Posted by Luan Mendel on Mar 14, 2018


Each spring the Rotary Youth Instrumental Music Contest takes place around the world and right here in Mammoth Lakes. Our local contest was held on Thursday, March 8, and club members were treated to performances by four young musicians from Mammoth High School. Junior Guy La Borde placed first in the competition with an original composition on the guitar. Tyler Goodwin, also a junior, played the tenor sax and took second. Sophomore Barrett Mannetter claimed third place with his performance on the alto sax, and another sophomore Cardiff Smith, a trumpet player, took fourth place.


The young men were fortunate to have three local professional musicians judging their performances. We are grateful to Mike Dostrow, Joe Gray, and Chuck Scatolini for generously giving of their time and expertise to encourage and support budding musical talents here in our community. We are also indebted to MHS music teacher Michael Hammers (not pictured), who encourages jazz band members to enter the competition and allows us to use his music classroom for the event.


Also in attendance were Rotarians Sarah Carmichael, Dennis Brown,  Luan Mendel (organizer of the event),  and Jim &  Shannon Clark.