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MS band pays tribute to RE teachers and other legends

The Middle School Band concluded its year with a rousing tribute concert on May 9 at Swenson Hall that highlighted noteworthy people in music, history – and at the RE Middle School. The concert entitled "Heroes, Leaders and Legends" featured a piece dedicated to Assistant Head of the Middle School Shelly Stamler, who is retiring this year, and another that included the participation of longtime math teacher Ginny Onorati who played – fittingly – the triangle. Students in the beginning band, concert band and symphonic band took part. Photo Gallery
The symphonic band paid homage to Stamler, who has served as an English teacher, academic dean or assistant head for 16 years and is parent to Marissa Canida '06 and Sarah Stamler Serviansky '01, with selections from The Music Man. The band honored Onorati by accompanying her in "Triangle Time" by Timothy Loest. Faculty member Josh D'Alemberte appeared as Abraham Lincoln, reading from The Gettysburg Address to accompany a piece by Michael Story played by the concert band. 

Middle School Band Director Cathi Leibinger offered a special welcome to the 12 incoming sixth graders who were in the audience by inviting each to walk across the stage. She also said a sweet goodbye to her departing eighth graders, summoning each to the front of the stage for a personal letter and pin. They presented her with a bouquet of flowers.

The program included the song "Live On," a tribute to Linda Louise Mann, past-president of the Florida Bandmasters Association who died in February 2017, and the night concluded with a "A Song for Friends" by Larry Daehn, which featured all three bands on stage together.

Beginning Band

Flute: Mia Jean-Claude '25
Clarinet: Kamran Bhagwan '25, Chase Dubovy ’25, Casey Manno ’25, Lindsay Ng ’25
Alto Sax: Jorge Gomez '25, Dieter Manstein '25
Trumpet: Matias Blanco '25, Rex Feldman '25, Andrew Gedde '25, T.J. Malone '25 Horn Ali Feghhi '25, Iris Mogul '25, Matthew Pollock '25
Trombone: Hudson Kaplan '25, Miles Golden '25, Colton Seidel '25
Euphonium: Jesse Hellring '25, Rafa Coronell '25, Luca Falero '25
Tuba: Ethan Sullivan '25

Concert Band

Flute: Isabel Chong '24, Vicky Pinilla '25, Santi Sauceda '25
Clarinet: Lucas Romero '24, Maya Shaked '24, Matias Velarde '25
Alto Sax: Marc Ghurani '24, Gabe Levinson '24, David Luan '25
Tenor Sax: Ari Bennet '24
Bari Sax: Alex Fernandez-Andrew '24
Trumpet: Miguel Arango '24, Diego Cruz '24, Liam Forand '24, Chuli Serra '24, George Woodleness '24
Horn: Joey Buttrick '25
Trombone: Patricio De Lope '25
Euphonium: William Malone '24, Tyler Mason '24
Tuba: Collin Goff '24

Symphonic Band

Flute: Surat Khetpal '23, Laura Teofilo '23, Lena Zide '23
Oboe: Ben Gomez '23
Clarinet: Alan Motoki '24, Rogelio Munoz-Franco '23
Bass Clarinet: Chaten Desai '24
Contra-Alto Clarinet: Liam Malik '24
Alto Sax: Tiziano Habsburg-Lothringen '23, Carson Stanton-Sharpless '23
Tenor Sax: Trent Mopsick '23
Bari Sax: Jack Harris '23
Trumpet: Eleonora Cavallini '23, John Devaney '23, Alex Garcon '24, Nicky Goldberg '23, Martin Piedrahita '24, Nico Sosa '23, Max Wolfe '23
Horn: Zack Fisher '24, Malena Tewari '23
Trombone: Lucas Blanco '24, Sebastian Daire '23, Milo Gory '24
Euphonium: Coren O'Brien '23
Tuba: Steel Reed '24, Christian Sosa '23
Bass: Kyler Pace '23
Percussion: Dylan Amron '24, Max Bast '23

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Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.