Seth Peiris is a senior and valedictorian of his graduating class at Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ. Both a bassoonist and cellist, he is a member of his high school’s wind ensemble, “Virtuosi” chamber orchestra, and pit orchestra for the school musical. Since eighth grade, Seth has also been a dedicated member of the CHS marching band, rising to the role of Assistant Drum Major this past year. Furthermore, he has played in the Ravina Youth Orchestra throughout his time in high school. Over the last four years, Seth has performed with many wonderful musicians in numerous honors ensembles, like Area, Region, All-State, and All-Eastern. In addition to thanking the organizations that offer these opportunities to him and his peers, Seth would like to thank all his music teachers for their great influences on his education and accomplishments, including Peter Bauer, Todd Van Beveren, and his bassoon teacher Wendy Large.