Awards

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2020 Award Winners!

Ernest R. Yee Memorial Scholarship* – awarded to the SRVHS senior who has participated in the Instrumental Music program for 8 semesters in high school and best demonstrates excellence in academics, musicianship, and leadership within the Instrumental Music program.

The 2020 Ernest R. Yee Memorial Scholarship Winner is 
Justin Szutu

Wolf-Tones Annual Scholarship* – awarded to the SRVHS senior who has participated in the Instrumental Music program for 8 semesters in high school and best demonstrates excellence in academics and musicianship within the Instrumental Music program.

The 2020 Wolf-Tones Award Winners are 
Andrew Hanze and Ryan Wisser
(tie)

 
Keith Leung Memorial Scholarship* – This is the first year of this scholarship in memory of Keith Leung, a San Ramon Valley High School graduate from the class of 2002. This award is given to the SRVHS senior who has shown dedication to the Instrumental Music program AND participated in the Marching Ensemble program for at least 3 years.  It is given for demonstrating excellence in academics, musicianship, and leadership in the Instrumental Music program.

The 2020 Keith Leung Memorial Scholarship goes to 
Evan Lacey

The McElroy Orchestral Scholarship* – awarded to the SRVHS senior who has participated in the SRVHS Orchestra program for 8 semesters and best demonstrates excellence in academics, musicianship, and dedication in the SRVHS Orchestra program.

The 2020 McElroy Orchestral Scholarship Award Winner is
Michael Walker

Congratulations to all our Award Winners!

*Scholarships are to be used for tuition at a 2 or 4-year college/ university of the student’s choice. Checks will be written directly to the school institution 
For more information about the Instrumental Music Scholarship program click here.

 

Congratulations to all our 2020 Instrumental Music Award Winners!

Concert Band
• Most Improved: Matthew Delanoy
• Most Dedicated: Elliot Danko
• Most Outstanding: Kylie Tang

Symphonic Band
• Most Improved: Max Lipsitz
• Most Dedicated: Michael Wong
• Most Outstanding: Roger Jia

Marching Band
• Rookie of the Year: Sage Ikeda
• Most Improved: Sina Mirzai
• Most Dedicated: Vikram Gopalan
• Most Outstanding: Evan Lacey

Jazz Ensemble
• Most Improved: Sankar Shultes
• Most Dedicated: Evan Lacey

Orchestra
• Most Improved: Faustina Altamirano
• Most Dedicated: Hannah Lam

Outstanding Orchestra Award
• Emily Martin

Louis Armstrong Award
• Andrew Hanze

JP Sousa Award
• Grace Gilroy

Director’s Award
• Concert Band: Dustin Short
• Symphonic Band: Radhika Gawde
• Jazz Ensemble: Emily House
• Marching Band: Ashley Jackson, Natalie Crane, and Wajiha Syed
• Orchestra: Lily Glantz and Michael Walker

2020/2021 Marching Ensemble Leadership Team
• Flute Section Leader: Izabella Ge
• Asst. Flute Section Leader: Yasmin Shihab

• Clarinet Section Leader: Matthew Koteskey

• Alto Sax Section Leader: Danny Bray

• Low Woodwinds Section Leader: Michael Wong
• Asst. Low Woodwinds Section Leader: Ziggy Gardiner

• Asst. High Brass Section Leader: Emma Newton

• Low Brass Section Leader: Ameesh Daryani
• Asst. Low Brass Section Leader: Max Lipsitz

• Percussion Captain: Vikram Gopalan
• Asst. Percussion Captain: Jacob Rickard

• Color Guard Captain: Camryn Hissen

• Asst. Drum Major & High Brass Section Leader: Katrina Crane

• Drum Major: Finn Fetherstonhaugh

Congratulations to our 2020 Wolf-Tones Achievement Awards!

Click here to view the the complete list of 2020 Wolf-Tones Achievement Awards.

Honors for SRVHS Jazz Ensemble Music Students

Andrew Hanze (Lead Trombone) and Diego Mack (Lead Trumpet) were selected to play in the 2020 Contra Costa County Honor Jazz Band!!

Congratulations to our very talented SRVHS Jazz Musicians!

The following students were accepted into the 2020 East Bay Jazz High School Allstars Band:

  • Evan Lacey
  • Andrew Hanze
  • Samantha Snow
  • Diego Mack (alternate)
  • Emily House (alternate.)

This is an audition based, prestigious jazz ensemble that rehearses every week for several hours and performs throughout the Bay Area through the year and into the summer. Performance schedule and more info can be found at eastbayjazz.org.

Honor for SRVHS Instrumental Music Student

Congratulations to our very talented SRVHS orchestra student who was selected to play in the 2020 All State String Orchestra!

HANNAH LAM
Hannah performed with the 2020 All State String Orchestra at the Saroyan Theatre in Fresno on 2/23 at 9 AM.

