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Local high-school students named to Va. music ensembles

Youth participated in All-Virginia Jazz Band, Senior Honors Choir

A number of local students were among 46 representing 16 Fairfax County public high schools selected for the 2023 All-Virginia Jazz Band and 2023 Virginia Music Educators Association Senior Honors Choir.

Students selected rehearsed and performed with student-musicians from across the commonwealth during concerts held Nov. 14-18.

Students went through a rigorous selection process that included auditions.

Students from the GazetteLeader coverage area chosen to participate included:

> All-Virginia Jazz Band: Anabel Bascom, James Madison High School; Elise Honny, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology; Nina Howell, James Madison High School.

> Senior Honors Choir: Fernanda Cobo-Zevallos, Oakton High School; Omar Falki, George C. Marshall High School; Autumn Frank, Oakton High School; Gianna Gecan, James Madison High School; Aditya Gupta, Langley High School; Ashley Headrick, Langley High School; Cleia Jones, Langley High School; Katharine Kritzler, Oakton High School; Michy Michaud, James Madison High School; Sophia Mutarelli, Oakton High School; Claire Reksulak, Oakton High School; Matthew Rondina, Oakton High School; Kate Townsend, James Madison High School; Mary Ulses, James Madison High School; and Sophia Welch, George C. Marshall High School.