Music Accolades 2023-2024

2023 Best Communitite for Music Education Princeton City School District

The NAMM Foundation has recognized Princeton for the outstanding efforts of teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who are making music part of a well-rounded education for every child in their communities. Princeton Music Boosters received the Advocacy in Action Award for the Princeton Music Booster Bash.

Advocacy in Acion award

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TheTri-M Music Honor Society is the international music honor society for high school students

Designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership.

President: Mitchell Kessler Vice-President: Ryan Benjamin Secretary: Rita Janssens Treasurer: Elianna Messer Historian: Michaela Fishel

Congratulations to the following students selected forTri-M 2024:

Tawhid Alam

Jemly Ambrocip Perez

Wesley Anglin

Maverick Barnette

Brooke Barry

Delaney Benjamin

Ryan Benjamin

Arianna Bolls

Nicholas Brandt

Zach Burns

Valeria Campos-Teran

Brian Castillo Muguia

Dylan Cole

Michael Crawford

Jacob Culter

Isaiah Dudley

Paytyn DePeel

Lili Edmiston

Leah Emery

Michaela Fishel

Elieen Fortner

Bella Gilmore

Lara Goodall

Mallory Green

Seb Green

Diana Guzman-Reyes

Matthew Hardman

Peyton Harmon

Justine Head

Logan Hendrix

Erick Herrera

Anna Jaimes

Rita Jansens

Emily Johnson

Mattea Johnson

Ketelynn Jones

Mitchell Kessler

Scott Lawson

Brady Lewis

Reagan Logsdon

Christian Meridy

Eliana Messer

Beverly Moudoungou

Cameron Moyer

Carly Nagel

Kushi Patel

Grace Perkins

Jaylin Powell

Madison Queen

Jonathan Reyes Martinez

Christian Carl Rivera

Charlie Robenalt

Taylor Schaiper

Leopold Schmahl

Cole Spradlin

Katelyn Stevens

Addisyn Surgener

Chancy Ta

Isabel VonStein

Lilian Walton

Avery Walton

Madeline Walton

Makaiya Washington

Nathan Young

Michael Yuwono

NonProfit of the year award logo

Princeton Music Boosters received a Nonprofit of the Year Award Nomination

CYJO (Cincinnati Youth Jazz Orchestra)

Zach Burns, Trumpet

CSO Brass Institute

Zach Burns, Trumpet

Avery Walton, Trumpet

Jemly Ambrocio Perez, Horn

Cameron Logan, Euphonium

OMEA D14 HS Symphonic Band

Ryan Benjamin, Tenor Saxophone

Zach Burns, Trumpet

Avery Walton, Trumpet

Wesley Anglin, Horn

OMEA D14 HS Concert Band

Emily Johnson, Flute

Cole Spradlin, Clarinet

Henry Baker, Trombone

NKU Honor Band

Symposium Wind Symphony

Oscar Sandy, Trombone

Mykayle Bowie, Percussion

Avery Walton, Trombone

OMEA D14 7th Grade Honor Band

Beverly Fuentes Laynes, Flute

Marshall Haskamp, French Horn

Mikhail Rogers, Percussion

Nicholas Brown, Alto Saxophone

OMEA D14 8th Grade Honor Band

Nina Brooksbank, Flute

Samantha Young, Flute

Anthony Vasquez Lopez, Clarinet

Quinn Baker, Tenor Saxophone

Claudia Simons, Bari Saxophone

Colin Goodall, Trumpet

Consuela Jimenez, Trumpet

Adit Chiplonkar, Percussion

Trevor Head, Trombone

OMEA D14 JH Honor Orchestra

Marvin Hunter, Violin

Kristine Jones, Violin

Evan Knight, Violin

Valery Lopez-Bendezu, Violin

Bryan Mendiola Cruz, Violin

Jose Coj-Aqueche, Violin

Aurelina Lopez-Rangel, Violin

Jackson Hart, Viola

Makenna Holloway, Viola

Akua Addae, Cello

Anya Webbink, Cello

Pierre Tardivon, Cello

Lyla Mulkey, Cello

Senior Solo Recital-Class A Solo at OMEA S & E

Nigel Adjei-Mensah, Violin

Rita Janssens, Alto

Logan Hendrix, Euphonium

Conner Fey, Viola

Makaiya Washington, Alto

Seb Green, Bassoon

Edlin Murray, Violin

Mallory Green, Trumpet

Justine Head, Cello

Avery Walton, Trumpet

Anna Jaimes, Violin

Bella Gilmore, Cello

DJ Hall, Piano

Ryan Benjamin, Tenor Sax

Lara Goodall, Violin

Cincinnati Junior Strings

Jackson Hart, Viola

OMEA Southwest Region Orchestra

Lara Goodall, Violin

Butler Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Lara Goodall, Violin

Princeton Symphonic Band and Orchestra Travel to Hawaii

The PHS Band and Orchestra embarked on an unforgettable journey to Hawaii from February 14-19, 2024. This musical expedition aimed to provide students with a unique cultural and educational experience while showcasing their talents in one of the world's most picturesque destinations.

During their stay, the students participated in musical performances at the U.S.S. Missouri (Pearl Harbor) and the Malama Honua Public Charter School, a K-6 school that teaches Hawaiian culture, language and values. Their repertoire captivated audiences and earned accolades from both locals and fellow travelers.

In addition to their performances, the students had the opportunity to experience Waikiki, Secret Island, a Luau, Rock-a-Hula, and whale watching. Cultural excursions to sites such as Pearl Harbor and the Polynesian Cultural Center provided valuable insights into Hawaii's history and traditions.

The Princeton Band and Orchestra have made similar trips in 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018.