Congratulations to the outstanding 2017 All State Orchestra and All Shore Orchestra musicians from Wicomico County Public Schools!
On Saturday Jan. 21, middle and high school students from across the Eastern Shore of Maryland auditioned for the All Shore Orchestra. Most of the students selected for All Shore Orchestra take part in orchestra classes in Wicomico Schools, under the direction of teachers Sarah Burton, Ashley Palmer and Sharay Dubose.
In addition to the All State Orchestra, two students were chosen to participate and perform in the All State Orchestra Feb. 10-12 in Baltimore.
Pictured below, Alexis Emerson and Peter Lim From James M. Bennett High School were selected to perform in the Orchestra.
The achievements of these orchestra students highlight the high level of music education in Wicomico County Public Schools, according to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna C. Hanlin and the Board of Education. They said they are very proud that Wicomico County Public Schools has been named one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation Survey. Wicomico has earned this honor seven of the past 10 years due to its excellent music educators and music instruction programs.
A calendar of all Maryland Music Events can be found at the Maryland Music Educators Association website, mmea-maryland.org .
The following students were selected for All Shore Orchestra, will participate in a day of rehearsal capped off by a concert on Thursday, March 30 at Colonel Richardson High School in Federalsburg:
Chris Sajadi (JMB), 1st chair
Ju-young Park (JMB)
James Hsia (Parkside)
Nick Nguyen (Wicomico High)
Simon Jeong (Pittsville Middle)
Thomas Long (JMB)
Millicent Kihiura (Wicomico High)
Leyna Paul (Parkside)
Brian Min (Parkside)
Gracie Elswick (Bennett Middle)
Elizabeth Johnson (Mardela High)
Anna Long (JMB), 1st chair
Yeong Lee (JMB)
Cristina Avanessian (Bennett Middle)
Sarah Runge (Parkside)
Banuja Munasinghe (JMB)
Mulan Bell (JMB)
Josie Sollars (Pittsville Middle)
Ian Anderson (Parkside)
Laila Libertin (Parkside), 1st chair
Eduardo Minchala (Wicomico Middle)
Riya Mehta (Salisbury Middle)
Roxanne Chow (JMB)
Cassidy Bauer (JMB)
Kirsten Parsons (Wicomico Middle)
Elizabeth Simpson (JMB)
Kyla Garrison (Bennett Middle)
Paige Faulkner (Wicomico Middle)
Sophia Keniston (JMB), 1st chair
Olivia Haines (Salisbury Middle)
Zander Baer (Mardela Middle)
Lensky Augustin (JMB), 1st chair
David Waters (JMB)
Malcolm Keniston (JMB)
Adan Thomas-Mason (JMB)