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					The History of the Las Vegas
  Academy Guitar Program
         2002-2011
         Nine Years




      Compiled by Bill Swick

          Las Vegas Academy
             315 S. 7th St.
         Las Vegas, NV 89101
         www.classroomguitar.com
This is dedicated to the following eight students who completed the first four years
of classroom guitar offered at the Las Vegas Academy.

                               Stephen Boggioni
                                 Ryan Boylan
                               Addison Costella
                              Marquicia Dominigue
                                 Shane Olivas
                                 Jeckster Rico
                                 Walter Turner
                                 Angie Walker




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              Las Vegas Academy Guitar Program
                                 The Beginning

The guitar program at the Las Vegas Academy began at the start of the 2002-03 school
year with the following 29 guitar majors.


        First Varsity 3 Guitar Class at LVA Fall, 2002 (Advanced)
Kylee Andreasen           (sophomore)
Eli Bloecker              (senior)
Stephen Boggioni          (freshman)
Sarah Boka                (sophomore)
Addison Costella          (freshman)
Nick Giordano             (freshman)
Jeremy Gorlin             (junior)
Mary Haddad               (senior)
Keith Hardin              (junior)
Rick Monsalvo             (senior)
Shane Olivas              (freshman)
Sarah O’Malley            (freshman)
Barry Provost             (junior)
Jeckster Rico             (freshman)


       First Varsity 2 Guitar Class at LVA Fall, 2002 (Intermediate)
Brandon Beligni           (freshman)
Ryan Boylan               (freshman)
Jaron Brumley             (freshman)
Stephanie Burleson        (sophomore)
Evan Carlisle             (sophomore)
Marquicia Domingue        (freshman)
Joe Farrell               (sophomore)
Brendan Mahathey          (freshman)
Ryan Merriman             (freshman)
David Morley              (sophomore)
Nick Morley               (freshman)
Matthew Novit             (freshman)
Walter Turner             (freshman)
Angie Walker              (freshman)
Brandon Zitch             (freshman)




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          First Elective Beginning Guitar Class at LVA Fall, 2002
Jennifer Anich
Randie Barnes
Robert Bravo (became a guitar major the following year)
Stephanie Brinkerhoff (became a guitar major the following year)
Abigail Burden
Robert Cabrera
Kathryn Carley (became a guitar major the following year)
Shantell Crawford (became a guitar major the following year)
Rostyslav Dzhurinsky
Ricardo Garcia
Chris Green (became a guitar major the following year)
Adrina Hanson
Charell Jackson
Meghan LaFleur
Kourtenaye Monroe
Sasha Romandetti
Kelly Seeley
Angela Tramont
Neil Vogt
Summer Younguist


The following guitar majors were seniors the year the guitar program began.

Eli Bloecker
Mary Haddad
Rick Monsalvo

These students graduated as guitar majors having had only one year of guitar at LVA.

The following students were juniors during the first year and graduated with two years of
guitar at LVA.

Jeremy Gorlin
Keith Hardin
Barry Provost

Jeremy Gorlin, Keith Hardin and Barry Provost were in guitar class with Mr. Swick at
Palo Verde and came to LVA the same time Mr. Swick joined the faculty at LVA.




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The following guitar students were sophomores during the 2002-03 school year.

Kylee Andreasen (completed 3 years as a guitar major at LVA. First student to graduate
in Nevada with 7 years of classroom guitar)
Sarah Boka (completed 3 years as a guitar major at LVA)
Stephanie Burleson (completed 3 years as a guitar major at LVA)
Kathryn Carley (doubled majored in art and guitar her senior year)
Evan Carlisle (graduated early after completing 2 years as a guitar major at LVA)
Joe Farrell (completed 3 years as a guitar major at LVA)
Chris (Green) Kullman (completed 3 years as a guitar major at LVA)
David Morley (moved to Korea after 1 year at LVA)

Kylee Andreasen was in guitar for one year at Palo Verde High School with Mr. Swick
and transferred to LVA with Mr. Swick.

The following guitar students were freshmen during the 2002-03 school year:

Brandon Beligni (moved to Utah after freshman year)
Stephen Boggioni (first to complete four years of classroom guitar at LVA)
Ryan Boylan (first to complete four years of classroom guitar at LVA)
Jaron Brumley (left LVA after freshman year)
Addison Costella (first to complete four years of classroom guitar at LVA)
Marquicia Dominigue (first to complete four years of classroom guitar at LVA)
Nick Giordano (switched majors after junior year)
Brendan Mahathey (graduated early at the completion of junior year)
Ryan Merriman (left LVA during freshman year)
Nick Morley (moved to Korea after freshman year)
Matthew Novit (left LVA after junior year)
Shane Olivas (first to complete four years of classroom guitar at LVA)
Sarah O’Malley (left LVA after junior year)
Jeckster Rico (first to complete four years of classroom guitar at LVA)
Walter Turner (first to complete four years of classroom guitar at LVA)
Angie Walker (first to complete four years of classroom guitar at LVA)
Brandon Zitch (switched majors after sophomore year)

Stephen Boggioni, Nick Giordano and Sarah O’Malley were guitar students with Mr.
Swick at Rogich Middle School and came to LVA as freshmen.


                          The First LVA Guitar Quartet

The first LVA Guitar Quartet consisted of Keith Hardin, Jeremy Gorlin, Kylee Andreasen
and Eli Bloeker. Keith, Jeremy and Kylee had been in a quartet together at Palo Verde
the previous year before transferring to LVA. The quartet performed at numerous
conventions and special events the first year of its existence at LVA.




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        The First Senior Guitarist to Receive the Principal’s Award

Eli Bloeker was the recipient of the first Principal’s Award presented to a senior guitar
major. Eli received this award at Senior Awards Night in the spring of 2003.


           Outstanding Accomplishments the First Year 2002-03

   1. Twenty-six out of the twenty-eight guitar students who qualified for the Nevada
      Music Educators Association All-State Solo & Ensemble were LVA guitar
      students.
   2. The advanced guitar ensemble performed at the 2003 Winter NAMM Convention
      as part of a GAMA presentation.
   3. The advanced guitar ensemble appeared on Fender Musical Instrument Corp.’s
      guitar education DVD.
   4. LVA music department received its third Gold Grammy Award.
   5. Recorded two CD’s, The First Year 2003, which features 12 tracks of selected
      large ensemble pieces by both Varsity 1 and Varsity 2, and LVA Guitar Solo &
      Ensemble 2003 featuring the students who received a Superior Rating at Solo &
      Ensemble in February, 2003.
   6. Hosted the 2nd Annual CCSD Director’s Choice Honor Guitar Ensemble




The first performance given by the LVA guitar program was on October 22, 2002 in the
Band Room at 7:00 p.m. Approximately fifty people were in attendance for this
performance. This performance was the first guitar recital featuring guitar soloists and
small ensembles.

The following is a program from this first performance.




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                                    October 22, 2002
                                        7:00 p.m.
                          Las Vegas Academy First Guitar Recital
                                Location: LVA Band Room
                                    Admission: Free

Op. 45, No. 1-Wohlfahrt                      Cantabile Francesco Molino
      David Morley                                 Stephanie Burleson
                                                   Angela Walker
Op. 45, No. 16 Wohlfahrt
      Joe Farrell                            Capriccio Anton Logy
                                                   Brandon Beligni
Am Study No. 3 Matteo Carcassi                     Brendan Mahathey
     Mary Haddad
                                              Jazz Rhythm No. I
Am Study No. 5 Dionisio Aguado                      Addison Costella
     Sarah Boka                                     Rick Monsalvo

Am Study No. 7 Aaron Shear                   Jazz Rhythm No. 2
Am Study No. 8 Claude Gagnon                       Jeremy Gorlin
     Sarah O'Malley                                Rick Monsalvo

Am Study No. 10 Cees Hartog                  Rondo No. 2 J.P. Rameau
     Jeckster Rico                                Angela Walker
                                                  Brendan Mahathey
Em Study No.1 Traditional                         Walter Turner
     Stephen Boggioni
                                              Trios 5, 6 & 7 Ferdinando Carulli
C Study No. 4 Carlo Domeniconni                     Keith Hardin
      Barry Provost                                 Kylee Andreasen
                                                    Jeremy Gorlin
Am/C Study No. I Matteo Carcassi
     Shane Olivas                            Fit as a Fiddle Lennie Neihaus
                                                     Stephanie Burleson
Am Study No. 12 Niccolo Paganini                    Brandon Beligni
C/Am Study No. 1 Niccolo Paganini                   Brendan Mahathey
     Nick Giordano                                  Joe Farrell

Andante No. 2 Fernando Sor                   Swinging the Changes Mike Christiansen
     Kylee Andreasen                               Mary Haddad
                                                   Shane Olivas
Study in Bm Fernando Sor                           Jeckster Rico
      Keith Hardin                                 Eli Bloecker

Study in D Fernando Sor Jeremy Gorlin




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The following students are the first to complete four years as guitar majors at LVA. These
students were freshmen the year the guitar program at LVA began.

Stephen Boggioni
Ryan Boylan
Addison Costella
Marquicia Dominigue
Shane Olivas
Jeckster Rico
Walter Turner
Angie Walker

All but one of these eight students also had classroom guitar at the middle school level.

Stephen Boggioni (guitar at Rogich MS 7th & 8th grades)-2 years with Mr. Swick
Ryan Boylan (attended K.O. Knudson and had no guitar)-0 years
Addison Costella (guitar at Molasky MS 7th & 8th grades)-2 years
Marquicia Dominigue (guitar at Swainston MS 8th grade)-1 year
Shane Olivas (guitar as Explorations at Thurman White MS ½ year of 6th & ½ year of 7th
grades)-1 year
Jeckster Rico (guitar at Molasky MS 6th & 7th grade)-2 years
Walter Turner (guitar at Leid MS 6th, 7th & 8th grades)-3 years
Angie Walker (guitar at Molasky 7th and Leavitt MS 8th grades)-2 years

The following are the total years of classroom guitar each of these eight students
completed.

Stephen Boggioni-6 years
Ryan Boylan-4 years
Addison Costella-6 years
Marquicia Dominigue-5 years
Shane Olivas-5 years
Jeckster Rico-6 years
Walter Turner-7 years
Angie Walker-6 years


              First to Graduate with 7 Years of Classroom Guitar

As mentioned earlier, Kylee Andreasen was the first student in the state of Nevada and
possible the U.S. to graduate from high school having completed seven years of classroom
guitar. She began her first guitar class in the sixth grade at Becker MS with teacher, Bob
Morris. She completed three years of guitar at Becker MS and started high school at Palo
Verde HS.




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Kylee was placed in the Intermediate Guitar class her freshman year at Palo Verde. Her
teacher at Palo Verde was Bill Swick. When Mr. Swick transferred to the Las Vegas
Academy in 2002, Kylee followed and was placed in the first advanced guitar class at LVA.
She remained in that class the following three years. Kylee was also a member of the Palo
Verde HS Guitar Quartet her freshman year and was a member of the LVA Guitar Quartet
all three years she attended LVA.

During the final month of her senior year, Kylee was awarded a special trophy created in
the custom shop of Fender Musical Instruments, Corp. to recognize her accomplishment of
being the first to graduate with seven years of classroom guitar. This special trophy was
presented by her first guitar teacher, Mr. Bob Morris, who has left the teaching profession
and is currently the Coordinator of Guitar Education for Fender Musical Instruments, Corp.

Upon graduation of LVA, Kylee was accepted into the music education program at Utah
State where she currently studies with Mike Christiansen.


  First African American to Graduate with 7 Years of Classroom Guitar
Walter Turner III began guitar in the sixth grade at Lied Middle School with teacher Michael
Fredrickson. Walter completed three years of classroom guitar in middle school. Upon
graduation from Lied MS, Walter was accepted into the guitar program at the Las Vegas
Academy in 2002, the first year of the guitar program.

Of the eight guitar majors to first graduate in 2006 with four years of classroom guitar at
LVA, Walter Turner III is the only student with a total of seven years of classroom guitar.
He is the second student in the state of Nevada and possibly the U.S. to graduate with
seven years of guitar. However, he is the first Afro-American to complete this task.

             First Student to Graduate with 6 Years of Classroom
                             Guitar with Mr. Swick

Stephen Boggioni is the first student to graduate high school having attended six years of
classroom guitar with Mr. Swick. He studied with Mr. Swick for two years at Rogich Middle
School and four years at LVA.




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                     YEAR TWO 2003-04
The LVA Guitar Program started with twenty-nine guitar majors in the Fall of 2002. Year
two, Fall of 2003, began with fifty-seven guitar majors, just one student short of doubling in
size of the previous year.


              Varsity 3 Guitar Class at LVA Fall, 2003 (Advanced)

Brendyn Adams               (freshman)
Kylee Andreasen             (junior)
Derek Belmont               (sophomore)
Stephen Boggioni            (sophomore)
Sarah Boka                  (junior)
Ryan Boylan                 (sophomore)
Stephanie Burleson          (junior)
Amanda Caporicci            (freshman)
Evan Carlisle               (sophomore)
Addison Costella            (sophomore)
Jason Enrico                (junior)
Joe Farrell                 (junior)
Billy Ferguson              (junior)
Nick Giordano               (sophomore)
Jeremy Gorlin               (senior)
Keith Hardin                (senior)
Brendan Mahathey            (sophomore)
Becky Neher                 (sophomore)
Matt Novit                  (sophomore)
Shane Olivas                (sophomore)
Sarah O’Malley              (sophomore)
Barry Provost               (senior)
Jeckster Rico               (sophomore)
Walter Turner               (sophomore)
Angela Walker               (sophomore)
Brandon Zitch               (sophomore)




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            Varsity 2 Guitar Class at LVA Fall, 2003 (Intermediate)

Robert Baker              (sophomore)
Robert Bravo              (senior)
Corey Brewer              (freshman)
Stephanie Brinkerhoff     (sophomore)
Jesse Broening            (freshman)
Kathryn Carley            (junior)
Jeff Carter               (freshman)
Matthew Charles           (freshman)
Shantel Crawford          (junior)
Katie DeSilva             (freshman)
Marquicia Dominigue       (sophomore)
Stephen Dunn              (freshman)
Zachary Ford              (freshman)
Chris Green               (junior)
Dillon Gulk               (freshman)
Reid Heidel               (freshman)
Ashley Holmen             (freshman)
Brianna Lewis             (freshman)
Jack Long                 (freshman)
Kevin Luu                 (freshman)
Travis Lyons              (freshman)
David Malone              (freshman)
Wyatt McKenzie            (freshman)
Holly Sherwood            (freshman)
Tsvetelina Stefanova      (junior)
Brittany Verzani          (freshman)



          First Varsity 1 Guitar Class at LVA Fall, 2003 (Beginning)

Chris Baker               (sophomore)
Stephen Eng               (freshman)
Scarlet Fischer           (freshman)
Julian Gonzales           (freshman)
Rob Livolsi               (freshman)
Nick Mancini              (freshman)

These students met at the same time the non-majors, elective guitar classes were taught.
It was the first step towards having three full classes of guitar majors.




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          Beginning Guitar Class at LVA Fall, 2003 (Elective Class)

James Adams               Brock Engle         Kristen Mueller
Lindsay Anderson          Amber Fallon        Jasmine Nicholas
Bobby Arthur              Victoria Grubbs     Tania Real
Sabrina Bolster           Ivy Hensel          Mario Rios
Brandie Brundage          Brenna Jordan       Kathy Romanova
Raven Cadiente            Sandro Ladu         Jon Rosenberger
Abel Corza                Leah Land           Ronnie Santos
Ashley Davis              Amber Moore         Desi Waller



The first concert of year two was presented in the Black Box Theater on October 29, 2003
at 7:00 p.m. Admission was $5.00. Approximately 150 people were in attendance.




