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Please join us in congratulating our thirty-three Challenger students who auditioned for, and were accepted into the 2019 SDUSD Middle School Honor Band and Orchestra!  These students were selected among the best applicants from middle schools in the San Diego Unified School District.  They will rehearse an extra set of challenging music, outside of the school day, leading up to a performance on Saturday, March 16th. 

Challenger happens to be the most-represented school in both the orchestra and the band!  We are proud of all of our students who took that extra step in their musicianship even if they weren't selected this time!  Congratulations to thse outstanding musicians!


Theo Albano, Bass
Chloe Kwan, Cello
Emma Allen, Cello
Destinee Seals, Cello
Javen Montemayor, Viola
Olivia Ngo, Viola
Allison Pass, Viola
Erika Fuenmayor Perez, Viola
Mang Nilian, Viola
Bennett Chiu, Viola
Skyyler Cruz, Viola
Tyler Dinh, Violin
Vanathi Kanth, Violin
Austin Nguyen, Violin
Sophie Phung, Violin
Ethan Ta, Violin
Oliver Tran, Violin

JJ Wanigarante, Clarinet
Monique Arsenault, Clarinet
Sophie Kwiatkowski, Clarinet
Logan Fleming, Clarinet
Alex Yamsuan, Bass Clarinet
Connor Noteware, Alto Sax
Sean Newton, Alto Sax
Austin Duong-Van, Trumpet
Andrew Snyder, Trumpet
Andy Hoang, Trumpet
Eliana Noteware, Trumpet
Andres Rodriguez, F Horn
Chris Schmid, Trombone
Joseph Bucao, Trombone
Aaron Cartas, Euphonium
Braeden Alin, Tuba