Four MCPS Students Selected to Play in All-National Honors Bands and Orchestras

Four MCPS students from two different schools have been selected to play in All-National Honor Bands and Orchestras.

Thomas S. Wootton High School sophomore Sara Bock, who plays clarinet, and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School sophomore Shisui Torii, who plays French horn, were selected to be in the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME’s) All-National Honor Band. Wootton sophomores Jackson Bernal, who plays bassoon, and Anderson Bernal, who plays double bass, were selected to the All-National Honor Orchestra.

The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles represent the top-performing high school musicians in the U.S. The 2022 ensembles will meet at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor this month under the leadership of top conductors in the field of music education.

Featured photo courtesy of NAfME.

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