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Scholastic Arts Spotlight: Kenneth Chauby

Bloomfield High School senior Kenneth Chauby is one of Rochester's finest young trumpet players, and he's winning national recognition.

Kenny Chauby could write the book on excellence. Last year, this talented trumpet player beat hundreds of applicants from all over the country for a spot in the All National Honors Orchestra. He also plays with the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and has performed at Carnegie Hall. But it's his experience in the bands at Bloomfield High School, that means the most. "No one really thinks that Bloomfield has a music department that's so strong," says Kenny. "But whenever we go to festivals everyone always stops to ask, 'wow, what school is that?'. We're from Bloomfield and we're that strong."

Kenny's been playing since the 4th grade and spends 2 to 3 hours a night practicing. His dream is to play in a professional orchestra. His mentors have no doubt he'll do it. "The possibilities are just endless for Kenny," says Bloomfield High School Band Director Scott Hoffman. "Whatever he wants to do and sets his mind to do, he'll do it. I firmly believe that."

Kenny's been auditioning for colleges from Boston to Indiana, but he'll likely go to the Manhattan School of Music in New York.

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