SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

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CONTACT:  Joni Swenson, Samohi                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

310.395.3204, ext. 407                                      23 FEB 2010

 

 

Two Samohi Musicians Represent California in the American String Teachers Association National High School Honor Orchestra

 

Santa Monica High School students Emily Wong and Matthew Van Pelt, Concertmaster and Principal Violist of the Santa Monica High School (Samohi) Symphony Orchestra, respectively, have successfully auditioned for and have been accepted to the 2010 National High School Honor Orchestra.

 

ASTA (American String Teachers Association), in partnership with NSOA (National School Orchestra Association), competitively selects the most talented young musicians from school orchestras in each state to create the National High School Honors Orchestra.  This prestigious ensemble meets biennially and performs in a national showcase.  NSOA will convene from February 18 through February 20 in Santa Clara, California.

 

The Santa Monica High School Orchestra program, founded in 1903, is extremely proud of Emily and Matthew for illustrating the high caliber of students that come from Samohi, its orchestras, the City of Santa Monica, and the State of California. 

 

 

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