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Guam Territorial Band performing their adjudicated concert at the City Recital Hall at Angel Place, Sydney Guam Territorial Band performing their adjudicated concert at the City Recital Hall at Angel Place, Sydney
Guam Territorial Band performing at the Sydney Opera House Guam Territorial Band performing at the Sydney Opera House
 by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Congratulations to the Guam Territorial Band. They received a Gold award at the 2014 Australian International Music Festival on Saturday, July 12 at the Sydney Town! This is the band's third visit to Sydney.  Previous visits included 1993 (Bronze) and 2005 (Gold & Command Performance).

The Guam Territorial Band started their tour on July 3 and began intense rehearsals at the Collaroy Salvation Army Center in the Dee Why Suburb of Sydney.  The tour continued with an intense performance schedule that included appearances at the Sydney Conservatory of Music on July 6, the world-famous Sydney Opera House on July 7, the Darling Harbour Amphitheater on July 8, and the Festival Adjudicated performance on July 9 at the City Recital Hall at Angel Place.  The tour also included educational cultural exchange programs and scenic tours of Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park.

The Guam Territorial Band, along with the St. Joseph College Jazz Ensemble from Brisbane and the "Northern Voice" from Boston, MA were featured as Command Performance (Judges' choice) ensemble among 17 ensembles from Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and the USA. 

Band Roster:

Flute

Jessica Pangelinan (University of Guam)

Jessicah Jimenez (Guam Adventist Academy)

Hikaru Okamura (Harvest Christian Academy)

Karisa Meier

Yuna Yang (St. Thomas Aquinas)

Oboe

Amanda Bateman

Clarinet

Eileen Sablan

Andy So (Harvest Christian Academy)

Anne Wen (St. John's School)

Jeseca Stolte

Marrisa Blas Chan

Elejohn Solomon (Guam Community College)

Bass Clarinet

William Stolte

Saxophone

Sabrina Borja (Guam Community College)

Wiley Bukuurou  (Guam Community College)

Tristan Paulino (Father Duenas Memorial School)

Simon Tan (JFK High School)

Vince Campo (GW High School)

John Bermudes

Trumpet

Landon Aydlett

Jericho Mesa

Tamalin Salisbury

French Horn

Elizabeth Meier

Trombone

Doug Chan

Joe Ray Dela Cruz (Guam Community College)

Tuba

Michael Stolte

Bass Guitar

Donna De Jesus

Percussion

Erin Limtiaco (Notre Dame High School)

Brandon Aydlett

Joanne Matanane Sosa

Alvin Qu (St. John's School)

Music Director/Band Master

Maximo Ronquillo, Jr.
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