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    I wanted to update you on some major scheduled events that have been impacted by the school closure.  Jenn- please share this information as an email to the FAN Club and include it as a Facebook post on the page.

    1. Finale- We have made the decision to cancel Finale this year.  It is very unfortunate that it came to this, but there are too many unknowns at this time to stage a full-scale musical with the limited time that we have left.
    2. Music Senior Recitals- These are being postponed indefinitely.  Recitals may take on a different form, but this will be decided once we see if students will be returning to school on April 16 or a later date.
    3. Dance Spring Concert- This is also postponed indefinitely.  We want to see what is decided by the state and district over the next few weeks before setting a date.
    4. Inside/Outside Hours- Individual departments will be making determinations on how these requirements will be adjusted for this semester.
    5. Semester Juries- We will not be making any decisions on juries until it is determined if we are returning on April 16.  While school is out, I encourage students to still be working to prepare for their jury and practicing their performances or adding to their portfolios.
    6. Private Lessons and Courses Taught by Adjuncts- I am awaiting district guidance on the possibility of lessons continuing, so please be patient as we figure this out.
    7. ALL other events scheduled after April 15 (including Gibbs senior activities such as Prom) will be subject to review based on recommended state and district policy over the next couple of weeks. 

    At this time, we want our teachers and students to focus on making the transition to digital learning.  This is a new experience for all of us, and with our collective creativity, we will make the best of the situation!


    =D. Weston, Program Director

 Alumni Profile: Nicole Daley



Degrees and Certifications:

Alumni Profile: Nicole Daley

Nicole Daley (PCCA Class of ’02, trumpet) was raised primarily in the Tampa Bay area and auditioned for PCCA as suggested by her Largo Middle School band director, Diane Suris. While at Gibbs High School she spent her school years participating in extracurriculars like marching band and Pinellas Youth Symphony, and spent her summers at music camps like Cannon Music Camp and Kinhaven Music School. After graduating from PCCA, she attended the University of South Florida and studied with Dr. Jay Coble. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she worked seasonally at Walt Disney World as a College Musician. She graduated from USF in 2007 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education. She then began her graduate studies at Indiana University studying with John Rommel. In 2010 Nicole graduated from IU with a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance. She then enlisted in the Army in October of 2010 and arrived at her first band, the Forces Command (FORSCOM) Band, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in early 2011. While stationed at Fort Bragg, Nicole performed with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, the Carolina Philharmonic, and the Barton College Wilson Symphony and also worked during the summers as the trumpet teacher at the Kinhaven Music School Junior Session in Weston, Vermont. During this time, she also met and married her husband, Ryan Malin, a drummer in the band. In the fall of 2014 they were stationed in Germany as members of the United States Army Europe (USAREUR) Band in Sembach, Germany. While stationed in Germany, Nicole played throughout Europe, including a month-long stint in Edinburgh, Scotland performing at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. She also had the opportunity to play Taps at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, Netherlands and at various locations in Normandy, France at D-Day Anniversary Remembrances. Three years later, she moved back to Fort Bragg to be a member of the 82ndAirborne Division Band and Chorus, where she is currently stationed. In addition to playing with the 82ndAirborne Division Band and Chorus, Nicole continues to perform with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, the Carolina Philharmonic, and the Barton College Wilson Symphony, as well as continuing to teach at Kinhaven Music School. In the summer of 2020 she will move to Fort Meade, Maryland to start a new job as an Army Band Liaison. As the Army Band Liaison for the northeastern United States it will her job to seek out and audition musicians that are interested in joining the Army Bands.


    Contact Information

    Latasha Gilbert, PCCA Secretary
    893-5452 ext. 2337

    Cassandra Ventura, Magnet Clerk
    893-5452 ext. 2338

    Derek Weston, Program Director and Assistant Principal
    893-5453 ext. 2337 

    Dr. Cody L. Clark, PCCA Guidance Counselor
    893-5452 ext. 2063 

    PCCA @ Gibbs High School
    850 34th Street South
    Saint Petersburg, Florida 33711