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Fledgling University of West Florida band secures $50,000 gift

Fledgling University of West Florida band secures $50,000 gift

The University of West Florida (UWF) announced Nov. 27 a $50,000 gift to the Argo Athletic Band from The Russenberger Foundation. The donation is a significant step for the fledgling band, which began performing this year. Read the full article in the Dec. 6 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – […]

‘Ms. B’ brings music, positive attitude to the classroom

‘Ms. B’ brings music, positive attitude to the classroom

Walking into “Ms. B’s” classroom in Navarre High School, visitors are greeted not by the sounds of pencils on paper but of the melodious voices of her students and the chirps of a piano. Chorus instructor Caroline Buechner, or Ms. B as her students call her, was selected as Teacher of the Year for the high […]

Gulf Breeze singer lands national recording contract

Gulf Breeze singer lands national recording contract

As the lyrics of Gulf Breeze singer-songwriter Jessie Ritter’s “Anything Love” imply, it is not easy being a musician.    “I have heard it a thousand times. Nobody likes these rhymes. You’ll never get it right no matter how hard you try. But baby, you build me up,” she sings. Read the full article in the […]

Andy Velo cast Navarre beach, residents in national music video

Andy Velo cast Navarre beach, residents in national music video

Andy Velo created quite a stir recently as he and his crew filmed music videos to be aired across multiple national platforms later this year. Boats, video cameras and concerts crashed Juana’s as Velo, country music artist based out of Nashville, filmed the video for his song “Wake Up, Boat, Drink, Repeat.” Read the full […]

Community band hoping to hit the right notes

Community band hoping to hit the right notes

Navarre High Band Director Dean Barrow is hoping to get his community band idea off the ground. Nine showed up to the initial rehearsal last Tuesday in the high school band room but that number is expected to change in the coming weeks as 35 participants are signed up for it. Read the full article […]

Musician’s second chance at stardom

Musician’s second chance at stardom

About a month ago, Cortni Bird was enjoying Jazz Fest in New Orleans, watching fellow musicians and wondering when it would be her time to shine. Little did she know a few days later she’d get a call that would give her singing career the push it needed. The 24-year-old, who works in staffing and […]