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Scholarship Winner Leonard Yoon: In His Own Words

Scholarship Winner Leonard Yoon: In His Own Words

Thank you so much for the Coastal Communities Concert Band Foundation’s Award. I am very honored to not only have been able to play in the CCCB Honor Band this year but also to have been chosen as a top student performer in this year’s Honor Band Auditions.

Through playing with the CCCB and meeting people in the band such as yourself, I have been encouraged to continue playing clarinet for the rest of my life and join a community band like CCCB in the future. Although I will be far away in Massachusetts for college, CCCB will always have a special place in my heart and I hope to come back to San Diego after graduation to share more memories with the band.

To answer your question, I plan on using my award to purchase new reeds for my clarinet, record my clarinet solos with my accompanist at a professional studio for college orchestra auditions, and buy a piece of band literature for the Canyon Crest Academy Wind Ensemble as a parting gift. Any extra money can help me begin to pay off private lessons that I may take at Amherst College.

Thanks again for the award and hope to see you again later!

Sincerely, Leonard Yoon

Coastal Communities Concert Band to celebrate retiring conductor during Aug. 18 concert (Del Mar Times 8/12/2013)

Coastal Communities Concert Band to celebrate retiring conductor during Aug. 18 concert

By Kristina Houck (8/12/2013)
In five years as music director and conductor of Coastal Communities Concert Band, Dr. Robert Fleming, 71, has traveled about 150,000 miles. The Phoenix resident flew to San Diego every Monday to lead the band’s weekly rehearsals at Oak Crest Middle School in Encinitas.

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Created by two soccer moms, local concert band celebrates 30 years of success (Del Mar Times 12/13/2012)

Created by two soccer moms, local concert band celebrates 30 years of success

By Claire Harlin (12/13/2012)
It was 1982 and Judy Thum sat watching her kids’ soccer game one afternoon. Another soccer mom, Jan Turnage, noticed that Thum was wearing a musical note pendant around her neck and asked if she played an instrument.

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Coastal community band unites generations, concert to be held April 29 (Del Mar Times 4/26/12)

Coastal community band unites generations, concert to be held April 29

By Claire Harlin (4/26/2012)
Some of the best seasoned musicians in the San Diego area play for the Coastal Communities Concert Band (CCCBand), and they are showing high school students in Del Mar and nearby areas that you can play music for the rest of your life — and be good at it.

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Students to join Coastal Communities Concert Band for special concert April 29 (Del Mar Times 4/13/2012)

Students to join Coastal Communities Concert Band for special concert April 29
By Claire Harlin (4/13/2012)

Approximately 30 musicians from the San Dieguito Union High School District, chosen by their band directors, will join the Coastal Communities Concert Band for a concert of popular music on April 29 at San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas. Many of these students also audition for scholarships from the CCCBand, and these awards will be presented at the concert.

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