A note from Mrs. Ventura

posted Feb 9, 2016, 5:11 PM by Arvida Ok
Dear VMPA Families,

The Orchestra Program did exceptionally well this weekend at Solo and Ensemble Competition, receiving more medals than any other school combined!  We received 68 group and solo Superiors totaling 93 Medals!!!  They actually ran out of medals and now owe us medals!  There are too many student winners to name  Also, if you see her, please thank my wonderful intern, Ms. Ferrarin, who did an amazing job helping coach the groups.

43 Solo Superior Ratings
9  Solo Superior Ratings With Distinction
41 Ensemble Member Superior
93  Total  Superior Medals

8 Solo Excellent Ratings
25   Ensemble Member
33  Excellent medals

Next, if you see them, please congratulate the following students who were selected for Superintendents Honor Orchestra and the American String Teacher Association Honor Orchestra.  We had 27 students selected for those named below:

Superintendents Honors
APARICIO, ANTHONY  CELLO
GARCIA, LUIS-ALFREDO VIOLA
LAU, SIMON CELLO
KEYAK, MICHAEL CELLO
REIS, VICTORIA  VIOLA

ASTA Honors Orchestra
Mialin Amato
Veronica Almanza
Ismael Bouhenguel
Mari Calderin
Rachel Chipi
Blake Garcia
Ashley Gomez
James Kuo
Simon Lau
Katelyn Mejia
Victoria Mejia
Julian Mirabal
Victoria Reis
Frank Gomez
Brett Monahan
Daniela Ramos
Jurgen Rovira
Victoria Sara
Melissa Zamora
Paula Uribe
Sarah Gutierrez

Lastly, I would like to congratulate the three students selected through a panel of judges from around the state of Florida as the best Orchestra 7-8th grade string orchestra players.  They were selected through hundreds of auditions and performed for an audience of thousands in Tampa for the prestigious "All State" Orchestra.

Please Congratulate:
Blake Garcia
Marie Calderin
Ashley Gomez

Yey! Shot three birds with one stone.  GO VIKINGS!!!

Love,

Vivian Ventura
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