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2018 SBO Scholarship Essay Contest Winners

SBO Newsroom • News • April 5, 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 SBO essay scholarship contest student winners and their school music programs!

SCHOOL BAND AND ORCHESTRA and our co-sponsors have distributed $360,000 in scholarship funds and matching music products! The 2018 essay question, What Would You Say To Your Fellow Classmates Who Are Not In The Music Program? Why Should They Consider Getting Involved?

SBO 2018 Essay Contest Winners

Grades 4-8

  • Sierra Cain
  • Grade 7
  • Age 12
  • North Platte, NE
  • Music Director Rebecca Brittenham
  • Adams Middle School
  • 1200 McDonald Road
  • North Platte, NE 69101
  • Samantha Yeates-Delahoz
  • Grade 7
  • Age 12
  • Bellevue, WA
  • Music Director David Drassal
  • Tyee Middle School
  • 13630 SE Allen RD
  • Bellevue, WA 98006
  • Kira Johnson
  • Grade 7
  • Age 12
  • Middletown, NJ
  • Music Director Katherine Raguseo
  • Thompson Middle School
  • 1001 Middletown Lincoln Road
  • Middletown, NJ 07748
  • David Ruiz
  • Grade 7
  • Age 12
  • Ontario, CA
  • Music Director Eufemio Escalante
  • Vina Danks Middle School
  • 1020 North Vine Avenue
  • Ontario, CA 91762
  • Riti Tandra
  • Grade 4
  • Age 10
  • Carmel, IN
  • Music Director Candi Granlund
  • Sycamore School
  • 11750 West 64th Street
  • Indianapolis, IN 46260

Grades 9-12

  • Alaynna Cole
  • Grade 12
  • Age 17
  • Moses Lake, WA
  • Music Director Dan Beich
  • Moses Lake High School
  • 803 Sharon Avenue E
  • Moses Lake, WA 98837
  • Ava Giarritano
  • Grade 9
  • Age 13
  • Downers Grove, IL
  • Music Director Alvin Colleen
  • Benet Academy
  • 2200 Maple Avenue
  • Lisle, IL 60532
  • Gabriella Petrarca
  • Grade 12
  • Age 17
  • Altoona, PA
  • Music Director Kelly Sipes
  • Altoona Area Senior High School
  • 1415 6th Avenue
  • Altoona, PA 16602
  • Sarafina Schultheis
  • Grade 12
  • Age 17
  • Bethlehem, PA
  • Music Director Kevin Long
  • Liberty High School
  • 1115 Linden Street
  • Bethlehem, PA 18018
  • Jayla Thompson
  • Grade 12
  • Age 17
  • Wesley Chapel, FL
  • Music Director William Luckett
  • Wesley Chapel High School
  • 30651 Wells Road
  • Wesley Chapel, FL 33545

Thank you to our co-sponsors and industry judges for their participation and continued support.

Judges

  • Victoria Meador, Alfred Music Publishing
  • Madeleine Crouch, RPMDA, Retail Print Music Dealers Association
  • Joe Lamond, NAMM, international Music Products Association
  • Bob Morrison, Quadrant Arts Association Research
  • Nick Petrella, Sabian Ltd.
  • Heather Cousineau, Woodwind & Brasswind
  • Kurt Witt, Woodwind & Brasswind
  • Lisa-Steele MacDonald, Yamaha Corporation of America
  • Roger Eaton, Yamaha Corporation of America
  • Garth Gilman, Yamaha Corporation of America
  • James R. Wells, EPN Travel Services

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