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Cascades Blog: 18 Local Students Named to Honors Ensemble, Orchestra

Nine Eastern Loudoun students were selected to perform in the All-Virginia Guitar Ensemble at the 2017 Virginia Music Educators Conference held recently in Hot Springs, Va. Seven students from Potomac Falls High School were chosen to participate: Alejandro Caraballo, Vincent D’Agostino, Brady Hurlich, John Le, Jafar Moukalled, Carlos Olivares and Anushka Phadke. James Aaron Wimberly of Dominion High School and Isabella Ramos of Park View High School also were selected to perform.

Nine of the top middle and high school orchestra students in Eastern Loudoun were chosen to perform with the North Central Virginia Regional Orchestra at its recent performance in Manassas. Erin Chan of River Bend Middle School was the only middle school student from Eastern Loudoun invited to join the orchestra. Five Dominion High School students were selected for the performance: Alison Lilly, Jaxon Myers, Kristin Rice, Connor Smith and Ayumi Tsuyuki. Three Potomac Falls High School students were chosen: Justin Ghofrany, Molly Lum and Clara Salazar. Students from the Fauquier, Manassas, Prince William, Stafford and Spotsylvania school districts also performed with the orchestra.

Support local artists

Looking for some unique holiday gifts from local artists? The Potomac Falls Student Silent Auction features original artwork by PFHS students and art faculty in a fundraiser to benefit the school's visual art department and a charity to be selected by student voting. The artwork preview takes place all day Dec. 7. The auction begins Dec. 7 at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 6:45 p.m. in the school library. For information, call 571-434-3200.

If you like artwork with a practical touch, award-winning fine art photographers Dora Ramirez and Gerry D’Onofrio of CountrySide are offering a limited edition 2018 wall calendar featuring photographs highlighting the scenic beauty of Northern Virginia. A preview of the images, along with ordering information, can be found online at gerdora.com/p291036308.

‘The Miracle Worker’


Dominion High School presents “The Miracle Worker,” the story of educator Anne Sullivan and her work with her most famous student, Helen Keller, a young Alabama resident who was unable to see, hear or speak. The show takes the stage Dec. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. and on Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $6 for students and $8 for adults.

‘Lion King Jr.’

The junior version of “The Lion King” roars into River Bend Middle School for performances Dec. 8-10. The Dec. 8 and 9 shows begin at 7 p.m. The Dec. 10 performance starts at 2 p.m. All tickets are $8.
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