Truckee High Honor Band students perform at Cal State Chico |

Truckee High Honor Band students perform at Cal State Chico

Special to the Sun
These Truckee High students performed with students from Chester, Greenville, Lassen, North Tahoe, Portola and Quincy high schools last month.
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Twenty-six members of Truckee High School’s symphonic band represented Truckee at the California Music Education Association’s Region 5 High School Honor Band held at California State University, Chico, on Nov. 20-21.

An “Honor Band” is an event where students are selected from many different schools to collaborate as one large symphonic band.

These students worked hard together for over 13 hours over the two days to perfect five incredibly diverse musical pieces. The band worked under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Lloyd Roby, the Low Brass Specialist and Director of Secondary Music Education at CSU Chico.

Truckee High students selected to participate in this vent were Sierra Bohnet, J.P. Eikam, Avery Fournier and Anna Keith on flute; Juli-Anna Kaufman on oboe; Marlenne Carillo, Jesse Howard and Ari Villanueva on clarinet; Vincenzo Pelligrino and Cameron Uhlry on bass clarinet; Aiden Danagher, Christian Foley and Carolina Pacheco on alto saxophone; Megan Burrill and Becca Mason on tenor saxophone; Slater Stewart on baritone saxophone; Kevin Cross, Jordy Guldman, Jack Keith and Tonito Posada on trumpet; Zeke Rodriguez on trombone; Mia Herrera on baritone; Frances Manthorpe and Andrew Parkhurst on tuba; and Sonia Breuch and Jared Murphy on percussion.