Editor's Note: Patch will be posting musician profiles and features in anticipation of the .
Hello Family, Friends, & Prospective Supporters:
My name is Alexander Candelaria, I’m 14 yrs old & a freshman at . I’ve been a musician since 5th grade and embrace the art whole-heartedly. I play the trumpet, bass drum, snare drum, and cymbals. My favorite is the snare drum. My hobbies are playing baseball, gaming on X-box, and hanging out with my friends. But most of all, I enjoy reading and playing music. My love for music has kept me up beat!
When I started my freshman year at Cerritos High School, I was thrilled beyond words. And when I saw how awesome the music program was & all they had accomplished; it made it that more rewarding. I joined marching band this year and I have met so many friends. I have built friendships that will last forever. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to get to where we are today and we did it!
It was brought to my attention early in the school year that the . I was in shock and could not believe it. This is a once in a lifetime chance to be invited to perform at the Olympics. I am determined to go and will settle for nothing less. We have to practice day in and day out. This opportunity has taught me so much about myself and my peers. We are not only representing the city of Cerritos, we are representing Cerritos High School, the , and the state of California.
This is truly a dream come true. And I would have never imagined going to another country to perform what I love doing: playing music. The selected students that are taking this journey with me will have a memory that will last a lifetime. This is going to make us excel as a group and as individuals!!
Please support the Wind Symphony as we would love to fulfill this “golden opportunity”.
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Donor and Sponsorship Opportunities to Support the CHS Wind Symphony Still Available
Community members and local businesses are encouraged to donate funds toward this historic trip. Donor and sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Fundraising Coordinator Leslie J. Machado at (562) 577-1802 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.