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THS band student
Edwin Savelson, an 8th grader at Turlock Junior High, poses for a picture with his French horn. - photo by JONATHAN MCCORKELL / The Journal

Edwin Savelson, an 8th grader at Turlock Junior High, was recently awarded first chair at the California Music Educators Association conference in the Bay Area for his exemplary French horn play. He is also first chair for the Stanislaus County Honor Band. Edwin, also an honor student, has only played the French horn for about a year and a half after switching from clarinet.

Edwin’s music teacher, TJHS Band Director Sarah Carpenter, added to his list of credentials.

“He plays both horn and violin in the Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra and he is enrolled in Geometry and Pre Advanced Placement Science, all while maintaining his high academic performance.” Edwin plans on attending Pitman High School next school year.