Students Qualify For All-Virginia Orchestra

Maggie Walker Orchestra students (left to right) James Kitchens, Margaret Graham ('15), Cheryne Kim ('14), Maddie Miles ('14), and Jordan Bekenstein ('13) participated in Senior Regional Orchestra Nov. 9-10 at Atlee High School. Under the baton of guest conductor, Daniel Myssyk, from Virginia Commonwealth University, the orchestra performed works by Wagner, Tchaikovsky, and Bizet. These students have gained eligibility to audition for the All Virginia Orchestra this spring.

Two time Grammy winner and founding member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, composer, pianist, and harmonica player Howard Levy visited the Maggie Walker Jazz Band II and Jazz Improvisation class with guitarist Chris Siebold in November. Their appearance was made possible by JAMinc’s Education Outreach program and funding from the Music Boosters. In September, JAMinc and the Music Boosters also brought Joe Filisko and Eric Noden, an acoustic country blues duo from Chicago, to music classes at Maggie Walker.