Larry Shane, a National Board Certified teacher, received his Bachelors degree in Music from the University of Miami in 1991 and his Masters degree in Education from the University of Central Florida in 2004. He is currently in his fourth year as the Band Director at West Boca Raton HS (Boca Raton, FL), with previous experience teaching high schools in both Florida and North Carolina. Over the last 24 years, Mr. Shane's ensembles have consistently received "Superior" ratings in all music performance assessments at both the District and State levels. This past year both the West Boca Wind Ensemble and the West Boca Jazz Band received Superior ratings at FBA State MPA. In addition, he has been listed numerous times in the Who’s Who Among American Teachers national publication.
Outside of school, Mr. Shane has been on the music faculty of the Carolina Crown (Ft. Mill, SC) as a brass instructor since 2006 with previous experience teaching brass for the Blue Knights (Denver, CO) and Dutch Boy (Kitchener-Waterloo, ONT). He is a former soprano (trumpet) soloist with both the Florida Wave (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) and Blue Devils (Concord, CA) and former drum major of the University of Miami “Band of the Hour”. Mr. Shane currently lives in Wellington, FL with his beautiful wife Randi and their three children Zachary, Dylan, and Rebecca.