Jovie at Museum of Flight

2022 FMA Solo Recipient

It is with much gratitude that we are able to fund a scholarship this year, 2022, amongst all of the uncertainties including the pandemic which has decimated society over the last 2 years. Hi! My name is Jovie and I am an aspiring pilot and avid musician. I have been playing flute for the past eight years, and more recently have added on piccolo. I play in the top orchestra in my school, am in my school’s chamber club and have been part of many youth orchestras around Seattle over the years. I have also spent time tutoring flute to elementary school students. For the past several years I have… Read More

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Miami to Bogota

Recap on April -Colombia, Pilots, and Inspiration

Hope everyone has had a good April! Just wanted to share some cool pics and stories I’ve had the past month. I had my spring break two weeks ago and my parents and I traveled to Colombia to visit our family there. Luckily, I got assigned a window seat on our flight from Miami to their capital, Bogota, allowing me to admire the gorgeous lights of different cities thousands of feet from above. The picture I took was a few minutes after our departure from Miami. When we arrived in Bogota, I was able to sneak my way into the cockpit where I had a quick chat with the pilots.… Read More

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Jovie at FAPA

Fun weekend

Hi everyone!I had a pretty busy weekend this past weekend. On Saturday I went to a Future Pilot’s Forum run by FAPA and on Sunday I had a rocket launch with my school club. I had randomly ran into a FAPA advertisement a few weeks ago and didn’t think much of it, but as the date came closer and closer, I thought of signing up. Not knowing much about it, I did sign up, and I’m glad I did. It was held at a hotel near Seatac airport. There were not lots of people there, but it made it a little more personalized. As I walked in, I met a… Read More

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2022 FMA Solo Finalists

2022 FMA Solo Finalists

We welcomed 37 new student members through the program this year. Six were chosen as finalist. Recipient(s) will be selected by the FMA board and announced by May 1, 2022. All 37 nominees are encouraged to become active. Many have done so. The program is more than just a scholarship, it’s an introduction to a network of like-minded individuals. This network will last a lifetime. Each year, for the past seven, we have administered this program which has several components: introduce student musicians to the association, nurture their passions for music and aviation, and assist those with the resources we have. Those resources have declined over the last two-plus years… Read More

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Jovie at Museum of Flight

Museum of Flight – Seattle

Hi! Recently I went to the Museum of Flight and it was a really fun experience. I have been wanting to go for a while because I haven’t visited since the pandemic. I happened to go on Yuri’s day, so it was crowded, but I was too interested in the aviation part of the museum that I didn’t get a chance to do anything with regards to space exploration. I learned about the history of air mail, which I already knew a little about, but it was interesting to learn more. I also learned more about the history of flying in Alaska, which I didn’t find as intriguing, but was… Read More

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Skater's Waltz

School Orchestra Waltz

by Jovencia Webbeking (2022 FMA Solo Nominee) My school, Garfield Orchestra, puts on an annual Winter Waltz held in the lobby of Benaroya Hall. This is one of the most exciting parts of the orchestral year, in my opinion, because it’s a night where anybody from the community can come out, support the orchestra, and have a fun time dancing the night away. Students, parents, siblings, professional dancers, and community members alike — all share the dance floor. The school orchestra is split into three groups, and throughout the night they play a lot of different songs — all waltzes or polkas, with the exception of a Grande Promenade. Waltzing… Read More

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Jorge Hernandez

Throwback Thursday -4 Years Apart

Helloooo hope everyone is doing great 🙂 Just wanted to update that life’s been pretty nostalgic lately. I was looking through my camera roll and found this picture of my band director and I at the Miami-Dade All County Honor Jazz band Festival from 8th grade!! After that is another pic this time with my HIGH school band director at this year’s All County festival. It’s pretty insane how time zooms right past us sometimes. After having gone through so many experiences and memories, I am grateful to be living life up to now without any regrets. It brings a bittersweet feeling knowing how far I have gone with trombone… Read More

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Rachael Bugella

Flying through the Newsies!

Good morning! I am very glad to be back up to date with our family, here! For the past few weeks, my time has been heavily engaged in the musical, Newsies, that my community has put on! I, among few others, was a part of the pit orchestra. If there are any trumpet players out there, you for sure know how fun and challenging the Newsies soundtrack is! After weeks of rehearsals, we finished the final performance yesterday afternoon with a full house. In regards to aviation, I have accepted an internship at my intended college! I will be working ground crew / general support throughout the summer as I… Read More

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