Marching & Concert Staff

Diane Bulter
Percussion Instructor

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Diane Butler earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration at the University of Oregon in 2013. While attending the University she worked with The Oregon Marching Band's Front Ensemble for three years, and was able to attend the Rose Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, and National Championship. She was a member of the Front Ensemble for the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps from 2010 to 2013, earning center marimba in 2012 and 2013. During her time there, she was able to win two undefeated championships, high drums, as well as Percussion MVP and Blue Devil of The Year. She is new to Florida and is excited to begin her 2nd year with Vero Beach.

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Amy Coonce
Brass & Marching Instructor

Ms. Coonce earned her Bachelor’s degree in music education from Stetson University, her Master’s from Bowling Green University and is currently working on her PhD in Education Sciences at Florida State University. Ms. Coonce is currently the AP Art teacher at the VBHS main campus and serves as the tuba/sousaphone instructor and marching tech for the VBHS band.

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Annora M. Daige
Brass & Marching Instructor

Annora Daige is a Florida Native and a product of the Pride of the Treasure
Coast. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from UCF and a Master's Degree from
USF, both in Trumpet Performance.
Annora performs on her trumpet locally and throughout Florida. She has had
the privilege of playing throughout the country as well as overseas. In
addition to working with the High School Band, Annora also teaches for an
after school music program at First Presbyterian Church and with Oslo and
Gifford Middle Schools Band programs teaching brass fundamentals.

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Oscar Escobar
Marching Instructor

Mr. Escobar has been teaching marching bands for over 20 years. He was a member of the Boston Crusader Drum and Bugle Corps from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Escobar was also on the teaching staff with the 2002 Division 2 World Champion Magic of Orlando drum and bugle Corps. This will be Mr. Escobar’s third year as the Visual Caption Head with the Vero Beach Fighting Indians Marching Band. 

David Heroux
Percussion Instructor

David Heroux is back for a second year as Percussion Instructor. Since 2014 he has served as the Orchestra and Percussion Director at Indian River Charter High School, where he also teaches music theory. He received a degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Notre Dame in 2009. While at Notre Dame he participated in the marching band, symphonic and chamber orchestras, percussion ensemble, and various other groups. He resides in Vero Beach with his wife, Corey, and their young sons Jack and Owen. 

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Brass & Marching Instructor
John LeBon

John LeBon is a graduate of Florida State University where he majored in history.  He performed at FSU with the Marching Chiefs, Salsa Florida, and the Concert Band.  

John was an active player in the Tallahassee area with pit orchestras, church groups, and a popular alternative rock band.  He is currently the lead trombone with the 20th Street Jazz Band in Vero Beach and plays bass guitar with the Second Wednesday Jazz Band which is an offshoot of the Stuart Community Concert Band.  John has a private teaching studio for brass students and has been a consultant for marching groups in the area for many years.

John is currently a teacher at the Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie County where he teaches sixth-grade history and is the stage manager for school productions.

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Joe Lorino
Electronics, Brass, & Marching Tech

Joe Lorino is a native Floridian born and raised in Miami/Dade County. He graduated from Homestead Senior High School and attended Miami-Dade College and The University of Miami pursuing a degree in Music Engineering. He attained membership in various marching bands and drum corps including: The University of Miami Band of the Hour, The Florida Wave, Suncoast Sound and The Magic of Orlando Drum and Bugle Corps. Joe serves as the current Vice President, and past President, of Pageantry Arts Concepts, Inc. PAC provides an opportunity for our community's youth, ages of 12-22, to further their knowledge and ability in a professional setting. Joe resides in Vero with his wife Debbie and is the proud father of Heather, an alumnus French horn player at Vero Beach High School.