Category Archives: Arts

Musicians join All-State ensembles


Posted on March 6, 2017 by

Six of our students earned spots in the following All-State ensembles. Excellent work!


Jade Deatherage

Symphonic Band:

Daniel Arnold

Sarah Bonforte

Sarah Levy

Arman Parastaran

Concert Band:

Alex Simons

Three students make All-State Orchestra


Posted on February 28, 2017 by

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.

McLean artists earn Regional Scholastic Art Awards


Posted on January 25, 2017 by

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

Honorable Mentions:

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

Marching band receives top honors in two competitions


Posted on October 17, 2016 by

Congratulations to the marching band for their excellent performances in two competitions on Saturday!

Here is a summary of the results for both events:

USBands Westminster Regional Championship
1st Place in Class 6 Open
Best Visual Performance
Best Music
Best General Effect
Highest Score Overall – Grand Champions

USBands Music in Motion Regional Championship
1st Place in Class 6 Open
Best Visual Performance
Best Music
Best Guard
Best Percussion
Best General Effect
Highest Score Overall – Grand Champions

McLean musicians accepted into Northern Virginia Regional Orchestra


Posted on October 3, 2016 by

Congratulations to the following students on their acceptance into this year’s Northern Virginia Regional Orchestra:

Violin: Masato Chang, Tashi Gyatso Minseon Kim, Maxence Mouries

Viola: Charlie Tucker

Cello: Steve Han

Trumpet (1st alternate): Alex Simons

Hundreds of students from more than 20 high schools in the Northern Virginia area auditioned, so it is a great honor to be accepted into such a special honors orchestra. These students will have the opportunity to audition for the Virginia All-State Orchestra later this year.

McLean High School Awards Photos May 2016

Students’ achievements celebrated at end-of-year ceremony


Posted on June 20, 2016 by

McLean’s bands earn top honors at Worldstrides Heritage Festival in Chicago


Posted on April 4, 2016 by

McLean Band in ChicagoMcLean’s bands just returned from the Worldstrides Heritage Festival in Chicago with the following honors:

Jazz Ensemble – Superior Rating, 1st place in class, 1st place overall jazz band, Adjudicator’s Award for Jazz

Percussion Ensemble – Superior Rating, 1st place overall percussion ensemble

Concert Band – Excellent Rating

Wind Ensemble – Superior Rating, Adjudicator’s Award, 2nd place overall concert band

Symphonic Band – Superior Rating, 1st place overall concert band, Adjudicator’s Award

McLean Band Program – Sweepstakes Award for the Instrumental Festival

Soloist Awards – Nick Anthony, Sam Silverman

Ovation Award for Outstanding Leadership and Influence – Sarah Siegel

Congratulations to all of our talented musicians!