Thirty-three musicians qualify for honors


Beth Saunderson

Junior Yoosang Park performs at the dessert concert in November.

The school is sending a combined 33 musicians from band, orchestra and ensemble to perform on the All-State and All-County level for their respective musical groups. Getting into All-State or even All-County is no simple task. Students have to compete with hundreds of other students from within their county for All-County and for All-State they have to compete with Students from the whole state by playing scales and music.

Sophomore Ben Pinfield said he’s glad he made it into All-State Orchestra, but also disappointed in his placement.

“I’m glad I made it because it’s cool to be in an orchestra players on my level,” Pinfield said “But I’m a bit disappointed because I’m a second violin.”

Freshmen James Leonard who made it into All-County Orchestra along with 17 other students said he’s proud of the group’s accomplishment. Leonard also tried out for All-State. but wasn’t accepted.

“We have a successful program with talented students.” Leonard said. “I’m fine with the outcome, there is a lot of school work to make up if you go.”

By Justin Ho

List of all students who made All-County/All-State

Brevard All-County Band
Cooper C. – 7th Grade Trumpet
Julia C. – 8th Grade Trumpet
Brayden C. – 8th Grade Trombone
Laith R. – 8th Grade Baritone Saxophone
Emma Robinson – 10th Grade Bassoon
Ami Asar – 11th Grade Flute
Dominick Delgado – 11th Grade Trombone

All-County Ensembles
Brayden C. (8th Grade Trombone) – All-County Middle School Jazz Band
Laith R. (8th Grade Bari Sax) – All-County Middle School Jazz Band
River Grace (12th Grade Piano) – All-County High School Jazz Band
Joel Soucheck (12th Grade Flute) – Florida Flute Association Senior Honors Choir

All-County Orchestra
MIDDLE SCHOOL: Dylan B., Abigail G., Madeline H., Haley A., Thomas E., Cassidy K.

HIGH SCHOOL: Alice Chan, McKenzie Curtis, Andrew Leonard, James Leonard, Janet Lu, Ben Pinfield, Coral Kehm, Yoosang Park, Marissa Scalise, Hannah Langenbach, Zachary Zaroogian

All State Orchestra
9-10 Orchestra: Janet Lu Ben Pinfield
11-12 Orchestra: Andrew Leonard Yoosang Park Zachary Zaroogian

Editor’s note: Brevard Public Schools prohibits the inclusion of middle-schoolers’ last names on district-sponsored websites.