17 MI & MMS Musicians Selected for Jr. CYWE

17 MI & MMS Musicians Selected for Jr. CYWE
Posted on 09/15/2017

Congratulations to the 17 Mason Middle School and Mason Intermediate School band students who were selected for this year’s Jr. CYWE. Students were selected based on an audition process that included middle school band students throughout the tri-state area. According to MMS band director
Zach Hinson, this is the largest number of Mason students ever accepted into this prestigious ensemble. The district also has the largest representation in the Jr. CYWE, with about 20% of the ensemble being comprised of Mason students.

MMS Band

Mason students selected include:

Andrea Dall'ara, Bassoon, 8th Grade

Lisa Zhou, Bb Clarinet, 8th Grade

Matthew Qiu, Bb Clarinet, 7th Grade

Sam Patterson, Bb Clarinet, 8th Grade

Demi Xie, Bb Clarinet, 8th Grade

Jerry Xu, Bb Clarinet, 6th Grade

Katherine Sanford, Bb Clarinet, 7th Grade

Honoka Kobayashi, Flute, 8th Grade

Hyeyun Cho, Flute, 8th Grade

Minkyoung Choi, Flute, 8th Grade

Mingyu Choi, Flute, 8th Grade

Mirai Nawa, Horn, 8th Grade

William Van Verth, Percussion, 8th Grade

Abbigail Woodward, Alto Saxophone, 8th Grade

Jacob Kraimer, Trombone, 8th Grade

Zane Kenzik, Trumpet, 8th Grade

Andrew Robinson, Trumpet, 7th Grade

About Jr. CYWE

The Junior Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble (Jr. CYWE) is comprised of outstanding young musicians who play woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Jr. CYWE is designed to be an enhancing and enriching experience for area students, and to supplement students’ experience in their own middle school bands. Jr. CYWE rehearses once a week at the University of Cincinnati: College-Conservatory of Music. The ensemble performs several concerts per year, performing challenging middle school and high school level band literature. Jr. CYWE is under the direction of Dr. James Daughters, and students also have the opportunity to work with University of Cincinnati: College-Conservatory of Music faculty and students.

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