All Virginia Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble
Three APS high school students were accepted into the All-Virginia Jazz groups. A performance will be given at the Virginia Music Educators Association Conference in Hot Springs, Virginia on Thu, Nov. 21 with two nationally acclaimed guest conductors. This prestigious ensemble is available to approximately 40 students around the state who are accepted into one of the two ensembles.
Chris Gulyn, bass – Yorktown High School, jazz ensemble
Drake Henry, baritone saxophone – Wakefield High School, jazz band
Josh Sokol, tenor saxophone – Yorktown High School, jazz band
APS Seniors Named to Virginia Honor Choir
Three APS high school seniors were selected as members into the 2019 Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) Senior Honor Choir. Students will perform at the Virginia Music Educators Association’s convention in Hot Springs, Virginia on Sat, Nov. 23.
The choir is open only to the top 125 singers from around Virginia and is the highest honor a choir student can attain during his or her high school career. Auditions were open to high school seniors enrolled in choral programs at their respective schools.
Beth Fleming – H-B Woodlawn High School, Bass 1
Andrew London – H-B Woodlawn High School, Bass 1
Duncan Mook – H-B Woodlawn High School, Bass 2
Northern Virginia All-Regional Orchestra
Six APS high school students were accepted into the Northern Virginia All-Regional Orchestra that performed on Nov. 9 at Fairfax High School. The orchestra is one of four regional orchestras in the state where approximately 110 strings, wind and percussion players are accepted via a rigorous audition that takes place in September. The top players of each instrumental section are then eligible to audition for the All Virginia Band and Orchestra later in the school year.
Matthew Cummings, cello – Yorktown High School
Charlotte Greenwood, piccolo – Wakefield High School
Emily Mucchetti, cello – Yorktown High School
Katie Nelson, harp (alt.) – Yorktown High School
Jackson Pope, violin – Yorktown High School
Christopher Tate, cello – Washington-Liberty High School