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May 23, 2023


We are excited to welcome you to our final orchestra concert for the 2022-2023 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



Lean On Me
Bill Withers – arranged by Larry Moore

Hey There Delilah
The Plain White T’s

Dream On
Aerosmith arr. Orion Burke

Viva La Vida
Coldplay arr. Larry Moore


Imagine Dragons arr. Larry Moore

Bring Me to Life
Evanescence arr. Tom Tally

Sublime arr. Coling DeGuzman and Waylen Biancardi, Grassfield Orchestra Students

Coldplay arr. Longfield


All four selections arranged for the Hampton String Quartet

Happy Together
The Turtles

Eleanor Rigby
The Beatles

Dust in the Wind

Carry on My Wayward Son

Full Orchestra for Concerto Competition Winners

(Grassfield Band and Orchestra + Select Alumni)

Bass Concerto in G Major

Soloist – Pablo Miranda Delgado – String Bass Solo
Grassfield High School Concerto Competition Winner

Horn Concerto #1 Op. 11

Soloist – Robert Parsons – Horn
Grassfield High School Concerto Competition Winner

Philharmonic Orchestra

The Children of Sanchez
Mangione arr. Bob Phillips

Rhapsody in Blue

Gershwin arr. Brubaker 

Special Thanks to our amazing musicians that assisted with this concert:
Sophie Ocampo – Guitar
Emily Goodman – Bass Guitar
Noah Lampman – Bass Guitar
Jeanette Gilson – Piano
Mr. Mike Perez – Bass Guitar
Maia Timm – Violin

Please join us for dessert and our Polyphonic Performance immediately following the Senior Slideshow in the Food Court.


Concert Staff

Mr. V

Steve Vutsinas


Mr. V

Orion Burke




Pablo Miranda-Delgado
Stringed Bass – Grassfield Concerto Winner
Since 6th-grade, Pablo has immersed himself in playing bass, nurturing his talent and passion for the past 7 years. During the latter half of his 10th grade, he began studying the Dragonetti. Presently, he holds the position of Principal bass in the Grassfield Chamber Orchestra.

In the upcoming fall, Pablo will be continuing his journey at Old Dominion University, where he will pursue a degree in music education.

Robert Parsons
Robert Parsons
French Horn – Grassfield Concerto Winner
Robert’s journey into the world of music started in the sixth grade at Hickory Middle School, where he initially wielded the trumpet before transitioning to the French horn starting in seventh grade. Since his sophomore year in high school, Robert has dedicated his studies to mastering the Richard Strauss 1 Horn Concerto, immersing himself in its captivating compositions.

After graduation, Robert will start his adventure at Old Dominion University, where he will pursue a degree in Accounting.

Waylen Biancardi
Composer, Cellist, Pianist
Waylen Biancardi boasts a musical career spanning more than seven years, during which he honed his skills as both a cellist and a pianist. Immersed in a world of harmonies and melodies, music became an integral part of Waylen’s life. It was in the eighth grade that Waylen’s interest in composition and music writing took flight, fueling a profound passion for exploring the depths of music theory. This year, an exciting collaboration unfolded between Waylen and his talented peer, Colin DeGuzman, as they embarked on an arrangement of Sublime’s “Santeria.” Eagerly anticipating the performance by their fellow classmates, Waylen and Colin are thrilled to witness their musical creation come to life on stage.

Colin DeGuzman
Composer, Violin

Colin DeGuzman, a seventeen-year-old senior, has been wielding the violin since his fifth-grade days and has remained an integral part of the Grassfield Orchestra throughout his four years of high school. As he prepares to embark on his journey at George Mason University in the upcoming fall, Colin has set his sights on pursuing a major in mathematics while also delving into the realm of computer science as a minor.

Colin’s composition expedition began during his middle school years, and it was during his regular piano lessons that he unwittingly absorbed the intricacies of music theory. He continues to craft original classical compositions, even contemplating sharing some of his works with Mr. V and the talented group of musicians slated for next year’s ensemble—provided they don’t prove too challenging!

