Grassfield Orchestra

Spring

CONCERT

 

 

 

Saturday
May 7, 2022

Welcome

We are excited to welcome you to our final orchestra concert for the 2021-2022 school year!

Please follow our concert etiquette rules:

  • Turn off all cellphones and electronic devices
  • Do not wave or call a performers name at any time
  • Remain seated until a piece is complete
  • Only enter and exit the auditorium between pieces

Program

COMBINED ORCHESTRA 

Celebration
Kool and the Gang – arranged by Ralph Ford

FRESHMEN ORCHESTRA

Lean On Me
Bill Withers – arranged by Larry Moore

No One is Alone
From Into the Woods–Stephen Sondeheim–arranged by James Kazik

A Flat from the Black Violin
Arranged by Larry Moore

CONCERT ORCHESTRA 

Music from Brave
Patrick Doyle–arranged by Robert Longfield

Mamma Mia Selections
Arranged by Roy Phillippe

My Shot – from Hamilton
Lin Manuel-Miranda–arranged by Larry Moore
 

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 

Music from the movie Sing
Arranged by James Kazik

Come Together
The Beatles–arranged by Larry Moore

 

CHAMBER & BAND COMBINED

(Grassfield Symphony + Select Alumni)

Concertino for Clarinet in Eb Opus 26
Carl Maria von Weber

Soloist – Jeanette Gilson – Clarinet
Grassfield High School Concerto Competition Winner

Symphonie Espagnole Opus 21–1st Movement
Edouard Lalo

Soloist – Maia Timm – Violin
Grassfield High School Concerto Competition Winner

 

Freshman Orchestra

VIOLIN I

Ethan Chang – Concertmaster
Bianca Rivera – Assistant Concertmaster
Angie Nguyen – Concertmaster
Ava Fox – Assistant Concertmaster
Peter Wright
Caroline Kuskowski
Jack Evans
Addison Steadele
Easton Tatasciore
Molly Casey
Nik Miner
Nate Herzog
Owen Stutz
Aidan Viar

 

VIOLIN II

Tara Schmidt – Principal
Aaron Gonzalez
Viktoria Glebocki – Principal
Loralye Stevenson
Melody Fadaka
Jacob Scaife
Kaylee Buell
Joey Leach
Kaylyn Euhus
Micaella Roddy
Julianna Babcock
Esther Scweighardt

 

VIOLA

Laura Shedd – Principal
Sophia Ocampo
Chaewon Kang – Principal
Allannah Rivera
Kennedy Reid
Makayla Sprull
Morrigan Roddy
Kayla Wilt-Abbott

 

CELLO

Anslie Goff – Principal
Riley Cooke – Assistant
Jordyn Olexy – Principal
Emily Goodman – Assistant
Aidan Rafter
Breanna Luhia
Adriana Whitaker-Chavis
Daykne Braun
Alex Sammataro
Linas Pflanz
Anastasia Clawson
Nikkhia Watson

 

BASS

Reese Avery – Principal
Keegan Richardson – Principal

 

Concert Orchestra

VIOLIN I

Isobel Evans – Concertmaster
Cate Deguzman
Atinuke Kazeem – Concertmaster
George Ehrsam
John Boone – Concertmaster
Colin Deguzman
Riley Dugan
Lindsay Walker
Skylar Brown
Kyle Episcope
Jen Kemp
Noah Lampman
William Patton
Caiden Anderson
Sarah Boone
Meghan Bennett
Katie Dowd
Hunter Jones
Nevaeh Lee
Charlotte Lewter
Colin Matthews
Roman Nichols
Madelyn Osborne
Ben Porter
Elijah Bien Rafanan
Valentina Zacchia

 

VIOLIN II

Jolene Griffin – Principal
Hannah Munley
Tobi Ojo – Principal
Kierstyn Brescia
Khari McNeil – Principal
Michelle Densten
Aja Williams
Noelle Braun
Reagan Miller
Laura Mulch
Toby Hickey
Anne Marie Griffith
Tyler Miller
Octavia Gallop
Logan Olexy
Callie Gionis
Noah Parker
Ryland Thornhill
Zander Curl
Emma Smith
Heidi Lowery
Gabrielle Amerson
Aria Griffin
Mia Munley
Michael Schleigh
Katrina Joy Cortez
Xia Parkes
Brenden Hines
Kayleigh Hoffer
Gabriel Holsinger
Alexander Marquett
Tavia Moffatt-Nemethy
Lindsey Ridgewell
Tessa Wunder
Kaya Washington

