Five Griffin musicians named to SoCal Honor Ensembles

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The five Los Al HS student musicians named to the Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association honor ensembles are: (l-r) Santiago Lopez, Lance Kaiser, Julia Carpenter, Max Nguyen, and Brennan Murray

Five Los Alamitos High School student musicians were selected to play in the Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association honor ensembles which will perform at events at the end of January.

The five selected are:

  • Julia Carpenter, junior – Violin II, High School Orchestra
  • Lance Kaiser, senior – Trumpet III, Jazz, Ambassadors
  • Santiago Lopez, sophomore – Tenor Sax II, Jazz Ambassadors
  • Brennan Murray, sophomore – Drums, Jazz All-Stars
  • Max Nguyen, freshman – Drums, Honor Jazz Band

Each year the Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association hosts these ensembles to bring together southern California’s best elementary, middle school, and high school student musicians. After a vigorous and professional audition process, jazz, orchestra, and band students are chosen from regions spanning from San Luis Obispo to San Diego. This year the program announced that the following Griffins were selected as SCSBOA 2019 Honor Musicians.

The jazz students will perform on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom B at the Orange County Hyatt Hotel. Julia and the orchestra will perform on Sunday, Jan. 27 in the Grand Ballroom at the Orange County Hyatt Hotel. Admission is free for both events. For more information, go to scsboa.org.

Author: Los Al TV

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