Category Archives: Arts

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!

Forensics team finishes second at regionals


Posted on March 3, 2016 by

Congratulations to the Forensics team for a second place finish in Forensics Regionals.  The following students were recognized:

1st place Humorous Duo: Christophe Jelinsky & Jeffrey Nolan

1st place Serious Duo: Helena Doms & Thomas Kelty

2nd place Storytelling: Sam Brumbaugh

3rd place Prose: Laras Kettner

Laras Kettner and Sam Brumbaugh will be traveling to compete at the state level.

Regional Scholastic Art Awards winners announced


Posted on February 8, 2016 by

McLean is proud to have a number of Regional Scholastic Art Award winners this year. Gold key and silver key artwork will be on display from Feb. 12 to March 3 at the Ernst Cultural Center on the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

In addition, Kiel Posner’s award-winning ceramic work, “Embrace,” was selected to be featured on the program and digital postcard promoting the Regional Scholastic Art Awards program.

You can see its first appearance, as well as a complete list of winners, at the following link:

Congratulations to McLean’s many talented artists!

McLean High School 2016 Regional Scholastic Art Award Winners

Student Name Category Title Award
Kiel Posner Ceramics Embrace Gold Key/American Vision Nominee
Min Choe Art Portfolio Min Choe Gold Key
Min Choe Mixed Media Museum of Perspective Gold Key
Min Choe Painting We Are What We Eat Gold Key
Ha Eun Choi Painting A Peek Into A New World Gold Key
Christian Flocos Ceramics The Structure of Water Gold Key
Anna Marie Garland Drawing Seeing Double Gold Key
Kiel Posner Sculpture Bust Gold Key
Julia St. John Photography Bye/Who Cares Gold Key
Mikaela Wilbur Ceramics Hand Teapot Gold Key
Anna Marie Garland Comic Art Reverie (1-8) Silver Key
Yu Bin Lee Drawing Media Crush Silver Key
Anna Liu Drawing Door and Self-portrait Silver Key
Alanna Milstein Mixed Media I Can See Cassiopeia Silver Key
Young In Seo Drawing A Way Home Silver Key
Julia St. John Art Portfolio Things Left Unsaid Silver Key
Oliva Bravo Photography Kenya Honorable Mention
Jonghyun (Andy) Choe Photography Lost Honorable Mention
Min Choe Painting Water Bottles Honorable Mention
Min Choe Painting Forks and Junk Honorable Mention
Deborah Daniel Art Portfolio Mbdtf Honorable Mention
Delaney Gallagher Art Portfolio Abandonment Honorable Mention
Avery Kang Painting Afternoon Honorable Mention
Kiel Posner Sculpture Bubble Honorable Mention
Young In Seo Drawing Each Little Bird That Flies Honorable Mention
Young In Seo Drawing Someday Honorable Mention
Tanner Thiesen Art Portfolio We Can’t See Honorable Mention