PHS Music Presents

What Sweeter Music

2021 Winter Instrumental Music Concert

We take great pride and pleasure in creating art to serve our community. Admission tickets are a nominal way for us to continue to support our students. We are asking that your family consider donating What-You-Can in lieu of our normal ticket prices of $5/$10. All proceeds earned during this week's concerts will be split 50/50 between PHS Music Boosters to support our music programs and Alzheimer's OC to help families dealing with supporting loved ones with dementia and memory care.

Thank you for your continued support!

What Sweeter Music - Thursday Dec. 16


Symphonic Orchestra

"Sinfonia" & "For Unto Us a Child is Born" from Messiah - by George F. Handel


Portola Singers

String Orchestra

Waltz from The Sleeping Beauty - by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, arr. Leland Forsblad

Ani Ma'amin - by Traditional Jewish Folksong, arr. John Leavitt

Polar Express Medley - by Alan Silvestri, arr. Paul Lavender & Larry Moore

Concert Orchestra

Palladio (Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra) - by Karl Jenkins

Nimrod - by Edward Elgar, arr. Mitchell Bender

Rhapsody on a Theme by Gustav Holst - by Robert Longfield


(15 minutes)

Symphonic Orchestra

A Mad Russian's Christmas - by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, arr. Bob Phillips


Violin - Kevin Lu

Violin - Jayden Yeung

Fantasia on Greensleeves - by Ralph Vaughan Williams, arr. Ralph Greaves


Flute - Sophia Lin

Flute - Ashley Kwon

Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony No. 1, IV - Finale - by Johannes Brahms, arr. Vernon Leidig

What Sweeter Music - Friday, Dec. 17


Concert Band

Candlelight Carol - by John Rutter, arr. Jay Dawson

Bashana Haba'Ah - by Nurit Hirsh, arr. Lloyd Conley

Symphonic Band

Cowboy Christmas - arr. Jeff Simmons

What Sweeter Music - by John Rutter, arr. Paul Noble

Hallelujah - by George F. Handel, arr. Chip Davis


(15 minutes)

Wind Ensemble

Rhosymedre - by Ralph Vaughan Williams, arr. Walter Beeler

A Home Alone Christmas - by John Williams, arr. Paul Lavender

Thank you so much for joining us tonight! We hope you enjoyed the performance and make sure to keep up with the upcoming all PHS Music events at our website! For those that are interested in donating the link can be found here.

Have a great night, and we will see you again in March for our Festival Concerts!