Freshman Orchestra


Abigail Messing–Concertmaster
Hailey Else–Concertmaster
Mila Vujnic–Assistant
ReNaya Williams–Assistant
Catherine Schwind
Luis Ortiz
Samuel Williamson
Irene Chen
Darby English
Jordyn Watkins
Haniya Fadli
Brandon Bossout
Temi Ojo
Tomi Ojo


Nicholas Messick–Principal
Madeline Hershberg–Assistant
Elizabeth DaVanzo
Emmanuella Mmobuosi
Stephanie Kusi-Davies
Aubrie Veracruz
Lukas Arola
Queenie Zhu
Jackson Hodge
Chase Boulware
Genevieve Nuber


Marcella Carson–Principal
Paige Radak–Assistant
Isabella Monica
Declan Cassidy
Hewan Eyualem
Mia Osorio
Josephine Czuhajewski
Tristan Barnhill


Eli Seawood–Principal
Bailey Tomb–Principal
Ellen Bitterman–Assistant
Emily Guardiola–Assistant
Colten Norris
Kyli Holloway
Brady Greene
Parker Carwile


John Schleigh–Principal
McKenzee Barnes–Assistant
Ella Jones
Lucas Green
Seven Gregory
Grayson Wade
Noah Klaszky

Concert Orchestra


Cate DeGuzman–Concertmaster
John Boone–Concertmaster
William Patton–Concertmaster
Colin DeGuzman–Assistant
Nicholas Miner–Assistant
Ava Fox–Assistant
Madison Lee
Sarah Boone
Kyle Episcope
Addyson Clifford
Noah Gobel
Adelia Uber
Isabella Erezo
Elijah Bien Rafanan
Skylar Brown
Hunter Jones
Meghan Bennett
Valentina Zacchia
Nate Hertzog
Anna Kropf
Charlotte Lewter
Roman Nichols
Aidan Viar


Aja Williams–Principal
Callie Gionis–Principal
Khari McNeil–Principal
Easton Tatasciore–Assistant
Michelle Densten–Assistant
Gabrielle Amerson–Assistant
Noah Parker
Viktoria Glebocki
Kaylee Buell
Molly Casey
Emma Smith
Owen Stutz
Micaella Roddy
Kayleigh Hoffer
Tara Schmidt
Heidi Lowery
Ryland Thornhill
Loralye Stevenson
Aaron Gonzalez
Mia Munley
Melody Fadaka
Joey Leach
Juliana Babcock
Kaylyn Euhus
Brenden Hines
Logan Olexy
Tavia Moffatt-Nemethy
Alex Marquett
Esther Schweighardt
Kaya Washington


Carmen Kearney–Principal
Kaiden Wilson–Principal
Ally Harris–Principal
Tabitha Bright–Assistant
Selma Coghlan–Assistant
Aaliyah Robinson–Assistant
Niyah Holmes
Camila Griffith
Kennedy Reid
Griffen Kinsey
Laila Payton
Sophie Ocampo
Vincent Torres
Morrigan Roddy
Allannah Rivera
Kayla Wilt-Abbott
Taylor Fox
Mariella Manipol
Makayla Spruill


Lauren Whitlow–Principal
Aidan Rafter–Principal
Mason Rafter–Principal
Wynona Patton–Assistant
Oliver Fontenault–Assistant
Waylen Biancardi–Assistant
Jordyn Olexy
Anslie Goff
Daniel Anzures-Sanchez
Maureen Keller
Nic Wiktorowski
Bre Luhia
Landon Torio
Khaleb Long
Alexandria Sammataro
Riley Cooke
Gracen Clawson
Ari Timm
Savannah Seed
Adrian Drotar
Violet Fletcher
Mason Cerezo
Loreena Manser
Tony Rouson
Adriana Whitaker-Chavis
Joe Carpenter
Middleton Braun
Gavin Gabel
Ronan Green
Justin Kuhlmann
Christian Smith


Noah Lampman–Principal
Jackson Short–Principal
Kennedy Tomas–Principal
Kelly Thompson–Assistant
Juana Kemp Leon–Assistant
Keegan Richardson
Reese Avery
Ella Breshears
Emily Goodman

Chamber Orchestra


Ethan Chang–Concertmaster
Thomas Sunderland–Associate
Gabby Ching
Angie Nguyen
Joshua Fournier
Bianca Rivera


Tiki Kazeem–Principal
Riley Leeman–Assistant
Caroline Kuskowski
Logan Cerezo
Peter Wright
Addison Steadele


Alex Huang–Principal
Olivia Heizer–Assistant
Chaewon Kang
Josh Rodarmel
AJ Whitney
Laura Shedd
Matthew Kinlaw
Livia Norris


James Heyer–Principal
Susanna Shedd–Assistant
Dominique Alexander
Edward Seawood
Eli Bruce



Pablo Miranda-Delgado–Principal
Diego Rivera–Assistant

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.