P.K. Yonge Band

Home of the Blue Wave Marching Band
Gainesville, FL

Mrs. Jamie Burg-  Director of Bands

Mrs. Burg graduated from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors Degree of Music, in Music Therapy.  She is currently a board certified music therapist, however with all the teaching she does there is not longer time for her to practice music therapy.

Before moving to Florida she was known as Ms. Petersheim, and worked with the Trenton Jr./Sr. High School and the award winning Reading High School Marching Band, taking them to a 2nd place state championship and qualifying at the National Fiesta Bowl in Arizona in 2001.  She also had a large music studio where she taught many private lessons on violin and clarinet. 

Mrs. Burg plays many instruments, as most directors do, however she considers herself a professional clarinetist who tries to play violin too.  She is currently a member of the Gainesville Community Band, and the Gainesville Pops! where she plays clarinet.  She has been a clarinet soloist and has guest conducted both bands.  She has also participated in many high school drama productions in the community. 

Contact her:     [email protected]

Tara Palmer- Color Guard Director

Tara graduated from high school from West Boca Community High School, in Boca Raton, FL. She graduated from the University of Florida, with a Bachelors & Masters Degree in Elementary Education. She is currently  an elementary school teacher at the PK Yonge in the 4/5 Learning Community.

She has also marched Teal Sound Drum & Bugle corps.

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