* Principal † Concert Master

String Orchestra

Violin I

Klaus Eckert

Jimin Han

Hanna Kim

Josh Kim

Hannah Ko

Minseo Kwon

Yunseo Kwon

Veico Lai

Janet Phee

Violin II

Kareem Airood

Zoe An*

Emery Chou

Lanjun Jin

Emily Liu

Chloe Ly

Audrey Ng

Arjun Rajkumar

Gavin Wang

Emily Tan

Leo Xu


Evelyn Chen

Ethan Chow

Enzo Fukushima

Erik Fukushima

Isabel Gan

Gaurav Karande

Kayvon Kowsari

David Lee*

Yash Malani


Nia Chhen Stewart

Ashwin Goel

Ethan Hamiprodjo

Kayleen Kim*

Alex Richmond

Kadence Tanael

Morgan Tien

Lizzie Wu

David Zhang


Erik Anderson

Feras Farooqi

Izzy Hillier

Ivan Tan*

Hanshen Yang

Concert Orchestra

Violin I

Dayana Aghabozorgi

Annabel Chou

Claire Hung

LoLa Kim

Eileen Lee†

Kevin Luu

Edward Page

Ke Yuan

Violin II

Kathleen Chen

Josh Crabbe

Kyle He*

Liana Jin

Chloe Kim

Evelyn Lai

Aiden Yoon

Violin III

Avery Doo

Owen Ouchi*

Vismaya Sista


Krish Arora*

Matthew Park

Joshua Tan

Bea Teano


Roy Baek

Moses Chen

Ethan Cherry

Tyler Chang

Janice Jang

Lena Kim

Raymond Kim

Lucas Marinelli*

Jesper Nguyen

Eunice Shin

Nicholas Tan


Inika Joshi*

Lionel Liu

Symphonic Orchestra

Violin I

Vanessa Ark

Jeremy Chae

Allison Jo

Tiffany Kim

Kevin Lu†

Michelle Lu

Lawrence Mi

Jack Qiu

Violin II

Emma De Felippo

Seira Homma

Vivian Lu

Karina Lui

Joanna Rhim

Kaitlyn Sanchez

Bastien Teano

Jayden Yeung*

Michael Yi


Kotaro Araki

Jayden Chao

Cindy Ding

Anne Kim

Sai Kuppili*

Cami Lee

Candice Lu

Amanda Zhu


Joon Choi

Jason Ho

Kyle Hwang

Ian Jun

Sean Kim

Madeleine Kim

Katie Lee

Chloe Lim

Ellie Park

Rachel Shim*

Juel Wettstein


Ryan Oh

Chloe Tjangnaka*

Madeleine Young*

Concert Band


Sufia Ali

Sarah Lee

Christine Park

Jiyun Suk

Taylor Takeda

Holly Zhang*


Yuvraj Desai

Bhanu Desu

Hanbin Jang

Josh Kim

Eelian Li

Taylor Nguyen*

Troy Nguyen

Bass Clarinet

Nicole Brander*

Alto Saxophone

Colin Choi*

Tenor Saxophone

Brielle Lee

Alexander Noda

Alexander Seidinger*

Baritone Saxophone

Brian Kim*


Charles Pan

Tony Shearry

Jeffery Wang*

French Horn

Danny Song*

Viget Vuong


Nikki Aherns*

Connor Chan

Lena Huang


Dave Song*


Noah Paniagua*

Phillip Wang


Kainoa Andico

Alexander Hou

Blake Rohleder

Ingrid Wang

Daniel Yang

Symphonic Band


Danae Dang*

Mia Jong

Daisy Liao

Michael Sun

Hailey Tsui


Brandyn Chen*


Ivan Bascos*


Zoey Hui

Kyle Jong*

Aditya Mahesh

Aditya Vemuri

Bass Clarinet

Amber Villanueva*

Alto Saxophone

River Bridson

Andrew Cherry

David Koshy

Aarya Sudheer*

Tenor Saxophone

Sean Homma*

Baritone Saxophone

Joshua Phee*


Jongmin Chae

Eric Lee*

Hannah Mou

Jonathan Wu*

French Horn

Grace Cho

Wanu Park*


Anne Guerrero*


Daniel Park*


Inbum Cho*


Jesper Nguyen*

Kaitlyn Rydman

Ken Yasuda

Wind Ensemble


Lavanya Gupta

Ashley Kwon

Sophia Lin*

Souhita Thota

Cassie Yang


Aldyn Chen

Rupin Nagireddy*


Shaun Baek

Yuntian Deng*

Ashley Jo

Bia Shok

Isaac Yoon

Bass Clarinet

Andrew Chen*

Christopher Stocks

Alto Saxophone

James Cho*

Joshua Liu

Tenor Saxophone

Joshua Borquez*

Baritone Saxophone

Garrett Lee*


Sarah Matsuura

Chloe Moon*

Meghana Varughese

Ian Yoon

French Horn

Aarushi Anil*

Martin Yoon


Ronak Khanna*

David Lee

Alex Zhang


Ryan Lee*


Inbum Cho*

Kian Miremadi


Henry Liu

Aleyna Luick*

Jade Niu

Robin Yeh

Ethan Zhang


Desmond Stevens

Director of Instrumental Music

Kyle Traska

Director of Instrumental Music

Special Thanks

Our Staff, Directors, & Technicians...

Adrian Rangel-Sanchez - Director of Vocal Music

Samantha Sanford - Technical Theatre Director

Brian Des Palmes - Theater Manager

Alyssa Levensailor - ASB Account Technician

Leo Diego - Facilities

Our Administration...

John Pehrson - Principal

Jeff Hernandez - Assistant Principal

Jen Ochsner - Assistant Principal

Amy Paulsen - Assistant Principal

Brad Van Patten - IUSD Director of Arts Education

Our Coaching Staff...

Michael Corter - Woodwind Coach

Kimberlie Dillon - Woodwind Coach

Matt Distante - Low Brass Coach & String Bass Coach

Troy Sargent - Brass Coach

Mike Schlotter - Front Ensemble and Percussion Coach

Sorah Myung - High Strings Coach

Cole Perez - High Strings Coach

Chris McCarthy - Cello Coach

And those without whom none of this would be possible...

PHS Music Boosters