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Chatham High Student Performs with 2017 Honor Orchestra of America in Indianapolis

Sophie Andrews with Honor Orchestra of America conductor, Jeffrey Grogan Credits: CHS
The 2017 Honor Orchestra of America Credits: CHS

Sophie Andrews, a sophomore at Chatham High School, recently joined other outstanding musicians from across the nation as part of Music for All’s 2017 Honor Orchestra of America. She was selected from numerous applicants for membership in this prestigious honor ensemble. 

Andrews is a currently a violinist in the Chatham High School Honors Orchestra under the direction of Krystle Graser. She is also a long-time member of the New Jersey Youth Symphony. 

The Honor Orchestra of America students first came together on March 8, from more than 20 states representing 46 high schools, and performed in concert March 10-11 at Clowes Memorial Hall and the Schrott Center for the Performing Arts on the Butler University campus.

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The concerts were part of the Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha, March 9-11 in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

The 2017 Honor Orchestra of America was conducted by Jeffrey Grogan and the program consisted of Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Chabrier’s Espana Rhapsody.

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