Pine View Band Boosters Honors Director of Bands at 3rd Annual ENCORE Dinner

Tickets and sponsorships are still available for the event, which will honor Mr. Victor Mongillo, Director of Bands at Pine View School for the Gifted.

​Each year, the Pine View Band Boosters host a gala to bring together band families, supporters and friends. At the annual event which falls on April 28 this year, attendees and sponsors honor people who have had a significant impact on the Pine View Band program and raise money for the Pine View Band Music program. This year's honoree is Mr. Victor Mongillo, Director of Bands.

What:  Pine View Band Booster Presents the ENCORE Dinner
When: Friday, April 28 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Heritage Oaks Country Club, 4800 Chase Oaks Drive, Sarasota, FL 34241

Since Mongillo arrived at Pine View 7 years ago, the Band Program has been on an upwards trajectory of excellence and achievement.  About 200 Pine View students enroll in band classes each year, which is roughly 10 percent of the entire Pine View student body. Students start band classes in Grade 7 and then progress in successive years to 8th Grade band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and the Jazz band.

The Band Boosters is made up of volunteer band parents and arts program advocates who organize fundraising and awareness events to support the Pine View Band program. With support from Band Boosters, Mr. Mongillo can bring in professional musicians to offer small group instruction and coaching to students.

In March, the 20-piece Pine View Jazz Band was the featured opening act for the week-long Sarasota Jazz festival. This award-winning ensemble will also be hosting a free Jazz Under the Stars event on the evening of April 8th on Pine View’s campus. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the 3rd Annual ENCORE Dinner, to learn how to sponsor the event or to reserve your tickets, please visit:

Press Contact:
Cliff Menezes
P: 941.586.3510

About Pine View Band Boosters
Pine View Band Boosters is the working name for the board of Pine View Band, Inc. It is a non-profit organization made up of a group of parents and other supporters of the Pine View Band. Their mission is to support the goals and objectives laid out by the Director of Bands, Mr. Victor Mongillo, for his students.

About Sarasota County Schools
Sarasota County Schools is a public school district serving all of Sarasota County, Florida. The total number of students is approximately 42,000.

Vision: The School District of Sarasota County places learning at the center of its activities to enable all learners to lead productive, responsible, and healthful lives.

Mission: The School District of Sarasota County prepares students to achieve the highest learning standards by engaging a high quality staff, involved parents, and a supportive community.

Source: Pine View Band Boosters