The Coastal Communities Concert Band honored outstanding high school musical students at its concert on Sunday, April 29 at San Dieguito Academy, sponsored by the City of Encinitas and The Mizel Family Foundation. For the past 19 years, the top high school band students from the San Dieguito Union High School District have been chosen by their band directors to participate in this annual spring concert. This year, 26 students from Canyon Crest Academy, La Costa Canyon High School and San Dieguito Academy performed with the CCCBand.
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 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.
Coastal Communities Concert Band to feature high school musicians
By Claire Harlin (4/15/2012)
Talented high school musicians will participate with members of the Coastal Communities Concert Band at a “Salute to Young Musicians” performance May 1 at San Dieguito Academy, Encinitas.
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.