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Ten upper school students named to district honor band

Ten musicians from RE's Combined Symphonic Band were named to the 2023 District 20 Honor Band and performed on Jan. 21 at Westminster Christian School. The RE student-musicians are enrolled in RE's jazz band, RE combo or symphonic band classes at the upper school, and they train under faculty member Jon Hamm.  The district includes 10 of the top high school programs in South Florida.
The band was conducted by Barry W. Bernhardt, Director of Bands at Florida International University. The students rehearsed and performed on the campus of Westminster Christian Jan. 20-21, culminating in a 4 p.m. concert on Jan. 21. The students are:
Lena Zide '23, flute
Vicky Pinilla '25, flute
Santi Sauceda, '24, oboe
Rogelio Munoz '23, clarinet
Ari Bennett '24, tenor sax
Carlos Horcasitas '25, baritone sax
John Devaney '23, trumpet
Hudson Kaplan '25, trumpet
Leah Maduro '23, french horn
Paloma Lopes '25, percussion
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.