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Honor bands performing tonight at Lathrop High

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POSTED February 7, 2009 5:23 a.m.
Manteca Unified School District’s junior and senior high honor bands will perform today at 6:30 p.m. at Lathrop High.

Shannon Beattie, who has served as the music director at Walter E. Woodward School for the past five years – he also handles the Joshua Cowell School instrumental and choir programs – will conduct the junior high honor band.

His group will perform the following: Rites of Tamburo (Robert W. Smith), Red Balloon (Ann McGinty), March of Freedom (Steve Hodges), Train heading West and other Outdoor Scenes (Timothy Broege) and The Incredibles (Michael Giacchino / arr. Johnny Vinson).

Beattie has also served as a marching band instructor for several of the local high schools. He played under the direction of Dr. Charles Jennings at Delta College and studied the saxophone under Leo Potts and conducting under John Carnahan while at California State University, Long Beach.

As for the high school honor band conductor, Lt. Vu Nguyen once conducted a concert band in front of distinguished guests that included President George W. Bush.

He’s currently the commander of the Air National Guard Band of the West Coast while stationed at the Moffet Federal Airfield.

Nguyen earned his music degree from the University of the Pacific and his doctoral in instrumental conducting from the University of Washington.

His high school honor band will perform Flourish for the Wind Band (Ralph Vaughn Williams), Overture on a Southern Hymn (Robert Palmer), Courtly Airs and Dance (Ron Nelson) and themes from “Green Bushes” (Percey Grainger).

High school honor band – Flute: Alejandra Alvarez (East Union), Elaine Barut (Weston Ranch High), Tanya Checketts (Sierra), Vanessa Flores (Sierra), Chelsea King (EU), Diana Lopez (WRHS), Rebeca Ramos (WRHS), Robyn Raker (EU), Christina Rodriguez (Manteca High), Amy Smith (MHS), Cymoril Sonico (Sierra), Elizabeth Webb (MHS). Clarinet: Elizabeth Aleman (EU), Dawanica Buckingham (MHS), Desiree Farinas (Sierra), Isolda Fooshee (Lathrop High), Tabitha Halford (WRHS), Ryan Kusich (LHS), Jeremy Logoteta (MHS), Jennifer Mitzman (Sierra), Amanda Orr (Sierra), Cassandra Ortega (Sierra), Michael Pastor (EU), Natalie Pio (MHS), Aaron Tomte (Sierra), Savanna Wilson ( WRHS). Bass Clarinet: Suzanna Duran (Sierra), Timmey Ellefson (MHS), Marcus Mertilien (LHS). B: Sarah Sokolowski (EU), Trisha Checketts (Sierra). Bassoon: Ashley Burrows (EU), Eric Christensen (MHS). Alto Saxophone: Marcos Aleman (EU), Robert Blankenship (WRHS), Christopher Fugundes (EU), Nick Jamero (Sierra), Mark Twomey (Sierra). Tenor Saxophone: Lauren Mitchel (EU), Michael Tomgpalad (WRHS). Baritone Saxophone: William Craig (MHS), Tyler Fernandez (MHS). Trumpet: Kristen Chavez (EU), Derek Davis (EU), Brian DeSimas (Sierra), John Fugundes (EU), Jessica Golden(EU), Joseph Gurnard (MHS), Joseph Quintero (Sierra) Jerral Ripoyla (WRHS). Horn: Horst Bauer (EU), Jagjivan Patrola (WRHS), Damian Tucker (WRHS), Zachary Williams (MHS). Trombone: Ian Buchanan (MHS), Pete Mata (LHS), Will Neisen (EU), Joseph Obligar (WRHS), Peter Tilley (EU). Euphonium: Jim Mitchell (EU), James Moretto (EU). Tuba: Jerome Patricco (WRHS), Anna Preston (MHS). Double Bass: Zack Iscoff (MHS). Percussion: Sam Dacus (WRHS), Wil Gugaza (EU), Brenda Luna (WRHS), Thomas Mederios (WRHS), Sal Prado (EU), Jorvic Ramos (LHS), Alfredo Rayray III (WRHS), Ryan Silveira ( Sierra), Raquel Valdez (Sierra).

Junior high school honor band – Flute: Patricia Angel (Brock Elliott), Ashley Bettencourt (BE), Anahi Candelas(Sequoia), Angelique Galvan (New Haven), Kalie Hunt (Lincoln), Cassidy Jones(Sequoia), Rochelle Macatangay (George Komure), Ashlynn Osborn (SB), Jilleen Raquion (GK), Rachel Sianez (Neil Hafley), Katie Swofford (Lathrop), Kristyna Valdez (Walter E. Woodward). Clarinet: Whynter Bronkema (Hafley), Charles Correia (New Havem), Ashleigh Endsley-Wilson (SB), Alfredo Garcia (BE), Leslie Hernandez (Lathrop), Edgar Herrera (NG), McKenzie Huston (New Haven), Tyana Kendrick (New Haven), Alondra Lara (Hafley), NathanLawton (McParland), Raechelle Martinez (GK), Jennifer Meza (Great Valley), Christine Novoa (GV), Nicollette Rayray (August Knodt), Samantha Thurmon (New Haven), Eduardo Zavaleta (GK), Marcus Mertilien (Lathrop). Bass Clarinet: Anna Arriola (Lincoln), Cooper Ferris (Hafley), Erene Gascon (Lathrop), Shawnie Gustavenson (AK), Jessica Munoz (WW), Zianni Perilla (BE), Julian Smenza (BE). Alto Saxophone: Jacob Anderson (GV), Dominic Cirella (AK), Brendon Curtright (GV), Donna Marie Lucero (Veritas), Eric Mitchell (Hafley). Tenor Saxophone: Abraham Farias (WW), Jamie Martinez (AK), Jeff Sapiandante (AK). Baritone Saxophone: Dylan Alexander (AK), Sydney Anderson (Lathrop), John DaRosa (WW), Collin Scholl (McParland), Caleb Scott (SB). Trumpet: Rodrigo Alverez (McParland), Nick Herrera (McParland), Alex Modesto (AK), Alex Sakata (BE), Logan Slichter (BE), Mikey Stubbings (WW), Ben Tolman (WW), Katie Wright– (Hafley). Trombone: Will Davis (Hafley), Skyler Edwards (GK), D.J. Lund (Lathrop), Kyle Smith (SB). Tuba: Matthew Okamoto (Lathrop). Percussion: Toralyn Hohn (WW),  Joenna Llvore (Lincoln), Matt Manetti (BE), Anastasia Reyes (GW), Connor Schmitz (SB).
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