Evening of Classical Music
Sacramento Taiko Dan Youth Ensemble
The Sacramento Taiko Dan created the Youth Ensemble to showcase the energy and exuberance of young performers in the group. Dedicated to the three precepts of taiko drumming, which are rhythm, movement and spirit, these youthful performers reach deep into their souls to express and share their interpretation of the universal heartbeat of the drum. Performing on March 20th on traditional instruments made by Asano Taiko Company of Japan, the Sacramento Taiko Dan Youth Ensemble is honored to have been invited to the 2005 JAMMIES. For more information about the group, please visit www.sactaiko.org.
Cheryl Kurata, James Landers, Kelvin Lee, Levi Saelua, Natasha Saelua
The Christian Brothers HS Vocal Jazz Ensemble
The CBHS Vocal Jazz ensemble is quickly becoming recognized as one of the areas premiere high school vocal ensembles. With more than twenty performances scheduled this school year, they are bringing the art of vocal jazz into both the educational and professional community with energy and enthusiasm.
This group of auditioned and highly dedicated students rehearse at 7:00 a.m. five days a week. They are honored to be a part of the 2005 Jammies and are looking forward to the opportunity to perform at the UC Davis Mondavi Center.
Director: Ronald Slabbinck, Piano: Brian Steckler, Bass: Tom Lopes, Drums: James Neal, Soprano:, Katy Tucker, Briana Perez, Jennifer Ary, Melissa Singh, Alto: Ashley Thorne, Kristina Guerrero, Erin Barsanti, Tenor: Adam Boles, Justin Perez, Jonathan Chaffin, Bass: Alex Kemper-McCallm, James Waterhouse
Haley Louise Moore is fourteen years old and has studied the violin for seven years. She is a freshman at Loretto High School. It was never a matter of if, only when, she would begin learning the violin. She studied with Ingrid Peters for six years at Pease Conservatory, and recently accompanied her in the “Side by Side” and “Then and Now” concerts with the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra. Haley is a member of Lifting Spirits with Music, a group of children who play for Senior Citizens at various assisted living homes, coordinated by Kathy Atkins. She is currently enjoying lessons with her new teacher, William Barbini.
Rio Americano AM Jazz Ensemble
Big Band Jazz is legendary at Rio Americano High School. The AM Jazz Ensemble boasts 2 invitations to the Essentially Ellington High School Big Band Competition in New York City, numerous regional jazz festival awards, special recognition from Downbeat Magazine, Sacramento Magazine’s “Best Of,” and an unprecedented 7 wins at the Monterey Jazz Festival. The group has traveled and performed in Europe, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan – with plans to visit China in 2006. For 24 years the band has been under the direction of Craig Faniani who was chosen as Sacramento County’s “Teacher of the Year” in 2000.
Director: Craig Faniani, Sax: Andrew Woodward, Peter Bullara, Adam Ballanti, John Faniani, Marc Masbou, Trumpet: Justin Au, Tim Ingram, Bret Bailey, Leslie Inenaga, Pat Pedlar, Trombone: Kesav Raghavan, Tom Oliver, Dan Feinstat, Trevor Johnson, Rhythm: Mark Asher, Kim Ghiselli, Jonathan McHenry, Davie Leary
The Porter Brothers & The Genesis Youth Explosion Choir
The Genesis Youth Explosion Choir (GYEC) was birthed in 1994 when the founder of Genesis Church, Dr. Robert Porter, decided to incorporate a Youth Music Workshop with Vacation Bible School. Helping him were his two sons Rev. Tecoy M. Porter and Rev. Ellington W. Porter. In 1996, Dr. Porter officially established the GYEC singing regularly each month. After the sudden passing of Dr. Porter in 1999, his sons, who succeeded him, committed themselves to continuing the vision of their father. Taking the ministry to the next level, the Pastors released the live recording “The Porter Brothers presents The Genesis Youth Explosion Choir.”
