Vitamente Sinfonietta

Vancouver School of Arts and Academics’ top orchestra, Vitamente Sinfonietta, and performing groups earned more awards than any other school at Western Washington University and the Washington American String Teachers’ Association’s annual orchestra festival on March 17.

  • Vitamente Sinfonietta: Second place in Small Chamber Orchestras
  • Warriors Duo: Second place in Eclectic String Category
  • Bamboo Ensemble: Third place in Eclectic String Category
  • Itsy Bitsy Vita: Silver Award
  • Staccato Sisters: Silver Award
  • 413 Quartet: Bronze Award
  • Night Quartet: Bronze Award

Congratulations to the following students and their teacher Ann Medellin:

  • Elizabeth Bankowski, violin
  • Cora Beeson, violin
  • Kate Bias, viola
  • Nova Dunbar, bass
  • Kaya Dunn, cello
  • Asher Hicks, violin
  • Althea Hieronymus, violin
  • Candace Houston, violin
  • Rina Ishii, bass
  • Sarah Johnson, cello
  • Andrew Mar, cello
  • Lucy Otto, violin
  • Aliyah Petersen, violin
  • Jessica Pritchett, violin
  • Jack Reynolds, viola
  • Hayley Rodriguez, viola
  • Valerie Shoker, cello
  • Rosemary Smith, harp
  • Zoe Sobczak, cello
  • Emma Thomas, violin
  • Ethan Thomas, cello
  • Kristina Van Houten, violin
  • Juiliet Van Ry, violin
  • Tess Webb, violin
  • Paige Wisneski, bass

Vitamente Sinfonietta also received superior ratings at the Lower Columbia River Music Educators’ High School Orchestra Adjudication Festival.