West Shore Jr./Sr. High Chamber Orchestra Shines At National Festival In Tampa
By Cyndi Byars // March 7, 2016
only orchestra from Florida to participate
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The West Shore Jr./Sr. High School Chamber Orchestra was one of just 21 orchestra programs in the country, and the only orchestra from Florida, to participate in the National Orchestra Festival in Tampa on Saturday.
Participation in the annual three-day Orchestra Festival is by invitation-only. Orchestra programs are selected to participate based on their application and audition tapes.
The West Shore students performed for nationally recognized string clinicians at the Tampa Convention Center and will be sent a rating and feedback from on their performance.
The students were able to attend hands-on music education classes during the Festival, which is organized by the American String Teachers Association.
West Shore students held a number of fundraisers this year, including an evening Dessert Concert and a Honey Baked Ham Holiday fundraiser, to earn enough funds to participate in the festival.
West Shore’s Chamber Orchestra is led by Concert Master Yoosang Park, a sophomore, and Orchestra and Theatre Director Maureen Fallon.
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