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The Dr. Shirley Linzy Young Artists Orchestra of Las Vegas - Yunior Lopez, Founder & Music Director

Giovanni Lacala – Trombone

Giovanni Lacala was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. At age five he began lessons on piano and continued throughout elementary school. In middle school he joined band as a trombonist. He is now a Senior at Las Vegas Academy where he performs with the LVA Philharmonic, as well as the LVA Jazz Bands and Jazz Combos. He has received private instruction throughout his middle and high school years from Travis Whaley, Band Director at Liberty High School.
Giovanni was a principal trombonist for the Las Vegas Youth Orchestras. His tenure was from 2012 until 2017. He received Superior Performance ratings at the NMEA Solo/Ensemble for numerous years in a row and has performed with the NMEA All-State Band, as well as the CCSD Honor Band. Giovanni spent summers during 2014 and 2015 playing with the UNLV Community Band and the National Community Band. In the summer of 2017, he participated in the International Trombone Festival at University of the Redlands and performed in the Junior ITF Program.

As a jazz trombonist, Giovanni has traveled with LVA to perform in the 2016 Next Generation Invitational at Monterey Jazz Festival. He also performed with LVA at the Reno Jazz Festival in 2016 and 2017. He has been a part of the NMEA All-State Jazz Band throughout his high school years.
Giovanni has enjoyed playing tennis throughout his life and has been a member of the Varsity Team for Del Sol Academy. He is an Eagle Scout. He plans to continue with his trombone studies in college.

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