Student wins music contest

Alecia Foster

LA CRESCENTA -- A Rosemont Middle School student won the soloist

competition at the 14th annual Middle School Honor Band and Orchestra


Layla Habahbeh competed against three other middle school students in

the soloist competition of the concert, which was sponsored by the

Glendale Host Lions Club.

Habahbeh won for her piano performance of Aaron Copland's "The Cat and

the Mouse." The Lions Club donated $500 to be used as music scholarships

for the four finalists.

More than 200 students participated during the concert, which was

attracted more than 600 people.

Vic Guder, district honors music coordinator, also was honored for his

service to the district. He will be retiring this year.

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