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Staff Leadership
Band Director:

Samantha Maltagliati

Ms. Maltagliati is a graduate of Fernandina Beach High School and received her Bachelor of Music Education from FSU which is also where she is currently pursuing her Masters of Art Administration. In addition to playing multiple instruments and serving as the Marching Coordinator for the FSU marching Chiefs, she brings with her vast experience that we believe will benefit the band programs as a whole. the students, and the school. Her previous experience includes The Irish Association of Youth Orchestras, Alabama Music Education Association ABA, The University of Oklahoma Conducting and Teaching workshop, and the North Florida Youth Wind Ensemble of Youth Orchestras.

Percussion Instructors:

Temarus Mixon
Christian Touchton
Domonic Vargas

Brass Instuctors:

Katie Goodin
Nick Batten

Jazz Instructor:

Jacob Wright

Color Guard Instructors:

Caitlynn Holtzinger

Caitlynn is the Sandalwood High School Color Guard Director where she has been teaching since 2019. She marched high school guard from 2014-2017 and independently with EPIC in 2022. Since starting with the Sandalwood Guard, they have placed wihin top 10 for the past 2 years at FFCC State Chamionships in Daytona.

Jade Carter
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