Region Thank You

Dear Orchestra Parents/Students,

We would like to thank the many students who volunteered, and our booster club for help with this weekend’s Region 2 Middle School Auditions and All State Area Taping that was held at FMHS. We also had a number of students volunteer to serve as proctors at middle school district auditions in the week prior. Saturday, hundreds of students, families, and directors from across the region were in the building, and were extremely appreciative of our efforts hosting. Many commented on how smoothly they felt that everything was running. Additionally, we were proud that there were 58 students from our cluster who qualified to participate in the HS/MS All Region Clinic to be held on December 9-10. A special congratulations to the following students who qualified to record for All State Auditions on Saturday (Jeanie Hwang, Eunice Ju, Yong Ha Jung, Byung Lee, Taewon Lee, Kevin Lu, Shalini Namuduri Hunter Parsinen, Yenna Park, and Shannon Zhao). Recording for All State involves preparing some of the most challenging excerpts in all of the orchestral literature, and begins with well over 8,000 students from across the state entering into the process. It’s a tremendous achievement to be eligible to record.

In years past, I remember leaving the building at 10:00pm with so much to be done. This year, I think we were leaving at 6:00pm, because there were so many students happy to lend a hand, get involved, and #givebach. Great to work in such a supportive community, with so many willing to help out.

Thank you so much again,

Stephen Clink

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