Foothill Musicians Make All-State Bands

Congratulations to the nearly two dozen Foothill band members who have been chosen to take part in various state honor bands.
 
Foothill's outstanding musicians competed against thousands of students statewide for the prestige of being chosen for these bands. The honor bands have about 200 students each, except for the elite jazz ensemble with a mere 17 students.
 
Students chosen for state honor bands represent the cream of the crop. Once chosen for an honor band, students typically take part in a weekend of intense rehearsals with top directors, capped with an evening performance showcasing the band's talents.
 
The All-Northern High School Honor Band has already held its weekend of rehearsals and performance in mid-January at the San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton. This honor band is hosted by the Northern California Band Association.
 
The three other bands are hosted by the California Band Directors Association. The All-State High School Honor Band and the All-State High School Honor Jazz Band will practice and perform in mid-February at the association's annual conference in Fresno.
 
Another honor band is hosted jointly by the association and the California Association for Music Education. That honor band will perform in mid-March at a joint conference of the two groups in Ontario, California.
 
Congratulations to the talented musicians chosen to perform with these outstanding bands!
 

All-Northern High School Honor Band

Ashley Kim -- flute

Andrew Abbey -- clarinet

Frank Shin -- clarinet

Tara Najim -- clarinet

Alexandra Baker -- clarinet

Justin Wan -- clarinet

Roger Huang -- clarinet

Mark Yoshida -- clarinet

Sahil Punamia -- alto sax

Michael Czaja -- alto sax

Anthony Schott -- tenor sax

Kim Stephenson -- tenor sax

Jessica Saldinger -- trumpet

Kurt Pretzel -- trumpet

Sam Joda -- trombone

David Gruen -- trombone

Jeff Buscheck -- bass trombone

Don LaBarre -- tuba

 

All-State High School Honor Bands

Frank Shin -- clarinet

Tara Najim -- clarinet

Mark Yoshida -- clarinet

Roger Huang -- clarinet

Kevin Choy -- clarinet

Justin Wan -- clarinet

Anthony Schott -- tenor sax

Sam Joda -- trombone

David Gruen -- trombone

 

All-State High School Honor Jazz Band

Michael Czaja -- alto sax

Kevin Miller -- tenor sax