 

VIOLA

Tabitha Bright – Principal
Selma Coghlan
Autumn Longley – Principal
Joshua Wright
Carmen Kearney – Principal
Camila Griffith
Austin Schaffer
Jaden Floyd
Abigail Shelhorse
Chris Banks
Aaliyah Robinson
Ally Harris
Laila Payton
Niyah Holmes
Vince Torres
Griffen Kinsey
Hayden Taylor
Maia Timm
Kaiden Wilson
Taylor Fox
Mariella Manipol

 

CELLO

Edward Seawood – Principal
Wynona Patton
Elliot Bruce – Principal
Stephen Smith
Riley Brown – Principal
Gavin Gabel
Lauren Whitlow
Emma Zieg
Joe Carpenter
Daniel Anzures-Sanchez
Maureen Keller
Dominique Alexander
Adrian Drotar
Danielle Stacy
Ethan Gaylor
Oliver Fontenault
Ezra Mann-Thompson
Ari Timm
Savannah Seed
Mason Cerezo
Khaleb Long
Evan Cardona
Loreena Manser
Justin Kuhlmann
Tatiana Luhia
Alex Matte
Antonio Rouson
Nicholas Smith
Landon Torio
Violet Fletcher
Ronan Green
Christian Smith
Nicholas Wiktorowski
Waylen Biancardi

 

BASS

Jackson Short – Principal
Kelly Thompson
Kennedy Tomas
Ella Breshears
Anjola Taiwo
Juana Kemp Leon
Logan Darling
Andrew Kubovcik

 

Chamber Orchestra

 VIOLIN I

Maia Timm – Concertmaster
Thomas Sunderland – Assistant Concertmaster
Gabby Ching
Camryn Atwood
Joshua Fournier 

 

VIOLIN II

Heidi Marle – Principal
Noah Wagner – Assistant
Riley Leeman
Logan Cerezo
Tatiana Fisher

 

VIOLA

Tommy Belesimo – Principal
Alex Huang – Assistant
Olivia Heizer
Joshua Rodarmel
Livia Norris
Nicole Richardson
AJ Whitney
Matthew Kinlaw

 

CELLO

Susanna Shedd – Principal
James Heyer – Assistant
Grey Sarvis
Danella Romera
Samantha Warner

 

BASS

Ethan Trie – Principal
Diego Rivera – Assistant

 

Concert Staff

Mr. V

Steve Vutsinas

DIRECTOR

Mr. V

Orion Burke

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

We’d like to recognize the following individuals for their continued support:

Chesapeake Public Schools Administrators

Mr. Michael Perez – Principal, Grassfield High School

Mrs. Beth Pallister – Assistant Principal for Instruction, Grassfield High School

Ms. Helen Sapieka – 9th Grade Assistant Principal, Grassfield High School

Mr. Sylvester Freeman – 10th Grade Assistant Principal, Grassfield High School

Mrs. Kellie Collins – 11th Grade Assistant Principal, Grassfield High School

Mr. Matt Fulford, 12th Grade Assistant Principal, Grassfield High School

Dr. Jared Cotton – Superindendent of Schools, Chesapeake Public Schools

Dr. John Chenault – Music Supervisor, Chesapeake Public Schools

Grassfield Orchestra Parents Association Board Members

Mr. Kirk Thompson – President

Mrs. Jessica Boone – Vice President

Mrs. Zoe Norris – Treasurer

Mrs. Melissa Williams – Secretary

 

Freshman Orchestra

Our Freshman Orchestra consists of 9th graders from 7 middle schools located all around Chesapeake Public Schools. Freshman Orchestra is the starting place of nearly all students in the program and is where Mr. V lays foundations for the following 3 years for students going into both the concert and chamber orchestras.

Concert Orchestra

120 students strong, the Concert Orchestra is the largest performing group in the Grassfield Program. Concert is a non-audition group and is where freshman not interested in Chamber are placed automatically. Despite its size, Concert Orchestra consistently scores with superiors at assessments.

Chamber Orchestra

The Chamber Orchestra is the audition only group that performs collegiate level music. Consistently receiving superiors at assessment, Chamber has musicians aspiring to continue their studies throughout college. In 2021 Chamber was chosen to play in a demonstration for the VMEA conference in Norfolk.