"It is my pleasure to congratulate clarinetist Arianna Beyer on competing in and winning the 2013 United States Navy Band High School Concerto Competition," said Florida Representative Daniel Webster as he began his comments recognizing Arianna's achievements on the House floor in Washington, DC.
This annual competition identifies the best high school musical talent in the nation and allows the finalists to travel to Washington, DC to compete for a chance to perform a prepared solo piece with the world renowned United States Navy Band.
"In order to win this competition, Ms. Beyer sacrificed a vast amount of her time and dedicated herself to this goal," continued Rep. Webster. "Her relentless pursuit of maximizing her potential has allowed her to gain tremendous recognition as a clarinetist at a young age. Ms. Beyer continues to go above and beyond all expectations in her musical endeavors."
The Representative goes on to praise Beyer's many accomplishments within the classroom, her work as an academic and musical mentor and her reception of the 2013 Emerson Scholarship. He also points out that she will begin her dual degree studies at Eastman School of Music and the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rochester.
"On behalf of the citizens of Central Florida, I am pleased to recognize and applaud Arianna for her hard work, dedication and achievement," concluded Rep. Webster. "She is most deserving of this prestigious honor. May her character and passion inspire others to follow in her footsteps. I wish her great success as she applies her dedication toward even higher pursuits."