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Big brass sounds it out at St. Pete High band practice

In his first job after graduating from the University of Florida last December, Cameron Vaadi, 24, of Bradenton directs  sousaphone players, sophomore Patrick Tobin, 15, left, and freshman Matthew Bohl, 14,  as he works with the brass section of the  St. Petersburg High band during practice Thursday, 08/14/2014. As the school's third band director as many years, Vaadi, a french horn player since age 11, says it's been his dream create his own legacy at a high school since he was a college sophomore. "I want to create the next generation of fantastic musicians," Vaadi said. "I want to inspire my students the way my teachers inspired me."     He majored in music education at UF and played in their marching band, wind symphony and orchestra. He also played at Carnegie hall in February with Wind Symphony.  CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times

CHERIE DIEZ | Times

In his first job after graduating from the University of Florida last December, Cameron Vaadi, 24, of Bradenton directs sousaphone players, sophomore Patrick Tobin, 15, left, and freshman Matthew Bohl, 14, as he works with the brass section of the St. Petersburg High band during practice Thursday, 08/14/2014. As the school's third band director as many years, Vaadi, a french horn player since age 11, says it's been his dream create his own legacy at a high school since he was a college sophomore. "I want to create the next generation of fantastic musicians," Vaadi said. "I want to inspire my students the way my teachers inspired me." He majored in music education at UF and played in their marching band, wind symphony and orchestra. He also played at Carnegie hall in February with Wind Symphony. CHERIE DIEZ | Times

CHERIE DIEZ | Times

In his first job since graduating from the University of Florida in December, St. Petersburg High School band director Cameron Vaadi, 24, of Bradenton instructs sousaphone players, sophomore Patrick Tobin, 15, left, and freshman Matthew Bohl, 14, as he works with the brass section during practice Thursday. Vaadi is the school's third band director in as many years. Vaadi, a French horn player since age 11, says it has been his dream to create his own legacy at a high school since he was a college sophomore. "I want to create the next generation of fantastic musicians," said Vaadi, who majored in music education at UF. "I want to inspire my students the way my teachers inspired me."

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