area by teaming together to understand what’s important to them, and providing client’s with their options to help them achieve their financial goals with phenomenal service. email@example.com
Brian Morgan Kirkland
One of Florida’s premiere air talents and hosts, Brian entertained Central Floridians for more than 30 years as Brian Morgan on radio stations such as STAR-101, COOL 105.9 and Smooth Jazz 103.1 WLOQ. After teaching radio production and programming at the University of Central Florida, Brian now programs internet radio from his home studio and provides mobile entertainment and voice overs to help parks, cities and corporations make more money with his company Big Bark Communications in Oviedo. (www.bigbarkcommunications.com)
Rich Sloane has lived in Oviedo for 25 years. Since retiring from a career in the Navy, he has held a number of positions in Central Florida, including a stint as Executive Director of the Greater Oviedo Chamber of Commerce. Rich now works at UCF and volunteers at community events including Taste of Oviedo and as a member of the Rotary Club of Oviedo. Rich is married to his “Navy Wife” of 43 years, Margie. The Sloanes have two adult daughters.