3 Tosa East musicians

to march in Rose Parade

Three junior students from Wauwatosa East High School – Sam Hantzsch (quint percussionist), Molly Lampone (mellophone player), and Mairyn Schoshinski (trombonist)— have been invited to participate in the Bands of America Honor Band which will march in the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, on Jan. 2, 2017. This world-famous televised 5.5-mile parade, in its 128th year, takes place along Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard and features bands from around the world in addition to their spectacular floats.

Under the direction of Wauwatosa East band teachers Kristin Cudzewicz and Jennifer Lato, the students underwent a rigorous audition process in order to be selected as two of the 300 musicians to participate in the band.

Tosa students participate in national German exam

Students from Wauwatosa East and West high schools took part in the American Association of Teachers of German National German Examination recently.

East, West, and Longfellow students were among more than 22,000 students of German participating nationwide.

Students scoring between the 90th and 100th percentile received a gold certificate and are eligible to apply for a national a four-week trip program in Germany. From Wauwatosa, theyare:

· From Tosa East: Holly Anderson, Ilaria Caner, Mason DeCora, Emma Kessler, Elsa Klein, Dan Raebel, Charlotte Utschig, Arabella Valle, and Michael Wolfgram.

· From Tosa West: Blaise Black, Marissa Justin, Jackson Nichols, Nailah Shabaka, Chandler, Sumner-Gehrig, Hunter Sutter, and Nathaniel Sutter

Longfellow Middle School student Grace Bauernfeind also was awarded a gold certificate.

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