Modesto-area teens picked for north state honor band

naustin@modbee.comJanuary 15, 2014 

Area students selected for the All-Northern California High School Honor Band will head to Stockton on Friday. The teens will be together for three days of rehearsal and a performance Sunday at San Joaquin Delta College.

Tuning up for the event are:

• Blake Vella on baritone saxophone, Gregori High

• Richard Gonzalez on trumpet, Johansen High

• Roman Romero Sinisi on tuba, Manteca High

• Abel Vasquez on trombone, Manteca High

• Frank Deng on alto saxophone, Modesto High

• Martin Arellano on clarinet, Oakdale High

• Edwin Savelson on French horn, Pitman High, Turlock

• Elizabeth Chen on clarinet, Tracy High

• Melvin Uytingco on French horn, Turlock Christian High

• Martin Acosta on clarinet, Turlock High

• Rachel Hawkes on oboe, Turlock High

Students were chosen through auditions for seats. Robert Halseth of California State University, Sacramento, will be conducting.

The concert will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Warren Atherton Auditorium, San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton. Admission is free.

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