Bosco Tech Band Earns Highest Honors at Music Festival

Don Bosco Technical Institute’s (Bosco Tech) Symphonic Band earned highest honors at the WorldStrides Heritage Performance Music Festival in Seattle, WA, on April 8, 2016. This year, the annual competition featured 13 high school bands, orchestra and choirs from across the U.S.

In addition to earning a gold rating and first place ranking based on the critique of festival judges, the band also earned the Outstanding Instrumental Ensemble Award for the highest total score in the instrumental music category and the Ovation Award, awarded to senior Elias Hosseini, which recognizes one student at each festival who represents that spirit of determination, inspiration and service to others that exists in all of us.

“The Symphonic Band worked extremely hard and spent a great deal of time rehearsing and this award is just a reflection of what our students do ninety percent of the time.” said Daniel Almanza, Bosco Tech’s Music Program Director. “Their dedication was evident to the festival judges who awarded them highest honors. We’re extremely proud of each of these young men.”

Celebrating its sixtieth year, Bosco Tech is an all-male Catholic high school that combines a rigorous college-preparatory program with a technology-focused education, which includes the arts. With a 100 percent college acceptance rate each year, more than 60 percent of Bosco Tech graduates pursue STEM-related majors in their university studies. The innovative curriculum allows students to exceed university admission requirements while completing extensive integrated coursework in one of several applied science and engineering fields. Visit or call (626) 940-2000 for more information. To find out more about Bosco Tech’s Music Program, visit

According to, Bosco Tech ranks in the top three of all-boys schools in the Los Angeles metro area and among the top 100 all-boys high schools in America. Founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students as, Niche provides reviews from everyday experts on neighborhoods, colleges, and K-12 schools to provide students, families and professionals with insight into important life decisions.

WorldStrides is an educational travel program that is accredited by multiple agencies including AdvancED, MSA-CESS, and WASC. The Heritage Festival is dedicated to spotlighting the best middle and high school music directors and student musicians in the country.

Don Bosco Technical Institute, 1151 San Gabriel Blvd, Rosemead, (626) 940-2000 or visit




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