The Outta Sight Band held a successful performance on April 6, 2017 at the Quincy Moose Lodge in Quincy FL, hosted by Debbie Tanner and The Women of the Moose. A love of music, and the joy of sharing brings together student-musicians and music professionals to the Outta Sight Band at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB).
Owen McCaul and Linda DiGonzalez of the FSDB Board of Trustees were on hand for the performance. “These kids are great ambassadors for the hard work done every day at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind,” said McCaul. Added DiGonzalez, “Our kids are always amazing! Thanks for giving Quincy and the greater Tallahassee area a chance to see how great our school and our kids really are!” Both sponsored three tables and invited donors, professional associates, former students, and local dignitaries – who were impressed by the talent of the student performers.
Musical artists in the St. Augustine area volunteer their time to direct and mentor FSDB high school student performers who are blind or visually impaired. Former student members of the Outta Sight Band have gone on to careers in music and the performing arts. The band practices twice a week and performs throughout the school year, averaging two performances each month. The group has performed for state legislators of Florida and various civic organizations, and has made appearances at collegiate locations throughout the state.
The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) is a fully accredited state public school and outreach center available tuition-free to eligible Pre-K and K-12 deaf/hard of hearing and blind/visually impaired students. Comprehensive educational services at FSDB are individualized, specific to the unique communication and accessibility needs of each student for independence and lifelong success. FSDB gratefully accepts private donations to support vital programs that directly benefit students and are not paid by state general revenue funds. To visit the school or to learn more about eligibility for enrollment, contact 1-800-344-3732. For more information, visit www.fsdb.k12.fl.us.