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October 29, 2003 Year 2 Concert 1 Black Box Theater
                       INTERMEDIATE ENSEMBLE
                       Tribute to 17th Century Composer Robert de Visee


                           ADVANCED QUARTETS
                         Tribute to 17th Century Composer Gasper Sanz

  Derek, Brendan, Stephen, Matt “Passacalles in A Minor”
  Stephanie, Angie, Becky, Amanda “Fuga No. 2 in D Minor”
  Billy, Ryan, Evan, Jason “Marionas”
  Jeckster, Shane, Nick, Addison “Maricapalos”
  Keith, Kylee, Jeremy, Barry “Espanoletas”


                           ADVANCED SOLOISTS
 Amanda Caporicci “Blackbird” Lennon/McCartney
  Jeckster Rico “Every Breath You Take” Sting
  Becky Neher “Over the Rainbow” Harberg/Arlen
  Brendan Mahathey “Packington’s Pound” Anonymous
  Shane Olivas “El Vito“ Spanish Traditional
  Derek Belmont “Canarios” Gasper Sanz
  Keith Hardin “El Uttimo Tremelo” Barrios Mangore


                           ADVANCED ENSEMBLE
  “Bebop Boogie in F” - arr. Bill Swick
  “Study No. 12 in A Major”-Fernando Sor
  “Chaconne in F Major” (Welcome to our World)
           -George Frederick Handel




                            All arrangements by Bill Swick



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December 8, 2003 Year 2, Concert 2 Performing Arts Center
                          INTERMEDIATE ENSEMBLE
  “Minuet, Bouree, Gavot”-G.F. Handel
  “Kemp’s Jig”-Anonymous
  “Paddy Whack”-Irish Traditional
  “Minuet”-Krieger
  “Air in E Minor”-Henry Purcell
  “Polonaise”-Ana Bach
  “Deck the Halls”
  “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”
  “Joy to the World”
  “Good King Wenceslas”
  “What Child is This?”
  “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”


                            ADVANCED QUARTET
               Keith Hardin, Jeremy Gorlin, Barry Provost, Kylee Andreasen
  “Sinfonia”-J.S. Bach

                           ADVANCED ENSEMBLE
 “Swinging in Bb” - arr. Bill Swick
  “Study No. 14”-Fernando Sor
  “Study No. 18”-Fernando Sor
  “Study No. 20”-Fernando Sor
  “What Sweeter Music”-Robert Herrick
  “Ding, Dong, Merrily on High”-French Traditional
  “Hebrew Medley”-Traditional
  “Let it Snow! Let it Snow!”-Cahn/Styne
  “Here Comes Santa Claus”-Autry/Haldeman
  “Carol of the Bells”-Leontovich


                            All arrangements by Bill Swick


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March 11, 2004 Year 2, Concert 3 Black Box Theater
                          INTERMEDIATE ENSEMBLE
Rondo-L.von Call
Champagne Rag-Joseph Lamb
Rosebuds in June-Charles Ancliffe
Malaguena-Ernesto Lecuona
Appalachian Rain-Leo Welch
Cateret-Traditional


                           ADVANCED QUARTET
               Keith Hardin, Jeremy Gorlin, Barry Provost, Kylee Andreasen


                          ADVANCED ENSEMBLE
Gigue-Couperin
Rigadon-J.P. Rameau
Cat’s Fugue-Scarlatti
Tribute to Eric Clapton
      Layla
      Tears in Heaven
      Sunshine of Your Love



                           All arrangements by Bill Swick




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May 14, 2004 Year 2, Concert 4 Performing Arts Center


                         BEGINNING ENSEMBLE
The Vicar of Bray-Hadsted
J’ai Un Bon Tabac-Hadsted
Drizzle-Montreuil
Goddesses-Hadsted
Tango Argentin-Montreuil
Tyler’s Blues-Montreuil
April in Rio-Montreuil
Lite Rock Medley
Rock ‘n Roll Medley


                      INTERMEDIATE ENSEMBLE
Minuet-J.P. Rameau
*The Pasture-Ferdinando Carulli
*Riffin-Leo Welch
Yesterday-Paul McCartney
*Don’t Get Around Much Any More”-Duke Ellington
Canon in D-Pachelbel
The Cay-Mike Christiansen
*Pipeline-Spickard/Carman


                         ADVANCED ENSEMBLE
*Gavotte-Couperin
*Sonata-Scarlatti
Quartet-Vivaldi
*Classical Gas-Mason Williams
*Autumn Leaves-Johnny Mercer
*Mr. PC-John Coltrane

*Appears on the new 2004 LVA Guitar Ensemble CD Disk 3

                            All arrangements by Bill Swick




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                          The Second LVA Guitar Quartet

The first LVA Guitar Quartet consisted of Keith Hardin, Jeremy Gorlin, Kylee Andreasen
and Eli Bloeker. Eli graduated after the first year of guitar at LVA. Keith, Jeremy and Kylee
remained members of the LVA Guitar Quartet. Eli’s chair was replaced by Barry Provost.
The quartet was featured at the Renaissance Faire in Las Vegas in the fall of 2003. This
quartet was the first in the state of Nevada to receive the Nevada Music Educators
Association’s Command Performance. This quartet also performed in Minneapolis,
Minnesota at the Bi-Annual National Music Educators National Conference. Both events
occurred in the spring of 2004. This quartet also recorded the first LVA Guitar Quartet CD.


     The Second Senior Guitarist to Receive the Principal’s Award

Keith Hardin was the recipient of the second Principal’s Award presented to a senior guitar
major. Keith received this award at Senior Awards Night in the spring of 2004.


          Outstanding Accomplishments the Second Year 2003-04

     1. Forty-nine guitar students who qualified for the Nevada Music Educators
        Association All-State Solo & Ensemble were LVA guitar students.
     2. The advanced guitar ensemble attended the 2004 Winter NAMM Convention.
     3. The LVA Guitar Quartet won Command Performance at the NMEA annual
        conference in Las Vegas and performed at the MENC Bi-Annual National
        Conference in Minneapolis, MN.
     4. LVA music department received a Grammy Signature School Award.
     5. The LVA Guitar Quartet recorded the first LVA Quartet CD.
     6. The 49 guitar students who qualified for All-State recorded a 2-Disk CD of their All-
        State performances. A 3rd disk was added to the set of the Advanced Guitar
        Ensemble performing large ensemble pieces.
     7. Hosted the 3rd Annual CCSD Director’s Choice Honor Guitar Ensemble Festival.




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                  YEAR THREE 2004-05
Year two of The LVA Guitar Program started with fifty-seven guitar majors. Year three
began with eighty-two guitar majors, a 65% increase from the previous year.

                         VARSITY 3 2004-05 (Advanced)

Brendyn Adams (Sophomore)
Kylee Andreasen (Senior)
Bobby Baker (Sophomore)
Derek Belmont (Junior)
Sarah Boka (Senior)
Ryan Boylan (Junior)
Jesse Broening (Sophomore)
Stephanie Burleson (Senior)
Amanda Caporicci (Sophomore)
Kathryn Carley (Senior)
Matthew Charles (Sophomore)
Addison Costella (Junior)
Marquicia Domingue (Junior)
Joe Farrell (Senior)
Billy Ferguson (Senior)
Zak Ford (Sophomore)
Nick Giordano (Junior)
Dillon Gulk (Sophomore)
Brianna Lewis (Sophomore)
Kevin Luu (Sophomore)
Travis Lyons (Sophomore)
David Malone (Sophomore)
Wyatt McKenzie (Sophomore)
Becky Neher (Junior)
Matthew Novit (Junior)
Shane Olivas (Junior)
Jeckster Rico (Junior)
Brittany Verzani (Sophomore)
Angela Walker (Junior)




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                      VARSITY 2 2004-05 (Intermediate)
Chris Baker (Junior)
Stephen Boggioni (Junior)
Georgina Castro (Freshman)
Steven Eng (Sophomore)
Julian Gonzales (Sophomore)
Lucas Gordon (Freshman)
Chris Green (Senior)
Alex Haase (Freshman)
Ashley Holmen (Sophomore)
Alex Johnson (Freshman)
Stephanie Kutner (Freshman)
Rob Livolsi (Sophomore)
Brendan Mahathey (Junior)
Nick Mancini (Sophomore)
Amanda McGurk (Freshman)
Sarah O’Malley (Junior)
Nicole Platania (Freshman)
James Quinn (Freshman)
Ben Reynolds (Freshman)
Travis Roberts (Sophomore)
Michael Romano (Freshman)
Nico Salgado (Freshman)
Chaz Schoenbeck (Freshman)
Holly Sherwood (Sophomore)
Byron Tabor (Freshman)
Walter Turner (Junior)
Leavitt Wells (Freshman)

                       VARSITY 1 2004-05 (Beginning)
Frank Bonomo (Freshman)
Casee Edsall (Freshman)
Matt Gonzales (Freshman)
Tyler Gonzales (Freshman)
Michaela Goodall (Freshman)
Josh Harris (Freshman)
Marco Hernandez (Freshman)
Bryce Krason (Junior)
Ryan Lewis (Freshman)
Miguel Navarro (Senior)
Erika Mones (Freshman)
Alex Nielsen (Freshman)
Travis Roberts (Freshman)
Christian Rogers (Freshman)
Cameron Sandy (Freshman)



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October 15, 2004 Year 3, Concert 1 Performing Arts Center 7:00 p.m.



                      INTERMEDIATE ENSEMBLE
  Diabelli No. 1-Diabelli
  Gavotte-Alessandro Scarlatti
  Tribute to Fernando Sor
    Study No. 8
    Andante in B Minor
    Andantino in G
    Andantino
    Andante in A Minor
  Theme from Op. 102-Mauro Guiliani

                                   SOLOISTS
  Amanda Caporicci “Gavotte” J.S. Bach
  Brendyn Adams “Sonatina” Ferdinando Carulli
  Travis Lyons “Siciliene” Jose Ferre
  Bobby Baker “Kojo No Tsuki” Traditional
  Derek Belmont “Langstrom’s Pony” Traditional
  Jesse Broening “Study” Jesse Broening


                         ADVANCED ENSEMBLE
  Eine Kleine Nachtmusic-Mozart
  Quartet Op. 1, No. 6-Joseph Haydn
    Presto
    Finale
  Andante-Concerto in G for Two Mandolins
  Wonderful Tonight-Eric Clapton
  Tribute to Les Paul-”How High the Moon”-Hamilton/Lewis



                             All arrangements by Bill Swick




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December 10, 2004 Year 3, Concert 2 Performing Arts Center 7:00 p.m.



                    Beginning Guitar Ensemble
Fit as a Fiddle—Lennie Niehaus*
C/Am Study No. 1-Niccolo Paganini*
Am Study No. 12-Niccolo Paganini*
Sor Study No. 1-Fernando Sor*
Minuet-Johann Krieger*
Good King Wenceslas-Traditional*
Come All Ye Faithful-Traditional*
Deck the Halls-Traditional*

Mr. Francisco Grijalva and the LVA Mariachi Ensemble
Feliz Navidad -Arr. Frank Grijalva

                   Intermediate Guitar Ensemble
Presto-Johan Helmich Roman*
Round Dance-John Duarte*
Caprice No. 14-Niccolo Paganini
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer-Johnny Marks*
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas-Meredith Wilson*
Frosty the Snowman-Steve Nelson/Jack Rollins*
Stairway to Heaven-Jimmy Page/Robert Plant*
    Featuring Mr. Steve Clark (guitar) and Coach Clarkson (vocal)
Silent Night-Mohr/Gruber*
    Featuring Mr. Steve Clark (guitar) and Coach Clarkson (vocal)



                 Advanced Guitar Ensemble
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree-Johnny Marks*
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town-Gene Autrey/Oakley Haldman*
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!-Sammy Cahn/Julie Styne*
Concerto in G Major-2nd Allegro Movement-Vivaldi
Toss Salad and Scrambled Eggs-Theme from “Frazier”*
Nutcracker Jingles-Peter Tschaikowsky

                 *Arrangements by Bill Swick
March 11, 2005 Year 3, Concert 3 Performing Arts Center 7:00 p.m.

Beginning Guitar Ensemble
A Tribute to the Music of Robert DeVisee
  Gigue
  Bouree
  Allemande
  Minuet in D Minor
  Minuet in E Minor
  Bouree in C
Polonaise-Ana M. Bach
Air in E Minor-Henry Purcell

                            The LVA Guitar Trio
Trio No. 17-J.S. Bach

                  Intermediate Guitar Ensemble
A Tribute to the Music of Gasper Sanz
  Marionas
  Maricapalos
  Espanoletas
  Villanos
  Passacalles in A Minor
Folk Song-John Duarte
Canarios-Gasper Sanz

                          The LVA Guitar Quartet
Grand Sonata for Guitar and Piano-Niccolo Paganini

                Advanced Guitar Ensemble
Sonatina-Allegretto Movement-F. Moreno Torroba
Funeral March-Fernando Sor
Symphony IV-William Boyce-Arr. Bruce Behnke
(Guest Conductor-Bruce Behnke)
  Allegro
  Vivace ma non Troppo
  Gavot
The Girl From Ipanema-Antonio Carlos Jobim (Guest vocalist-Kimarie Lynn)
Summertime-George Gershwin(Guest vocalist-Kimarie Lynn)
Blue Bossa-Kenny Bohlkaam
Straight, No Chaser-Thelonius Monk

All Arrangements by Bill Swick Except “Symphony IV”
May 13, 2005 Year 3, Concert 4 Performing Arts Center 7:00 p.m.

               The 2005 GRAMMY® Signature Schools Gold &
              Gibson Guitar Grant Awards Presentation Concert

LVA Brass Ensemble-Ed Jackson Conductor
  Fanfare Pour Preceder “La Peri”-Paul Dukas

Las Vegas Academy Singers-ShaunAnthony Williams Conductor
  Elijah Rock-Moses Hogan

Beginning Guitar Class-Frank Grijalva Conductor
  Perfidia – Traditional
  Lite Rock Medley
  Rock ‘n Roll Medley

Varsity 1 Guitar-Bill Swick Conductor
  Over the Rainbow-Harold Arden
  Yesterday-Paul McCartney
  Pipeline-Spickard/Carman


        GRAMMY® Signature Schools Gold & Gibson Guitar Grant Presentation Awards
    David R. Sears, Sr. Director Education Programs, The GRAMMY Foundation®
                 Hosted by Nate Tanenbaum, Ch.13 News Anchor

Varsity 2 Guitar
  Don’t Get Around Much Anymore-Duke Ellington
  Sophisticated Lady-Duke Ellington
  Swinging the Changes-Mike Christiansen
  She’s Leaving Home-Lennon/McCartney
  Birthday-Lennon/McCartney

LVA Guitar Quartet
  It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing-Duke Ellington

Varsity 3 Guitar
  I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You-James Horner
       ShaunAnthony Williams Conducting
       Featuring the Las Vegas Academy Singers and Palo Verde Madrigals
  Johnny B. Goode-Chuck Berry
       Featuring Ben Reynolds on vocals
  Purple Haze-Jimi Hendrix
  The Wind Cries Mary-Jimi Hendrix
  Manic Depression-Jimi Hendrix
  Voodoo Child-Jimi Hendrix
                           All guitar arrangements by Bill Swick
                            The Third LVA Guitar Quartet

The second LVA Guitar Quartet consisted of Keith Hardin, Jeremy Gorlin, Kylee Andreasen
and Barry Provost. Keith, Jeremy and Barry graduated in 2004 leaving Kylee as the only
remaining member of the LVA Guitar Quartet. The three empty chairs were filled by
Rebecca Neher, Shane Olivas and Jeckster Rico. The quartet was invited to perform at the
first pre-college guitar ensemble at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. This
quartet also took first place in the high school division at the University of Texas-
Brownsville National Guitar Ensemble Competition. The quartet qualified for the NMEA All-
State Solo & Ensemble festival. This quartet recorded the second LVA Guitar Quartet CD.

                              The First LVA Guitar Trio
The first LVA Guitar Trio was created during the 2004-05 school year. The original
members were Nick Giordano, Addison Costella and Derek Belmont. There was also a
sophomore guitar trio created this year as well. The members were David Malone, Zak
Ford and Travis Lyons.


     The Third Senior Guitarist to Receive the Principal’s Award

Kylee Andreasen was the recipient of the third Principal’s Award presented to a senior
guitar major. Kylee received this award at Senior Awards Night in the spring of 2005.


           Outstanding Accomplishments the Third Year 2004-05

     1. Thirty LVA guitar students qualified for the Nevada Music Educators Association
        All-State Solo & Ensemble.
     2. The advanced guitar ensemble attended the 2005 Winter NAMM Convention.
     3. LVA music department received a Grammy Signature Gold School Award.
     4. The LVA Guitar Quartet recorded the second LVA Quartet CD.
     5. The 30 guitar students who qualified for All-State recorded a CD of their All-State
        performances.
     6. The guitar program received the first Gibson Education Award of $5,000.
     7. The LVA Guitar Quartet and LVA Guitar Trio were invited to perform at the first
        pre-college guitar festival at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles
     8. The LVA Guitar Quartet took first place in the high school division of the University
        of Texas-Brownsville National Guitar Ensemble Competition
     9. Kylee Andreasen received the Fender Award for being the first guitar student to
        complete seven consecutive years of classroom guitar.
     10. Hosted the 4th Annual CCSD Director’s Choice Honor Guitar Ensemble
     11. Created the LVA Guitar Trio
     12. Began using Finale Performance Assessment for Playing Tests




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                   YEAR FOUR 2005-06
Year three of The LVA Guitar Program started with eighty-two guitar majors. Year four
began with eighty-four guitar majors. The only seats available were those that were
vacated at the end of the 2005 school year.

