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.

 Noah Vogel

Noah Vogel is a senior at Pioneer High School. At the age of 11, he fell in love with the dark, warm sound of low brass and chose to study euphonium, following in his grandfather’s footsteps. He has studied privately with Dr. Brendan Ige for four 4 years, including participating for 3 years in the University of Michigan’s Youth Euphonium and Tuba Ensemble under Dr. Ige’s direction. He also enjoys playing other instruments of the brass family including trumpet, tuba, and trombone, which he plays in Pioneer’s jazz band.

Noah is the principal euphonium at Pioneer High School and has experience as both a rank leader and drum major candidate in the marching band. Although he has had the opportunity to perform at landmark locations including Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor and Carnegie Hall in New York City, Pioneer High School’s Schreiber Auditorium remains his favorite performance venue. Noah earned special honors for his solo performances at Solo and Ensemble all four years of high school and played principal euphonium in the Michigan All-State Band. In addition to winning the Ann Arbor Concert Band Concerto Competition, he was also a nominated soloist for the 2022 MSBOA Concerto Competition, was recognized for his Outstanding Ensemble performance, and qualified for the 2022 Michigan Honors Band.

Noah started his musical journey at six years old when he began studying piano with Mrs. Edith Lin, who, over nine years of instruction, provided a rich musical foundation not only in piano performance but also rounded out his musical exposure through theory, technique, aural awareness, and sight-reading. He qualified each year for the State Semi-Finals Competition through the Michigan Music Teachers Association Student Achievement Testing and continues to enjoy improvisation, playing piano informally with friends and family.

Following his high school education, Noah plans to study biomedical and aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan while also continuing to play the euphonium in college.

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