Ms. Arkin is the Director of Music at Vanguard High School! Alyssa Arkin grew up in the Chicago area and obtained her Bachelor of Music Education degree with Highest Honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She then taught elementary, middle, and high school band in Illinois for four years. Ms. Arkin then served as a graduate assistant at the University of Florida while earning her Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting and Clarinet Performance degree.
Melissa Vitale is our Colorguard instructor! She started guard when she was in 7th grade. After graduating from Lake Weir High School in 2001, she started teaching guard at Lake Weir Middle School until 2010. Melissa started teaching guard at Vanguard High School in 2009. She is very passionate about colorguard and enjoys watching her students grow with both maturity and skill.
Mr. Sexton is our percussion instructor!