Archive for the ‘ Student Success ’ Category

Student Success – Brian Crew

Brian Crew was awarded “Best in Center” at Iowa’s 2011 Solo and Ensemble competition for both the solo and ensemble category. Brian performed Arthur Pryor’s Blue Bells of Scotland and Charles Small’s Conversations. He will perform both at the winner’s recital next month.


Student Success – Justin Gingerich

Justin Gingerich has accepted a scholarship offer to attend the University of Iowa.

Student Success – Brian Crew

Brian Crew has accepted a scholarship offer to attend the University of Northern Iowa to study with Dr. Chris Buckholz.

Student in the News

The Iowa City Press Citizen ran a story about the four Iowa City West High School students selected for the All-State Jazz Band. Trombonist Blake Manternach has a great quote:

Student Success – Jazz Soloist Awards

Brian Crew, of Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, was recently selected as “Best Soloist” for both the TallCorn and NEIBA (North East Iowa Bandmasters Association) Jazz Festivals. Congratulations to Brian for all of his hard work!

Student Success – Blake Manternach

Blake Manternach, of Iowa City West High School, was named an outstanding soloist in the 4A category at the SEIBA (South Eastern Iowa Band Association) Jazz Festival.

Student Success – All-State Jazz Band

Congratulations to Justin Gingerich, Brian Crew, and Blake Manternach who were selected to the 2011 Iowa All-State Jazz Band!

Student Success – Scholarships

Brian Crew of Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids has won a cash scholarship from the Cedar Rapids Beethoven Society for his performance of Camille Saint SaĆ«ns’ Cavatine for trombone and piano (Lee Nguyen, piano).


Student Success

Congratulations to several of my students that made All-State Band and All-State Orchestra this weekend! Well done!