2000 - 2001 Highlights

2000 - 2001 Photo Album

Band Awards Banquet, June 4, 2001

Group Awards Most Spirited Most Improved Outstanding Musician
C2 David Jun Sam Geschiere Susan Cho
C3B Chris Huska Monique Howard-Owen Stephen Dobbins
C3G Alicia Anderson Jenny Charlton Susan Kim
C4 Leslie Lopez Andrew Rowland Jeff Lukas
Jazz Jeff Franca Laura Parks Kevin Walsh

Symphonic
Outstanding Woodwind: Emily Rowland
Outstanding Brass: Ryan Westbrook
Outstanding Percussion: Kevin Walsh

Directors' Awards
9th - Lauren McIntosh
10th - Dan Reip
11th - Mike Vu
12th - Laura Eastham

Senior Drum Major Award ~ Meredith Ronner, Jody McLaurin

David Foster Awards
Band Camp Scholarship: James and Tom Fletcher
Memorial Award: Peter Matthiessen

Louis Armstrong Jazz Award ~ Kevin Walsh

Departmental Honors ~ Emily Rowland

Semper Fidelis Award ~ Allison Sontz

John Philip Sousa Award ~ Jody McLaurin

All Virginia Band/Orchestra
Jody McLaurin (oboe)
Emily Rowland (flute)
Allison Sontz (clarinet)
Laura Eastham (clarinet)
Matt Root (bass clarinet)
Jeff Franca (timpani) alternate
Emily Pedneau (flute) alternate

Congratulations to the High School Symphonic Band, Concert 4, and Concert Band 3-Blue for receiving superior ratings at the District Band Festival. As a result of the superior ratings at Festival, and the superior rating the Marching Band received at the State Marching Festival in October, Robinson has been selected as an Honor Band of Virginia by the Virginia Music Educator's Association. This is the 14th consecutive year Robinson has been a Virginia Honor Band! Robinson is a double Blue Ribbon winner, as the Middle School was also selected as an Honor Band of Virginia!

Congratulations to the 227 high school and orchestra members who traveled to Atlanta on April 25 - 29. This trip and competition was very successful and a completely enjoyable experience for the students, chaperones, and staff. The students represented Robinson well in every setting, projecting poise and professionalism at all times. Musically, each group played extremely well, and all were the envy of the other schools at the ensuing awards ceremony. The ratings were:

Concert Band III - 1st place Division 4, Excellent rating
Concert Band IV - 1st place Division 5, Superior rating
Symphonic Band - 1st place Division 6, Superior rating
Orchestra - Division 6, Superior rating
Overall winners - high school band concerts
Grand Champion - based on symphonic band and orchestra scores
Soloist Awards - Jody McLaurin, Andrew Yee, Stephen Girard, Noriko Tahahaski, outstanding string section awarded to the orchestra

Middle School District Festival results:
Concert IV - Superior rating
Concert V - Superior rating
Symphonic - Superior rating

Matt McKay - 3rd place at the Fairfax County Band Director's Solo Competition

2000 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, December, 2000
Eighty-one seventh and eighth graders of the Middle School Symphonic Band were invited to perform at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. The band along with directors, guest soloist Senior Chief Musician Roger Behrend, and parent chaperones traveled by air to the Windy City the week before Christmas. The 45-minute performance for which the students began rehearsing before school started in August, included ten selections and three guest conductors: David Shaffer also the composer of the music he conducted, Stanley R. Schoonover, Music Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools, and Curvin G. Farnham, Director of Bands, University of Maine. The trip included meeting other composers of music the students performed, an evening at Disney Quest, time to roam the vast exhibit hall full of instruments and everything musical, and a visit to Chicago's Field Museum.

VMEA Performance, November, 2000
The Robinson Middle School Symphonic Band performed for the Virginia Music Educators Association conference, held annually at The Homestead. The program included selections the band would perform in December in Chicago for the Midwest Clinic.

North Stafford Marching Invitational
Best Percussion, Best Color Guard, Best Drum Major, Best Music, Best Marching, Best Overall Effect, First Place in Class, First Place in Division, and GRAND CHAMPION.

Mt. Vernon Marching Invitational
Best Percussion, Best Color Guard, Best Drum Major, Best Music, Best Marching, Best Overall Effect, First Place in Class, and GRAND CHAMPION.

Armenian Dances of Katchaturian & Reed provided the inspiration for the 2000 marching band show with featured performances by Emily Rowland, Allison Sontz, Peter Matthiessen, Marty Humm, Chris Buchanan, Eric Chang, Rachel Redfern, Kyle Gardner, Mike Vu, and the Percussion Section. The 2000 marching band was led by drum majors Jody McLaurin, Meredith Ronner, and Matt Sherburne. Color guard captains were Jessica Frick, Tony Bonhivert, Charmaine Holder, and Heather Vrana. The drum line captains were Kevin Walsh, Jon Nein, Adam Taylor, and Heidi Witt.

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