PBA Newsletter “PBA Notes” – Number 5

Saturday, June 25, 2022  •  Number 5


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Welcome to our newsletter!
This is the Pacific Boychoir Academy’s newsletter for our fans, donors, supporters, and families. Keep up with the whirlwind activities of our favorite day school and choir. Short bits of news and photos about the everyday activities of our amazing boys and the beautiful music they make.

The Pacific Boychoir Academy’s 8th Grade Graduation Tuesday, June 7, 2022 on the PBA Campus

On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, PBA celebrated the official end to the school year at its graduation ceremony. For the first time since 2019, we were able to allow extended family members and other guests to attend, and the front courtyard was full of happy people wishing our graduates well.
Read more and see photo gallery…

Head Boy Remarks

Watch the video of Head Boy Brenn Farrell’s address during the 8th Grade graduation class cermony at the Pacific Boychoir Academy on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Watch video…

Director Reflection

See the video of Music Director Andrew Brown’s address to the 2022 8th Grade graduation class of the Pacific Boychoir Academy on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 on the PBA campus. Watch video…

Annual PBA 8th Grade “End of Day School” Camping Trip
Mr. Leo took the 8th grade graduates on the annual PBA ‘End of Day School’ camping trip. This year they headed to Bodega Bay where they cooked, cleaned, made fires, swam in lagoons and played lots of kickball. Academic Dean Bethany Edstrom accompanied them and all had a great time.



Class of 2022 8th Grade Video Respective
William Arega  •  Johnny Dittmer  •  Aidan Elenteny  •  Colin Falconer  •  Brenn Farrell
Orion Gray  •  James McLoughlin  •  Curtis Resnick  •  Lucas Willcuts

Recap of Sorella’s Spring Season
Sorella had a wonderful season! The choristers sang in a joint performance with Mills College Choir on the Mills College campus, sang alongside other PBA after school choirs at the annual Spring Serenade and completed the season with a final rehearsal and choir awards on May 31. Read more plus photo gallery…

Chorister Highlight – Brett Colvin
Brett Colvin is a PBA 5th year chorister, starting in Prelude in September 2017 at age 4. He was in Prelude for 2 years, Minstrels for 1 year, Intermezzi (via Zoom) for 1 year, and then transferred to the day school training choir. Brett loves to sing and loves attending PBA. This past season, Brett participated in the PBA basketball team. Outside of PBA, Brett has been learning the Suzuki Method of playing the violin since October 2019. He is now in the second Suzuki book. Brett enjoys playing with friends, swimming, camping, and bike riding. He joined Cub Scouts when he was 5 in October 2018 as a Lion. He is now a Webelo. He plans to be an Eagle Scout and a Continuum singer one day.

Volunteer Highlight: Robert Ochiai

Robert Ochiai’s son, Ace-K, has been with PBA since September, 2019.  He started singing when he lived in Tokyo, Japan.  He was in the third grade when he started.  Singing was offered through his elementary school by his school’s music teacher.  He always wanted to be able to sing in English. Read more…

PBA’s 2022 East Coast Tour!
This year’s PBA tour will last from June 28 to July 11, 2022.  It is the first tour in two years and will be one of the longest tours PBA choristers have taken in many years. They have performances scheduled over fourteen days in amazing venues in New York City, Philadelphia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. Tour highlights include historic sites, museums, and national monuments. View full itinerary…

PBA’s 2022 Monterey Tour
Cantori, Intermezzi, Junior Varsity, and Training Choirs
After two years, PBA’s Cantori, Intermezzi, Junior Varsity, and Training Choirs will Tour in Monterey, California from June 24 to June 26, 2022. Read more…

We would love to hear from you:  info@pacificboychoir.org

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