This past Saturday were auditions for the Kansas City Metro All-District Orchestra at South Valley Middle School in Liberty, MO. This is an incredibly competitive ensemble as there is no “Northwest” district for strings, so our students compete with KC students from Lee’s Summit, Liberty, NKCSD, Park Hill, Independence, Blue Springs, Raytown, Kansas City Public Schools, and all surrounding MSHSAA eligible private schools.
Anyway, we had a Benton student audition and get selected for this ensemble. There were over 180 violins that auditioned, and our very own Conner Gallagher was selected to play in the string orchestra as first violin, 9th chair. Students have been preparing the audition music since last May and over the summer at the All-District workshop that I host at BHS.
This is HUGE! Please congratulate Conner if you see him in the halls and classes!