Congratulations to MVCDS cellist, Loa Cho, for advancing to the finals of the 2018 OMTA State Buckeye Music Competition. Loa was the winner of the district competition in Bowling Green last March which qualified her for the state competition. Loa’s performance at the state level this June earned her Honorable Mention in the Junior Strings Division. She was one of three award winners in her division. The MVCDS junior was last year’s principal cello in the Ohio All-State Orchestra and is currently principal cello of the TSYO Philharmonic Orchestra.
MVCDS Musicians Accepted into District One Regional Orchestra
Congratulations to this year’s MV regional orchestra members! Shreyas Banerjee, Jonathan Buchanan, Isabelle Broman, Stephen Kilpatrick, Grace Lee and Julia Xiong all successfully auditioned for the 2018 District One Regional Orchestra. Julia and Shreyas qualified for the Ohio All-State Orchestra which will perform this coming February at the OMEA Music Conference in Cleveland. Seniors Julia and Shreyas have each advanced to State Orchestra three times in their high school careers and they have both gained membership to the All-National Honors Orchestra. MVCDS is truly blessed to have enjoyed the talents of these exceptional musicians!
Congratulations to MVCDS senior, Julia Xiong, who will join the “best of the best” for the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) 2018 All-National Honor Ensembles November 25-28, 2018, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. Julia was accepted into the first violin section of the All-National Symphony Orchestra. Eligible students qualified nationwide for their state-level honor ensemble program and competed against top students for a spot in this national honor ensemble. Selected students will be rehearsing a challenging repertoire in preparation for a performance under the baton of Dr. Jean Montès. The Symphony Orchestra Concert begins at 10:00AM, November 28, in the ballroom at Disney Coronado Springs Resort. The cost of admission is $10 per person. Tickets will be available for purchase onsite.
Of the 99 Maumee Valley Country Day School students who sat for Advanced Placement exams last spring, 36% have been designated AP Scholars by The College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced-Placement (AP) Program Exams. Nationally, only about 18% of the more than 1.8 million high school students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to merit the recognition of AP Scholar.
Maumee Valley Junior Zeb Jackson has been busy traveling the country and honing his basketball skills this summer. Zeb is proving that hard work pays off! See recent coverage about Zeb and his accomplishments on wtol.com here.