More Congratulations to Hannah Lam!
Hannah won a scholarship for the Sequoia Chamber Music Ensemble Camp at the recent All State Conference

Congratulations to the SRV Jazz Ensemble

Our SRV Jazz Ensemble had a wonderful performance Saturday December 14th at the 2019 Jazz Invitational!  Special Congratulations goes to our SRVHS students that were awarded the Outstanding Musicianship Award:

  • Finn Fetherstonhaugh
  • Andrew Hanze
  • Evan Lacey

Special thanks to Mr. Nishida, Chief, Diana Nickelson, ad all the parents that made this event possible!

Honors for SRVHS Instrumental Music Students

Congratulations to our very talented SRVHS Honor Band 2020 Members!\

  • Finn Fetherstonhaugh, Tuba
  • Andrew Hanze, Trombone
  • Saim Hasan, Baritone Saxophone
  • Ashley Jackson, Bassoon
  • Roger Jia,Oboe (& English Horn)
  • Evan Lacey, Trumpet
  • Samantha Snow, Tuba
  • Justin Szutu, Trumpet
  • Kylie Tang, Flute
  • Ryan Wisser, Bass Clarinet

And A BIG Thank you to our very talented instrumental music instructors Mr. Nishida and Chief for helping our SRVHS musicians showcase their talents so well today!

The amazing honor ensemble concert on 2/1/2020 celebrated its 30th year! Guest conductor was Gary Hill, Professor of Music and Director of Bands Emeritus at Arizona State University.

Click here for the Honor Band website.

 

2019 Central California Band Review @ Merced – Saturday, November 9

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MARCHING WOLVES! The Marching Wolves, led by Drum Major Grace Gilroy, came in FIRST PLACE at the Central California Band Review in Merced! The Marching Wolves Color Guard, led by Color Guard Captain Wajiha Syed, came in FIRST PLACE for Color Guard, and our Marching Wolves Percussion, led by Percussion Captain Vikram Gopalan came in THIRD PLACE for Percussion!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR JAZZ ENSEMBLE! The Jazz Ensemble, led by Andrew Hanze, came in SECOND PLACE for Jazz at the Central California Band Review!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ANDREW HANZE! (12th grade, Trombone) received an Outstanding Musician Award.

A FANTASTIC JOB BY ALL OUR AMAZING SRVHS MUSICIANS!!

 

  

2019 Lodi Grape Bowl Band Review – Saturday, November 2

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MARCHING WOLVES!!  The Marching Wolves were led by our drum major, Grace Gilroy, to another win at the Lodi Grape Bowl Band Review on Saturday 11/1! The Marching Ensemble brought home the 3rd place trophy for their division.  Great job Marching Wolves!!

  

Congratulations to all The 2018-2019 Music Program Award Winners!

Click here to view the the complete list of 2019 SRVHS Instrumental Music Award Winners.

  

2019 Annual Spring Invitational Band & Orchestra Festival 

Special congratulations to all of our SRVHS musicians who competed this weekend in the Annual Spring Invitational Band & Orchestra Festival held at SRVHS on April 19 & 20!

Our Concert Band students earned an “Excellent” score, the Orchestra a “Superior” score, and the Symphonic Band a “Unanimous Superior!”

All students gave it their all and we’re super proud of all of them.

  

2019 Santa Cruz Jazz Festival

Congratulations to the Jazz Ensemble for winning top honors at the prestigious Santa Cruz Jazz Festival on Friday with a “Command Performance” award! The ensemble was invited back to perform on Saturday, but chose to skip due to the Junior Prom. Special recognition also goes to Matthew Ohara, Evan Lacey, Andrew Hanze, and Surya Shultes for winning outstanding soloist awards!

2019 East Bay Jazz High School Allstars!

Congrats are in order for Samantha Snow, Evan Lacey, and Andrew Hanze, for being selected for the 2019 East Bay Jazz High School Allstars! Their first concert is on March 9th at the Bothwell in Livermore. Advance tickets available at Tickets. See more info at eastbayjazz.org.

Contra Costa County Honor Jazz Band News

Congratulations to Andrew Hanze for being selected as first trombone in the 2019 Contra Costa County Honor Jazz Band! The concert will take place 3pm on Sunday, March 3rd, at Stanley Middle School in Lafayette. Tickets available at the door for $5.

Honors for SRVHS Instrumental Music Students

Please congratulate the following students who were selected to represent SRVHS in the 2019 Contra Costa County Honor Band:

      • Amelia Danko, Bassoon
      • Dom Dalenberg, String Bass
      • Andrew Hanze, Trombone
      • Ashley Jackson, Bassoon
      • Roger Jia, Oboe & English Horn
      • Evan Lacy, Trumpet (& Euphonium)
      • Kathy Shi, Piano
      • Surya Shultes, Clarinet
      • Samantha Snow, Tuba
      • Kristen Vallejo, Bass Clarinet
      • Ryan Wisser, Bass Clarinet

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!