Vancouver students recently earned spots among some of the state's most talented youth musicians.
High school senior Christian Ramirez received an honorable mention in the jazz/double bass category.
Christian Ramirez, a double bass player from Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, earned his second consecutive recognition.
This summer, artists may participate in a variety of activities, including dance, acting, music and the visual arts. All opportunities are offered free to students currently enrolled in Vancouver Public Schools.
VPS is one of 623 districts across the nation and one of just five in Washington state to be recognized.
Fourteen student-musicians were selected for the Washington Music Educators Association's bands, choirs and orchestras.
On stage and in the community, Symphony Koss excels.
Vancouver School of Arts and Academics teacher Margaret Green was featured in Leaders in Learning.
Some of the district's top middle school musicians will be joined onstage by fifth-graders who participate in a before-school music program.
Students were selected from McLoughlin and Thomas Jefferson middle schools; Columbia River, Fort Vancouver, Hudson's Bay and Skyview high schools; and Vancouver School of Arts and Academics.
Vancouver School of Arts and Academics’ Margaret Green is one of only five recipients and the only winner from Washington state or the West Coast.
This accomplished young violinist already has built an impressive resume of awards and high-profile performances.
Musicians from around the district recently were honored for their talents.
Name and avocation converge for Symphony Koss. The accomplished violinist and pianist has received several awards and accolades over the past year.
Students from Vancouver Public Schools joined some of Washington's finest high school musicians at the State Solo and Ensemble Contest.
Three Vancouver Public Schools marching bands earned top honors for their performances at the Loyalty Days Parade in Long Beach, Washington, on May 1.
Congratulations to Ann Medellin, who recently was named the 2016 Outstanding Music Educator by the Washington state chapter of the American String Teachers Association!
Pictured above, from left: Kimberly Claassen, Emily Liu, Donald William Higgins, Eva Stoumbos, Lauren Clark, Brent Hall, Jason Anderson, Dave Chartrey, Spencer Reid-Rice, Mason McCloud, Philip Denton, David Conditt and James O'Banion. Not pictured: Halie [...]