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.
Returning from Christmas break in South Korea, 6th grade student, Grace Kang, brought back with her two distinguished musical souvenirs. Grace won first place in the elementary division at the Korea Academy National Convention – A Student Music Competition which was held on December 28, 2019 and the Seoul Music Scholarship Competition on December 21, 2019.
St. John’s School freshman, Justine Xu, attained musical success at the 2019 Golden Classical Music Awards — New York International Competition last August 2019. She garnered first prize in the strings category – intermediate division (13-15 age group). In November, she made her solo debut performance at the Winners’ Concert held at the Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall) in New York City.
The Dale Jenkins Gymnasium was filled with the holiday spirit on December 6 as students showcased their musical prowess at the annual Christmas Concerts.
Representing Guam in the 2019 Australian International Music Festival in Sydney, Australia, the Tumon Bay Youth Orchestra (TBYO) performed with and competed against more than 1400 participants from July 4th to 11th at different concert venues including the iconic Sydney Opera House, Chatswood Concourse, and Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour in Sydney.
St. John’s School would like to congratulate the St. John’s Glee Club for winning gold and the Orchestra for winning silver at the 2019 Tumon Bay Music Festival.
Three of St. John’s finest musicians were selected to perform at the 2019 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall, one of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical and popular music.
Five St. John’s students did exceptionally well in their respective divisions at the 2019 Young Artist Competition on January 23 to 24.
Cellist Yuri Choi and violinists Allen Choi, Aprile Kim and Marshall Zhang took part in the 2018 High School Honors Orchestra this past July as part of the Honors Performance Series of Worldstrides.
Xu sisters, 8th grader Justine and 5th grader Jamie had been proactive over the summer, showcasing their musical prowess in off-island competitions, outplaying foreign peers.