Awards

2018 Central California Band Review – Saturday, November 10

The members of the Marching Wolves and the Jazz Ensemble arrived at school well before 7 AM to organize themselves for the Central California Band Review and Jazz Competition in Merced.  After a two hour bus ride, we arrived at Golden Valley High School to compete against over 40 schools from all over the state.  Several other outdoor events were cancelled or moved in the greater Bay Area due to the poor air quality (The competition host tried to accommodate several schools who were part of other cancelled events in Napa and Fremont).  This weekend, the students had plenty of time to prepare for each competition (Parade, Street Percussion and Jazz).

The “Award Winning” Marching Wolves are proud to announce that we return home with a First Place Award!

Our Drum Major, Kristin  Vallejo came in 5th place for Military Drum Majors (out of 25 in her division)

Our Percussion Section, led by Rio Nickerson and Vikram Gopalan, came in 3rd Place in the street percussion category.

Our Jazz Ensemble came in 2nd Place and Andrew Hanze was recognized for an “Outstanding Musician” award.

 

2018 Lodi Grape Bowl Band Review – Saturday, November 3

After an early morning gathering at SRVHS, the SRVHS Marching Wolves departed for their first Band Competition of the season: “Lodi Grape Bowl Classic”.

We were challenged by having to adjust our performance time once we arrive at the competition – we only had 15 minutes to offload the buses, change into competition uniforms and report to our preparation area.  This was almost an impossible task, but our students rose to the challenge.

The “Award Winning” Marching Wolves are proud to announce that we return home with a Second Place Award! (We missed First place by 0.2 points).

Our Drum Major, Kristin  Vallejo came in 4th place for Military Drum Majors!

Click here to view the the complete list of 2018 Instrumental Music Award Winners

 

Instrumental Music Honors

The San Ramon Valley Instrumental Music Program received tops honors at the recent Orchestra/ Band Invitational Festival held at SRVHS April 20 & 21.

Our Orchestra and Advance Symphonic Band each received a “Unanimous Superior” Award by earning top rating assessments from all 4 Adjudicators!

Our Concert Band earned “Superior” rating assessments in Performance!

Well done everyone!

 

Congrats to the East Bay Jazz High School All Stars Students!

Recognition to Andrew Hanze (trombone) and Evan Lacey (trumpet, alternate) for being selected to perform with the East Bay Jazz High School All Stars this year! Both students will perform in the season premier concert at the Bothwell Center for the Arts in Livermore on Sunday, March 11 at 7pm.  See eastbayjazz.org for future performance dates.

 

Congratulations to Andrew Hanze!

He was chosen to attend the 2018 Contra Costa County Honor Jazz Band.  Great job Andrew!

  

 

Congratulations to senior Mo Overfield!

He was chosen to attend the All State music conference and perform with the All State Honor Band. Way to go Mo!

Honors for SRVHS Instrumental Music Students

Congratulations to the following students who will be representing SRVHS in the 2018 Honor Band:

  • Amelia Danko
  • Roger Jia
  • Brooke Kocher
  • Keon MacKay
  • Nathan Martin
  • Josh Nyland
  • Mo Overfield
  • Chad Parque
  • Surya Shultes
  • Corinne Smith
  • Samantha Snow
  • Kristen Vallejo
  • Hank Voloshin

I want to recognize Kathy Shi for having a successful audition on the piano.  She would have been accepted into the honor band again this year, but there were no piano parts in the literature chosen for this year’s ensemble.

The performance on Saturday, February 3rd, 7:30 PM at San Ramon Valley High School was fantastic!

2017 Central California Band Review – Saturday, November 11

The San Ramon Valley High School Marching Wolves and Jazz Ensemble arrived early at school on Saturday – yes, Veterans’ Day – to travel to Merced for the Annual Central California Band Review.  The weather was beautiful this weekend and we had an opportunity share the competition with @ 37 other schools.   Please help me to celebrate the following honors for our students:

  • Marching Wolves:  2nd Place Parade Award
  • Drum Line: 5th Place percussion
  • Corrine Smith, Drum Major: 4th Place
  • Jazz Ensemble:  1st Place Jazz Award
    (we just missed a Sweepstakes award by 0.5 points….)
  • Corinne Smith (12th grade, Alto Sax) received an Outstanding Musician Award

 

 

2017 Lodi Grape Bowl Band Review – Saturday, November 4

Congratulations to the Marching Wolves on their 3rd Place Award, and one of the highest music scores given at a competition! Special congratulations to Corinne Smith who came in 2nd for Military Drum Majors!

Congratulations to all The 2016-2017 Music Program Award Winners!

Click here to view the the complete list of 2017 SRVHS Instrumental Music Award winners.

 

Instrumental Music Honors

The San Ramon Valley Instrumental Music Program received tops honors at the recent regional music festival this past weekend:

Our Orchestra and Advance Symphonic Band each received a “Unanimous Superior” Award by earning top rating assessments from all 4 Adjudicators!  They qualify (again) for the State Music Festival.

Our Concert Band earned 3 “Superior” rating assessments in Performance and an “Excellent” rating assessment in Sight Reading – The highest scores for an intermediate wind ensemble!

This is proof that hard work and collaboration pays off.  Our students learn more at this festival than through any other event during the school year.  It is a privilege and pleasure to work with these students.

Mrs. Glass

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to our SRVHS students selected for the
County Honor High School Jazz Band:

  • Andrew Pires (12th) Baritone Saxophone
  • Ethan Pires (9th), Trumpet
  • Caleb Ko (12th), Bass Trombone
  • Neal Hocker (12th), Piano

It is another “Great” day for SRVHS Jazz Students!  Only 19 students were selected for this honor band – Go Wolves!

  

 

 

Congratulations to Casey Overfield, Joshua Nyland and Jacob Freiman for their acceptance into the highly competitive 2017 All-State Honor Band through the California Band Directors Association.

During the February 16 through February 19 conference, Casey (baritone saxophone) and Josh (trumpet) performed in the All-State High School Concert Band. Jacob (Eb clarinet) performed in the All-State High School Wind Symphony. Additionally, Josh was awarded a scholarship to Cazadero Music Camp.  Outstanding accomplishments all around!

 

Congratulations to our SRVHS students selected for the
2017 Contra Costa County Honor Band:

  • Nicholas Collins
  • Nicholas Combs
  • Jacob Freiman
  • Keon MacKay
  • Nathan Martin
  • Allison Moore
  • Josh Nyland
  • Casey Overfield
  • Kathy Shi
  • Corinne Smith
  • Jessica Szutu
  • Kristen Vallejo
  • Hank Voloshin

The performance on Saturday, February 4th, 7:30 PM at Campolindo High School was spectacular!

  

 

 

2016 Central California Band and Jazz Competition – Saturday, November 12

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Congrats to our Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble!

  • Jazz Band won a 3rd place award.
  • Ethan Pires (9th grade, Trumpet) received an Outstanding Musician Award!
  • Jazz Ensemble won a 2nd place award.
  • Corinne Smith (11th grade, Alto Sax) received an Outstanding Musician Award!

 

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Congrats to our Marching Wolves!!

  • Marching Wolves won a 2nd place award.
  • Drum Major, Eric Michaud, won a 3rd place Military Drum Major Award!

 

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2016 Lodi Grape Bowl Band Review – Saturday, November 5

Congrats to our Marching Wolves – they earned a 2nd place award at this competition!

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Congratulations to our Drum Major Eric Michaud who came in 4th place for Miliatary Drum Majors!

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