A number of students from the Sun Gazette coverage area are among 553 nationally selected for All-National Honor Ensembles by the National Association for Music Education (NafME).
Ensembles include the Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Mixed Choir, Guitar Ensemble and Modern Band.
Students engaged in “virtual” sessions with composers and conductors Jan. 22-24, and each ensemble created a final, recorded performance that will premiere online during the 37th NAfME Music in Our Schools Month.
Students from the Sun Gazette coverage area who were named to various ensembles included:
Concert Band: James Barker, bass clarinet, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology; Kian Choi, clarinet, McLean High School.
Orchestra: Jayden Liu, clarinet, Oakton High School; Eshan Parkash, violin, McLean High School.
Mixed Choir: A.J. Cantrell, tenor, Langley High School.