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Friday, 09 June 2017 16:46

Music Awards Banquet!

(June 6, 2017)



What a wonderful culmination of an incredible year!  Our 2016 – 2017 Music Awards Banquet was full of laughter and cheer as parents and kids came together to celebrate the end of a year full of concerts, practices, travel (Nashville!!), camaraderie and hard work! 

In particular, we celebrated our seniors who are all going off to their different paths and journeys – some to college, some to pursue other paths. 

But all, we hope, will continue to keep music in their lives, and will leave with fond memories of their time here in the CHS Music Program! 


We also had a somber moment when Mr. Kohen said a few words about Dylan Harlan, a freshman member of our music family who tragically lost his life last weekend.  In part, Mr. Kohen said that Dylan “was a gentle soul, kind, quiet and sincere.  He was an outstanding hockey player, avid surfer and great friend to those who knew him.   Dylan grew up in our community, attended elementary, middle and high school with so many of the people who make up the CHS Music family.  He will be dearly missed.”  Please note that there is a tribute page on our website regarding Dylan with links to more information.


The evening was also about celebrating the achievements of some very special students.  See the following lists of awards and scholarships, and also check out pictures below!


Scholarship Recipients: 


Students who applied for and were awarded cash scholarships of $250 each.  These awards were announced on Monday,
6/5, at the Senior Awards Banquet.  The directors reviewed the applications and ultimately decided on the scholarship recipients.


·      Olivia Alpert

·      Via Bleidner

·      Daniella Hazan

·      Kian Ravaei

·      Gray Underhill


Following are the major awards, with the underclassmen awards (for 9th – 12th grades) first.


Underclassmen Awards:

Most Improved Awards for 9th – 11th grades:

Band:  9th

·      Carly Kindseth

·      Marc Wahrman


Band: 10th

·      Billy Crosley

·      Alex Lorey

·      Daniel Shishegar


Band:  11th 

·      Megan Lackey

·      Anais Larson


·      Zac Herman, MI Guitar

·      Ryan Brady, MI Guitar


Choir:  9th

·      Samantha Harnick

 Choir:  10th

·      Siri Maxwell Sommer

Choir:  11th

·      Austyn Reale

·      Lexi Weakley



·      Nikki Darrow

·      Matthew Anderson

·      Haley Mark (Choir)


Senior Awards

These are awards to 12th graders  for Band - Sousa, Armstrong, Directors, Most Improved, Outstanding Achievement 

Outstanding Achievement Woodwind - Olivia Alpert

Outstanding Achievement Jazz - Brian Grabin

Most Improved - Dani Hazan

Armstrong - Sami Shapiro

Sousa - Gray Underhill

Outstanding Achievement Jazz - Kian Ravaei


Senior (12th grade) Choir Awards - National Choral, Directors, Most Improved, Outstanding Achievement

National School Choral - Rachel Nelson

Most Improved - Esteban Rivera

Directors Award - Kaela Hoisch

Outstanding Achievement Choir - Claire McNeely

Check out pics below: