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THE RINGGOLD BAND YOUNG ARTIST AWARD

2021 auditions are now closed! Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who auditoned!

Each year, the Ringgold Band gives the Ringgold Band Young Artist Award to a qualifying high school senior. To qualify for the award, an applicant must be:

  • A senior at a Berks County public high school

  • Participating in the Berks Senior Band Festival

  • Planning to continue with a career in music OR planning to perform in a college or military ensemble after high school

An interested applicant who meets all of these requirements will perform the piece he or she has prepared for Senior County Band and District Band auditions for a panel of judges from the Ringgold Band. The winner will receive $1,000 and will have the opportunity to perform a piece with the Ringgold Band as a soloist. 

2021 RBYAA WINNERS

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Winner

Eliza Karpiak, flute

Daniel Boone High School

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Runner-up

Emerson Gagnon, oboe

Wyomissing High School

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Runner-up

Meghan Snelling, flute

Exeter High School

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Runner-up

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Runner-up

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Runner-up

2020 RBYAA WINNERS

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Winner

Evelyn Gerhart, flute

Boyertown High School

Runner-up

Isaiah Ebersole, trombone

Governor Mifflin High School

2019 RBYAA WINNERS

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Winner

Brynn Werley, flute

Conrad Weiser High School

Evan Nygard, trombone

Kutztown High School

Joel Evans, marimba

Wyomissing High School

Sashank Sridhar, tenor sax

Wilson School District