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Music Composition

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Special Artist Division (All Grades)

Lucas Vila
Title: The Future
Grade: 5
La Ballona Elementary PTA (Thirty-Third District)
“I am hopeful because I am the future and my future is bright.”

Primary Division (Pre-K-Grade 2)

Robyn Farley
Title: I am hopeful because
Grade: 2
Peachland Elementary PTA (Thirty-Fourth District)
“I wrote this song about hope but also the importance of being in control of your own future. ”

Intermediate Division (Grades (3-5)

Nicholas Milburn
Title: Koi Amongst the Lotus
Grade: 4
Quail Run PTA (Thirty-Second District)
“Through my travels in China over the summer, I found a sense of hope in the middle of a huge city like Beijing, there were places where the lotuses were growing in abundance along the shores of the Lake of Ten Temples. I am hopeful that, even in such a thriving metropolis like Beijing, there are those who understand the importance of conserving what was and continuing to look forward to what will be in the future.”

Middle School Division (Grades 6-8)

Hailey Elias
Title: Beam of Hope
Grade: 8
Adams Middle School PTSA (Thirty-Third District)
“This composition reflects the beam of hope that shines within all of us. It holds the key to our worth and potential. Even through the darkest times, it is crucial to hold onto hope. Doing so ignites your fire, as it allows us to reach our full capabilities. The lyrics from the first verse depicts the feeling of hopelessness and unworthiness, but transitioning to the chorus and beyond, it reminds us to embrace hope. Each individual carries the flame of hope, representing the infinite realm of possibilities.”

High School Division (Grades 9-12)

Brady Nguyen
Title: Rhapsody on Humanity
Grade: 12
Yorba Linda High School PTSA (Fourth District)
“Often, when discussing humanity on a whole, we mistake it as ignorance, dishonest, and egocentric. At a glance, it is easy to identify the grim, the impending sense of doom brought on by humanity. “Rhapsody on Humanity” takes that suffocating pessimism and examines it from the other side, the side of optimism, of ambition, and of hope : the reason we continue. To portray pessimism is one thing, but to transform that pessimism to display the ecstatic beauty of life, that is everything. “