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Congratulations to everyone who auditioned for all-district band Saturday, January 6, 2018. Regardless of your results, it is important to recognize that the process of preparing and performing the audition is an achievement unto itself.
Piccolo: Amanda Welch
Flutes: Kate Herrema, Stella Hanson, Jess Laudie, Alex Santiago
Oboe: Ella Wogaman
Bb Clarinet: Thomas Heal, Dogeun Lee
Alto Sax: Julien Berger
Trumpet: Jacob Fujioka
Horn: Amanda Ornstein
Bass Trombone: Chris Rademacher
Tuba: Abbigale Baker
Percussion: Kohl Corrigan
Oboe: Rachel Burkhalter, Michael Pagan (alternate)
Clarinet: Justine Campbell, Lizzy Park, Yumi Kim, Jessalyn Shiner, Madeline MacArthur
Bass Clarinet: Emma Coelho
Bassoon: Jon Ranieri (alternate)
Alto Sax: Carloz Perez
Tenor Sax: Joey Pagan (alternate)
Trumpet: Thomas Kang, Katie Allcroft (alternate)
Horn: Scout Kirkham
Trombone: Will Payton (alternate)
Tuba: Nash English, Joschka Christ (alternate)
2018 All-Virginia Band Participates
This past weekend, the WSHS Band had seven members audition for the All-Virginia Band and Orchestra. I am pleased to announce that we had four students selected to the All-Virginia Band! Please join me in congratulating our students!
Amanda Welch, piccolo
Kate Herrema, flute
Thomas Heal, clarinet
Abbigale Baker, tuba
2017 All-State Band
Special Congratulations to Cameron Harper ranked as the top clarinet in the state and will be performing with the All-VA Orchestra,
Congratulations to Thomas Heal, and Julien Berger were selected to the All-VA Band
We are proud of you all!
2017 All-District Band
Congratulations to everyone that auditioned for All-District Band January 14. The audition process takes time, energy, and courage so I commend you on going through with the experience. As a whole, you all represented yourselves very well. * indicates those students who have now become eligible to audition for All-Virginia Band and Orchestra.
Concert Band Amanda Welch, Flute Daniel Vorona, Bassoon Bonnie Campbell, Clarinet DoGeun Lee, Clarinet Grace Barth, Clarinet Carlos Perez, Alto Sax Kason Sellers, Tenor Sax John McHale, Baritone Sax Matthew Doyle, French Horn Amanda Ornstein, French Horn Jonathan Friesen, French Horn Kyla Prentice, Euphonium Kohl Corrigan, Percussion
Alternates Ella Wogaman, 2nd alternate, Oboe Emma Coelho, 1st alternate, Bass Clarinet Peter McAuliffe, 3rd alternate, Trumpet Scout Kirkham, 2nd alternate, French Horn Chris Rademacher, 1st alternate, Bass Trombone Dylan Shoemaker, 2nd alternate, Bass Trombone
2016 WSHS Goes 5 for 5 at All-State Auditions at JMU! An extra special congratulation goes out to our WSHS band students who were selected to the 2016 All-Virginia Band and Orchestra!!!
Cameron Harper – Bb Clarinet – Orchestra – 2nd overall Lena Campbell – Bb Clarinet – Concert Band – 23rd overall Thomas Heal – Bb Clarinet – Concert Band – 45th overall Matt Vaughn – Bass Clarinet – Concert Band – 5th overall Sean Christian – Trumpet – Concert Band – 24th overall
The All-Virginia Band and Orchestra concert is taking place on Sat, April 9, 2 pm at George Mason University in Fairfax. This is a great chance to see the best high school musicians in the state perform; we hope to see many of you there!
2016 All District Band
Symphonic Band Clarinet: Cameron Harper, Lena Campbell, Thomas Heal, Bonnie Campbell Bass Clarinet: Matthew Vaughn Trumpet: Sean Christian Horn: Matthew Doyle Tuba: Abbigale Baker Percussion: Orion Schomber
Concert Band Piccolo: Amanda Welch Flute: Kate Herrema, Jess Laudie Clarinet: Julie Demyanovich, Michael Saundercock Contrabass Clarinet: Dennis Kim Alto Sax: John McHale Horn: Amanda Ornstein, Carly Wever Euphonium: Matt Hancock, Kyla Prentice
Alternates Tenor Sax: Carlos Perez, Joey Pagan Horn: Scout Kirkham Euphonium: Rodney Wrice Bass Trombone: Matthew Fernandez
2015 All District Band
Approximately 60 students auditioned for participation. The following 18 West Springfield musicians, with one alternate, were selected to be part of All District Band.
Symphonic Band Clarinet: Seong Bin Cho, Cameron Harper, Lena Campbell Bass Clarinet: Matt Vaughn Bassoon: Hunter Lorelli* (1st chair) Baritone Sax: Mick Gibbons* (1st chair) Trumpet: Khalil Long* (1st chair), Kyrell Long*, Sean Christian Euphonium: Joey Briseno Tuba: Jake Boles *Denotes All-Virginia eligible
Concert Band Clarinet: Thomas Heal, Bonnie Campbell, Julie Demyanovich Horn: Daniel Tobias, Matt Doyle Euphonium: Matt Hancock, Rodney Wrice (1st alternate) Percussion: Orion Schomber
Ten Years Virginia Honor Band
Look what came in the mail. 10 years Virginia Honor Band.
Congratulations to Everyone in the band on a great year!
National Concert Band Festival –Announcing that our Wind Symphony has been chosen to perform as a featured band at the 2016 Music for All National Concert Band Festival. This is a tremendous achievement! More details regarding the performance trip are forthcoming. In the meantime, you can find out more about the event here: http://www.musicforall.org/what-we-do/mfa-national-festival/ncbf.
Congratulations to our students! We are proud of you!