                         VARSITY 3 2005-06 (Advanced)
Brendyn Adams (Junior)
Bobby Baker (Junior)
Chris Baker (Senior)
Derek Belmont (Senior)
Stephen Boggioni (Senior)
Ryan Boylan (Senior)
Jesse Broening (Junior)
Amanda Caporicci (Junior)
Matthew Charles (Junior)
Addison Costella (Senior)
Marquicia Domingue (Senior)
Zak Ford (Junior)
Brianna Lewis (Junior)
Travis Lyons (Junior)
David Malone (Junior)
Becky Neher (Senior)
Shane Olivas (Senior)
Ben Reynolds (Junior)
Jeckster Rico (Senior)
Michael Romano (Sophomore)
Byron Tabor (Sophomore)
Walter Turner (Senior)
Brittany Verzani (Junior)
Angela Walker (Senior)




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                     VARSITY 2 2005-06 (Intermediate)

Frank Bonomo (Sophomore)
Georgina Castro (Sophomore)
Casee Edsall (Sophomore)
Steven Eng (Junior)
Matt Gonzales (Sophomore)
Tyler Gonzales (Sophomore)
Lucas Gordon (Sophomore)
Alex Haase (Sophomore)
Ashley Holmen (Junior)
Bryce Krason (Senior)
Stephanie Kutner (Sophomore)
Ryan Lewis (Sophomore)
Rob Livolsi (Junior)
Nick Mancini (Junior)
Amanda McGurk (Sophomore)
Wyatt McKenzie (Junior)
Erika Mones (Sophomore)
Alex Nielsen (Sophomore)
Travis Roberts (Sophomore)
Christian Rogers (Sophomore)
Nico Salgado (Sophomore)
C. J. Sandy (Sophomore)
Chaz Schoenbeck (Sophomore)
Holly Sherwood (Junior)
Leavitt Wells (Sophomore)




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                      VARSITY 1 2005-06 (Beginning)

Quinn Beagle (Freshman)
Arthur Belokonov (Freshman)
Theresa Brackett (Freshman)
Albert Carroll (Freshman)
Alan Edwards (Senior)
Kayti Ellis (Sophomore)
Kristyn Graham (Sophomore)
Melissa Harris (Freshman)
Timminy Haycock (Senior)
Chris Iorio (Freshman)
Brandon Jones (Freshman)
Niesha Jones (Freshman)
Andrew Kaimi (Freshman)
Brock Keadle (Freshman)
Doug Kennedy (Sophomore)
Trevor Kratzel (Freshman)
Alex Lamonte (Freshman)
Thomas Lane (Freshman)
Katrina Leshan (Freshman)
Mathew MacLean (Freshman)
Samantha Piscopo (Freshman)
Dani Plecenik (Freshman)
Natasha Polk (Sophomore)
Gabbi Ronquillo (Freshman)
Brandon Russo (Freshman)
Fabian Sanchez (Freshman)
Salvatore Savini (Freshman)
Andrew Silva (Freshman)
Travis Wade (Freshman)
Jaclyn Wegner (Freshman)
Michael Zunino (Freshman)
Zach Zunino (Freshman)




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October 14, 2005 Year 4, Concert 1 Performing Arts Center 7:00 p.m.

            Varsity 2—Intermediate Guitar Ensemble
Rondo—Leonard von Call
Haydn’s Symphonic Theme—Johannes Brahms
      Movement 1
      Movement 2
English Suite—John Duarte
      Prelude
Rondeau—J. Mouret Arr. Dr. Glenn Cooper
      Dr. Glenn Cooper—Guest Conductor
Hunter’s Round—Artot
The Cay– Mike Christiansen
Stomp and Pick—James McLeod


                                 Duo Brillante
                          Dr. Glenn Cooper/Mr. Bill Swick

                                LVA Guitar Trio
                       Zak Ford/Travis Lyons/David Malone

                             LVA Guitar Quartet
            Derek Belmont/Becky Neher/Shane Olivas/Jeckster Rico


              Varsity 3—Advanced Guitar Ensemble
The Loose Apaloose-Chris Buzzelli
Lovin’ You-Chet Catallo
Morning Dance-Jay Beckenstein
Venezuela Waltzes-Antonio Lauro
      Number 1
      Number 2
Perdido-Juan Tizol



            All arrangements written by Bill Swick except “Rondeau”




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November 14, 2005 Year 4, Recital 1 Performing Arts Center 7:00 p.m.



                         Guitar Recital
Varsity 1 – Kemp’s Jig-Anonymous-16th Century
Mathew Charles-Villano-Gasper Sanz-1640-1710
Varsity 1-Bouree-G.P. Telemann 1681-1767
Becky Neher-Suite 3, BMV 1009 Prelude-J.S. Bach-1685-1750
Derek Belmont-Banish Misfortune-Celtic Traditional 17th Century
Walter Turner-Sonatina-Ferdinando Carulli-1770-1841
LVA Guitar Quartet-Derek Belmont, Becky Neher, Shane Olivas, Jeckster Rico
        Rondo-Ferdinando Carulli-1770-1841
C.J. Sandy-Op. 100, No. 3- Mauro Guiliani-1781-1828
Varsity 1-Op. 31, No. 23-Ferndano Sor-1780-1839
        Andantino
Lucas Gordon-Spanish Ballad-Spanish Traditional 19th Century
Ben Reynolds-El Vito-Spanish Traditional 19th Century
Travis Lyons-Traumerei-Robert Schumann-1819-1856
Varsity 1-Op.43, No 1-Fernando Sor-1780-1839
        Andante in B Minor
        Andante in A Minor
Chaz Schoenbeck-Two Waltzes-Johann Strauss II-1825-1899
Stephanie Kutner-Flight of Icarus-Thomas Coffey
Georgina Castro, Casee Edsall, Amanda McGurk, Erika Mones
        The Cay-Mike Christiansen




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December 9, 2005 Year 4, Concert 2 Performing Arts Center 7:00 p.m.



             Winter Guitar Concert
                                VARSITY 1
      Deck the Halls-Traditional
      Hark! The Herald Angels Sing-Mendelssohn
      Joy to the World-G.F. Handel
      Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree-Johnny Marks
      We Wish You a Merry Christmas-Traditional


                                   VARSITY 2
      Study No. 20-Fernando Sor
      Afro-Cuban Lullaby-Traditional
      Exactly Like You-Johnny Hugh
      White Christmas-Traditional
      Frosty the Snowman-S. Nelson/J. Rollins
      Hebrew Medley-Traditional
      Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!-S. Cahn/J. Styne


                                   VARSITY 3
      We’ve Got Rhythm-Steve Schenkel
      Just the Way You Are-Billy Joel
      Sleigh Ride-LeRoy Anderson
      Ding Dong Merrily on High-Traditional
      It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas-Meredith Wilson
      Carol of the Bells-Traditional
      This Masquerade-Leon Russell
                            All Arrangements by Bill Swick




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February 16, 2006 Year 4, Recital 2 Performing Arts Center 7:00 p.m.


                         Guitar Recital
Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble - Music of Gasper Sanz (1640-1710)
       Fuga
      Passacalias
      Villanos
Ryan Lewis—Jesus Joy of Man’s Desiring-J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
LVA Guitar Trio—Fuga—J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Rogers Quartet—Andante-Vivaldi (1648-1741)
Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble—Bouree in C—Robert DeVisee (1650-1725)
Casee Edsall-Andante-Ferdinando Carulli (1770-1841)
Holmen/Sandy Duo-Duet No. 7-Ferdinando Carulli (1770-1841)
Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble-El Vito-Traditional
David Malone–Caprice-Legnani (1790-1877)
Travis Lyons-Theme From the Zarzuela Marina-Pascual Arrieta
Zak Ford-Valse No. 4, Op. 8—Barrios Mangore (1855-1944)
LVA Guitar Trio-Spanish Dance No. 5 - Enrique Granados
Byron Tabor-Cavatina-Stanley Myers (1947- )
Rob Livolsi-El Sueno Ultimo-Thomas Coffey (1962- )
Michael Romano-Autumn-Michael Romano (1990- )
Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble-Music of Gerard Montreuil (1927-1991)
      Tyler’s Blues
      Tango Argentine
      April in Rio




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March 17, 2006 Year 4, Concert 3 Theater for the Performing Arts 7:00 p.m.

                  Guitar Concert
                      Varsity 2 Guitar Ensemble
The Angel Op.333-Ferdinand Carulli
Chason-Manual Ponce
Sky High on a Bop-Bugs Bower
Moody Moe-Harry Huffnagle
Everything I Do-Michale Kamen
Sunday in Manhatten-Harry Huffnagle




                      Varsity 3 Guitar Ensemble
Rondo-Ferdinand Carulli
Suite-Telemann Arr. Bruce Behnke
      Guest Student Conductor-Amanda Caporicci
      1. Overture
      2. Air
      3.Gavotte
Turn Your Love Around-J. Graydon, S. Lukather, B. Champlin
Too High/I Wish Medley-Stevie Wonder
Evil Ways-Sonny Henry
Oye Como Va-Tito Puente




All arrangements written by Bill Swick unless indicated.




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April 25, 2006 Year 4, Recital 3 Theater for the Performing Arts 7:00 p.m.

                          Guitar Recital
Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble
      Packington’s Pound -Traditional
      A Welsh Dance -Traditional
      La Firolera -Traditional
Georgina Castro/Amanda McGurk
      Duet No. 9 - Ferdinando Carulli
Matthew Charles/David Malone
      Autumn Leaves - Johnny Mercer/Joseph Kosma
Derek Belmont/Zak Ford
      Evening Dance -Andrew York
Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble
      Hunter’s Round -Artot
      Champagne Rag - Joseph Lamb
Leavitt Wells-Packington’s Pound - Traditional
Alex Nielsen - Maricapalas - Gasper Sanz
Bobby Baker - Soldier’s Drill - Gary Davis
Casee Edsall - Sonatina - Ferdinando Carulli
Amanda Caporicci - Sonatine - Mauro Guiliani
Christian Rogers - Choros No. 1 - Villa Lobos
Travis Lyons - A Ma Mie - Alberto C. Obregon
Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble
      Rosebuds in June - Charles Ancliffe
      Appalachian Rain - Leo Welch




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May 19, 2006 Year 4, Concert 4 Theater for the Performing Arts 7:00 p.m.




                         Guitar Concert
                               Varsity 2 Guitar Ensemble
      Sonata No. 11 in G Major-Franz Joseph Haydn
             1. Presto
             2.Menuet & Trio
      Chaconne in F Major-George Frederick Handel
      Bebop Boogie in F- Harry Huffnagle
      Wonderful Tonight-Eric Clapton
      You Are the Sunshine of My Life-Stevie Wonder




                               Varsity 3 Guitar Ensemble
      Grand Sonata for Guitar and Piano-Niccolo Paganini
      Mr. P.C.-John Coltrane
      Toss Salad and Scrambled Eggs - Theme from “Frazier”
      Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
      Gerudo Valley -Theme from “Zelda”
      Super Mario Suite—Theme from “Mario”




      All arrangements written by Bill Swick unless indicated.




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May 22, 2006 Year 4, Recital 4 Theater for the Performing Arts 7:00 p.m.

                Senior Guitar Recital
Alan Edwards
      Two Guitars - Traditional
Bryce Krason
      Allegro – D. Scarlotti
Ryan Boylan
       Country Dance No. 8 – Aguado

Music by Fernando Sor
Walter Turner
      Op. 51, No. 3
Addison Costella
       Op. 35, Op. 17
Jeckster Rico
      Funeral March

Marquicia Domingue
      Georgia – Hoagy Carmichael
Derek Belmont
      The Bees- Mangore Barios
      Sunburst – Andrew York
Becky Neher
      Un Dia de Noviembre-Leo Bouwer
      Mira-a Prelude-Rebecca Neher

Duets
Stephen Boggioni & Walter Turner
       Sultana
Chris Baker & Angie Walker
       Yakety Axe-Arranged by Chet Atkins

LVA Guitar Quartet
Derek Belmont, Becky Neher, Shane Olivas, Jeckster Rico
Concerto in G for Two Mandolins by Vivaldi
      Allegro
      Andante
      Allegro




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                          The Fourth LVA Guitar Quartet

The third LVA Guitar Quartet consisted of Kylee Andreasen, Rebecca Neher, Shane Olivas
and Jeckster Rico. Kylee graduated in 2005 and her vacated chair was filled by Derek
Belmont. This quartet was invited to perform at the second pre-college guitar ensemble at
Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. This quartet was also invited to perform for
the National Tri-M conference as a part of the Bi-Annual Music Educators National
Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. The quartet received a Superior Rating in the NMEA
All-State Solo & Ensemble festival.

                            The Second LVA Guitar Trio
The sophomore guitar trio created in 2005 became the official LVA Guitar Trio. This trio
played numerous performances in the community. The members were David Malone, Zak
Ford and Travis Lyons. They were also invited to perform at the second pre-college guitar
ensemble at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. They also received a Superior
Rating in the NMEA All-State Solo & Ensemble festival.

       The Fourth Senior Guitarist to Receive the Principal’s Award

Shane Olivas was the recipient of the fourth Principal’s Award presented to a senior guitar
major. Shane received this award at Senior Awards Night in the spring of 2006.


     The Senior Guitarists to Receive the Las Vegas “Academy Award”

Rebecca Neher and Derek Belmont each received the “Andrea Segovia” award for
excellence at the first senior “Academy Awards” presentation.

        Senior Guitarists Who Performed All Four Years in Varsity 3

Shane Olivas and Jeckster Rico were the first guitar students at LVA to complete all four
years as members of the Advanced (Varsity 3) Guitar Ensemble. Addison Costella
technically performed in the Advanced Guitar Ensemble for all four years as well. Addison
left LVA temporarily and later returned.

           Outstanding Accomplishments the Fourth Year 2005-06

      1. Fourteen LVA guitar students qualified for the Nevada Music Educators
         Association All-State Solo & Ensemble.
      2. The advanced guitar ensemble attended and performed at the Bi-Annual Music
         Educators National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.




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3. LVA music department received its fifth Grammy Signature Gold School Award.
4. The 14 guitar students who qualified for All-State recorded a CD of their All-State
    performances.
5. The LVA Guitar Quartet and LVA Guitar Trio were invited to perform at the
    second pre-college guitar festival at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles
6. WalterTurner III was awarded a plaque for the first African American guitar
    student to complete seven consecutive years of classroom guitar.
7. Hosted the 5th Annual CCSD Director’s Choice Honor Guitar Ensemble
8. Performed four recitals this year as well as four concerts. The final recital was
    the first Senior Recital
9. Purchased 24 Alverez electric, nylon-string cutaway guitars, 32-channel
    Behringer mixer, Crown power amplifier and 2 JBL speakers for better sound.
10. Hosted the first CCSD Guitar Ensemble Festival
11. Introduced the Swickster Fingerboard System into the classroom
12. Rebecca Neher was awarded a Down Beat Magazine award for “Best Classical
    Soloist.”




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                     YEAR FIVE 2006-07
Year four of The LVA Guitar Program started with eighty-four guitar majors. Year five
began with eighty-four guitar majors. The only seats available were those vacated at the
end of the 2006 school year.

