Tumon Bay Music Festival 2020

This year the St. John’s School Music Department participated in the 2020 Tumon Bay Music Festival.  The music festival ran from February 27 to March 7 in various venues.

We would like to congratulate the Glee Club for winning gold in the choral ensemble category.  Under the guidance of the club’s advisor, Mrs. Arlene Chua, the Glee Club performed on Friday, February 28 at the Kahida Hall, Guam Plaza Resort and Spa. Their repertoire consisted of the following songs:

  • Stars – Sara Teasdale, arr. Eriks Esenvalds
  • Abe Maria – Lawrence Borja, arr. Raffy Salayon
  • Rosas Pandan – Filipino (Visayan) folksong, arr. George Hernandez
  • You Will Be Found (from Dear Evan Hansen)- Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, arr. Mac Huff

The St. John’s School band and orchestra students showcased their musical talent on Tuesday, March 3 at the Crystal Ballroom, Lotte Hotel Guam.  They are under the guidance of Music teacher, Mr. Norman Babia.  The Concert Band performed the following compositions that garnered them bronze:

  • March To Castle Rock, arr. by Mark Williams
  • Accolade, arr. William Hines
  • After The Battle, arr. Rob Romeyn
  • Tempest, arr. Robert Smith

The St. John’s Strings Orchestra performed the following songs that earned them silver:

  • Concerto in G Major “Alla Rustica” by Antonio Vivaldi
  • Primal Strings by Gary Fagan
  • When I Fall In Love, arr. by Carl Strommen
  • Swamp Thang, arr. by Richard Meyer

The Solo and Small Ensembles performance was held on February 29 at the Episcopal Church of Saint John the Divine (Sessions A-E) and at the Guam Museum Theater (Session F) on March 1. Congratulations to the following students for placing in the solo and small ensembles category:

Session A
Minjeong (Rachel) Seo – Silver – Violin
Isabella Peng – Gold – Viola
Offeia Yordy – Silver – Piano
Mark Wang – Silver – Piano
Elizabeth Chen – Gold – Piano
Kasey Xu – Gold – Piano
Ashley Yang – Silver – Oboe
Alexander Clark – Silver – Piano
Ava Clark – Silver – Piano
Lucas Lee – Silver – Piano

Session C
Eric Kim – Gold – Piano
Daniel Chong – Silver – Cello
Kelvin Lee – Silver – Piano

Session E
Soomin Lee – Silver – Flute
Jamie Xu – Silver – Piano
Aeris Park – Bronze – Piano
Joy Kim – Bronze – Piano
Siwen Shao – Bronze – Piano

Session F
Mark Wang – Bronze – Violin
Joshua Chun – Bronze – Piano
Justin Chun – Bronze – Piano
Jeff Yoo – Bronze – Guitar
Louis Weinberg – Silver – Electric Guitar
Sunny Tae – Silver – Flute
Felix Gong – Gold – Saxophone

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