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.
The 13th Floor band is a talented four piece cover band performing your favorite classic rock songs from the late 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and up. The band has been together and playing great music across Central Florida for over a decade! From the first note to the last, you can tell this band is a group of seasoned professionals that have created a signature sound that is one of the in best Central Florida, and your audience is sure to appreciate.
Band members include:
· Eric Beach
· Kevin Vanness
· Jon Johnson
· Steve Spencer
The band 17-70 started in 2007 as a group of Winter Springs police officers and members of their family who wanted to get together and play music. This fun activity has turned into a rock band that plays several community events each year. From their first public performance in the Winter Springs Town Center to their high energy performances of today, it’s all been done for fun, never for pay. Over the last six years the band has played everything from D.A.R.E. graduations and fund raisers for families in need to The Taste of Oviedo, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and the Winter Springs Celebration of Freedom on the 4th of July.
The current band members are Officers John Briggle, Jim Wilkins, A.J. Wilkins, Phillip Burkes and family members Carlos Negron and Crystal Burkes. The band is very appreciative of the support they have received over the years and look forward to supporting the community in the future.
Madison originally comes from a small town in the Mid-West until she moved down to Winter Springs almost two years ago. Music has always been a passion for her since she started on piano at 5 years old. Throughout high school and college, she performed with choirs and a nationally ranked A Cappella group where she was able to travel all over the country and world. Some of her favorite places she’s traveled and performed at are New York City’s Town Hall, & The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.
While singing is one of her hobbies, Madison serves local families as a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones. Her goal is to partner together with the families in this community by understanding what is most important to them, and using her established process she create personalized strategies to help guide them to reach their goals. Education plays a big part in her practice which is why she hosts monthly seminars to educate community members on various financial topics. Madison is involved in the Oviedo – Winter Springs Chamber of Commerce through different committees, the Winter Springs Rotary Club, a W.A.I.T. Tennis Team, and currently serves as a Board of Director for HOPE Helps, a local non-profit whose mission is to prevent and reduce homelessness here in Central Florida
Based in Orlando, Florida, Mixed Mode is a mixed a cappella ensemble hailing from the University of Central Florida. Founded in the fall of 2015, Mixed Mode was created with the intent to craft innovative soundscapes with the power of the voice and mouth. Less than two years later, Mixed Mode saw unforeseen successes in the contemporary a cappella competitive circuit- placing in the International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella, made popular by the 2011 hit film, “Pitch Perfect,” as well as taking home awards for outstanding choreography and visual performance. Mixed Mode later saw success in competing at the SoJam XV A Cappella festival in 2017. Now ready to cement a year of successes in stone, Mixed Mode has released their debut extended play, Mixology, to the world.
Mixed Mode isn’t your garden-variety college group. They’re constantly pushing the boundaries of what the human voice can do.
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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.
Alex Diaz (MIX 105.1) has been cracking the Orlando microphone since the mid-90s when he relocated to the area to complete his degree at the University of Central Florida. When Alex is not entertaining you on radio, he is very active and visible in the community supporting many charitable organizations & appearing at Events like the 24th annual Taste of Oviedo! Follow Alex on Twitter @ADiazMIX1051.