Congratulations to McLean’s marching band, who are once again the state champions! In addition to winning first place in the USBands Virginia State Championship last weekend, the marching band brought home awards for Best Music, Best Visual, and Best General Effect.
Violinist Maxence Mouries has been accepted into the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Program for his third year with them. He will receive instruction from National Symphony Orchestra musicians throughout the year and perform in master classes and recitals at the Kennedy Center. Way to go!
At the annual Cappies gala, McLean students were presented with the award for Best Critic Team. In addition, Kristen Waagner won the Best New Critic award. Congratulations!
(Photo by Margaret Waagner)
Congratulations to our Cappies Award nominees for TheatreMcLean’s drama The Children’s Hour and to our Critics Team! These students will be honored at the Kennedy Center Cappies Gala on June 11.
Supporting Actress in a Play: Rachel Kulp
Sound: Jared Jacknow, Emily O’Keefe, Russell Reed
Props: Graydon Al-Khafaji, Anya Chen, Ariana Colder, Emma Mykityshyn
Creativity: Jared Jacknow (Music Composition)
Rising Critic: Helen Ganley
Rising Critic: Katherine Kelly
Rising Critic: Kristen Waagner
Returning Critic: Emily Lachow
Graduating Critic: Jess Scarano
Graduating Critic: Syona Ayyankeril
Critic Team: McLean High School Team
Congratulations to Seijung Kim (Drawing & Illustration, “Unscrambled”), Rose Harris (Ceramics & Glass “Three Cups of Tea”) and Christian Flocos (Sculpture, “Exhaustion”), who received Silver Medals in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. They were selected out of 330,000 entries, an impressive feat!
McLean’s music department won the highest honor at the Worldstrides Orlando Festival of Music this weekend, taking home the top prize for the highest combined score of any music department.
Our bands received the following awards:
Symphonic Band – 1st place in class 3A, Superior Rating, Instrumental Sweepstakes Champions, Festival of Gold Award, Adjudicator’s Award, Outstanding Band Ensemble Award, Festival Sweepstakes Award – Grand Champions
Wind Ensemble – 1st place in class 2A, Superior Rating
Jazz Ensemble – 1st place in class, Superior Rating, Adjudicator’s Award
Concert Band – 2nd place in class 1A, Excellent Rating
Alonso Flores, Tina Hashemi and Ben Hacker earned Soloist Awards.
Our orchestras received the following awards:
Philharmonic Orchestra – 1st place with a Gold rating
Symphonic Orchestra – 2nd place with a Gold rating
Concert Orchestra – Bronze rating
The McLean orchestra program took home the “Outstanding Orchestral Group” trophy for being the highest scoring orchestras at the competition.
Our student conductor, Tashi Gyatso, and soloists Minseon Kim and Charlie Tucker of the Philharmonic Orchestra earned the coveted Maestro awards for their outstanding work on Josef Suk’s “Serenade for Strings.”
Congratulations to all of McLean’s talented musicians!
Six of our students earned spots in the following All-State ensembles. Excellent work!
Please join me in congratulating the following orchestra students for placing into this year’s Virginia All-State Orchestra:
Steve Han (cello)
Minseon Kim (violin)
Maxence Mouries (violin)
Steve Han and Minseon Kim both placed fifth in the state. The All-State Orchestra will perform at a special concert in April at Colgan High School.
Congratulations to all of our Regional Scholastic Art Award winners!
Gold Key Winners:
Calen Chung Comic Art Triteville
Christian Flocos Sculpture Exhaustion
Rose Harris Ceramics Three Cups Of Tea
Kaia Johnson Sculpture Morphology
Avery Kang Painting Studio Interior
Seijung Kim Drawing Unscrambled
Jared Lampal Art Portfolio Pages of History
Katherine Ohlson Art Portfolio People from Life
Dana Peters Photography Silenced
Nadya Steare Drawing Mau and Iwiw
Silver Key Winners:
Kate Haas Photography Lost In Dreams
Kaia Johnson Sculpture Chinese Takeout
Margaret Kim Art Portfolio Manifest Destiny
Dagmar Smith Comic Art Elena, Trash…
Dagmar Smith Painting Ginger Spirit
Evangeline Zarpas Photography City Dweller
Anya Chen Sculpture Consumption of an Idea
Calen Chung Painting Fish Market
Rose Harris Ceramics Lost Souls: The Forgotten
Margaret Kim Painting Trials and Trails
Margaret Kim Painting Galactic Harvest
Katherine Ohlson Sculpture Witch Girl (Stop Motion)
Katherine Ohlson Digital Art Heart
Nadya Steare Drawing Pyaar
Freshman Kemp Guas will compete on tonight’s episode of Chopped Junior on the Food Network. Be sure to tune in to support him!
Check out this article to learn more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/reliable-source/wp/2016/10/24/david-guass-son-competes-on-cooking-show-chopped-junior/