Collage of students singing and playing instruments

The Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) along with the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association (VBODA), Virginia Choral Directors Association (VCDA), Virginia Elementary Music Educators Association (VEMEA), and Virginia chapter of the American Choral Director’s Association (VA-ACDA), recently hosted the All-Virginia Band, Orchestra and Choir events in Richmond and Harrisonburg, Virginia. More than 100 students from Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) qualified for these ensembles: 53 high school students for the 2024 All-Virginia Band, Chorus, and Orchestra; 49 middle school students for the 2024 All-Virginia Middle School Honor Choir; and 16 elementary school students for the 2024 All-Virginia Elementary Chorus.

“Earning a spot in an All-Virginia ensemble represents the highest honor that our students can receive and is an extraordinarily rare achievement,” said Dr. Annamarie Bollino, supervisor of the arts in PWCS. “It is a testament to the dedication of our music educators, self-discipline and efforts of our students, and the unwavering support of our parents, administrators, and community.”

Students selected for these ensembles participated in a series of rehearsals, led by a guest conductor, and culminating in a public showcase. This event draws students, parents, and educators from across the Commonwealth together to celebrate music and the achievements of its students.

Congratulations to the PWCS high school students selected for the All-Virginia Chorus.

  • Battlefield High School: Michael Morales
  • Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School: Audrey Bales, Madelyn Byrne, Hope Carey, J. Sophia Curlee, Gianna Grabill, Alyssa Kiffer, Adam Mack, Raelle Melvin, Rachel Rock, Danielle Serrano-Bremer, Riley Slusher, Nathan Tross, Kaitlyn Warfield, Dana Whitcomb
  • Forest Park High School: Sophia Wright
  • Gainesville High School: Mara Cerven
  • Osbourn Park High School: Alejandro Gonzalez Ramirez, Ruth Osaro
  • Patriot High School: Megan Bergeron
  • Unity Reed High School: Nathan Rickard

Congratulations to the PWCS high school students selected for the All-Virginia Band and Orchestra.

  • Battlefield High School: Hiroki Matsui, Kara Stephenson
  • Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School: Jenet Jeruel Bagang, Claire Brown, Madadger Byrne, Ian Croker, Lindsay Drum, Abigail Gabalski, Charlotte Garretson, Athiana Reyes Cordero, Katherine Tegtmeyer, Cole Trenkelbach, Alec Windmiller, Carter Yeh, Emily Yeh, Gabrielle Younger
  • Gainesville High School: Aaron Buford, Casey Murray, Noah Tipton, Daniel Wilson

Congratulations to the PWCS middle school students selected for the All-Virginia Middle School Honor Choir.

  • Benton Middle School: Raquel Estrada
  • Bull Run Middle School: Mallory Fullerton
  • Fred M. Lynn Middle School: Vivian Nassali, Zehava Shepard
  • Gainesville Middle School: Roderick Davis, Maddy Dick, Rachel Fillmore, Lili Fulda, Naomi Greaves, Sofia Hladky, Zoha Hussainy, Adara Kryway, Amee Nguyen, Ysabella Nicastro, Wyatt Yarbray
  • Lake Ridge Middle School: Matthew Dankwa, Daniel Hockaday
  • Marsteller Middle School: Yaw Ampratwum-Peprah, Stephen Armstrong, Alexis Atta-Saow, Mateo Bonura, Giovanny Chavez Vargas, Parker Crossey, Bennett Diaz, Jackson Estelle, Scott Ganung, Jake Jones, Ulysses Labrada, Connor Lynch, Luke Mamon, Peyton Moeykens, Felix Pantoja Batres, Akena Reed, Steven Schumann, Ian Song, Carson Van Wassen, Quinn Wesol, Michael Winsock
  • Parkside Middle School: Megan Berk, Mykenna Cassity, Everett Davies
  • Ronald Wilson Reagan Middle School: Natalie Cortez, Josephine Marsh, Amelia Robertson

 Congratulations to the PWCS elementary students selected for the All-Virginia Elementary Chorus.

  • Glenkirk Elementary School: Naba Abbas, Lizzie Benack, Suri Delgado, Avery Petrocelli, Will Reckley, Abby Tumelty, Lauren Williams, Linnea Yarbray
  • Mary Williams Elementary School: Lucian Lozano Huaman, Olivia Makowski, Greatlina Baah-Awuah – Brent
  • Sudley Elementary School: Emma Murphy, Lindsey Mouser, Kira Vega, Soleil Belcher, Briana Funes Requeno