                          VARSITY 3 2006-07 (Advanced)

Brendyn Adams (Senior)
Bobby Baker (Senior)
Frank Bonomo (Junior)
Jesse Broening (Senior)
Amanda Caporicci (Senior)
Georgina Castro (Junior)
Matthew Charles (Senior)
Casee Edsall (Junior)
Steven Eng (Senior)
Zak Ford (Senior)
Matthew Gonzales (Junior)
Lucas Gordon (Junior)
Alex Haase (Junior)
Ashley Holmen (Senior)
Ryan Lewis (Junior)
Rob (Livolsi) McCann (Senior)
Travis Lyons (Senior)
David Malone (Senior)
Amanda McGurk (Junior)
Alex Nielsen (Junior)
Ben Reynolds (Senior)
Christian Rogers (Junior)
Michael Romano (Junior)
Nico Salgado (Junior)
C.J. Sandy (Junior)
Chaz Schoenbeck (Junior)
Byron Tabor (Junior)
Brittany Verzani (Senior)




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                     VARSITY 2 2006-07 (Intermediate)
Arthur Belokonov (Sophomore)
Theresa Brackett (Sophomore)
Kayti Ellis (Junior)
Tyler Gonzales (Junior)
Kristyn Graham (Junior)
Melissa Harris (Sophomore)
Chris Iorio (Sophomore)
Brandon Jones (Sophomore)
Niesha Jones (Sophomore)
Andrew Kaimi (Sophomore)
Douglas Kennedy (Junior)
Alex Lamonte (Sophomore)
Thomas Lane (Sophomore)
Katrina Leshan (Sophomore)
Mathew MacLean (Sophomore)
Saffron Mazzia (Senior)
Samantha Piscopo (Sophomore)
Danielle Plecenik (Sophomore)
James Quinn (Junior)
Gabriela Ronquillo (Sophomore)
Brandon Russo (Sophomore)
Fabian Estefan-Sanchez (Sophomore)
Holly Sherwood (Senior)
Andrew Silva (Sophomore)
Travis Wade (Sophomore)




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                       VARSITY 1 2006-07 (Beginning)

Shawn Bailey (Freshman)
Adrian Barraza (Freshman)
Quinn Beagle (Sophomore)
Albert Carroll (Sophomore)
Daniel Casados (Freshman)
Kevin Chancey (Freshman)
Brendan Dicesare (Freshman)
Stacy Evans (Freshman)
Ian Fluellen (Freshman)
Kevin Ginty (Freshman)
Brock Keadle (Sophomore)
Lisa Kraisriwatana (Freshman)
Travor Kratzel (Sophomore)
Calumn Major (Sophomore)
Casey Maloney (Junior)
Carter Miller (Freshman)
Brandon Nelson (Freshman)
Derek Oshita (Freshman)
Juan Plascenia (Sophomore)
Natasha Polk (Junior)
James Preus (Freshman)
Salvatore Savini (Sophomore)
Chris Sierchio (Freshman)
Kady Sutton (Freshman)
Louis Syrovy (Freshman)
Dominick Tim (Freshman)
Steven Van Betten (Freshman)
Brandon Walsvick (Sophomore)
Alex Zerkle (Freshman)
Michael Zunino (Sophomore)
Zachary Zunino (Sophomore)




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October 24, 2006 Year 5, Concert 1 Performing Arts Center 7:00 p.m. Admission $7.00



                        Guitar Concert
                               Varsity 2 Guitar Ensemble
      Canzona-Henry Purcell
           Andante
           Largo
           Allegro
      Concerto all Rustica Op. 51. No. 4-Antonio Vivaldi
      Malaguena– Ernesto Lecuona
      Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds-Lennon/McCartney
      Celtic Jig-Traditional
      Dishing it Out-Harry Huffnagle


                               Varsity 3 Guitar Ensemble
      Rondeau de Mozart-Ferdinando Carulli
      Homage to Tarrega-Joaquin Turina
          Garrotin
          Soleares
      Granada - Isaac Albeniz
      Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones
            Veronica Domingo-Student Vocalist
      Jazzbo’s Jaunt –Milt Gold
      Five Brothers-Gerry Mulligan
      Get Your Picks Out-Bill Swick


      All arrangements written by Bill Swick unless indicated.




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November 16, 2006 Year 5, Recital 1 Lowden Theater 7:00 p.m. Admission $5.00




                          Guitar Recital
Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble
      Rondo - Leonard von Call
      Study No. 13 - Fernando Sor
Melissa Harris - Packington’s Pound - Anonymous
Lucas Gordon - Choros - Dionisio Semenzato
Andrew Silva - Rondo - Ferdinando Carulli
Brendyn Adams - I Can’t Get Started Without You - Johnny Mercer
Christian Rogers - Courante –J.S. Bach
Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble-Guest Conductor Don Bradley
      Trio No. 5 –Ferdinando Carulli
      Trio No. 6 - Ferdinando Carulli
Kristyn Graham & Kayti Ellis –Zwolf Duo - Ferdinando Carulli
Casee Edsall & C.J. Sandy - Duet No. 3 - Ferdinando Carulli
Amanda Caporicci & Ben Reynolds
      Souvenir de Russie-Intro, Theme, Variations 2 & 5 - Fernando Sor
Matthew Charles, Michael Romano & Byron Tabor
      Study No. 20 - Fernando Sor
Alex Lamonte, Samantha Piscopo & Gabby Ronquillo
      Zelda Suite - Arr. Alex Lamonte
             Kokiri Forest, The Lost Woods, Windmill Theme, Lullaby
Doug Kennedy, Brandon Russo, Fabian Estefan Sanchez & Travis Wade
      The Cay - Mike Christiansen
Bobby Baker, Zak Ford, Travis Lyons & David Malone
      Celtic Jig - Traditional
Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble
      Andante -Leonard von Call
      Appalachian Rain - Leo Welch



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December 8, 2006 Year 5, Concert 2 Performing Arts Center 7:00 p.m. Admission $7.00



                        Guitar Concert
                               Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble
      The Angel Op. 333 - Ferdinando Carulli
      The Maiden-Ferdinando Carulli
      The Pasture-Ferdinando Carulli
      Deck the Halls-Traditional
      God Rest You Merry Gentlemen-Traditional
      We Wish You a Merry Christmas-Traditional

                               Varsity 2 Guitar Ensemble
      Arada-Federico Moreno-Torroba
      Holding Back the Years-Simply Red– Mrs. Eva Williams-vocalist
      Smile– Charlie Chaplin-Mr. Robert Connor-vocalist
      O Holy Night-A. Adam-Mr. Robert Connor-vocalist
      Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer-Gene Autry
      Carol of the Bells-Peter Wilhousky

                               Varsity 3 Guitar Ensemble
      Magnificat -Charles T. Pachelbel
            I. Anima Mea Dominum
            2. Fecit Potentiam
            3. Deposuit
            4. Gloria
            5. Sicut Erat In Principio
      Sevilla-Issac Albeniz
      Just a Few-Milton Gold
      It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Eddie Pola & George Wyle
      Nutcracker Jingles –Peter Tschaikowsky
      Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Hark! Medley—Traditional
                              All arrangements written by Bill Swick



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February 15, 2007 Year 5, Recital 2 Performing Arts Center 7:00 p.m. Admission $5.00

                         Guitar Recital
Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble –A Tribute to Gasper Sanz
      Fuga - Gasper Sanz
      Espanolitas - Gasper Sanz


Doug Kennedy - Fuga in D Minor - Gasper Sanz
Thomas Lane - Bouree - Robert DeVisee
Casee Edsall - Op. 100, No. 11 - Mauro Guiliani
Frank Bonomo - Andantino - Ferdinando Carulli
Ashley Holmen - All I Ask of You – Andrew Lloyd Weber
James Quinn & Travis Wade - The Merry Crew—Mazas


Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble
      Marionas –Gasper Sanz
      Maricopalos - Gasper Sanz


Bobby Baker – Dallas Rag - William McCoy
Michael Romano - Deep Blue Mountain - Michael Romano
CJ Sandy & Lucas Gordon - Grand Duo de Salon – Kalliwoda
David Malone & Matthew Charles - All of Me - S. Simons/G. Marks
Alex Lamonte, Katrina Leshan, Brandon Russo & Andrew Silva
      Rondo - Ferdinando Carulli
Matthew Charles, Michael Romano & Byron Tabor
      English Suite - John Duarte


Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble
      Villano –Gasper Sanz
      Passacailles in A Minor - Gasper Sanz




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March 16, 2007 Year 5, Concert 3 Lowden Theater 7:00 p.m. Admission $7.00



                       Guitar Concert
                             Varsity 2 Guitar Ensemble
      Canarios-Gasper Sanz
      Fugue in E Minor-JS Bach
      Sunshine of Your Love – Eric Clapton
      The Wind Cries Mary –Jimi Hendrix
      Voodoo Child –Jimi Hendrix
      Layla Unplugged –Eric Clapton




                             Varsity 3 Guitar Ensemble
      New Serenade –Ferdinando Carulli
      Old Devil Moon –Harburg/Lane
      Take Five - Dave Brubeck
      It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing–Duke Ellington
      Spain - Chick Corea
      Bohemian Rhapsody—Freddie Mercury




                            All arrangements written by Bill Swick




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April15, 2007 Year 5, Recital 3 Performing Arts Center 7:00 p.m. Admission $5.00

                          Guitar Recital
Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble
      Hunter’s Round - Artot
      Jolly Miller - Derek Hadsted


Doug Kennedy - Villano - Gasper Sanz
Dani Placenik - Allegretto - Ferdinando Carulli
Fabian Sanchez-Estefan - Sonatina—Ferdinando Carulli
Chris Iorio - Study No. 7 - Matteo Carcassi
Chaz Schoenbeck - Tango – Francisco Tarrega


Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble
      Haydn Theme – Brahms
      Symphonic Theme—Brahms
      Caprice No. 14 - Nicolo Paganini


Michael Romano - Country Dance No. 8 - Dionisio Aguado
James Quinn - Op. 139, No. 3 - Mauro Guiliani
Alex Lamonte - Rondo - Ferdinando Carulli
Katrina Leshan - Prelude No. 3-Heitor Villa-Lobos


LVA Guitar Trio - Matthew Charles, Michael Romano & Byron Tabor
      Trio No. 11 - Ferdinando Carulli
      Study No. 12 - Fernando Sor
      Theme From Op. 102-Mauro Giuliani


Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble
      Champaign Rag –Joseph Lamb
      Ragtime Guitars - Joseph Huffnagle




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May 18, 2007 Year 5, Concert 4 Lowden Theater 7:00 p.m. Admission $7.00



                        Guitar Concert
                              Varsity 2 Guitar Ensemble
      Gigue-Couperin
      Appalachian Rain-Leo Welch
            *Senior Choice-Holly Sherwood
      Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Duke Ellington
            *Senior Choice-Saffron Mazzia
      How High the Moon - Hamilton/Lewis
      Purple Haze –Jimi Hendrix
      Zelda Suite—Arr. Alex Lamonte




                              Varsity 3 Guitar Ensemble
      Concerto–Allegro– Anton Vivaldi
      Sonate in C–Allegro-George Phillip Telemann
      Sky High on A Bop - Bugs Bower
            *Senior Choice-Ashley Holmen, Rob McCann
      Perdido–Juan Tizol
            *Senior Choice-Brittany Verzani
      Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
            *Senior Choice-Bobby Baker, David Malone
      Super Mario Suite—Video Game Medley
            *Senior Choice-Matthew Charles, Ashley Holmen, Ben Reynolds




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May 22, 2007 Year 5, Recital 4 Performing Arts Center 7:00 p.m. Admission $5.00

                 Senior Guitar Recital
      Holly Sherwood
             Morning Has Broken-Cat Stevens
      Saffron Mazzia
             Sonatina-Ferdinando Carulli
      Steven Eng
             Nocturne-Andy McKee
      Ben Reynolds
             Summertime-George Gershwin
      Ashley Holmen
             Lagrima-Francisco Tarrega
      Brittany Verzani & Shelby Nelson
             Bluegrass Medley
      David Malone
             Prelude No. 1-Heitor Villa-Lobos
      Zak Ford
             Variations on a Theme by Mozart-Fernando Sor
      Matthew Charles & David Malone
             Song for My Father-Horace Silver
      Amanda Caporicci
             Undia de Noviembre-Leo Brouwer
      Brendyn Adams
             Happy
      Bobby Baker
             Danza Caracteristica-Leo Brouwer
      LVA Gutar Duo-Amanda Caporicci & Ben Reynolds
             Rondo-Ferdinando Carulli
      Brendyn Adams & Bobby Baker
             Spain-Chick Corea
      Rob McCann
             Ocean-John Butler
      LVA Guitar Quartet-Brendyn Adams, Booby Baker, Zak Ford, David Malone
             Ponteio-Celso Machado




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                            The Fifth LVA Guitar Quartet

The fifth LVA Guitar Quartet was the second quartet in which all of the members were
seniors. This quartet was made up of Bobby Baker, Zak Ford, Travis Lyons and David
Malone. At the end of the first semester, Travis Lyons left LVA unexpectedly and was
replaced with Brendyn Adams. This quartet competed in a national UTB guitar ensemble
festival in Brownsville, TX where they received third place. The quartet received a Superior
Rating in the NMEA All-State Solo & Ensemble Festival and appears on the 2007 LVA
“Encore Performance” CD.
.

                              The Third LVA Guitar Trio
The members of the third LVA Guitar Trio were senior Matthew Charles and juniors Michael
Romano and Byron Tabor. This trio made regular performances at the Nathan Adelson
Hospice, the Winchester Community Center, and several on-campus events. The trio
received an Excellent Rating at the CCSD Solo & Ensemble Festival.

                              The First LVA Guitar Duo

The members of the first LVA Guitar Duo were senior Amanda Caporicci and senior Ben
Reynolds. This duo made regular performances at the Nathan Adelson Hospice, the
Winchester Community Center, and several on-campus events. The duo received a
Superior Rating in the NMEA All-State Solo & Ensemble Festival and appears on the 2007
LVA “Encore Performance” CD.


         The Fifth Senior Guitarist to Receive the Principal’s Award

Amanda Caporicci was the recipient of the fifth Principal’s Award presented to a senior
guitar major. Amanda received this award at Senior Awards Night in the spring of 2007.
This award is now known as the Principal’s “Academy Award.”


  Senior Guitarists to Receive the LVA “Andrea Segovia” Award

Amanda Caporicci, Zak Ford and David Malone each received the “Andrea Segovia” award
for excellence as a classical guitarist at the second Senior Recital awards presentation.




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     Senior Guitarists to Receive the LVA “Wes Montgomery” Award

Brendyn Adams and Matthew Charles were the first to receive the “Wes Montgomery”
award for excellence as a jazz guitarist at the second Senior Recital awards presentation.


         Senior Guitarists to Receive the LVA “Chet Atkins” Award
Bobby Baker was the first to receive the “Chet Atkins” award for excellence as a finger-style
guitarist at the second Senior Recital awards presentation.

        Senior Guitarists Who Performed All Four Years in Varsity 3

Brendyn Adams and Amanda Caporicci joined the Advanced Guitar Ensemble (Varsity 3)
their freshmen year and remained in the advanced ensemble the entire four years. They
join Shane Olivas, Jeckster Rico and Addison Costella in accomplishing this feat. As the
skill levels rise and the performance requirements elevate, it is possible these five students
will be the only students to make this claim. No freshmen have been placed into Varsity 3
in the past three years.

Senior Guitarists Who Graduated with Seven Years of Classroom Guitar
                         in Clark County, NV

Brendyn Adams, Amanda Caporicci, Zak Ford, and Rob McCann graduated from LVA
having completed seven years of classroom guitar in Clark County, Nevada.


            Outstanding Accomplishments the Fifth Year 2006-07

       1. Forty LVA guitar students qualified for the Nevada Music Educators Association
          All-State Solo & Ensemble.
       2. Amanda Caporicci won “Command Performance”-which means best high school
          guitarist in the state of Nevada awarded by the Nevada Music Educators
          Association.
       3. The 40 guitar students who qualified for All-State recorded a CD of their All-State
          performances, the “2007 Solo & Ensemble Encore Performance.”
       4. The LVA Guitar Advanced Guitar Ensemble (Varsity 3) was invited to perform at
          the third annual pre-college guitar festival at Loyola Marymount University in Los
          Angeles
       5. Hosted the 6th Annual CCSD Directors’ Choice Honor Guitar Ensemble
       6. Performed four recitals this year as well as four concerts. The final recital was
          the first Senior Recital
       7. Purchased 10 Alverez electric, nylon-string cutaway guitars, 32-channel Carvin
          mixer.
       8. Hosted the second annual 2-day CCSD Guitar Ensemble Festival



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9. Mr. Swick spoke at the national Guitar Foundation of America conference in
   Columbus, GA in October, 2006
10. Mr. Swick presented at the Nevada Music Educators Association state
   convention in April, 2007
11. Mr. Swick accepted the role of CCSD Guitar Task Force Chair
12. Varsity 3 Guitar Ensemble was selected through a national competition to
   perform at the Guitar Foundation of America conference in October, 2007 in the
   Youth Showcase performance.
13. LVA Guitar Duo and Guitar Quartet competed in the University of Texas-
   Brownsville national guitar ensemble festival and took third place in each
   category.




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                      YEAR SIX 2007-08
Year five of The LVA Guitar Program started with eighty-four guitar majors. Year six began
with eighty-two guitar majors. The only seats available were those vacated at the end of
the 2007 school year.


