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Kirkwood High School Band Students Selected to St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra

The St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra (SLSYO) announced their selections for the 2021-22 season. Of the 100 young musicians representing more than 40 schools throughout the bi-state region, five are members of the Kirkwood High School Band Program. They are: Abigail Konopik (junior) French Horn; Liz Myers (sophomore) Bassoon; Jacob Buchek (junior) Alternate Tuba; Brandon Vaughn (senior) Alternate Clarinet; and Lily Mitchell (junior) Alternate Percussion.

For their selection, the student musicians auditioned for a panel of St. Louis Symphony Orchestra musicians. As a member of the SLSYO, the student musicians will rehearse and perform challenging orchestral repertoire under the direction of the SLSO Resident Conductor Stephanie Childress, musicians receive regular coaching and mentoring from the world-class musicians of the SLSO. SLSYO presents three concerts per season in historic Powell Hall.

For more information about the program, please visit: https://www.slso.org/en/edu/youth-orchestra/