The annual California All-State Orchestra, which brought together the top student-musicians to perform together, included seven students from the San Diego Unified School District in the 2014 edition.
honors this year went to: Henry High, Tim Toombs, grade 10, French
horn; Mira Mesa High, Jake Boring, grade 11, alto sax; Pt. Loma High,
Michael Brown, grade 10, percussion, and Clifton McKenzie, grade 10,
tuba; Scripps Ranch High, Alec Candib, grade 9, baritone, and Michael
Lamar, grade 10, bassoon. The lone middle school participant was from
Wangenheim Middle School: Davis Boring, grade 8, clarinet.
musician, Jake Boring of Mira Mesa High, was making his third
appearance. His brother, Davis, was honored for the first time. Pt.
Loma's Brown and McKenzie were among only four to represent the school
in the last 40 years.
"This is such a fantastic honor for these
young musicians," said Dr. Karen Childress-Evans, Director of San Diego
Unified's Visual and Performing Arts Program. "California is home to the
motion picture industry and has more than its share of world-class
musicians and musical families. We're all very proud of them in San Diego Unified."
The orchestras and bands performed Feb. 20-23. For more information on the programs, visit the California Orchestra Directors Association website.