Category: Student Spotlights

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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Senior Spotlights: Claire Fulton and Noah Kim

Claire Fulton (violin): Favorite memory: The Toronto trip!! What I loved about this trip was how bonded I felt to my orchestra family and that unexpected things kept happening. Whether it be the historically icy spring (even by Canada standards) or the busses breaking down at night I loved this trip. While this may not …

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Senior Spotlights: Nikki Razavi and Joshua DeFilipps

Nikki Razavi (violin): Favorite memory: Having the chance to go on a sunset boat cruise on the Danube river through Budapest with the orchestra is an experience I will never forget. The addition of participating in the infamous Saxon Tsunami on the roof of the boat made the experience much more unique to the orchestra. …

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