                         VARSITY 3 2007-08 (Advanced)

Frank Bonomo (Senior)
Theresa Brackett (Junior)
Kayti Ellis (Senior)
Matthew Gonzales (Senior)
Lucas Gordon (Senior)
Kristyn Graham (Senior)
Alex Haase (Senior)
Chris Iorio (Junior)
Brandon Jones (Junior)
Niesha Jones (Junior)
Andrew Kaimi (Junior)
Alex Lamonte (Junior)
Katrina Leshan (Junior)
Ryan Lewis (Senior)
Mathew Maclean (Junior)
Amanda McGurk (Senior)
Alex Nielsen (Senior)
Samantha Piscopo (Junior)
James Quinn (Senior)
Christian Rogers (Senior)
Michael Romano (Senior)
Gabbi Ronquillo (Junior)
Brandon Russo (Junior)
Nico Salgado (Senior)
Fabian Sanchez-Estefan
C.J. Sandy (Senior)
Chaz Schoenbeck (Senior)
Andrew Silva (Junior)
Byron Tabor (Senior)




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                     VARSITY 2 2007-08 (Intermediate)
Shawn Bailey (Sophomore)
Adrian Barraza (Sophomore)
Quinn Beagle (Junior)
Skylar Caporicci (Junior)
Albert Carroll (Junior)
Daniel Casados (Sophomore)
Brandon DiCesare (Sophomore)
Ian Fluellen (Sophomore)
Kevin Ginty (Sophomore)
Melissa Harris (Junior)
Douglas Kennedy (Senior)
Trevor Kratzel (Junior)
Calumn Major (Junior)
Casey Maloney (Senior)
Carter Miller (Sophomore)
Derek Oshita (Sophomore)
Juan Plascencia (Junior)
Natasha Polk (Senior)
Salvatore Savini (Junior)
Chris Sierchio (Sophomore)
Kady Sutton (Sophomore)
Louis Syrovy (Sophomore)
Dominick Tim (Sophomore)
Steven Van Bettan (Sophomore)
Travis Wade (Junior)
Alex Zerkle (Sophomore)
Mike Zunino (Junior)
Zach Zunino (Junior)




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                       VARSITY 1 2007-08 (Beginning)

Candice Bain (Freshman)
Zach Blakeslee Reid (Freshman)
Gabby Clawson (Sophomore)
Evan Croteau (Freshman)
Cameron Davis (Senior)
Edlyn DeGuzman (Freshman)
Jonathan Fannin (Freshman)
Lauren Finley-Jacob (Freshman)
D. J. Galante (Freshman)
Austin Garrison (Freshman)
Michael Ghisilieri (Freshman)
Shawn Hecker (Freshman)
Josh Ivy (Freshman)
Brandon Juetten (Freshman)
Andrew Kenneth (Sophomore)
Ethan Lee (Junior)
Tayler Linton (Freshman)
Ricky Martinez (Sophomore)
Sergio Mendina (Freshman)
Jessica Rothwell (Junior)
Jordan Sasse (Freshman)
James Tapusoa (Freshman)
Rachel Terhaar (Sophomore)
Maritza Villalobos (Senior)




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Varsity 3 Guitar Ensemble from a national competition was invited to perform at the
Guitar Foundation of America International 2007 convention held in Los Angeles,
CA.



                          Saturday October 20, 2007

                                 Program
                              Chaconne in F Major
                              George Frederick Handel

                              The Cat’s Fugue k.30
                                 Domenico Scarlatti

                             Vals Venezolano No. 2
                                    Antonio Lauro

                             Quartet Op. 21, Movt. 1
                                  Ferdinand Carulli

                               Bebop Boogie in F
                                   Hugh Huffnagle
                              All arrangements by Bill Swick




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October 23, 2007 Year 6, Concert 1 Performing Arts Center 7:00 p.m. Admission $7.00


               Guitar Concert
                    Varsity 2 Guitar Ensemble
    Chason-Manual Ponce
    You Are the Sunshine of My Life-Stevie Wonder
    Dreary Rag– Jerry Snyder
    Stomp and Pick - James McLeod
    Exactly Like You –Jimmy Hugh
    We’ve Got Rhythm-Steve Schenkel


                    Varsity 3 Guitar Ensemble
                           (Encore Performance of GFA)
    Chaconne in F Major– George Frederick Handel
    The Cat’s Fugue k.30-Domenico Scarlatti
    Vals Venezolano No. 2-Antonio Luaro
    Perdido–Juan Tizol
    Quartet Op. 21, Movement 1-Ferdinand Carulli
    Bebop Boogie in F-Hugh Huffnagle

                      All arrangements written by Bill Swick




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November 16, 2007 Year 6, Recital 1 Lowden Theater 7:00 p.m. Admission $5.00



                       Guitar Recital
  Varsity 1
          J’ai Un Bon Tabac-Derek Hadstad
         Two Guitars-Russian Traditional
  Louis Syrovy-Canarios-Gasper Sanz
  Chris Sierchio-Canyon Canon-Mark Hansen
  Carter Miller—Blackbird-Lennon/McCartney
  Quinn Beagle—Road-Nick Drake
  Steven Van Betten—Misty—Erroll Garner
  Fabian Sanchez-Estefan-Undia de Noviembre-Leo Brouwer
  James Quinn—Capricho Arabe—Francisco Tarrega
  Chris Iorio-Twilight’s Sorrow - Chris Iorio
  Michael Romano—The Glimpse of Light-Michael Romano
  Varsity 1
         Study No. 20—Fernando Sor
         Adagio-Leonard Von Call
  Duo-Lucas Gordon & Ryan Lewis
         Duet No. 9-Ferdinando Carulli
         Cancion del Fuego fatuo-Manual de Falla
  Duo-Amanda McGurk & Alex Nielsen
         Incanation – Richard Carlton
         Turkish Rondo-W.A. Mozart
  Junior Guitar Quartet
         Distant Worlds-Nobuo Uematsu-Arr. Alex Lamonte
         1000 Words-Nobuo Uematsu-Arr. Alex Lamonte
  Senior Guitar Quartet
         Quartet in G Major for Two Mandolins
         Allegro Movt. Antonio Vivaldi
  Varsity 1
         Andante in A Minor-Fernando Sor
         Rondo-Leonard Von Call



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December 11, 2007 Year 6, Concert 2 Performing Arts Center 7:00p.m.Admission $7.00



               Guitar Concert
                     Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble
    Packington’s Pound– 16th Century Anonymous
    Espanoletas-Gasper Sanz
    Goddesses-Derek Hasted
    Fate of the Unknown–Yoko Shimomura from “Kingdom Hearts II”
    Greensleeves-English Traditional
    The First Noel-Traditional
    Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!-Traditional
    We Wish You a Merry Christmas-Traditional

                     Varsity 2 Guitar Ensemble
    Sonata No. 11 in G Major-Franz Joseph Haydn
           1) Presto, 2) Andante, 3) Minuet & Trio
    Minuet-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year– Eddie Pola/George Wyle
    Hebrew Medley - Traditional
    Ding Dong Merrily on High –Traditional

                     Varsity 3 Guitar Ensemble
    Irish Folk Medley– Arr. Jeremy Sparks
    Torija/Manzanares Del Real-Federico Moreno Torroba
    Prelude IV-Manuel Ponce
    Yehei–Eli Gerstner
    Nightmare Before Christmas-Danny Elfman
    Nashville Noel-A Tribute to Chet Atkins-Arr. Frank Mullen III




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February 22, 2007 Year 6, Recital 2 Lowden Theater 7:00 p.m. Admission $5.00


                        Guitar Recital
      Varsity 1
             Fuga-Gasper Sanz
            Villanos-Gasper Sanz
      Chris Sierchio-Andantino-Ferdinando Carulli
      Travis Wade-Classical Gas-Mason Williams
      Niesha Jones-Easy Piece No. 2, Op. 13-Dionisio Aguado
      CJ Sandy-Capriccio-Ferdinando Carulli
      Byron Tabor-Peg-Walter Becker/Donald Fagon
      Brandon Russo-Higher Ground-Andrew York
      Varsity 1
            Rosebuds in June-Charles Ancliffe
            Appalachian Rain-Leo Welch
      Katrina Leshan-Prelude No. 1-Hector Villa Lobos
      Alex Lamonte-Praise of Tears-Franz Schubert
      Andrew Silva-Danza Brasilera-Jorge Morel
      Duo-Juan Plascencia & Fabian Sanchez
            Duet No. 9-Ferdinando Carulli
      Duo-Kayti Ellis & Kristyn Graham
            Duet No. 3-Ferdinando Carulli
      Duo-Amanda McGurk & Alex Nielsen
            Rondo-Pleyel
      Varsity 1
            Hunter’s Round-Artot
            Champagne Rag-Joseph Lamb



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  March 4, 2008 Year 6, Concert 3 Lowden Theater 7:00 p.m. Admission $7.00



           Guitar Concert
             Picking on The Beatles
All Music Composed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George
                                Harrison

                  Varsity 2 Guitar Ensemble
                               Day Tripper
                                In My Life
                            I’ll Follow the Sun
                                 Birthday
                                Yesterday
                           Here Comes the Sun
                              Eleanor Rigby
                                Revolution

                  Varsity 3 Guitar Ensemble
                              Lady Madonna
                              Getting Better
                      Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
                                 Imagine
                           She’s Leaving Home
                        Got to Get You Into My Life
                           Across the Universe
                               Penny Lane
                           When I’m Sixty-Four


                       All Arrangements by Bill Swick



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  May 22, 2008 Year 6, Concert 4 Lowden Theater 7:00 p.m. Admission $7.00



            Guitar Concert
                     Seniors’ Choice
                   Varsity 2 Guitar Ensemble
                           Lovin’ You-Chet Catallo
                       Morning Dance-Jay Beckenstein
   Tiny Dancer-Elton John - Doug Kennedy, Casey Maloney, Natasha Polk
                           Evil Ways-Sonny Henry
                          Oye Coma Va-Tito Puente
                       Too High/I Wish-Stevie Wonder



                   Varsity 3 Guitar Ensemble
               Concerto in C, Op. 3 No. 6-Vivaldi-Alex Nielsen
              New Serenade-Ferdinando Carulli-Amanda McGurk
                Vamo Alla Flamenco-Alex Lamonte-Kayti Ellis
It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing-Duke Ellington-Michael Romano
       Copacabana-Barry Manilow-Alex Haase, CJ Sandy, Byron Tabor
             Bohemian Rhapsody-Frank Bonomo, Matt Gonzales
                Spain-Chick Corea-Ryan Lewis, Lucas Gordon
                  Mario Theme-Koji Kondo-Kristyn Graham
               September-Earth, Wind & Fire-Chaz Shoenbeck




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                            The Sixth LVA Guitar Quartet

The sixth LVA Guitar Quartet was the third quartet in which all of the members were
seniors. This year, the quartet was refered to as the LVA Senior Guitar Quartet. This
quartet was made up of Alex Haase, Nico Salgado, CJ Sandy and Byron Tabor. The
quartet received a Superior Rating in the NMEA All-State Solo & Ensemble Festival and
appears on the 2008 LVA “Encore Performance” CD. The quartet made a number of
appearances including the annual “Road Show”, 2 recitals and regular performances at the
Nathan Adelson Hospice. The Sr. Quartet received an Excellent Rating at the South Bay
Guitar Festival in San Jose, CA.
.

                          The First LVA Jr. Guitar Quartet
This year marked the first year to have a second guitar quartet made up of all juniors. This
quartet has been deemed the LVA Jr. Guitar Quartet. The quartet members were Alex
Lamonte, Katrina Leshan, Brandon Russo and Andrew Silva. The quartet received a
Superior Rating in the NMEA All-State Solo & Ensemble Festival and won Command
Performance (Best in the State of Nevada). The quartet has a track on the 2008 LVA
“Encore Performance” CD as well as each of the four members who individually received
Superior Ratings at NMEA. The Jr. Quartet also received a Superior Rating at the South
Bay Guitar Festival in San Jose, CA.

                       The Second & Third LVA Guitar Duos

This year, there were two senior Guitar Duos. One duo consisted of Amanda McGurk and
Alex Nielsen. The other duo was Lucas Gordon and Ryan Lewis. Both duos made regular
performances at the Nathan Adelson Hospice, the Winchester Community Center, and
several on-campus events. Both duos received a Superior Rating in the NMEA All-State
Solo & Ensemble Festival and appear on the 2008 LVA “Encore Performance” CD. The
Gordon/Lewis duo received an Excellent Rating at the South Bay Guitar Festival in San
Jose, CA. The McGurk/Nielsen duo received a Good Rating at the same festival.


         The Sixth Senior Guitarist to Receive the Principal’s Award

Michael Romano was the recipient of the sixth Principal’s Award presented to a senior
guitar major. Michael received this award at Senior Awards Night in the spring of 2008.
This award is now known as the Principal’s “Academy Award.”

       Senior Guitarists to Receive the LVA “Andrea Segovia” Award

Mathew Gonzales, Lucas Gordon and Alex Nielsen each received the “Andrea Segovia”
award for excellence as a classical guitarist at the third Senior Recital awards presentation.




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     Senior Guitarists to Receive the LVA “Wes Montgomery” Award

Michael Romano and Ryan Lewis received the “Wes Montgomery” award for excellence as
a jazz guitarist at the third Senior Recital awards presentation.


         Senior Guitarists to Receive the LVA “Chet Atkins” Award
Byron Tabor received the “Chet Atkins” award for excellence as a finger-style guitarist at
the third Senior Recital awards presentation.


Senior Guitarists Who Graduated with Seven Years of Classroom Guitar
                         in Clark County, NV

Frank Bonomo, Lucas Gordon, Ryan Lewis, Alex Nielsen, CJ Sandy and Chaz Schoenbeck
graduated from LVA having completed seven years of classroom guitar in Clark County,
Nevada.


            Outstanding Accomplishments the Sixth Year 2007-08

      1. Seventeen LVA guitar students qualified for the Nevada Music Educators
          Association All-State Solo & Ensemble.
      2. The Jr. Guitar Quartet, Alex Lamonte, Katrina Leshan, Brandon Russo and
          Andrew Silve won “Command Performance”-which means best high school
          guitarist in the state of Nevada awarded by the Nevada Music Educators
          Association.
      3. The 17 guitar students who qualified for All-State recorded a CD of their All-State
          performances, the “2008 Solo & Ensemble Encore Performance.”
      4. The LVA Guitar Advanced Guitar Ensemble (Varsity 3) was invited to perform at
          the international Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) convention in Los Angeles,
          CA as part of the Youth Showcase in October, 2007.
      5. The LVA Guitar Advanced Guitar Ensemble (Varsity 3) received a Superior
          Rating at the South Bay Guitar Festival in San Jose, CA in March, 2008.
      6. Hosted the 7th Annual CCSD Directors’ Choice Honor Guitar Ensemble with
          guest guitarist, Raymond Williams.
      7. Performed three recitals this year as well as four concerts. The final recital was
          the Senior Recital
      8. Purchased 12 Alverez electric, nylon-string cutaway guitars, 4 Baja Saxto
          acoustic 6-string basses, 2 nylon-string, electric Quantz/Requinto guitars, and 2
          piccolo guitars
      9. Hosted the third annual 2-day CCSD Guitar Ensemble Festival
      10. Mr. Swick spoke at the Bi-annual Music Educators National Conference in
          Milwaukee, WI in April, 2008



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11. Mr. Swick spoke at the national Guitar Foundation of America conference in San
    Francisco, CA in August, 2008
12. Mr. Swick continued the role of CCSD Guitar Task Force Chair, LVA Music
    Department Facilitator, CCSD Festival Chair and began teaching at Sunset High
    School as the guitar teacher for the evening classes.
13. Released the “Best of the First Five Years 2002-2007” CD




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                YEAR SEVEN 2008-09
Year six of The LVA Guitar Program started with eighty guitar majors. Year seven
began with eighty guitar majors. The only seats available were those vacated at the
end of the 2008 school year.


