MS/HS 1st Annual Mekong Honor Band


What a success!  The first annual Mekong Honor Band was hosted at SSIS on Sunday, Jan. 15 and Monday, Jan. 16th.  The day and a half long experience featured large group workshops, ensembles, special performances, clinics lead by guest performers, and culminated in a very impressive concert on Monday afternoon.

Middle school and high school students from Saigon South International School and from ISHCMC American Academy (AAVN) joined together under the direction and leadership of Stephen Ada and Douglas Schmidt from SSIS and Scott Rogal from AAVN.  Guest clinicians included:

  • Elizabeth Cominole – Flute, AAVN
  • Ian Alexander – Trumpet, BIS
  • Emma Cohen-Joppa – Low Brass, Saigon Pearl
  • Felipe Nurmi – Percussion, RIS
  • Tran Manh Tuan – Vietnam’s leading sax player

We look forward to seeing this honor band program continue to grow and develop.

The Middle School Mekong Honor Band, Conducted by Stephen Ada

The High School Mekong Honor Band, Conducted by Scott Rogal