Two Cane Bay orchestra students receive honors

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Michael Quirk/Gazette Brooke Adams, 15, and Paul Peart, 15, play on their instruments in the Cane Bay High School orchestra room.

Cane Bay High School sophomores Brooke Adams and Paul Peart have been selected to perform with some of the state’s best.

Adams, a viola player, was selected as one of 20 high school students in the Charleston Symphony Orchestra’s “Share the Stage Contest 2013-2014.” Applicants were told to submit audition tapes on YouTube and the CSO’s leaders chose the winners. Adams heard the good news from CBHS orchestra teacher Linda Versprille that was emailed by the CSO.

“Part of the reason I did it was looking ahead to college applications,” Adams said. “It was exciting news when she told me and I was very happy.”

The first sectional for the violas is in a two weeks, and the performance will be Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul in Charleston.

Peart, a violinist, was selected to the South Carolina Music Educators Association 9-10 Region Orchestra.The regional orchestra will perform on Nov.17 in Myrtle Beach. Afterwards an all-state orchestra will be chosen.

A year after making the all-region orchestra, Peart is determined to make it to all-state this fall: “I have more confidence than I did last year. I worked harder and harder this year to make sure I get the chair that I want.”

The applicants performed in a blind audition at Fort Dorchester High School.

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