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DBHS Instrumental Music Program Virtual Concert - December 2020
Congratulations to 54 Brahmas chosen for the California All Southern Honor Bands and Orchestra!
31 brahma musicians chosen for the California All-State Honor Ensembles
Congratulations to our Brahma musicians who auditioned and were chosen for the California All-State Band and the California All-State Orchestra.
Beginning each fall, over 70,000 high school students across California audition in their region. The highest-ranking musicians judged qualify to perform in one of California All-State Bands, Orchestras, and Choirs. These All-State ensembles rehearse for three days, directed by nationally recognized conductors, and perform on the closing day of the annual CASMEC (California All-State Music Education Conference). This year the event will be held online. CONGRATULATIONS!
ALL STATE BAND
Cody Chang (11) Percussion
Aaron Chang (10) Bb Clarinet
Christopher Gaw (11) Percussion
Samuel Gonzales (11) Tuba
Changhyeon Hong (9) Tenor Saxophone
Carissa Jeon (11) Oboe
Jason Kim (11) Bb Clarinet
Edward Kim (9) Tenor Saxophone
Ian Kim (9) Bb Clarinet
David Kwon (10) Oboe
Daniel Li (10) Tuba
Mason Miazga (10) Tuba
Erin Miyahara (11) Euphonium (bass)
Lucas O'Brien (9) Trombone
Viraj Sonawala (12) Percussion
Nathan Song (12) Bb Clarinet
Evan Thomas (12) Trombone
Chris Uy (11) Bb Clarinet
Joseph Wangsa (10) Bb Bass Clarinet
Rachel Yang (10) Bb Clarinet
Frankie Ye (12) Trombone
ALL STATE ORCHESTRA
Bryan Chiu (10) French Horn
Siwoo Chung (9) Percussion
Abigail Hong (11) Oboe
Elise Kwon (11) Violin II
Alan Lu (11) Tuba
Weillin Luo (11) French Horn
Tammy Pao (9) Flute/Piccolo
Jonathan Phung (11) Percussion
Kaley Wong (10) Violin II
Joyce Yoo (11) Violin II
The construction continues on our new instrumental music building during the COVID-19 pandemic
On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, we celebrated the GROUND BREAKING for our future INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC BUILDING, scheduled to open in the Fall of 2021. While our campus is closed for instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic, construction continues on our new instrumental music building. Thank you to our community for passing Measure WV which is funding many modernization projects throughout our Walnut Valley Unified School District. We are excited to share this virtual walkthrough!
Andrew Shi, Academy Pianist, wins First Prize in the ENKOR International Music Competition
July 16, 2020
Andrew Shi, Academy Pianist (c/o 2022), won First Prize in the ENKOR International Piano Competition 7th Edition. This unique competition is judged by a Jury Board consisting of 500+ members from 70+ countries on 6 continents. It provides young musicians with the opportunity to get heard and recognized by hundreds of professionals and influential people in the music industry. Read more about the competition and Andrew here:
DBHS Marching Band Thundering Herd performs in YouTube Originals "Dear Class of 2020"
.June 7, 2020
Members of DBHS Marching Band Thundering Herd took part in YouTube Originals' "Dear Class of 2020" Virtual Graduation Event - live-streamed on Sunday, June 7. This record breaking production featured commencement adresses from Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, BTS, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and more.
Alongside the students from AMDA College of the Performing Arts and the Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts, DBHS Thundering Herd performed Shawn Mendes’ “Nothing Holding Me Back" as part of the event in celebration of students whose commencement ceremonies were cancelled due to COVID-19.
DBHS Wind Ensemble Performance featured in Maslanka Weekly: Best of the Web
June 1, 2020
DBHS Wind Ensemble's performance of Symphony No. 7 by David Maslanka (1943-2017), one of the most celebrated American composer of our time, was featured in the article, Maslanka Weekly: Best of the Web - No. 102, Recent Performances of Symphony No. 7 in his official Website! Maslanka Weekly highlights excellent performances of David Maslanka's music from around the web. The featured video was the performance from 2019 Wind Ensemble Festival held at CalState Fullerton on March 15. The performance was introduced with a caption "These are supposed to be high school students, but we think they are professionals in high school student costumes." by the author Richard Nobbe.
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Maslanka Weekly: Best of the Web - No. 102, Recent Performances of Symphony No. 7