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Howell Well Represented on All Shore Band

Middle school students earn seats on various instruments

When the list of members of the All Shore Intermediate Band was released recently, students from all three Howell middle schools were represented as members of the prestigious group. 

The students who will perform with other top musicians not only come from the three different schools but also play a variety of instruments. Elyssa Wrubel, a student at was selected to represent the district in the flute section, while Dominick Scalia as selected as one of the top clarinet players in the region. 

One of the top local performers according to their audition score was 's Hoang-Nam Vu. When the list of alto sax players was released, Vu's name was right at the top though the final seating and parts still have to be determined. He will be joined in the section by Olivia Ferraro, a fellow saxophone player from Middle School South. 

In the trumpet section, Katie Ferraro was picked to represent Middle School South and was also among the top five scores among those students who auditioned on that instrument. She was also not the only student from her school picked on the instrument, as she will be joined by Ryan Leary. 

Staying in the brass instrument section, Christopher Garrick of was selected to represent the district on the french horn. 

The Howell students also performed well in the percussion section with Middle School South's Ryan Goodwin earning the top score from his audition. 

The members of the band will use the months of December and January to rehearse, including practices at Middle School South and Memorial Middle School. They are then scheduled to perform on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at locations still to be announced. 

According to the band's website, they have been drawing the top musicians from around the area into their ranks since 1958. 

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