EAST COUNTY YOUTH SYMPHONY, SAN DIEGO CA US
Yoshio Partida began his musical studies when he picked up the trumpet in 6th grade of middle school, and from there continued to play it during high school. He is currently playing with the Grossmont College Concert Band and the Steele Canyon Symphonic Band. Other groups have included East County Youth Symphony, Cuyamaca College Concert Band, Grossmont Union High School District Honor Band, and Grossmont Union High School District Honor Jazz Band. Mr. Partida currently studies privately with Calvin Price, former Principal Trumpeter of the San Diego Symphony. Besides major ensembles, he has been a member of the San Diego Summer Music Institute, several small ensembles at his high school, and the SCHS's Brass Quintet. Driven by the love for music, he fought through financial barriers to be able to get private lessons and to be a part of all the music ensembles that East County had to offer.
Born in Coronado, Mr. Partida grew up in the San Diego area and East County of San Diego. At school, he is an avid participant in several academic clubs, such as Academic League and Science Olympiad. In the 2016 Science Olympiad Regional Competition in San Diego County, him and his teammate had represented his school by placing 17th out of 70 teams in the event Forensics. He also holds the position of Section Leader to trumpets and french horn players in his band's leadership program. When volunteering, he volunteers once-a-week with the Spring Valley Middle School (soon to be Spring Valley Academy) beginning Cadet Band as a Brass Technician; teaching beginning brass players correct techniques. On his free time, Mr. Partida spends his free time solving puzzle cubes (Rubik's cubes, Megaminx, etc...) and playing video games. He formerly was a part of his school's tennis team, and occasionally plays from time to time.
He currently is a senior at Steele Canyon High School, and will be graduating in early June 2016 with Honors. For the upcoming school year in the Fall of 2016, Yoshio Partida will be attending University of California, Irvine with his intended major to be Music Performance with a focus on Trumpet. He will be spending his time during the summer continuing his private lessons, practicing, and getting ready to go to college.