Born and raised in South Florida, Paula Monique is a musician and educator with a huge passion for the marching arts.
Paula marched lead mellophone with The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps from 2002-2006, where she held the positions of Section leader ('04,'05) and Horn Sergeant ('06). In her 5 years with the corps, Paula was the recipient of multiple Distinguished Service awards, as well as the coveted "Cadet of the Year" award.
Upon aging out, Paula was selected to play trumpet in the prestigious Aimachi Marching Band from Nagoya, Japan.
Aimachi took 1st place at the All-Japan Marching Band Championships that season.
From 2007-2012, Paula was a cast member in the Emmy and Tony award-winning show "Blast!" where she played trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn, mellophone, cornet, didgeridoo, and percussion.
Paula has done multiple tours with the company over the years throughout North America, Japan, and South Korea.
After her first "Blast!" tour, Paula joined the all-female cast of the stage production "Brass Angels - Odyssey", touring throughout Japan on trumpet and piccolo trumpet.
Paula's most recent tour was with the company of Fiddler on the Roof, as a pit orchestra musician.
Her drum corps teaching experience includes visual staff for the Teal Sound ('07) and The Cadets ('09). Brass Staff for the Boston Crusaders ('09-'11, '13) brass consultant for the Crossmen ('14) and the Bluecoats ('15)
Paula joined the Carolina Crown Brass Staff in 2015 and is returning for the 2016 season.
Paula was the mellophone instructor for the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band and is currently the visual caption head for the Stoneman Douglas High School Eagle Regiment Marching Band as well as a music/visual specialist for the Nova High School Titan Sound and WGI Winds Scholastic "A" World Champion, Nova Winds.
During the school day, Paula is a brass clinician for middle and high school programs throughout South Florida.
She also keeps a private lessons studio and is a Jupiter XO Brass Performing Artist.
Paula is very excited to be back at STRYKE Wynds for the 2016 season!
Meet Paula and the STRYKE Wynds Staff at the STRYKE Wynds Audition/Clinic on November 28th!