FCPS Students to Perform at Virginia Music Educators Association Conference November 17-19

By Communication and Community Relations
November 07, 2022

The Virginia Music Educators Association will sponsor three honor groups at the state music conference November 17-19 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Students throughout the Commonwealth went through a rigorous audition process to compete for a position in these groups.  

Fourteen students from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will participate in the All-Virginia Jazz Band Concert on Thursday, November 17, at noon under the direction of jazz musician and teacher, Dr. Barry Long and performer, recording artist, composer, and educator Dr. Longineu Parsons. 

One FCPS student will participate in the All-Virginia Guitar Ensemble concert on Thursday, November 17, at 1 p.m. under the direction of Grammy Award-winning composer and recording artist Andrew York.

Thirty-one FCPS students will participate in the Senior Honors Choir on Saturday, November 19, at 1 p.m. under the direction of Dr. Edith Copley, professor emeritus, Northern Arizona University.

FCPS students selected for 2022 All-Virginia Jazz Band:

•    Henry Bangerter, Lake Braddock SS
•    Jesse Chon, Chantilly HS
•    Addison DeMoney, Westfield HS
•    Nina Howell, Madison HS
•    Jonas Kupchella, Chantilly HS
•    Benji Loeffler, Justice HS
•    Josh Lugo Zambrano, Chantilly HS
•    Brady Markin, Chantilly HS
•    Lucy Montgomery, Westfield HS
•    Lucas Pederson, Fairfax HS
•    Spencer Read, Chantilly HS
•    Keith Scroggs, Chantilly HS
•    Justin Smith, Madison HS
•    Kyle Wilson, Justice HS

FCPS student selected for the 2022 All-Virginia Guitar Ensemble:

•    Genevieve Kopp, Madison HS

FCPS students selected for the 2022 Virginia Senior Honors Choir:

•    Sydney Ashworth, West Potomac HS
•    Eric Bach, South County HS
•    Anne Barata, Woodson HS
•    Akhil Bhatt, Marshall HS
•    Sarah Brotemarkle, Lake Braddock SS
•    Catherine Browne, West Springfield HS
•    Lily Chopus, Langley HS
•    Jackie Copeland, Centreville HS
•    Ella Fox, Lake Braddock SS
•    Christoper Frost, Westfield HS
•    Corey Furukawa, Madison HS
•    Julian Gaines, Langley HS
•    Ashika Ganta, Chantilly HS
•    Natalie Ghofrany, Marshall HS
•    Nathan Huang, Langley HS
•    Catherine Knecht, Langley HS
•    Caleb Ludlow, Langley HS
•    Paul MacDonald, Madison HS
•    William McKinstry, Oakton HS
•    Nico Morandi-Zerpa, Langley HS
•    Luke Mudrick, Madison HS
•    Christina Nguyen, Centreville HS
•    Jadyn Nguyen, Herndon HS
•    Mariela Palencia, Falls Church HS
•    Maya Pattison, Edison HS
•    Sara Porjosh, Marshall HS
•    Siam Salam, Lake Braddock SS
•    Ramzy Tabbah, Annandale HS
•    Abril Tello Cornejo, Fairfax HS
•    Sydney Topoleski, Madison HS
•    Ivan Tysarczyk, Woodson HS

FCPS alternate for the 2022 Virginia Senior Honors Choir:

•    Grace Brown, West Potomac HS

For more information, contact Katrina Chaney at [email protected]

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