Middle School Music Students Bring Home Awards and High Honors from Annual Forum Music Festival
Parker’s Middle School students returned from the Forum Music Festival on Friday, May 5 with high honors. For the first time, all participating Parker musical ensembles, including Chorus, Chamber Orchestra, Classical Guitar, Concert Band and Advanced String Ensemble, received a gold rating for their performances. Gold is the highest rating given to any performance at the festival.
In addition to the ensembles’ overall gold ratings, some Parker students were recognized for their individual achievements and received Outstanding Musicianship Awards. These students included:
Isabella Walther-Meade, Class of 2021 - MS Chorus
First Guitar Section, Grade 8 Classical Guitar
Dylan McCulloch, Class of 2021 - Grades 7 and 8 Concert Band
Cello Section, MS Chamber Orchestra
Wes Spieker, Class of 2021 - Grade 8 Chamber Orchestra
Chisato Kamakura, Class of 2022 - Grades 7 and 8 Advanced String Ensemble
Parker’s incredible performance at this year’s Forum Music Festival, which took place at Fullerton College in Orange County, was made possible by its hardworking faculty, including Mr. Lean, Chorus; Mr. Gonzales, Classical Guitar; Mr. Witt, Concert Band; Mrs. Roudebush, Chamber Orchestra; and Dr. Gongaware, Advanced String Ensemble.
Francis Parker School is a private, independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12 from across San Diego County. Founded in 1912, the Lower School is located on the Mission Hills Campus with the Upper and Middle Schools on the Linda Vista Campus. Parker's mission is to inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world.