WMI awards outstanding musicians


The 2017 Western Music Institute, themed “Go into the world and preach the Gospel,” brought 153 attendees from all 10 Western Territory divisions to Pine Summit Camp in Big Bear, California, Aug. 3-12 for music education and discipleship.  

This year’s awardees include:

Watt Scholarship, given to the student who demonstrates musical progress during the course of the WMI with $1,000 award to develop as a Salvation Army musician  – Edgar Martinez, Santa Ana Corps

Crestmont Award, sponsored by the Territorial Music Department, given to a corps that sends three or more delegates to WMI and whose total delegation earns the highest average in all areas of the camp program:

1st Place – San Diego Citadel

2nd Place – Pasadena Tabernacle

3rd Place – El Cajon Corps

Stillwell Award, given to the student who is outstanding in musicianship, deportment, grades and exemplifies the spirit of Christian living and Salvationism:

1st Place – David Dickinson, Anchorage Korean Corps  

2nd Place – Rachel Bach, Roseville Corps   

3rd Place – Kyle Santiago, Salem Kroc Corps

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2017 Pin Awardees

Praise & Worship Jessica Martinez Caldwell Corps
Elaine Zumaya Ventura Corps
Able Gomez San Pedro Corps
Molly Flores Glendale Corps
Drama Demi Wong El Cajon Corps
Dance Hanna Navarro Torrance Corps
Vocal: Soprano Kaila Ogletree San Diego Citadel
Vocal: Alto Annelise Brown Seattle Temple
Vocal: Tenor Kyle Santiago Salem Kroc Corps
Vocal: Bass Jonah Perine San Diego Citadel
Brass: Terry Camsey Cornet Pin Joshua Stewart Pasadena Tabernacle
Brass: Jerry Knickerbocker Alto Horn Rachel Bach Roseville Corps
Brass: Baritone Holden Saunders Prescott Corps
Brass: Trombone Kyle Santiago Salem Kroc Corps
Brass: Bass Trombone Ken Santiago Kona Corps
Brass: Euphonium Zachary White Mesa Corps
Erik Sholin Bass Pin Bradley Stires
Brennan Smith
Salem Kroc Corps
Torrance Corps
Percussion Devin Petersen
Tyler Griffin
Spokane Corps
Pasadena Tabernacle

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