                        VARSITY 3 2008-09 (Advanced)


Shawn Bailey (Junior)
Adrian Barraza (Junior)
Skylar Caporicci (Junior)
Daniel Casados (Junior)
Brendan Dicesare (Junior)
Ian Fluellen (Junior)
Kevin Ginty (Junior)
Melissa Harris (Senior)
Brandon Jones (Senior)
Niesha Jones (Senior)
Andrew Kaimi (Senior)
Katrina Leshan (Senior)
Mathew MacLean (Senior)
Carter Miller (Junior)
Derek Oshita (Junior)
Samantha Piscopo (Senior)
Juan Plascencia (Senior)
Dani Plecenik (Senior)
Gabbi Ronquillo (Senior)
Brandon Russo (Senior)
Chris Sierchio (Junior)
Andrew Silva (Senior)
Kady Sutton (Junior)
Louis Syrovy (Junior)
Dominick Tim (Junior)
Travis Wade (Senior)




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                    VARSITY 2 2008-09 (Intermediate)

Candice Bain (Sophomore)
Zachary Blakeslee Reid (Sophomore)
Theresa Brackett (Senior)
Evan Croteau (Sophomore)
Edlyn De Guzman (Sophomore)
Lauren Findly-Jacob (Sophomore)
DJ Galante (Sophomore)
Austin Garrison (Sophomore)
Michael Ghisilieri (Sophomore)
Joshua Ivy (Sophomore)
Brandon Juetten (Sophomore)
Andrew Kenneth (Junior)
Ethan Lee (Senior)
Tayler Linton (Sophomore)
Ricardo Martinez (Junior)
Sergio Medina (Sophomore)
Jessica Rothwell (Senior)
Fabian Sanchez Estefan (Senior)
Jordan Sasse (Sophomore)
James Tapusoa (Sophomore)
Rachel Terhaar (Junior)
Alex Zerkle (Junior)
Mike Zunino (Senior)




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                    VARSITY 1 2008-09 (Beginning)

Victoria Almanzan (Freshman)
Elizabeth Barrett (Freshman)
Amber Benites (Sophomore)
Saraya Bennett (Freshman)
Adam Byrd (Sophomore)
Alicia Castile (Freshman)
Will Crumpacker (Freshman)
Heather Fieger (Freshman)
Zak Fisher (Freshman)
Donovan Gallaway (Sophomore)
Patricia Girroir (Freshman)
Josiah Guyer (Sophomore)
Fernando Jauregui (Freshman)
Shawn Jensen (Freshman)
Sam Kinsey (Freshman)
Clayton Nowers (Freshman)
Danielle Nunez (Freshman)
Rysen Pangilinan (Freshman)
Nicco Pappageorge (Freshman)
Taylor Raymond (Freshman)
Niki Shadoan (Freshman)
Spencer Smith (Freshman)
Aaron Solano (Freshman)
Caleb Sterner (Sophomore)
Levi Tiberi (Freshman)
Stefan Tisminezky (Freshman)
Dustin Turner (Freshman)
Thomas Velasquez (Freshman)
Jason Wang (Freshman)
Camden Weisz (Freshman)
Austin Wyke (Freshman)




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October 16, 2008 Year 7, Concert 1           Performing Arts Center 7:00 p.m.




               Guitar Concert
              Varsity 2 Guitar Ensemble
                      Caprice No. 14-Nicolo Paginini*
                       Diabelli No. 1-Anton Diabelli*
   Suite: 1. Overture, 2. Air, 3. Gavott -Telemann Arr. Bruce Behnke
         Concerto alla Rustica Opus 51, No. 4-Antonio Vivaldi*
                      Afro-Cuban Lullaby-Traditional*
                       Sir Festus Burke-T. O’Carolan
                            Samba Lele-Arr. M. Bataini



              Varsity 3 Guitar Ensemble
            Symphonie de Haydn Op. 152-Ferdinando Carulli*
                      Exchanges-Mark Anthony Cruz
                       Funeral March-Fernando Sor*
                         Don’t Fret-William Leavitt*
                      Don’t Know Why-Norah Jones*
                           Katrina Leshan-Vocalist
                            Kalimba-Jurg Kindle



                           * Arranged by Bill Swick



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Year 7, Recital 1 Friday, November 7, 2008               Lowden Theater 7:00 p.m.



                    Guitar Recital
    Varsity 1-Goddesses –Derek Hadsted
              The Jolly Miller-Derek Hadsted
              Tango Argentine-Gerard Montreul
              Lass of Richmond Hill-Derek Hadsted
    Juan Plascencia-Spanish Romance-anonymous
    Josh Ivy-Adelita, Ligrima-F. Tarrega
    Ricky Martinez-Asilos Magdalena-Omar Rodriguez-Lopez
    Sergio Mendez-Bron-Yr-Aur-Jimmy Page
    Louis Syrovy-Prelude No. 1 - H. Villa-Lobos
    Derek Oshita-Going Home-Shiro Sagisu
    Chris Sierchio-Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1-J.S. Bach
    Skylar Caporicci-Caprice No. 4 - Luigi Legnani
    Zach Blakeslee Reid-Sunburst-Andrew York
    DJ Galante-Capricho Arabe-F. Tarrega
    Kevin Ginty-Caprice No. 2 - Luigi Legnani
    Andrew Silva-Wandering Thoughts-Andrew Silva
    Varsity 1-Packington’s Pound-Traditional
              Kojo No Tsuki –Rentaro Taki
              A Welch Dance-Hans Neusidler
    Junior Duo-Shawn Bailey & Kevin Ginty
           Budarvisur-Emil Thoroddsen
    Trio-Samantha Piscopo, Gabbi Ronquillo & Kady Sutton
           Pathos-Darkest Hour-Kris Norris
    Junior Trio- Gipsy Dance-Zamba-Joaquin Turina
    Junior Guitar Quartet - Sevilla-Albeniz
    Senior Guitar Quartet-Lotus Eaters-Andrew York
    Varsity 1– La Firolera-Traditional
               Two Guitars-Traditional
               El Vito-Traditional




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December 12, 2008 Year 7, Concert 2           Performing Arts Center 7:00 p.m.




            Guitar Concert
                 Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble
                           Away in a Manger
                             The First Noel
             Frosty the Snowman-Steve Nelson/Jack Rollins
                        Little Town of Bethlehem
                             Midnight Clear
                            Hebrew Medley
                          What Child is This?
                    We Wish You a Merry Christmas

                 Varsity 2 Guitar Ensemble
                    White Christmas-Leroy Anderson
                        Sleigh Ride-Irving Berlin
                              Silent Night
                       Ding Dong Merrily on High
                              O Holy Night
                     Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen-Hark!

                 Varsity 3 Guitar Ensemble
                            Boughs of Holly
           Joy of Man’s Desire-Angels we Have Heard on High
                             Good King Joy
                       A Mad Russian’s Christmas
                         O Come All ye Faithful
                      Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24


                     All arrangements by Bill Swick




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March 12, 2009 Year 7, Concert 3                    Lowden Theater 7:00 p.m.




           Guitar Concert
                 Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble
                       Study No. 20-Fernando Sor
                       Andante-Leonard von Call
                        Rondo-Leonard von Call



                 Varsity 2 Guitar Ensemble
                  Black Magic Woman-Carlos Santana
                  Sunshine of Your Love-Eric Clapton
     Sharp Dressed Man-Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard
                     Higher Ground-Stevie Wonder
                          Jessica-Dickey Betts
        F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X.-The Fall of Troy Arr. Zach Blakeslee Reid



                 Varsity 3 Guitar Ensemble
                 Carry On Wayward Son-Kerry Livgren
                     You Really Got Me-Ray Davies
               Last Child-Steven Tyler and Brad Whitford
                       Frankenstein-Edgar Winter
           Sweet Child O’ Mine-Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradin’,
                     Duff McKagan & Steven Adler
                         Vocalist-Melissa Harris




         All arrangements by Bill Swick except F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X.




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Year 7, Recital 2 May 26, 2009                                   Lowden Theater 7:00 p.m.



                  Senior Guitar Recital
              Mike Zunino
                     Op. 98, No. 5-Mauro Guilianni
              Melissa Harris
                     Isn’t It Wonderful?-Nobuyuki Hirakura
              Travis Wade
                     Letting Go-Travis Wade
              Mathew MacLean
                     Capricho Arabe-Francisco Tarrega
              Niesha Jones
                     Ready For Love-India Arie
              Dani Plecenik
                     I Will Wait for You-Per-Olov Kindgren
              Samantha Piscopo
                     Night After Sidewalk-Kaki King
              Brandon Russo
                     To Zanarkand-Nobuo Uematsu/Arr. Alex Lamonte
              Andrew Silva
                     Unspoken-Andrew Silva
              Katrina Leshan
                     Julia Florida-Barrios
              Gabbi Ronquillo & Samantha Piscopo
                     River Flows into You-Yiruma/Arr. Gabbi Ronquillo
              Fabian Sanchez-Estefan Quartet
                     Kirby’s Dreamland-Arr. Fabian Sanchez-Estefan
              Senior Quartet-Katrina Keshan, Dani Plecenik, Brandon Russo, Andrew Silva
                     Pacific Coast Highway-Andrew York
                     Words-Arr. Alex Lamonte-(Alex Lamonte reunites with quartet)
              Juan Plascencia
                     Four Years and Four Minutes-Victor Wooten/Stew Hemm/Steve Bailey
              Ethan Lee
                     Lotus Feet-Steve Vai
              Andrew Kaimi
                     Surfing With the Alien-Joe Satriani
              Brandon Jones
                     Dyin’ Day-Steve Vai         71
Year 7 Concert 4 May 29, 2009                                 Lowden Theater 7:00 p.m.



                Guitar Concert
                       “Seniors’ Choice”
                       Varsity 2 Guitar Ensemble
                    Concerto Op. 3, No. 6-Vivaldi-Theresa Brackett
                       Simple & Clean-Fabian Sanchez Estefan
                                Celtic Jig-Jessica Rothwell
                     Champagne Rag-Joseph Lamb-Mike Zunino
                  Fate of the Unkown-Yoko Shimomura-Ethan Lee
                          We’ve Got Rhythm-Steve Shenkel
                                  Mr. PC-John Coltrane



                       Varsity 3 Guitar Ensemble
               Vamo alla Flamenco-Nobuo Uematsu-Samantha Piscopo
                            Arada-Torroba-Katrina Leshan
                 Theme From Zelda-Arr. Alex Lamonte-Dani Plecenik
                          Gerudo Valley-Matthew MacLean
                 Bohemian Rhapsody-Freddie Mercury-Niesha Jones
                      Mario Theme-Koji Kondo-Brandon Russo
          What Would Michael Kelsey Do?-Mark Anthony Cruz-Andrew Silva
                         Sir Duke-Stevie Wonder-Andy Kaimi
                   Too High/I Wish-Stevie Wonder-Juan Plascencia
      September-Earth, Wind & Fire-Gabbi Ronquillo, Travis Wade, Melissa Harris




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                   The Second LVA Senior Guitar Quartet
                       (Seventh LVA Guitar Quartet)

The second LVA Senior Guitar Quartet was made up of Katrina Leshan, Dani Plecenik,
Brandon Russo and Andrew Silva. The quartet received a Superior Rating in the
NMEA All-State Solo & Ensemble Festival and appears on the 2009 LVA “Encore
Performance” CD. The quartet made a number of appearances, recitals and on and off-
campus performances.

                      The Second LVA Jr. Guitar Quartet
The second LVA Junior Guitar Quartet members were Carter Miller, Derek Oshita, Chris
Sierchio and Louis Syrovy. The quartet received a Superior Rating in the NMEA All-
State Solo & Ensemble Festival and appears on the 2009 LVA “Encore Performance”
CD. The quartet made a number of appearances throughout the year including regular
performances at Border’s Bookstore.

                         The Second Junior Guitar Trio
                           (Fourth LVA Guitar Trio)

The second LVA Junior Guitar Trio members were Adrian Barraza , Daniel Casados
and Brendan Dicesare. The trio received an Excellent Rating in the NMEA All-State
Solo & Ensemble Festival. The trio performed periodically for special events in the
community.

                          The Fourth LVA Guitar Duo

This year, there was a Junior Guitar Duo which consisted of Shawn Bailey and Kevin
Ginty. The duo received a Superior Rating in the NMEA All-State Solo & Ensemble
Festival and appears on the 2009 LVA “Encore Performance” CD. The duo performed
periodically for special events in the community including one wedding.


      The Seventh Senior Guitarist to Receive the Academy Award
                For Outstanding Guitarist of the Year

Katrina Leshan was the recipient of the seventh Academy Award presented to a senior
guitar major. Katrina received this award at Senior Awards Night in the spring of 2009.
Her name has been added to the perpetual plaque for the Outstanding Guitarist of the
Year for 2008-09.




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     Senior Guitarist to Receive the LVA “Andrea Segovia” Award

Katrina Leshan received the “Andrea Segovia” award for excellence as a classical
guitarist at the fourth Senior Recital awards presentation. Her name has been added to
the perpetual plaque as the recipient of the 2008-09 Andre Segovia Award.


    Senior Guitarists to Receive the LVA “Wes Montgomery” Award

Brandon Russo and Andrew Silva each received the “Wes Montgomery” award for
excellence as jazz guitarists at the fourth Senior awards presentation. Both names
have been added to the perpetual plaque as the recipients of the 2008-09 Wes
Montgomery Award.


        Senior Guitarist to Receive the LVA “Chet Atkins” Award
Andrew Silva received the “Chet Atkins” award for excellence as a finger-style guitarist
at the fourth Senior Recital awards presentation. His name has been added to the
perpetual plaque as the recipient of the 2008-09 Chet Atkins Award.


         Senior Guitarists to Receive the LVA “Steve Vai” Award

Brandon Jones, Andy Kaimi and Ethan Lee each received the “Steve Vai” award for
excellence as contemporary guitarists. This was the first year for this award to be
given. The names of all three recipients have been added to the perpetual plaque for
receiving the 2008-09 Steve Vai award.


   Senior Guitarists Who Graduated with Seven Years of Classroom
                      Guitar in Clark County, NV

There was a time in the history of guitar education in Nevada that graduating with seven
years of classroom guitar was unique. Kylee Andreasen was the first in Nevada to
accomplish this feat. This year, more than half of the fifteen graduating guitar majors
from LVA are graduating with seven years of classroom guitar. This will become more
common as the years progress and therefore has been voted by the executive board of
the LVA Guitar Club to be dropped from Senior Awards.




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 Senior Guitarists Who Have Completed 16 Books in the Solo Guitar
                         Repertoire Series

The following senior guitar majors completed 16 Books in the Solo Guitar Repertoire
Series during their four years at LVA: Niesha Jones, Andy Kaimi, Katrina Leshan,
Samantha Piscopo and Andrew Silva. Each received a plaque for this outstanding
accomplishment.


                Received 100% on 16 or More Playing Tests

Every other week throughout the school year, guitar students perform a bi-weekly
playing test consisting of two graduated studies. The exams on performed on a guitar
that is attached to a computer. The software in the computer does the scoring. It is
extremely accurate. This is a new category to recognize those students who score 16
or more perfect scores during the school year. The following students score 16 or more
perfect scores on their bi-weekly playing tests.

Seniors: Andrew Kaimi (28)
Juniors: Kevin Ginty (17)
Sophomores: Candice Bain (17), Zach Blakeslee Reid (17), Evan Croteau (16), Edlyn
DeGuzman (17), Michael Ghisilieri (28), Josh Ivy (22), James Tapusoa (22)
Freshman: Patricia Girroir (16), Niki Shadoan (19), Spencer Smith (24), Thomas
Velasquez (16), Jason Wang (20), Camden Weiz (16)




        Outstanding Accomplishments the Seventh Year 2008-09

      1. Two LVA guitar students qualified for the Nevada Music Educators
         Association Command Performance competition. These were the only two
         students in the state to qualify.
      2. Katrina Leshan won “Command Performance”-which means best high school
         guitarist in the state of Nevada awarded by the Nevada Music Educators
         Association.
      3. The 25 guitar students who qualified for All-State recorded a CD of their All-
         State performances, the “2009 Solo & Ensemble Encore Performance.”
      4. The seniors of the LVA Guitar Advanced Guitar Ensemble (Varsity 3) were
         invited to perform at NAMM (National Association of Music Merchandisers)
         national Winter Convention in Anaheim, CA
      5. The LVA Advanced Guitar Ensemble (Varsity 3) performed at the Loyola
         Marymount University Guitar Festival in Los Angeles, CA
      6. The LVA Advanced Guitar Ensemble performed in the Joint at the Hard Rock
         Hotel for the company Avid as part of the National Broadcasters Association’s
         National Convention


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7. Hosted the 8th Annual CCSD Directors’ Choice Honor Guitar Ensemble with
    guest guitarists, Skylar Caporicci and Katrina Leshan
8. Performed two recitals this year as well as four concerts. The final recital
    was the Senior Recital
9. Purchased 4 Ibanez solid body electric guitars, 2 LaPetrie classical guitars, 4
    Yamaha speaker cabinets, plastic shell for drums, and a drum machine
    amplifier.
10. Hosted the fourth annual 2-day CCSD Guitar Ensemble Festival
11. Garrett Winslow, owner of Regency Flooring, gave away a trip for two on a
    cruise to Mexico, a digital camera, an electric guitar and dinner for two in a
    local restaurant as part of year-long campaign to build the audiences at the
    LVA guitar concerts
12. The Bailey Family and Perpetual Wealth gave away a 3-day trip to one of 24
    destinations at each of the four concerts during the year as part of a year-long
    campaign to build the audiences at the LVA guitar concerts.
13. The music department won its sixth Gold GRAMMY award
14. Mr. Swick continued the role of CCSD Guitar Task Force Chair, LVA Music
    Department Facilitator, CCSD Festival Chair and continued teaching at
    Sunset High School as the guitar teacher for the evening class
15. Mr. Swick appeared on the cover of the School Band & Orchestra magazine
    along with a 4-page article with pictures of students performing at the NAMM
    Convention in Anaheim, CA.
16. Mr. Swick performed with Andrew York at the national Guitar Foundation of
    American conference in Ithaca, NY in June, 2009.
17. LVA Guitar Club sponsored the first 2-Day Summer Guitar Festival in June,
    2009 featuring Michael Chapdelaine, Robert Conti, Raymond Williams and
    Mel Hallam.




