Local students selected for Florida All State music ensembles

Press release from Alachua County Public Schools

Twenty-nine Alachua County Public School elementary, middle, and high school students have won spots in this year’s Florida All State bands, choruses, and orchestras, which are organized by the Florida Music Education Association (FMEA).

To earn their spots, the students participated in a rigorous audition process that required them to take musicianship tests, play scales, perform sight reading passages, and play or sing prepared audition pieces.

The students selected for these prestigious ensembles will travel to Tampa in mid-January to attend the FMEA conference. There they will rehearse and perform with other top young musicians from around the state. The event is typically attended by more than 10,000 people and includes about 250 clinic sessions and concerts. 

The 29 students selected to the All State ensembles include:

Student NameGradeSchool NameAll State EnsembleInstrument/Voice Part
Alicia Parfait9BHS9th/10th Grade Concert BandClarinet
Cadence Smith12BHSHigh School Concert ChorusAlto
Isabelle Tseng11BHS11th/12th Grade OrchestraViolin
Jackson Green9BHS9th/10th Grade Concert BandPercussion
Madelyn Urbine9BHS9th/10th Grade Concert OrchestraFrench Horn
Nolan Gao9BHS9th/10th Grade OrchestraViolin
Samuel Cohen11BHSHigh School Reading ChorusTenor
William Guan10BHS9th/10th Grade OrchestraViolin
Elizabeth Offerle10EHSHigh School SSAA ChorusSoprano
Isaac Savin10EHS9th/10th Grade Concert BandEuphonium
Evan Rotchford8FCMSMiddle School Honor BandBassoon
Diamond Vo10GHSHigh School SSAA ChorusSoprano
Malik Mullino11GHS11th/12th Grade Symphonic BandClarinet
Alexander Hsu7LMSMiddle School OrchestraCello
Chris Jeong7LMSMiddle School OrchestraViola
Isaac Son7LMSMiddle School OrchestraViolin
Matheus Ribeiro Do Valle7LMSMiddle School OrchestraViolin
Sarah Yan8LMSMiddle School OrchestraViolin
Jonathan Pruim10NHSHigh School Honor BandTrombone
Anna Weitz8OVMSMiddle School Honor BandFrench Horn
Anabel Khokhlov5Wiles Elem.Elementary Orff Ensemble
Fiona Xu4Wiles Elem.Elementary Orff Ensemble
Lara Castineyra5Wiles Elem.Elementary Chorus
Louisa McGargill4Wiles Elem.Elementary Chorus
Nicolas Thivierge5Wiles Elem.Elementary Chorus
Olivia Pettiford5Wiles Elem.Elementary Orff Ensemble
Parker Krzykowski5Wiles Elem.Elementary Orff Ensemble
Quinn Curchy4Wiles Elem.Elementary Chorus
Rachel Dai5Wiles Elem.Elementary Orff Ensemble