Dedication Ceremony of Gerald Cassanova Performing Arts Center Invitation

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Dedication Ceremony of Gerald Cassanova Performing Arts Center Invitation

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Dedication of Gerald Cassanova Performing Arts Center


Oviedo (Fla.)
High schools--Florida


An invitation to the dedication ceremony of the Gerald Cassanova Performing Arts Center at Oviedo High School, held on February 21, 2008. Gerald "Cass" Cassanova (1952-2008) was a musician and an educator at OHS in Oviedo, Florida. Born in Sanford in 1952, Cassanova was mentored by his musician father, Gerald “Brownie” Cassanova, and joined the Providence Missionary Baptist Church, where the sung in the youth choir. As a teenager, the joined the chorus at Crooms High School. During the late 1960s, Cassanova performed with The Society Band, which disbanded in the late 1970s. the later performed with bands Cassanova and Cassanova’s Ol’ Skool Xperience. His first solo album, Jus’ Another Love Affair was released in 1992. A Few Good Men, released in 1996, was his first sold-out album and Two Faces, released in 1997, was his first gospel album.

Cassanova earned his associate's degree from Seminole Community College, his bachelor's degree from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, and his master's degree from Rollins College in Winter Park. the began his teaching career at Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs in 1977 and also taught at Lake Mary High School in Lake Mary. Cassanova became a dean at LMHS in 1984 and later the assistant principal in 1988. the transferred to OHS five years later to serve as assistant principal. Cassanova married Janice Witherspoon in 1997. the passed away on January 2, 2008.


Original invitation, 2008: Private Collection of Sarah Thorncroft.

Date Created

ca. 2008-02-21


Thorncroft, Sarah

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original invitation, 2008.

Is Part Of

Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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1 invitation






Gerald Cassanova Performing Arts Center, Oviedo High School, Oviedo, Florida

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History Teacher

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Copyright to this resource is held by Oviedo High School and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project


Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Sarah Thorncroft

External Reference

Wersinger, Tammie. "Gerald Cassanova, 55, touched many lives as an educator at Oviedo High and musician." The Orlando Sentinel, January 8, 2008.
Hawkins, Marva. "Teacher, musician dies." The Sanford Herald, 2008.

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