The Warsaw Community High School Orchestras will present a Spring Orchestra Concert on Tuesday, May 3rd in the Warsaw Performing Arts Center at 7:00 p.m.

The concert will feature the WCHS Intermediate Orchestra and the WCHS Advanced Orchestra. Musical selections include Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. Outstanding Orchestra Member Awards for each grade level and Senior Awards will be given. The concert is free and open to the public.

The WCHS Advanced Orchestra will present their Orchestra Classics Concert on Thursday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the PAC.  The WCHS Advanced Orchestra will perform the pieces they've prepared for ISSMA Organizational Contest on April 23rd at Snider High School, Fort Wayne, IN.  

Admission to the concert is free and the public is invited to attend. The orchestra is under the direction of Carolyn Stalcup.

The following WCHS Advanced Orchestra students received medals at ISSMA State Solo & Ensemble Contest in Indianapolis Saturday, Feb 27:

Pictured from left:

Analiese Helms, gold medal for violin solo, gold medal for viola solo and gold medal for playing viola in Mozart Trio

Lydia Harrison, silver medal for cello solo

Noah Diaz, gold medal for playing violin in Mozart Trio

James Chan, gold medal for violin solo and gold medal for playing violin in Mozart Trio

That adds up to 6 gold medals and one silver medal! Congratulations to all of these students!

The WCHS Orchestra had 18 students participate in ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Contest Saturday, January 30. These students entered a total of 10 events. 9 events received gold ratings and one event received a silver rating.

Students receiving gold ratings in Group 1 events and advancing to State contest in Indianapolis:

James Chan, violin solo
Lydia Harrison, cello solo
Analiese Helms, violin solo
Analiese Helms, viola solo
Violin and Viola Trio: James Chan, Noah Diaz and Analiese Helms
Students receiving gold ratings in Groups 2 and 3:
Natalie Lindquist, violin solo
Nathaniel Wise, cello solo
Quintet: Carrie Elliott, Morgan Hooks, Natalie Lindquist, Keagan Rice and Nathaniel Wise
Large String Ensemble: Katlynn Brower, James Chan, Madison Chew, Noah Diaz, Morgen Fuentes, Lydia Harrison, Analiese Helms, Marie Hoover and Juan Terrazas
Bass Trio substitute: Nathaniel Wise
Students receiving silver ratings in Group 3:
Quartet: Chase Byron, Emily Kitson, Kyla Smith and Mackenzie Connolly

Congratulations to all of these orchestra students for representing Warsaw High School so well!

Congratulations to the following Warsaw High School orchestra students for being accepted into the All State Orchestra! Indiana All State Orchestra is very competitive, and only a handful of students are selected for each section. We are very proud of our WCHS musicians!

James Chan, violin (alternate)
Lydia Harrison, cello
Analiese Helms, violin
David Zoschnick, oboe

The Indiana All State Orchestra will present a concert at the Embassy Theater in Fort Wayne on Saturday, January 16.


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