Five students selected to All-Suburban Orchestra, two picked as alternates

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Five students selected to All-Suburban Orchestra, two picked as alternates

The orchestra performs during the Veterans Day Breakfast held at the school on Monday, Nov. 12.

The orchestra performs during the Veterans Day Breakfast held at the school on Monday, Nov. 12.

The orchestra performs during the Veterans Day Breakfast held at the school on Monday, Nov. 12.

The orchestra performs during the Veterans Day Breakfast held at the school on Monday, Nov. 12.


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Pattonville orchestra had 29 students participate in the annual St. Louis Suburban Music Educator’s Association audition for the All-Suburban Orchestra. The Pirates had five students win seats and two were selected as alternate players.

  • Natalie Young – Won seats in both the 1st Violin and Viola sections, but opted to play Violin this year
  • Jade Boyd – 2nd Violin
  • Nathan Moser – Viola
  • Abby Surlet – Principal Bass
  • Lacey Harder – Bass
  • Will Skaggs – Bass, 1st Alternate
  • DJ Smith – Bass, 2nd Alternate

These students will now have four rehearsals before they perform on Saturday, Jan. 5, at Ritenour High School (weather permitting).

Coming up next are the Missouri All-State Auditions held in Columbia, Missouri, on Dec. 1.

The high school orchestra will also host a chili cook-off and music fundraiser with Parkway West on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 6-8 p.m. at Pattonville.

The meal is $10 ($15 after Nov. 13) and includes samples of all available chili. Hot dogs, chips and cookies will be available a la carte.