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Performing Arts

RE band students earn ratings of superior and excellent

Ransom Everglades students excelled at the Florida Bandmaster Association District 20 Solo and Ensemble Music Performance Assessment on Nov. 3-4, with the 13 upper schoolers and 26 middle schoolers earning 35 superior ratings and seven excellent ratings. Sofia Rakhimi ’25, who performed at the highest (Grade 7) difficulty level, earned a superior rating for her piano solo and qualified for the state performance event. The band students, who are taught by Jon Hamm at the upper school and Cathi Leibinger at the middle school, competed at Westwood Christian School. Piano accompaniments were performed by Rakhimi, Leibinger and RE Performing Arts Faculty member Arn Xu.
Upper School Results

Grade 7
Sofia Rakhimi ’25, Piano Solo, Superior  

Grade 6                      
Paloma Lopes ’25, Piano Solo, Excellent

Grade 4
Vicki Pinilla ’25, Flute Solo, Superior

Grade 3
Hudson Kaplan ’25, Trombone Solo, Superior
David Luan ’25, Alto Sax Solo, Superior
Emilia Awad ’26, Flute Solo, Superior
Edwin Carr ’26, Trombone Solo, Excellent
Aarav Jindall ’26, Trumpet Solo, Superior
Simone Carrasco ’27, Tenor Sax Solo, Superior
Roberto Erana ’27, Alto Sax Solo, Superior
William Ramirez ’27, Bassoon Solo, Superior
Avery Zubok ’27, Clarinet Solo, Superior
Alex Lombard ’29, Flute Solo, Superior
Inti Yankelevich ’28, Alto Sax Solo, Superior
Israel Garcia ’28, Flute Solo, Superior
Robbie Stieglitz '28, Tenor Sax Solo, Superior

Grade 2
Sukhari Afflick ’27, Flute Solo, Comments
Annabelle Etra ’28, Horn Solo, Superior
Jaaz Brooks ’29, Trumpet Solo, Superior
Joaquim Horvilleur ’28, Horn Solo, Excellent
John Hadjilogiou ’29, Trumpet Solo, Superior
Eitan Carrasco ’29, Tuba Solo, Superior
Lucas Noblet ’28, Snare Drum Solo, Superior
Israel Garcia ’28, Alex Lombard ’29, Flute Duet, Superior

Grade 1
Benjamin Alexander ’28, Trumpet Solo, Excellent
Billy Newton ’29, Alto Sax Solo, Superior
Daniel Coscarelli ’29, Alto Sax Solo, Superior
Daniel Wals ’29, Trombone Solo, Excellent
David Martin ’29, Trombone Solo, Excellent
Evan Powe ’29, Horn Solo, Superior
Izaiah Afflick ’29, Euphonium Solo, Superior
Kai Koita ’30, Horn Solo, Superior
Matthew Pomeraniec ’29, Alto Sax Solo, Superior
Matt Khvorostianyi ’29, Clarinet Solo, Superior
Noah Sterling ’29, Alto Sax Solo, Superior
William Sterling ’29, Euphonium Solo, Superior
Alejandro Gomez ’30, Alto Sax Solo, Superior
Connor Yagnik ’29, Tuba Solo, Superior
John Lew ’29, Horn Solo, Superior
Noah Veras ’29, Tuba Solo, Superior
Eitan Carrasco ’29, Noah Veras ’29, Tuba Duet, Superior
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.