Carlsbad High welcomes new band director

CARLSBAD — As the final weeks of summer heat up, one group of teens are not headed for the beach, but are off to band camp. This year’s camp will be led by new Music Director Adam Bovie.The 141 young musicians of the Carlsbad High School Marching Band and Color Guard reported to band camp and began preparing for the upcoming music season Aug. 13. The Marching Lancers begin each year before school starts with an intense, two-week music and drill camp to jumpstart their marching programs for the upcoming fall season.

Bovie was hired during the summer from the Grossmont Union High School District, where he directed the music program at Grossmont High School. He holds a bachelors of arts degree in Music Performance from University of California at San Diego, where he studied saxophone, flute and clarinet. He is a well-regarded jazz musician in the Southern California area, having studied with jazz legend Jimmy Cheatham. He also attended California State University in Fullerton where he obtained his teaching credential under Mitch Fennell.

When asked about his plans for the Marching Lancers program, Bovie said, “My vision for our program is to continue to grow and continue what we’ve been doing successfully. I would like to gradually add breadth and a variety of music options to our program – every student should have something they love to do here. Additionally, I feel expanding our color guard is a priority and I will work diligently with our color guard coach, Jackie Meza to make this happen.”

At 6 p.m., Aug. 24, family and friends will be treated to a Marching Lancer performance and potluck dinner hosted by the CHS Band Boosters. This informal event will be held in the high school quad and will give fans a sneak peak of what is in store for the upcoming music season. Visit, for additional information.



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