This year the El Camino Jazz Band, Jazz Combo and Symphonic band enjoyed a
successful year at music festivals around California. Jazz Band took first place
at the Heritage Music Festival at CSU Fullerton while the Jazz Combo I placed
second at the infamous Reno Jazz Festival at the University of Reno. The festivals awarded outstanding jazz solo performance to: Jerimiah Capistrano, Jennifer Clemena, Richard Concepcion, Josiah Faustino and Anthony Puducay.
These two ensembles along with our Symphonic band received all superior marks at the CMEA (California Music Educators Association) festival with Symphonic and and Jazz Combo I receiving a Unanimous Superior, the highest marks a group can receive.
The hard work and dedication to the music program has led to special recognition for the ECHS music students. Anthony Puducay, a sophomore, has received a full scholarship to attend the Stanford Jazz Workshop. SJW brings the best jazz performers and educators together with students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds for a two week summer course.
And the following students received a partial scholarship to attend
the Lafayette Jazz Workshop. LJW provides and intimate and inspiring environment for learning and playing jazz. The awardees of the scholarships are: Jonah Cabral, Judith Cantiller, Josiah Faustino, Zach Montalbano, Justin Palaad,
Hilario Quintero, Edwin Ramirez, J.R. Refuerzo, Ryan Romero, Eduardo