Wicomico Students Named to 2021 All Shore Orchestra
Congratulations to the outstanding 2021 All Shore Orchestra musicians from Wicomico County Public Schools! These All Shore Orchestra students submitted video auditions and were selected as members of the 2021 All Shore Orchestra. While there will not be an All Shore Orchestra concert this spring, it is a tremendous honor to be named to the ensemble.
The orchestra program has been thriving in Wicomico County Public Schools. Instruction in orchestra, also called strings, begins in 4th Grade and continues with orchestra classes through high school. In the past 10 years, the enrollment in the orchestra program has doubled in the elementary schools and tripled in the high schools. High school students were at one time combined into one ensemble, but now there is enough participation for there to be an orchestra class at every high school.
Two Wicomico musicians were accepted to the prestigious All State Orchestra ensembles. Salisbury Middle violinist Taehoon Noh (violin) was accepted to All State Junior Orchestra. Parkside High’s Kamerin Hull (flute), a member of the 2021 All Shore Band, was selected to the All State Senior Orchestra.
The achievements of these All Shore Orchestra students at this challenging time of mostly remote learning highlights the high level of music education in Wicomico County Public Schools. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna C. Hanlin and the Board of Education are very proud that Wicomico County Public Schools has consistently been named one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation Survey over the past 13 years. Wicomico has earned this honor due to its excellent music educators and music instruction programs, including orchestra.
Congratulations to all these great musicians!
2021 All Shore Orchestra
Violin: Akkad Alzayady, David Kim, Adithi Ablihash, Sam Kim
Violin: Claire Killian
James M. Bennett High
Violin: Cristina Avanessian, Grace Acle
Cello: Cedrick Jung, Chris Howard
Violin: Mackenzie Triplett
Cello: Alexzander Baer
Violin: Briana Truitt (also All Shore Band, for French horn)