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              YEAR EIGHT 2009-2010
Year seven began with eighty guitar majors. Year eight began with eighty-six guitar
majors. The only seats available were those vacated at the end of the 2009 school
year.

                      VARSITY 3 2009-2010 (Advanced)

Shawn Bailey (Senior)
Candice Bain (Junior)
Adrian Barraza (Senior)
Zachary Blakeslee Reid (Junior)
Skylar Caporicci (Senior)
Daniel Casados (Senior)
Evan Croteau (Junior)
Edlyn De Guzman (Junior)
Brendan DiCesare (Senior)
Lauren Findly-Jacob (Junior)
Ian Fluellen (Senior)
D.J. Galante (Junior)
Austin Garrison (Junior)
Michael Ghisilieri (Junior)
Kevin Ginty (Senior)
Josh Ivy (Junior)
Brandon Juetten (Junior)
Ricardo Martinez (Senior)
Sergio Medina (Junior)
Carter Miller (Senior)
Derek Oshita (Senior)
Jordan Sasse (Junior)
Chris Sierchio (Senior)
Kady Sutton (Senior)
Louis Syrovy (Senior)
Rachel Terhaar (Senior)
Dominick Tim (Senior)




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                    VARSITY 2 2009-10 (Intermediate)

Victoria Almanzan (Sophomore)
Elizabeth Barrett (Sophomore)
Amber Benites (Junior)
Saraya Bennett (Sophomore)
Adam Byrd (Junior)
Alicia Castile (Sophomore)
Will Crumpacker (Sophomore)
Heather Fieger (Sophomore)
Zak Fisher (Sophomore)
Donovan Gallaway (Junior)
Patricia Girroir (Sophomore)
Josiah Guyer (Junior)
Fernando Jauregui (Sophomore)
Shawn Jensen (Sophomore)
Sam Kinsey (Sophomore)
Clayton Nowers (Sophomore)
Danielle Nunez (Sophomore)
Niki Shadoan (Sophomore)
Spencer Smith (Sophomore)
Aaron Solano (Sophomore)
Caleb Sterner (Junior)
Stefan Tisminezky (Sophomore)
Dustin Turner (Sophomore)
Thomas Velasquez (Sophomore)
Jason Wang (Sophomore)
Camden Weisz (Sophomore)
Austin Wyke (Sophomore)
Alex Zerkle (Senior)




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                      VARSITY 1 2009-10 (Beginning)

David Aragon (Freshman)
Hailey Axberg (Freshman)
Christian Canizalez (Sophomore)
Deryn Cattaneo (Freshman)
Cody Cris (Freshman)
Anthony Farris (Freshman)
Haley Hodgson (Freshman)
Gaston Huber (Freshman)
Travis Huskey (Freshman)
Austin Kirch (Freshman)
Erik Kline (Freshman)
Austin Longworth (Freshman)
Gabrielle Machette (Freshman)
Peter Martinez (Sophomore)
Summer Matz (Freshman)
Zach Murphy (Freshman)
Maria Oregon (Freshman)
Cheyenne Reindel (Freshman)
Dominic Rosso (Freshman)
Cameron Sax (Freshman)
Nicolas Shellenberger (Freshman)
Tyler Stefanelli (Freshman)
Logan Tierno (Freshman)
Cason Vanbuskirk (Freshman)
Savannah Vidal (Freshman)
Sean Young (Freshman)




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October 16, 2009 Year 8 Concert 1            Performing Arts Center 7:00 p.m.


              Guitar Concert
                     Varsity 2 Guitar Ensemble
            Sonata-D. Scarlatti
            Rigaudon-J.P. Rameau
            Guitar Styles-Peter Wulff-ThieBen
                  Flamenc’Ole
                  Tune Fish Blues
                  Eu-Calypso
            Zarabanda-E. Granados
            Musica Latina Facil-Anette Kruisbrink
                  Danza Maya
                  Bossa Do Brasil
                  Cuna Cubana
                  Tango Argentino
            Pablito-Mark Anthony Cruz
            Daytripper-Lennon/McCartney



                     Varsity 3 Guitar Ensemble
            Grand Solo Op. 14 –Fernando Sor
            Kangogi-Jurg Kindle
            Awaken-Mark Anthony Cruz
            Nuestro-Roque Carbajo
            La Comparsa-Randy Hailey
            Brajamazil-Andrew York
            Don’t Stop Believin’-Perry, Schon and Cain



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November 20, 2009 Year 8, Recital 1                    Lowden Theater 7:00 p.m.



                      Guitar Recital
     Jason Wang-Sounds of the Bells-Joao Pernambucco
     Donovan Galloway-Agitato-Mauro Guiliani
     Aaron Solano-Sunday Morning Overcast-Andrew York
     Thomas Velasquez-In Sorrow’s Wake-Andrew York
     Austin Wyke-El Sueno Ultimo-Thomas Coffey
     Niki Shadoan-Study 2 -Dionisio Aguado
     Danielle Nunez-Study No. 7-Matteo Carcassi
     Skylar Caporicci-Vals Opus 8, No. 4-Augustine Barrios Mangore
     Louis Syrovy-Leyenda-Isaac Albeniz
     Derek Oshita-Tango En Skai-Roland Dyens
     D.J. Galante-Sevilla-Isaac Albeniz
     Kevin Ginty-Fingals-Hohle-J.K. Mertz
     Zach Blakeslee Reid-Koyunbaba Movt. 1-Carlo Dominiconi
     Josh Ivy & Michael Ghisilieri-Funeral March of a Marionette-Charles Gounod
     Candice Bain & Lauren Finley-Jacob-Sanzen-in-Andrew York
     Shawn Bailey & Kevin Ginty-Tango-Isaac Albeniz
     Adrian Barraza, Daniel Casados & Brendan DiCesare -
     Horo for 3 Guitars-Ourkouzounov
     Zach Blakeslee Reid, Evan Croteau, Edlyn DeGuzman & D.J. Galante
     Baiao De Gude-Paulo Bellinati
     Carter Miller, Derek Oshita, Christopher Sierchio & Louis Syrovy-
     Lotus Eaters-Andrew York




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December 11, 2009 Year 8, Concert 2         Performing Arts Center 7:00 p.m.




              Guitar Concert
                    Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble
                              Away in a Manger
                                The First Noel
                               Joy to the World
                           Little Town of Bethlehem
                                Midnight Clear
                                 Silent Night
                             What Child is This?
                       We Wish You a Merry Christmas

                    Varsity 2 Guitar Ensemble
                               Good King Jazz
                               Boughs of Holly
              Joy of Man’s Desire-Angels We Have Heard on High
                     O Come All Ye Faithful-O Holy Night
                          Ding Dong Merrily on High
                        Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen-Hark!

                    Varsity 3 Guitar Ensemble
                          Queen of the Winter Night
                               Good King Joy
                         A Mad Russian’s Christmas
                             Siberian Sleigh Ride
                              Wizards in Winter
                        Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24


                  All arrangements (660 pages) by Bill Swick



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March 16, 2010 Year 8, Concert 3               Performing Arts Center 7:00 p.m.


              Guitar Concert
                    Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble
                            Pipeline-The Ventures
                            Yesterday-The Beatles
                         Tears in Heaven-Eric Clapton
                      The Wind Cries Mary-Jimi Hendrix
                        Manic Depression-Jimi Hendrix



                    Varsity 2 Guitar Ensemble
                          Eleanor Rigby-The Beatles
                     Black Magic Woman-Carlos Santana
                              Layla-Eric Clapton
                           Purple Haze-Jimi Hendrix
                        Wonderful Tonight-Eric Clapton
                       This Masquerade-George Benson



                    Varsity 3 Guitar Ensemble
                        Classical Gas-Mason Williams
                         High High the Moon-Les Paul
                        Johnny B. Goode-Chuck Berry
                          Voodoo Child-Jimi Hendrix
                     Medley of Cool Guitar Licks-Various




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May 6, 2010 Year 8, Recital 2                                      Performing Arts Center



                Senior Guitar Recital
      Kady Sutton
             Somewhere New-Kady Sutton
      Daniel Casados
              Neon-John Mayer
      Dominick Tim
              Dark Eyes-Traditional
      Chris Sierchio
              Gran Jota-Francisco Tarrega
      Kevin Ginty
              Variations on a Theme of George Frederic Handel-Mauro Guiliani
      Skylar Caporicci
              Guajira-Emilio Pujol
      Ricky Martinez
              The Ongoing Horrible-Maps & Atlases
      Kady Sutton & Rachel Terhaar
              Incantation-Richard Carlton
      Derek Oshita & Louis Syrovy
              Diablo Rojo-Rodrigo & Gabriela
      Shawn Bailey & Kevin Ginty
              The Seconds-Shawn Bailey
      Adrian Barraza, Daniel Casados & Brendon Dicesare
              Mango Tango-Jurg Kindle
      Carter Miller, Derek Oshita, Chris Sierchio & Louis Syrovy
              Five Brazilian Dances –Chelso Machado
      Shawn Bailey
              Silence Followed by a Deafening Roar-Paul Gilbert
      Adrian Barraza
              Glasgow Kiss-John Petrucci
      Carter Miller
              Canon Rock-Jerry C
      Ian Fluellen
              Paul vs. Godzilla-Paul Gilbert




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May 20, 2010 Year 8, Concert 4                    Lowden Theater 7:00 p.m.




              Guitar Concert
                     Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble
                         Diabelli No. 1—Anton Diabelli
                         Champagne Rag-Joseph Lamb
                          Appalachain Rain-Leo Welch
                      Rosebuds in June—Charles Ancliffe
                             Hunter’s Round—Artot
                             Canarios-Gasper Sanz

                     Varsity 2 Guitar Ensemble
                      Batalla de Sexto Tono-Jose Jimenez
                 Sonata No. 11 in G Major-Franz Joseph Haydn
                          Ragtime Guitars-Traditional
                            Dreary Rag-Jerry Snyder
                         Exactly Like You-Jimmy Hugh
                            Evil Ways-Sonny Henry

                     Varsity 3 Guitar Ensemble
                                 Spain-Chick Corea
                                 Kalimba-Jurg Kindle
                         El Payaso-Mark Anthony Cruz
                         Zelda Suite-Arr. Alex Lamonte
                        Gerudo Valley-Theme from Zelda
                      Super Mario Suite-Mario’s Adventure
              What Would Michael Kelsey Do?-Mark Anthony Cruz




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                     The Third LVA Senior Guitar Quartet
                         (Eighth LVA Guitar Quartet)
The third LVA Senior Guitar Quartet was made up of Carter Miller, Derek Oshita, Chris
Sierchio and Louis Syrovy. The quartet received a Superior Rating in the
NMEA All-State Solo & Ensemble Festival and appears on the 2010 LVA “Encore
Performance” CD. The quartet made a number of appearances, recitals and
performances both on and off campus
.
                     The Third LVA Junior Guitar Quartet
The third LVA Junior Guitar Quartet members were Zach Blakeslee Reid, Evan
Croteau, Eddie De Guzman and D. J. Galante. The quartet received a Superior Rating
in the NMEA All-State Solo & Ensemble Festival and appears on the 2010 LVA “Encore
Performance” CD. The quarter began as the unofficial Sophomore Guitar Quartet during
the 2008-09 school year. The quartet made a number of appearances throughout the
year.

                          The First Senior Guitar Trio
                            (Fifth LVA Guitar Trio)

The first LVA Senior Guitar Trio members were Adrian Barraza , Daniel Casados
and Brendan Dicesare. The trio received a Superior Rating in the NMEA All-State
Solo & Ensemble Festival and appears on the 2010 LVA “Encore Performance” CD.
The trio began as the Junior Trio during the 2008-09 school year. The trio performed
periodically for special events in the community.

                The Fifth, Sixth & Seventh LVA Guitar Duos
This year, there was a Senior Guitar Duo which consisted of Shawn Bailey and Kevin
Ginty. The two began as a Junior Guitar Duo during the 2008-09 school year. The duo
performed in the November, 2009 Guitar Recital and the May 6, 2010 Senior Recital.

There were also two Junior Guitar Duos. Candice Bain and Lauren Finley-Jacob made
one duo. The second duo consisted of Josh Ivy and Michael Ghisilieri. Both duos
performed in the November, 2009 Guitar Recital.

      The Eighth Senior Guitarist to Receive the Academy Award
                For Outstanding Guitarist of the Year
Louis Syrovy was the recipient of the eighth Academy Award presented to a senior
guitar major. Louis received this award at Senior Awards Night in the May of 2010.
His name has been added to the perpetual plaque for the Outstanding Guitarist of the
Year for 2009-10.



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     Senior Guitarist to Receive the LVA “Andrea Segovia” Award
Louis Syrovy received the “Andrea Segovia” award for excellence as a classical
guitarist at the Seniors’ Choice Concert awards presentation. His name has been added
to the perpetual plaque as the recipient of the 2009-10 Andre Segovia Award.

    Senior Guitarists to Receive the LVA “Wes Montgomery” Award
Adrain Barraza and Daniel Casados each received the “Wes Montgomery” award for
excellence as jazz guitarists at the fifth Senior awards presentation. Both names
have been added to the perpetual plaque as the recipients of the 2009-10 Wes
Montgomery Award.

        Senior Guitarist to Receive the LVA “Chet Atkins” Award
No seniors qualified for the “Chet Atkins” award for the 2009-10 school year.

         Senior Guitarists to Receive the LVA “Steve Vai” Award
Shawn Bailey, Adrain Barraza, Ian Fluellen and Carter Miller each received the “Steve
Vai” award for excellence as contemporary guitarists. This was the second year for this
award to be given. The names of all four recipients have been added to the perpetual
plaque for receiving the 2009-10 Steve Vai award.

Senior Guitarists Who Have Completed 17 Books in the Solo Guitar
                         Repertoire Series

This year, the number of solo books to be completed for recognition was raised from 16
to 17. The following senior guitar majors completed 17 Books in the Solo Guitar
Repertoire Series during their four years at LVA: Shawn Bailey, Skylar Caporicci, Kevin
Ginty, Chris Sierchio and Louis Syrovy. Each received a plaque for this outstanding
accomplishment.

                       “Most Versatile Musician” Award

This was a new award given this year to two outstanding seniors who really deserved to
be recognized for their abilities to play multiple instruments well. Both students
performed on various concerts playing various instruments including guitar, electric
bass and drums. This special award went to Ricky Martinez and Skylar Caporicci.
Each received a plaque for this outstanding accomplishment.




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                        Outstanding Parent Volunteers

This is not an annual award, but is given to outstanding parent volunteers when deemed
appropriate. This year’s award went to Garrett and Christine Winslow for their
outstanding support for the past four years. They have contributed financially, have
assisted in ticket sales regularly, Garrett has been our concert announcer numerous
times, Garrett has taken countless photos of our students over the past four years, etc.
Their contributions are too numerous to list.

