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Off to Grand Rapids


January 16, 2014
The Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association has chosen students from both Grosse Pointe South High School and Grosse Pointe Pierce Middle School for their 2013-2014 MSBOA All-State Orchestra ensembles.

This year there were more than 2,500 auditions and several students from the Grosse Pointe public schools have been chosen to participate in this event, taking their seat with some of the finest student instrumentalists from every part of the state.

Spencer Korejwo, (first chair viola), Jeannine Degnan (cello), and Joseph Boyle (string bass,) will be representing Grosse Pointe South High School. Two other students from South High School, Jeffrey Matthews (string bass) and Connor Reinman (string bass) were named honorable mention. Amelia Abouljoud (viola) will represent Grosse Pointe Pierce Middle School. Two other students from Pierce Middle School, Isabelle Adams (violin) and John Kyle (string bass) were named honorable mention. This year's event is being held at the DeVos Place Convention Center, in conjunction with the Michigan Music Conference, Jan. 16-18 in Grand Rapids.

Top photo, from left, Jeffrey Matthews (string bass), Connor Reinman (string bass), Jeannine Degnan (cello), Spencer Korejwo (viola) and Joseph Boyle (string bass). Above, from left, Isabelle Adams (violin), John Kyle (string bass) and Amelia Abouljoud (viola).

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