Student Life

First ever jazz and guitar concert at RE

RE's guitar and jazz students took center stage at the Posner Lecture Hall to share a range of holiday favorites and classic songs during the first-time Jazz and Guitar Concert Dec. 7 at Ransom Everglades. Jointly emceed by Director of Arts Shawn Costantino and band director Jon Hamm, the concert showcased RE's 15 upper school guitar students and the 12 in the school's jazz band or RE Combo.
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The featured musicians were all students in RE's Guitar I, Guitar II, Jazz Band or RE Combo performing arts courses. 

Guitar I
Aiden Biss ’26
Rafi Bonafonte ’25
Adriana Carvalho ’25
Ali Feghhi ’25
Jack He ’25
Charlie Holleman ’26
Lucia Martinez-Moure ’25
Rebecca Paresky ’25
Isa Rojas-Cueva ’26
Mateo Sauceda ’26
Guitar II
Tea Delic ’24 (absent)
Noah Martin ’24
Sophia Bonafonte ’24
Patricio De Lope ’25
Lucas Lippey ’25
Jazz Band
Carlos Horcasitas ’25, baritone saxophone
William Malone ’24, valve trombone
Griffin Nelson-Montet ’25, drums/percussion
Martin Piedrahita ’24, trumpet, band leader
Varun Raju ’24, alto saxophone
Sofia Rakhimi ’25, piano
Eric Wilson ’24, guitar, bass
RE Combo
Miguel Arango ’24, trumpet
Max Bast ’23, drums, band leader
Ari Bennett ’24, tenor saxophone
Isabel Chong ’24, bass
Santi Sauceda ’24, piano

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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 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.