                Received 100% on 16 or More Playing Tests
Every other week throughout the school year, guitar students perform a bi-weekly
playing test consisting of two graduated studies. The exams are performed on a guitar
that is attached to a computer. The software in the computer does the scoring. It is
extremely accurate. This is a new category to recognize those students who scored 16
or more perfect scores during the school year. The following students scored 16 or
more perfect scores on their bi-weekly playing tests. Each student receives 32 playing
test grades during the school year. This special recognition is for those students who
received a perfect score at least half or 50% of the time. Many students exceeded that
percentage.
Seniors: No seniors achieved this feat
Juniors: Candice Bain (17), Michael Ghisilieri (27)
Sophomores: Adam Byrd (22), Christian Canizalez (18), Zakary Fisher (17), Patricia
Girroir (24), Clayton Nowers (27), Niki Shadoan (23), Spencer Smith (30), Aaron Solano
(18), Jason Wang (26), and Camden Weisz (16)
Freshmen: Cody Chris (24), Anthony Hodgson (23), Travis Huskey (17), Gabrielle
Machette (17), and Cameron Sax (24)

Sophomore Spencer Smith (30) broke Andrew Kaimi’s previous record of (28). There
are 32 playing tests each year.

                           The “Double Century” Club

The “Double Century” club was something new added this year. Along with counting
how many 100’s each student has for the year from the above playing tests, record was
also kept for each student who made two consecutive 100’s in the same week, thus the
name, “Double Century” club. The following students qualified for the club at least once
during the school year. The number in parenthesis is the number of weeks in which
each person qualified.
Seniors: Adrian Barraza (1), Skylar Caporicci (1), Brendan Dicesare (1), Kevin Ginty
(1), Carter Miller (1), and Chris Sierchio (3)




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Juniors: Candice Bain (7), Adam Byrd (8), Zach Blakeslee Reid (3), Edlyn DeGuzman
(4), D.J. Galante (1), Austin Garrison (1), Michael Ghisilieri (13), Josh Ivy (3), Sergio
Mendina (1), and Jordan Sasse (1),
Sophomores: Will Crumpacker (2), Zak Fisher (2), Patricia Girrior (10), Shawn Jensen
(1), Samantha Kinsey (1), Clayton Nowers (13), Niki Shadoan (9), Spencer Smith (15),
Aaron Solano (6), Dustin Turner (1), Thomas Velaquez (3), Jason Wang (13), Camden
Weiz (4) and Austin Wyke (4).

Freshmen: Hailey Axberg (3), Deryn Cattano (3), Cody Chris (10), Anthony Farris (9),
Hailey Hodgson (1), Travis Huskey (4), Erik Kline (3), Austin Longworth (1), Gaby
Machette (4), Cheyenne Reindel (1), and Cameron Sax (8).

The maximum number of weeks possible to be a member of the “Double Century Club”
is 16. Spencer Smith currently holds the record with 15.



        Outstanding Accomplishments the Eighth Year 2009-2010


   1. Four of the five guitar spots for the Nevada Music Educators Association
      Command Performance were filled by LVA guitar students.
   2. The 34 guitar students who qualified for All-State recorded a CD of their All-State
      performances, the “2010 Solo & Ensemble Encore Performance.” This year’s
      recording was a 2-disc set with 23 tracks.
   3. Varsity 3 was invited and attended the “La Guitarra” Guitar Festival in Santa
      Maria, California. This festival is held bi-annually and features legendary
      guitarists from around the world. LVA students were the only high school
      students invited.
   4. Varsity 3 performed at the Loyola Marymount University Guitar Festival in Los
      Angeles, CA.
   5. Hosted the 9th Annual CCSD Directors’ Choice Guitar Ensemble with guest
      guitarists, Louis Syrovy performing with a string quartet.
   6. Performed two recitals and four concerts.
   7. Purchased the Yamaha Silent Guitar Lab. LVA is the first high school in the
      nation to have a Yamaha silent guitar lab with 32 stations. The guitars were also
      used during concerts.
   8. Hosted the fifth annual 2-day CCSD Guitar Ensemble Festival. Varsity 2 and
      Varsity 3 both received Superior Ratings. They were the only two ensembles at
      the festival to receive Superior Ratings.




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9. The Bailey Family and Perpetual Wealth gave away a 3-day trip to one of 24
    destinations at each of the four concerts during the year.
10. The music department won its seventh Gold GRAMMY award.
11. Mr. Swick continued the role of CCSD Guitar Task Force Chair, LVA Music
    Department Chair, CCSD Festival Chair and continued teaching at Sunset High
    School as the guitar teacher for the evening classes. Mr. Swick also continued
    his position as board member of the pre-college Guitar Foundation of America
    (GFA) education board and the educational board with the Guitar Foundation of
    Las Vegas.
12. Mr. Swick performed with Brian Head at the national Guitar Foundation of
    America conference in Austin, TX in June, 2010.
13. LVA Guitar Club sponsored the second 2-Day Summer Guitar Festival in June,
    2010 featuring Corey Christiansen, Raymond Williams and Mel Hallam.




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                YEAR NINE 2010-2011
Year eight began with eighty-six guitar majors. Year nine began with ninety-two guitar
majors.
                       VARSITY 3 2010-2011 (Advanced)

Victoria Almanzan (Junior)
Candice Bain (Senior)
Saraya Bennett (Junior)
Zachary Blakeslee Reid (Senior)
Adam Byrd (Senior)
Evan Croteau (Senior)
Will Crumpacker (Junior)
Edlyn DeGuzman (Senior)
Heather Fieger (Junior)
Lauren Findly-Jacob (Senior)
Zak Fisher (Junior)
D.J. Galante (Senior)
Austin Garrison (Senior)
Michael Ghisilieri (Senior)
Patricia Girroir (Junior)
Josh Ivy (Senior)
Shawn Jensen (Junior)
Samantha Kinsey (Junior)
Sergio Medina (Senior)
Clayton Nowers (Junior)
Danielle Nunez (Junior)
Jordan Sasse (Senior)
Niki Shadoan (Junior)
Spencer Smith (Junior)
Aaron Solano (Junior)
Caleb Sterner (Senior)
Stefan Tisminezky (Junior)
Thomas Velasquez (Junior)
Jason Wang (Junior)
Camden Weisz (Junior)
Austin Wyke (Junior)




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                    VARSITY 2 2010-11 (Intermediate)


David Aragon (Sophomore)
Hailey Axberg (Sophomore)
Amber Benites (Senior)
Alicia Castile (Junior)
Deryn Cattaneo (Sophomore)
Cody Cris (Sophomore)
Anthony Farris (Sophomore)
Donovan Gallaway (Senior)
Josiah Guyer (Senior)
Haley Hodgson (Sophomore)
Gaston Huber (Sophomore)
Travis Huskey (Sophomore)
Brandon Juetten (Senior)
Austin Kirch (Sophomore)
Erik Kline (Sophomore)
Austin Longworth (Sophomore)
Gabrielle Machette (Sophomore)
Summer Matz (Sophomore)
Zach Murphy (Sophomore)
Maria Oregon (Sophomore)
Cheyenne Reindel (Sophomore)
Dominic Rosso (Sophomore)
Cameron Sax (Sophomore)
Tyler Stefanelli (Sophomore)
Logan Tierno (Sophomore)
Cason Vanbuskirk (Sophomore)
Savannah Vidal (Sophomore)
Sean Young (Sophomore)




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                     VARSITY 1 2010-11 (Beginning)

Michael Adams (Freshman)
Tony Aguilar (Freshman)
Cameron Beck (Freshman)
Molly Birch (Freshman)
Thomas Capurso (Freshman)
Eddie Carcamo (Freshman)
Jonathan Christensen (Freshman)
Rese Comas (Freshman)
Elijah Cooper (Freshman)
Julien D’Ottavio (Freshman)
Bethany Edgel (Junior)
Jared Everhart (Freshman)
Daniel Faulkner (Freshman)
Riley Harris (Freshman)
Alex Holloway (Freshman)
Triston Jones (Freshman)
Sam Kaminski (Freshman)
Angel Laurente (Freshman)
Courtney Lindemann (Sophomore)
Arie Ann Manibog-Abenoja (Freshman)
Courtney Mayer (Sophomore)
Daniel Munoz (Freshman)
Billy Ruggiero (Freshman)
Alex Smith (Freshman)
Justin Tawney (Freshman)
Wyatt Thorne (Freshman)
Donovan Tryon (Freshman)
Ben Tsai (Freshman)
Channelle Vides (Freshman)
Theresa Ward (Freshman)
Brittany Woodrum (Freshman)
Jessica Woody (Freshman)
Sebastian Zegarra-Pardo (Freshman)




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                    The Fourth LVA Senior Guitar Quartet
                         (Ninth LVA Guitar Quartet)
The fourth LVA Senior Guitar Quartet was made up of Zach Blakeslee Reid, Evan
Croteau, Edlyn DeGuzman and D.J. Galante. This award-winning quartet took Second
Place at the University of Texas-Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Competition, the nation’s
most competitive guitar festival. The quartet also received two Superior Ratings at Solo
& Ensemble Festival and appears on the 2011 LVA “Encore Performance” CD. This
quartet was the third Junior Quartet during the 2009-10 and appears on the 2010
“Encore Performance” CD. The quartet made a number of appearances, recitals and
performances both on and off campus.

                    The Fourth LVA Junior Guitar Quartet
The third LVA Junior Guitar Quartet members were William Crumpacker, Spencer
Smith, Aaron Solano and Jason Wang. The quartet received two Superior Ratings at
Solo & Ensemble and appears on the 2011 LVA “Encore Performance” CD. The
quartet made a number of appearances throughout the year.

                           The First Junior Guitar Trio
                             (Sixth LVA Guitar Trio)

The first LVA Junior Guitar Trio members were Victoria Almanzan, Saraya Bennett
and Patricia Girroir. The trio received two Superior Ratings at Solo & Ensemble Festival
and appears on the 2011 LVA “Encore Performance” CD.

                     The Eighth & Ninth LVA Guitar Duos
There were two Junior Guitar Duos during the 2010-11 school year. Zakary Fisher and
Niki Shadoan made one duo. The second duo consisted of Danielle Nunez and
Thomas Velasquez. Both duos performed in the November, 2010 Guitar Recital.

       The Ninth Senior Guitarist to Receive the Academy Award
                 For Outstanding Guitarist of the Year
Evan Croteau was the recipient of the ninth Academy Award presented to a senior
guitar major. Evan received this award at the Senior Awards Night May, 2011.
His name has been added to the perpetual plaque for the Outstanding Guitarist of the
Year for 2010-11.




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     Senior Guitarists to Receive the LVA “Andrea Segovia” Award
D.J. Galante, Michael Ghisilieri and Josh Ivy received the “Andrea Segovia” award for
excellence as classical guitarists at the Seniors’ Choice Concert awards presentation.
Their names have been added to the perpetual plaque as the recipients of the 2010-11
Andre Segovia Award.

    Senior Guitarist to Receive the LVA “Wes Montgomery” Award
No seniors qualified for the “Chet Atkins” award for the 2010-11 school year.

        Senior Guitarist to Receive the LVA “Chet Atkins” Award

No seniors qualified for the “Chet Atkins” award for the 2010-11 school year.

          Senior Guitarist to Receive the LVA “Steve Vai” Award
Zach Blakeslee Reid received the “Steve Vai” award for excellence as a contemporary
guitarist. This was the third year for this award to be given. Zach’s name has been
added to the perpetual plaque for receiving the 2010-11 Steve Vai award.

Senior Guitarists Who Have Completed 17 Books in the Solo Guitar
                         Repertoire Series

The number of solo books to be completed for recognition is 17 over a four-year period.
The following senior guitar majors completed 17 Books in the Solo Guitar Repertoire
Series during their four years at LVA: Candice Bain, Zach Blakeslee Reid, Evan
Croteau, Edlyn DeGuzman, Austin Garrison, Michael Ghisilieri and Josh Ivy. Each
received a plaque for this outstanding accomplishment.

                       “Most Versatile Musician” Award

This award went to two outstanding seniors who deserved to be recognized for their
abilities to play multiple instruments well. Both students performed on various concerts
playing various instruments including guitar, electric bass and/or drums. This special
award went to Adam Byrd (guitar & drums) and Josh Ivy (guitar & bass). Each received
a plaque for this outstanding accomplishment.

                Received 100% on 16 or More Playing Tests
Every other week throughout the school year, guitar students perform a bi-weekly
playing test consisting of two graduated studies. The exams are performed on a guitar
that is attached to a computer. The software in the computer does the scoring. It is
extremely accurate. This is a new category to recognize those students who scored 16


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or more perfect scores during the school year. The following students scored 16 or
more perfect scores on their bi-weekly playing tests. Each student receives 32 playing
test grades during the school year. This special recognition is for those students who
received a perfect score at least half or 50% of the time. Many students exceeded that
percentage.
Seniors: Michael Ghisilieri (28)
Juniors: Niki Shadoan (22), Jason Wang (24)
Sophomores: Cody Cris (29), Anthony Farris (29)
Freshmen: Eddie Carcamo (25), Rese Comas (22) and Billy Ruggiero (18)

                          The “Double Century” Club

Along with counting how many 100’s each student has for the year from the above
playing tests, record was also kept for each student who made two consecutive 100’s in
the same week, thus the name, “Double Century” club. The following students qualified
for the club at least once during the school year. The number in parenthesis is the
number of weeks in which each person qualified.

Seniors: Candice Bain (1), Zach Blakeslee Reid (1), Adam Byrd (1), Edlyn DeGuzman
(1), D.J. Galante (1), Donovan Gallaway (1), Michael Ghisilieri (13), and Josh Ivy (1).

Juniors: Saraya Bennett (1), Will Crumpacker (3), Zak Fisher (2), Shawn Jensen (1),
Clayton Nowers (1), Niki Shadoan (8), Spencer Smith (3), Stefan Tisminezky (1),
Thomas Velaquez (1), Jason Wang (9), Camden Weiz (1) and Austin Wyke (3).

Sophomores: Hailey Axberg (1), Deryn Cattano (3), Cody Chris (14), Anthony Farris
(14), Erik Kline (1), Austin Longworth (3), Gaby Machette (1), Courtney Mayer (2),
Cheyenne Reindel (4), Dominic Rosso (2), Cameron Sax (5) and Logan Tierno (1).

Freshmen: Tony Aguilar (3), Cameron Beck (3), Molly Birch (1), Eddie Carcamo (10),
Jonathen Christensen (1), Rese Comas (9), Elijah Cooper (3), Julien D’Ottavio (1),
Daniel Faulkner (3), Alex Holloway (2), Sam Kaminski (2), Daniel Munoz (2), Billy
Ruggiero (5), Justin Tawney (3), Wyatt Thorne (1), Donovan Tryon (2), Ben Tsai (1),
Channelle Vides (1), Jessica Woody (3) and Sebastian Zegarra-Pardo (1).

The maximum number of weeks possible to be a member of the “Double Century Club”
is 16. Spencer Smith currently holds the record with 15 from his sophomore year.




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     Outstanding Accomplishments the Ninth Year 2010-2011

1. The 24 guitar students who qualified for All-State recorded a CD of their All-State
   performances, the “2011 Solo & Ensemble Encore Performance.” This year’s
   recording had 18 tracks.
2. The LVA Senior Guitar Quartet took Second Place in the University of Texas-
   Brownsville National Guitar Ensemble Competition. This is the nation’s most
   competitive ensemble competition available for high school students.
3. Varsity 3 performed at the Loyola Marymount University Guitar Festival in Los
   Angeles, CA.
4. Hosted the 10th Annual CCSD Directors’ Choice Guitar Ensemble.
5. Performed two recitals and four concerts.
6. Hosted the sixth annual 2-day CCSD Guitar Ensemble Festival. Varsity 2 and
   Varsity 3 both received Superior Ratings.
7. Mr. Swick continued the role of CCSD Guitar Task Force Chair, LVA Music
   Department Chair, CCSD Festival Chair and continued teaching at Sunset High
   School as the guitar teacher for the evening classes. Mr. Swick also continued
   his position as board member of the pre-college Guitar Foundation of America
   (GFA) education board and the educational board with the Guitar Foundation of
   Las Vegas. He also became a member of the guitar education board for the
   American String Teachers’ Association.
8. It was decided between Yamaha Musical Instruments and Mr. Swick to return the
   Yamaha Silent Guitar Lab. After two years of working with the lab, both parties
   agreed that the lab did not fulfill the promises made. Yamaha Musical
   Instruments is recognized for maintaining its high standards and standing behind
   its products. Mr.Swick likes the lab learning environment and will continue
   searching for a replacement that offers 21st century technology.
9. The guitar department purchased a 16-channel Carvin stereo mixer and Carvin
   power amp in addition to the already owned 32-channel mixer to amplify the ever
   growing concerts when using orchestral strings and additional musical
   instruments.




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