Juniors Make All-Region Orchestra


Photo Provided by Elizabeth Stone

Junior Elizabeth Stone and Chloe Harbuck together at orchestra. They had an all-region orchestra concert in Longview.

John Park, Managing Editor of News and Feature

     Juniors Chloe Harbuck and Elizabeth Stone will both attend the All-Region Orchestra Clinic Saturday, December 7. The two went to tryouts November 13 and made the orchestra.

     “All the directors are very proud of them,” band director Steven Moore said. “They are among the best in the region on their instruments and are advancing to the next level of competition trying to make the All-State Band.”

     Harbuck made first chair French horn in the orchestra band, and Stone made first chair piccolo and second chair flute. She chose to play piccolo at the orchestra clinic.

 “It is very rewarding to have made the All-Region Orchestra because it took a lot of time and effort to play at the level I’m at right now,” Stone said. Last year when I auditioned, I missed it by one chair and that was upsetting— but I redeemed myself this year by making the orchestra on two instruments.”

     Stone competed against three other piccolo players and fifteen other flute players. Harbuck competed against eleven other french horn players, all of which attended from numerous schools in the competition.

     “It is super exciting to have made it into the orchestra band,” Harbuck said. “I am really looking forward to seeing how I do at the area auditions and seeing if I can make the All-State band.”

     After the orchestra clinic, both Stone and Harbuck will go to the All-Region Area tryouts in hopes of advancing to the next level which is the All-State band.

     “I’m going to keep practicing to make the All-Region band on either flute or piccolo and look ahead to Area auditions for piccolo in January,” Stone said. “Ultimately, I am aiming to make the All-State Band on piccolo but it all depends on how much hard work I put into it and how much I practice.”