March 2007 Winner: Adrianna Droz
Adrianna is a student at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Wash?ington. As a promising student at Harbor Pointe Middle School under the guidance of band director Steve Moody, Adrianna performed in the concert band, jazz ensembles, and participated in solo and ensemble contests while studying privately with Joseph Gudorf, band director at Evergreen Middle School in nearby Everett. As a middle school student, Adrianna was awarded the John Phillip Sousa Award for outstanding musicianship and leadership, serving as a role model for other trumpeters in the program.
In her sophomore year at Kamiak High School, Adrianna received a superior rating with her performance of the Goedicke Concert Etude at State Solo Contest while continuing to work diligently on the transposition studies of Bordogni and the characteristic studies of Arban.
Currently a junior and one of Kamiak's top trumpeters, Adrianna is a member and soloist with the marching band; top concert band under the direction of Toby Bathurst; and the jazz ensemble, conducted by Scott McKinlay. Both conductors praise Adrianna's beautiful sound, musicianship, dedication to teamwork, mentoring, and, above all, her impeccable work ethic.
Rounding out this year's many accomplishments, Adrianna has been selected to perform with the National Wind Ensemble and will perform in May in Carnegie Hall under the direction of Professor Emeritus (University of Michigan) H. Robert Reynolds.
Aside from her busy high school musical life Adrianna, is a shortstop and catcher for an area select softball team as well as her high school girl's softball team. She is even known on occasion to hit one
out of the park! Best wishes and congratulations to Adrianna. Bravo to her many supporters and excellent teachers.
In recognition of her outstanding talent, ITG will provide Adrianna Droz with a complimentary one-year membership.