El Rodeo – The El Rodeo Concert Band and Chamber String Orchestra earned top honors at the Forum Music Festival and Judges’ Invitational
Posted Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 5:05 pm
The El Rodeo Concert Band and Chamber String Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Andrea Kay earned top honors at the Forum Music Festival and Judges’ Invitational contest. The competition, which was held at Fullerton College, featured bands, orchestras, and choirs from throughout California and the Western States. The El Rodeo Concert Band, made up of students in grades 6-8, earned a Gold Rating for their performance. At the evening awards ceremony at Disneyland, the El Rodeo Chamber String Orchestra was awarded a second place trophy. Pictured, front row (from left): Christine Chung, Zurhi Huntoon, Jenna Almajed, Hank Johanson, Max Carden, Benjamin Santaella and Jack Greer. Second row (from left): Ann Nanqinq Zhao, Momo Ikemoto, Anderson Bower, Kilyan Spencer and Nolan Meade. Third row (from left): Dr. Andrea Kay, Nicolette Kadz, Eva Vaca, Rebecca Katz, Leor Yosian, Phillip Turkat, Breanna Arianpour, Samuel Biehl, Matteo Honrado, Jacob Mendelson-Bass, Sofia Lifson, Amanda Geller, Bradi Harrison, Leila Abrishami, Iman Ali, Mia Gorlick, Amy Han, Eliot Hauptschein, Max Cohen, Benjamin Maman and Mason Kohanim. Fourth row, from left: Tanneer Capik, Rebecca Hauptschein, Natalya Forys, Charles McDermott, David Spitz, Aiden Kim, Ari Nourmand, Joshua Park, Ruth Pottebaum, Liel Yosian, Camille Alaiti and Mia Patel. Back row (from left): Oliver Laks, Kingston Smith, Benjamin Strug, Nicolas Adesina, Noah Gabbaypour, Max Harouni, Adam Khobian and Mandy Kohanim.