--- THE INCREDIBLE MARCHING REDCOATS ---
The Marching Redcoats continue "a tradition of excellence". Brett Pikuritz is the band director. He attended Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda, FL where he was the drum major for the Silver King Marching Band. He attended FSU, where he graduated with a Bachelors of Music degree. He was a proud member of the Marching Chiefs. Mr. Pikuritz is in his second year as director. The Marching Redcoats have achieved yet another year of "superior" ratings at state music contest. This achievement is unprecedented within the state of Florida. The Marching Redcoats record has not been duplicated and continues unbroken for the past fifty-eight years.
This legacy began under the direction of Mr. Oliver Hobbs.
A Marching Redcoats band reunion was held in March 2007, commerating the memory of Mr. Hobbs. Anyone who was in the band in the past was invited to attend and participate. Those who continue to play their instrument were privileged to play at a Friday evening memorial concert hosted by the Leon Symphonic and Concert bands. It was a wonderful evening topped off by the Tallahassee, Swing Band, directed by Elliot Toole. They played tunes from the Oliver Hobbs dance band era, i.e. Tuxedo Junction, Stardust, Caravan, In the Mood and others. Kudos! to the Redcoats.