Congratulations to Our Seniors

From Mr. Buti:

Congratulations to the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensembles, Jazz Combo, Jazz Band II and Jazz Ensemble I on some great concerts this month. In addition, congratulations to the Marching Mustangs on a great performance in the RM Memorial “Day” parade and ceremony. Chris Walentschick and Eric Ure also did a great job on Taps. You should all be proud of your accomplishments. A special thanks to all the seniors for their contributions, dedication, and talent that they have shared with all of us the past four years. This is a list of the specialty awards given out at the end-of-the-year concerts:

Most Improved Winter Color Guard Meredith Lenihan
Outstanding Winter Color Guard Christine Wurster and Lisa Kawalek
Most Improved Symphonic Wind Devin Kamperschroer
Most Improved Concert Wind Peter Tatkowski
Most Improved Percussion Kyle Gentile
Outstanding Performer Concert Band Emily Hattory
Outstanding Performer Symphonic Band Zoe Frantom
Most Improved Jazz Band Jacob Pike
Outstanding Performer Jazz Band Jack Stahl
Len King Jazz Award Chris Walentschik
Music Boosters Spirit Scholarships Scott Johnston and Christina Crusius
Howard Sandlund Memorial Fine Arts Award Alex Connor
Semper Fidelis Band Award Christina Crusius
Louis Armstrong Jazz Award Connor Gooding
Band Director’s Award Marissa Walentschik
John Phillip Sousa Band Award Scott Johnston
Senior Medallion for Instrumental Music Christina Crusius

Once again, music students prove that students involved in music excel academically!

The following music students received a 30 or higher on their ACT test:

Claire Baum
Allyson Bednarek
Jessie Bingaman
Thomas Ciemniak
Sarah Collins
Christina Crusius
Connor Gooding
Emily Hattory
Devin Kamperschroer
Joanna Leung
Naomi Louie
Michael McKenna
Thomas McKenna
Alyssa Merges
Tara Murray
Michael Nugent
Benjamin Park
Jessica Parrish
Colleen Quaas
Martin Quinn
Jacqueline Rohde
Kelley Sarussi
Brian Stumph
Bridget Sullivan
Aleksander Tucker
Eric Ure
Alexander Vaughan
Rachel Williams
Caitlin Wootton

Also, the following music students have taken multiple AP Exams since 2009:

9 exams Connor Gooding
7 exams Thomas McKenna, Aleksander Tucker
5 exams Jessie Bingaman, Alex Connor, Christina Crusius, Veronica Dabrowski, Ashley Miller, Michael McKenna, Kelsey O’Shields, Jacqueline Rohde, Michael Stec, Mary Clare Zimmermann
6 exams Devin Kamperschroer, Naomi Louie, Kelley Sarussi, John Puttrich