Ann Arbor Concert Band

In 1991, the Ann Arbor Concert Band established a scholarship competition for high school students who are outstanding wind or percussion instrumentalists. The winner of the award received a $1,000 scholarship as well as the opportunity to perform with the band at the final concert of the season. The generosity of Dave Juillet, who passed away in 1994, made the first awards possible. In July 1993, the family of Andrew Lum, a promising musician and football player at Huron High, and his mentor Dave Juillet established the Andrew J. Lum Young Artist Scholarship Fund in his memory. The award perpetuates his high standards of excellence through hard work, determination, personal dedication and enthusiasm for music.

 Phillip Lee

Minki (Philip) Lee is a junior at Ann Arbor Skyline High School. He has been studying with his clarinet instructor, Angela Duquette, since seventh grade. Originally starting his music career with a Bb clarinet, Phillip first picked up his now primary instrument, bass clarinet, in the eighth grade. Since then, under valuable teachings of Angela Duquette, and his band director, Jason Smith, Phillip has been a principal bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet player for Skyline Symphony Band the past two years. Phillip played as a member of the pit orchestra for Skyline Theater’s production Shrek the Musical in 2018. Marching band has also been a big component of Phillip’s life since 2016. Now leading the clarinets as a section leader, Phillip is enjoying the cultures of Skyline Marching Band.

Phillip has also engaged in different activities outside of school. Since 2017, Phillip has been a member of University of Michigan’s Youth Symphonic Band. He has been a member of Michigan All-State Band and performed at the 2018 and 2019 Michigan Music Conferences. With his successful performance at MSBOA state solo and ensemble, Philip also participated in 2018 Michigan Youth Arts Festival as a member of MYAF Honors Band. His clarinet ensemble was also nominated as an outstanding ensemble for MYAF for their performance at state solo and ensemble the previous year. In addition to winning AACB Youth Artist Scholarship Competition, Phillip has been honorably named to be a winner of the first annual concerto competition at his school in January 2019.

After high school, Phillip plans to study Mathematics at an undetermined institution, while also continuing to play his instrument in marching band and different ensembles

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