18th Annual Salvationist Star Search

As a part of the 2002 Commissioning weekend, the USA Eastern Territory held the eighteenth annual Salvationist Star Search. Over 500 people from all parts of the territory took part in the competitions. Held this year at the Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the event saw competition in a number of musical, dramatic and gospel arts categories, including brass, piano and vocal soloists, singing companies, youth choruses, youth bands, timbrel brigades and mime groups. Members of the New York Staff Band supplemented the event, with several participating as leaders of various competing groups and others as session leaders. At the conclusion of the event, 900 people attended the Awards Ceremony in the Sheraton’s Diamond Court Ballroom.

Award Winners
NameCorpsDivision
Piano (Level 1)
Jonathan CollierDarbyPendel
Courtney ScheibnerMontclair CitadelNew Jersey
Rachel LaughlinBraddockWestern Pennsylvania
Piano (Level 2)
Vikram PotdarIthacaEmpire State
Christine ScheibnerMontclair CitadelNew Jersey
Jason CollierDarbyPendel
Piano (Level 3)
Tristan SavelaIthacaEmpire State
Joel CollierDarbyPendel
Justina SticklandOld Orchard Beach CitadelNorthern New England
Piano (Level 4)
Andrew GarciaSpring ValleyGreater New York
Vocal (Level 1)
Rachel LaughlinBraddockWestern Pennsylvania
Rachel ComptonSchool for Officers' TrainingGreater New York
Megan PatrickBarreNorthern New England
Vocal (Level 2)
Lindsay WaiksnorisMontclair CitadelNew Jersey
Jason CollierDarbyPendel
Christine LaughlinBraddockWestern Pennsylvania
Vocal (Level 3)
Joel CollierDarbyPendel
Margaret SilvaBarreNorthern New England
David FloresTonawandaEmpire State
Vocal (Level 4)
Michelle KearleyBinghamtonEmpire State
Crystal CharlesJersey CityNew Jersey
David ColemanWhite PlainsGreater New York
Brass (Level 1)
Alexandra PaytonIthacaEmpire State
Anthony LatorrePhiladelphia PioneerPendel
Courtney ScheibnerMontclair CitadelNew Jersey
Brass (Level 2)
Joel CollierDarbyPendel
Tariq DavisBeaconEmpire State
Kelly BowinManchester CitadelSouthern New England
Brass (Level 3)
Eric BennettMontclair CitadelNew Jersey
Luke BarneyPhiladelphia CitadelPendel
Jessica BrownGlens FallsEmpire State
Brass (Level 4)
Emilee BennettMontclair CitadelNew Jersey
Andrew GarciaSpring ValleyGreater New York
Philip AndrewManchester CitadelSouthern New England
Mime
 Manchester CitadelSouthern New England
 ClearfieldWestern Pennsylvania
 Old Orchard Beach CitadelNorthern New England
Youth Chorus
 Old Orchard Beach CitadelNorthern New England
 Montclair CitadelNew Jersey
 Harlem TempleGreater New York
Youth Band
 Old Orchard Beach CitadelNorthern New England
 Pittsburgh WestsideWestern Pennsylvania
 Montclair CitadelNew Jersey
Timbrels (Level 1)
 Harlem TempleGreater New York
 CamdenNew Jersey
 New LondonSouthern New England
Timbrels (Level 2)
 BraddockWestern Pennsylvania
 DarbyPendel
 Spring ValleyGreater New York
Timbrels (Level 3)
 Pittsburgh WestsideWestern Pennsylvania
 Schenectady CitadelEmpire State
 Queens TempleGreater New York
Timbrels (Level 4)
 BraddockWestern Pennsylvania
 Harlem TempleGreater New York
 BinghamtonEmpire State
Singing Company
 Harlem TempleGreater New York
 Schenectady CitadelEmpire State
 Boston South EndMassachusetts

Source:
USA Eastern Territory Music Department web site