APS News Release

Arlington Students Earn Choral Honors

Arlington Public Schools vocal music students have been named to local honors choirs.

Senior Honors Choir
Arlington Public Schools congratulates 10 students who have been named to the 2020-2021 Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) Senior Honors Choir. This group will present a virtual concert in March at a time and date to be announced. Students from throughout Virginia went through a rigorous audition process to compete for a spot in this prestigious ensemble. Seniors will rehearse with renowned conductors and musicians to prepare for the virtual concert.

Elizabeth Brown, H-B Woodlawn Secondary
Joel Brown, Washington-Liberty High School
Matthew Carey, Yorktown High School
Grant Harris, Yorktown High School
Kate Marston, Yorktown High School
Ella McHugh, H-B Woodlawn Secondary
Rylei Porter, Yorktown High School
Isabella Russo, H-B Woodlawn Secondary
Lauren Smythers, Yorktown High School
Noah Troppe, H-B Woodlawn Secondary

All-District Choir
Members of the District XII Honors Chorus represent the best middle school and high school chorus musicians in our district (part of Fairfax County and all of Arlington County). Students are required to sing a prepared solo song and to sight-read a segment of music for the audition. A guest conductor rehearses and conducts the chorus at the actual event. This year, District Honors Chorus members will virtually participate in group rehearsals Feb. 5 and 6 to learn the music and work on a collaborative final performance.

Middle School
Gunston: June Anderson, James Littlejohn, Charlotte Kulikosky, and Ribika Getahun
Dorothy Hamm: Anugunj Tuguldur, Tessie Antonipillai, Alexander Bartl, Fia Moo, and Esperanza Piechowski
H-B Woodlawn (6-8): Max Burch, Kate Gorman and Axel McAhren
Jefferson: Kelly Calderon, Alison Link, and Journey Rubino
Kenmore: Lauren Bissett and Asha Limaye
Swanson: Jacksen Alexander, Katie Broadbent, Nicholas Coughlin, Zoe Gardner, Charles Gent, Samuel Hogan, Tessa Ilirjani, Madeline Ladewig, Dani Leff, Nora Lyon, Sasha May, Claire McArdle, Eve Nardone, Ella Onur, Megan Perkins, Colin Riley and Molly Ryan
Williamsburg: Lillian Barrow, Maggie Budd, Roxana Cartin, Nate Cohen, Lucy Cummings, Quinn Jones, Ginger Lewis, Chloe Oh, Amelia Waldman and Andrew Wright

High School
H-B Woodlawn (9-12): Siddharth Advani, Oliver Andress, Kayla Beckles, Elizabeth Brown, Olivia Campbell, Grace Chen, Ellie Cloe, Jack Dunham, Leo Eichers, Eli Gaull, Claire Kimbrell, Maddox Kromash, Evangeline MacEwen, Maegan McBride, Ella McHugh, Charlotte Mulligan, Katrina Nelson, Mary Edith Plunkett, and Noah Troppe
Wakefield: Marina Hall and Lauren Smith
Washington-Liberty: Joel Brown, Elisabeth Coderre, Nicole Talledo and Julia Troppe
Yorktown: James Best, Lizzie Burson, Matthew Carey, Sebastian Fugle, Mary Granade, Grant Harris, Kate Marston, Zoe Nagle, Ingrid Olsen, Rylei Porter, and Lauren Smythers