The Porter Brothers – Pastors of Genesis Church, Dr. Tecoy M Porter Sr. & Ellington W. Porter
Soprano: Eman Adams, Zaniyah Baskerville, Lauren Chambers, Sara Davis, Aiyana Hay, Ajanae Johnson, Sherronda King, Tiwana Porter, Karlette Porter, Loretta Stanley, Zhane’ Stanley, Shayne’ Stanley, Alexandria Williams, Alto: Nikia Anderson, Idrese Baskerville, Parris Chapman, Sydney Davenport, Liasha Hay, Austyn Holmes, Jazmin Jackmon, Kamesha King, Nia Lewis, Chaunte McIntosh, Nicole Mitchell, Marquia Montero, Toianne Myles, Troynisha Perryman, Timberly Randolph, Tiffany Randolph, Natalia Sells, Tiffany Sells, Dwan Thomas, Tenor: Christopher Adams, Thomas Barnett, Eddie Battle, Johnny C. Battle, Jaylen Brown, Sean Dockery, Zeondrea Dockery, Jaylen Hay, Bradford Holmes, Jordan Jackmon, Bobby Jones, Curtis Lockhart, Donnell Mitchell, Dean Myles, Kamarion Porter, Curtis Smith, John Taylor
Musicians: Preston Hay, Elijah Jones, Ceasar Davis
Franklin High Theatre Company Part of the Franklin Arts Academy
The students of Franklin High School Theatre Company have been acting together since the school’s opening in the fall of 2002. Starting with its inaugural spring production of Les Misérables, the company’s repertoire is growing steadily. Through the California Musical Theatre’s sponsorship, this company has established a musical foundation with productions of Guys and Dolls (2004) and the Tony Award-winning musical, Bye Bye Birdie (2005). Franklin Theatre Company’s program is unique due to its collaboration with the neighboring Toby Johnson Middle School. In this dynamic program, middle school students are able to participate in the high school’s spring production.
“An English Teacher” | solo sung by Rosie Alvarez played by Megan Polisso, “The Telephone Hour” | solos by Amity Young, Alexandria Del Rosario, Alisha Herrick, Melissa Carter, Tanner Mackay, Eric Echols, Ryan Horsefall, Megan McKenna, Amy McDougall, teen chorus, “A Healthy, Normal, American Boy” | duet with Rosie Alvarez and Andy Washburn, with teen chorus
Sacramento Youth Symphony & Academy of Music
The Sacramento Youth Symphony & Academy of Music draws youth from over 40 Sacramento regional communities. Drastic cutbacks and elimination of school music programs have challenged SYS to assume a greater role in music education. Since 1956, SYS has grown from one orchestra to three: Premier (most advanced), Academic (intermediate) and Junior (beginning). Ensemble Classes for strings, woodwinds and brass were added in 2003-04 to meet the musical needs of musicians not yet ready for placement in an orchestra,and there are plans to begin a Jazz program in 2005-06. See www.sacys.org or call 916-731-5777.
Director: Michael Neumann, 1st Violin: George Hayes-Principal, Eunah Cho, Lucy Fitz Gibbon, Raymond Gao, Cynthia He, Evan Krejci, Grace Kim, Huan (Wendy) Lei, Emily White, Anna Xu, Kaili Zhou, 2nd Violin: Cameron Willis-Principal, Jasmine Cho, Catherine Chong, Christina Chong, Joseph Galamba, Tulin Gurer, Grace Hermle, Kenjamin Ho, Joseph Kim, Stephanie Liu, Emily Scheff, Sarah Yoon, Viola: Amber Dayton-Principal, Ariel Boone, Jenae Cohn, Margaux Garcia, Victoria Hernandez, Megan Lung, Alyssa Pskowski, Paul Sikes, Cello: Alexander Ashton-Co-Principal, Elaine Fitz Gibbon-Co-Principal, Joe Antognini, George Cook-Cantu, Francesca Fong, Pippa Hoover, Morgan Horwood, Iris Kan, Samuel Moniz, Pete Palmere, Bethany Riordan, Annie Tsay, Jacob Wise, Bass Viol: Bryce Holmes-Principal, Flute: Erin Dayton-Principal I, Jana Mikulcikova-Principal II, Zachary Eustaquio, Andrea Palley, Samantha Schaevitz, Oboe: Keith Lui -Co-Principal, Krisjana Thorsteinson-Co-Principal, David Goldscheid, Principal II, Sami Oliveira, Johnathan Rothfels, English Horn: Sami Oliveira, Clarinet: Stephen Weiner, Principal I, Christopher Bartlett, Principal II, Jimmy Bertrand, Dipika Gopal