Junior Lucy Li was recently named to the All-District Band through a competitive audition with students from Arlington, Fairfax Schools, Chantilly, Herndon, Langley, Madison, Marshall, McLean, Oakton, South Lakes. The All-District Band is organized through the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association, a unit of the Virginia Music Educator’s Association.
Her successful clarinet audition earned her the opportunity to perform alongside Fairfax County’s most accomplished musicians. Lucy has been playing the clarinet for six years, is the clarinet section leader in the Madeira Orchestra, and the founder and president of Tri-M, the new music honor society at Madeira.
“I began playing the clarinet in fifth grade. I chose the clarinet because my sister had already been playing for two years and I used to watch her practice. I thought that it would be interesting to play an instrument that I had only watched someone else play, so I chose the clarinet,” said Lucy. “I was always passionate about music and was always playing one instrument or another. The clarinet is what I’ve played the longest.”
The All –District Band Concert will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 4 at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, VA.