52 students selected to Lexington Two Honors Orchestra

WEST COLUMBIA, SC -- Fifty-two Lexington Two middle school students have been selected to the Lexington Two Honors Orchestra.

The district-wide Honors Orchestra, in its first year, participated in a clinic earlier this month, working with orchestra clinician Brent Wilson, who retired from Richland 2 after 31 years as the district’s orchestra director. Wilson has directed regional and state orchestras, festivals, and clinics around the country. The clinic, held at Trinity Baptist Church in Cayce, included the selections Velocity by Brian Balmages, Aspen Glow by Susan Day, and Legend of the Knight by Chris Thomas.

The following Lexington Two middle school musicians were selected for the Honors Orchestra, with section leaders noted by an asterisk:

Violin 1: Daniel Allen, Eh Doh, Kimberly Guerrero Lozano,  Lauren Hawley, Chloe Hayes, Caleb Jenkins, Aydrian King-Crespo,  Masiha Kohistany,  Bellinda Luna Cortes, Leah Moorer, Elena Nguyen *, Gerardo Quinonez, Axel Reyes Lopez, Micah Simmons, Jakhi Smith, Emma Summers, Esther Too 

Violin 2: Mayte Cervantes Montejano,  Kassidy Gartner, Abigail Griffith, Caleigh Holman, Armony Jefferson, Ali Martinez Juarez, Jayden Osborne *, Alley Reason, Emma Strock, A'yana Thornton, Rowan Windham

Viola: Xavier deValinger,  Izabella Fierro*, Eric Floyd, Aryanna Jones,  Alexxis Krause,  Maddux Medeiros,  Keyri Mederos Roman,  Alex Mederos Roman,  Campbell Parsons, Kayli Spires 

Cello: Aiden Brittain, Jefri Centeno Flores, Jack Grimes, Julianna Melendez-Rosendo,  

Brooklyn Nunnally-Bates,  Lore Ann Stabler *, Arden Stabler, Serenity Thompson, Serenity Velina, Jack VerCrouse

Bass: Edson Alarcon-Garcia*,  Wesley Daniels, Keneddy Lopez Leyva,  Analy Reynoso-Vera 

Orchestra directors are Kristy Gwyn, Northside Middle School; Worth Lewallen, Fulmer Middle School;  and John Rogers, Busbee Creative Arts Academy.