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Ripon High, Weston Ranch High musicians earn top county honor band award

Ripon High’s Nathaniel de la O and Dharyl Licudine of Weston Ranch High are among the 25 musicians earning the Nelson Zane Four-Year Award, the San Joaquin County Office of Education announced.

They met the high standards of making it to the Honor Concert during all four years of high school.

Homeschool product Paul Barron of the honor band was selected as the $500 Nelson Zane Scholarship winner.

For de la O, he made honor choir all four years while Licudine did like on the honor band. They were among those receiving special recognition at the Jan. 8 SJC Honor Concert held at Delta College’s Warren Atherton Auditorium.

A total of 198 students – of that, 54 choir, 75 band and 69 orchestra performed – from 18 public and private schools in eight school districts from throughout the county performed. They were part of the audition and concert efforts as organized by SJCOE Student Musical Events, sponsored by the Delta College Music Department and the SJC Music Educators’ Association.

Members of the honor band, earning the Nelson Zane Four-Year Awards, were: Barron, Licudine, Liana Galan (Lincoln), Eli Hancock (Lincoln), Keagan Low (Lincoln), Trisha Pangan-Kennedy (Lincoln) and Sarah Ung (Lincoln).

The honor choir consisted of: de la O, Alyssa Baumbach (Lodi), Jackson Lee (Lincoln), Kaitlyn Redman (Lincoln), and Sheryl Victor (Mountain House).

The orchestra honor members were: Abigail Cheng (Tracy), Scott Colonese (Tracy), Andrew Delgado (Lincoln), Grace Greeno (Lincoln), Kaiden Imada (Lincoln), Michael Joo (Lincoln), Anastasia Karp (Tracy), Donovan Musicant (Tracy), Summer Risso (Lincoln), Alicia Roice (Mountain House), Ashlyn Roice (Mountain House), Yun-Rong Ting (Mountain House), and Jaime Thor (Lincoln).