Last spring, Velina made it into the the County Honors Orchestra. Recently, there were tryouts for the Regional Honors Orchestra. A Regional Honors orchestra encompasses a number of counties and there are four total in the state. Velina was the only one from her school that made the cut (she was 8th chair Viola):
I have to say their performance last night was really enjoyable--I credit the selection as well as the talented kids--I even shelled out $20 for the CD and look forward to listening to it. I really hope she sticks with playing the viola!