SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Tom Whaley

310-450-8338, ext. 287

For Immediate Release

March 3, 2005

 

SAMOHI Symphony Orchestra Wins National Grand Championship

 

The Santa Monica High School Symphony Orchestra won the National Grand Championship at the ASTA/NSOA (American String Teachers Association) Conference in Reno, Nevada during a competition held February 24-27. The SAMOHI Chamber Orchestra also received a Unanimous Superior rating, but was not allowed to compete because of the one group per school policy.

 

Sixteen orchestras from nine states were represented and hundreds of string teachers attended from around the country. The students were adjudicated during their performance and then proceeded to a clinic with some of the most prominent string educators in the country. Our School District was complimented for having excellent teachers, exemplary music programs and outstanding support from the community.


As always, our students made us proud with their decorum and the professional way in which they performed and represented the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District.

 

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