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Guam Territorial Band strikes gold Down Under
Posted: Jul 13, 2014 10:14 AMUpdated: Jul 13, 2014 10:14 AM
by Sabrina Salas Matanane
Guam - Congratulations to the Guam Territorial Band. They received a Gold award at the 2014 Australian International Music Festival on Saturday, July 12 at the Sydney Town! This is the band's third visit to Sydney. Previous visits included 1993 (Bronze) and 2005 (Gold & Command Performance).
The Guam Territorial Band started their tour on July 3 and began intense rehearsals at the Collaroy Salvation Army Center in the Dee Why Suburb of Sydney. The tour continued with an intense performance schedule that included appearances at the Sydney Conservatory of Music on July 6, the world-famous Sydney Opera House on July 7, the Darling Harbour Amphitheater on July 8, and the Festival Adjudicated performance on July 9 at the City Recital Hall at Angel Place. The tour also included educational cultural exchange programs and scenic tours of Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park.
The Guam Territorial Band, along with the St. Joseph College Jazz Ensemble from Brisbane and the "Northern Voice" from Boston, MA were featured as Command Performance (Judges' choice) ensemble among 17 ensembles from Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and the USA.
Jessica Pangelinan (University of Guam)
Jessicah Jimenez (Guam Adventist Academy)
Hikaru Okamura (Harvest Christian Academy)
Yuna Yang (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Andy So (Harvest Christian Academy)
Anne Wen (St. John's School)
Marrisa Blas Chan
Elejohn Solomon (Guam Community College)
Sabrina Borja (Guam Community College)
Wiley Bukuurou (Guam Community College)
Tristan Paulino (Father Duenas Memorial School)
Simon Tan (JFK High School)
Vince Campo (GW High School)
Joe Ray Dela Cruz (Guam Community College)
Donna De Jesus
Erin Limtiaco (Notre Dame High School)
Joanne Matanane Sosa
Alvin Qu (St. John's School)
Music Director/Band Master
Maximo Ronquillo, Jr.