Category: Student Spotlights

Senior Spotlights: Ben Tran & Ella Kassis

Ben Tran (violin & piano): Favorite memory: My favorite memory from Langley Orchestra was the car wash from my freshman year (2019). This was one of the first community activities offered by the orchestra during my time, and I will never forget it because the car wash served as a gateway for freshman just like …

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Senior Spotlights: Katie Dzwonczyk & Luke Terry

Katie Dzwonczyk (violin): Favorite memory: My favorite memory was actually a few months before I joined the Langley Orchestra during the Pyramid concert when I was in 8th grade. Before the concert began, a few Cooper students and a few Langley students gathered around the piano and sang together. It was so fun and made …

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Senior Spotlights: Ulaina Ahn & Bianca Harris

Ulaina Ahn (cello): Favorite memory: The Danube River cruise on the Austria trip. I loved laughing with friends, and the lights were super pretty. #besttripever What I love about LHS orchestra: Orchestra is a home for so many types of people, and I think that’s a testament to the connective power of music. It’s a …

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Senior Spotlights: Stella Mategrano & Julian Lee

Stella Mategrano (viola): Favorite memory: my very first concert with the Philharmonic Orchestra, as a sophomore, bouncing around post-dinner with a cup of sponsor coffee in hand and sporting cat ears (for the animal theme), warming up and having a good time! What I love about LHS Orchestra: I love that it caters to players …

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Senior Spotlights: Anh-Thu Pham & Kacy Lee

Anh-Thu Pham (violin): Favorite memory: I love the community. The students are friendly with shared passions, the parents are organized, and the teachers love what they do. Everyone gives their all in the activities, whether it be playing, washing cars, or fake-laughing at Doc’s jokes. What I love about LHS Orchestra: I love the people …

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Senior Spotlights: Mihika Khubchandani and Chris Cheng

Mihika Khubchandani (violin): Favorite memory: Kennede, Margaret, and I used to have fashion shows in the bathroom after changing into our concert dresses. What I love about LHS Orchestra: I love the people in the Langley Orchestra and I was able to find some of my best friends in the past four years. Getting to …

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Senior Spotlights: Colleen Sherry and Misha Somogyi

Colleen Sherry (viola): Favorite memory: Visiting Doc’s farm for the picnic my freshman year (and getting to meet his chickens!) What I love about LHS Orchestra: It’s not only a break from the rest of your conventional classes during the day, but orchestra also allows you to explore new music and be creative in a …

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Senior Spotlights: Olivia Kim and Arna Bhardwaj

Olivia Kim (violin): Favorite memory: One of my favorite memories was running through the aisles in banana costumes during the Halloween concert, but I also love the little moments like hanging out in the back room before and after class. What I love about LHS Orchestra: I love how Langley Orchestra has allowed me to …

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Senior Spotlights: Francisco Yang and Riker Wilson

Francisco Yang (cello): Favorite memory: The bus ride to Toronto was definitely a good orchestra experience with lots of fun. What I love about LHS Orchestra: Performing music, talking with friends. A class where I can relax and still learn something. Words of wisdom: Just have fun and participate in some orchestra trips when you …

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Senior Spotlights: Matthew Chung and Victor Mou

Matthew Chung (violin): Favorite memory: When I got to see a couple of my friends dressed up in gorilla suits and go on the stage. What I love about LHS Orchestra: The end of the year orchestra banquets are pretty fun. Eating good food and hanging out with friends is always fun. Words of wisdom: …

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