Jon Caponetto was awarded 3rd place for his performance of Alexander Lebedev’s, Concerto in One Movement for Bass Trombone. This was part of the Eugene Symphony Guild Concerto Competition. Jon is currently a junior at the UO and is a music performance major.
Senior Kenny Ross was accepted to both University of North Texas and University of Colorado Boulder for his masters program. After a lot of thought, Kenny ultimatley decided on attending Colorado Boulder. Hailing from Sherwood Oregon, Kenny joined the trombone studio in 2014. Since starting at UO Kenny has played in almost every performance group at the university including: Marching Band, Green Garter Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Trombone Choir, Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, Oregon Jazz Band, and the Hip-Hop Ensemble. Not to mention many brass quintets, trombone quartets and even a Mariachi Band. We wish Kenny the best of luck in Colorado and thank him for all his hard work and contributions here in Eugene.
I owe everything to my teachers. —Kenny Ross