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Charles County Youth Orchestra Celebrates Its Graduating Seniors

The ten graduating seniors of the Charles County Youth Orchestra, Jasmin Ali, Christine Baker, Joseph Bonney, Kaylee Davis, Riley Dunbar, Helena Kijesky, Nathan Londres, James Olmsted, Lara Oribello, and Jaya Robinson were honored at the CCYO concert on Sunday, May 21. Two CCYO seniors plan to major in music next year in college. Riley Dunbar, violin, will major in music composition at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College and Helena Kijesky, flute, piano and voice will major in Music and Psychology at the University of Mary in North Dakota. Riley remarked that at CCYO there is” always another opportunity to play alongside talented people and fellow students, and I have grown a lot in my time here. Helena commented that CCYO “has taught me a variety of skills and broadened my musical experience, both instrumental and compositional. I am very grateful for the direction of Dr. Kivrak and Dr. Lazar for the passion and dedication they have put into the youth orchestra, and for the companionship of my fellow members.” Kaylee Davis, clarinet, will attend Bowie State University where she was awarded a substantial music scholarship. She intends to perform with both the Concert and Jazz Bands and […]

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