Orchestra Accomplishments


By Anne Rupert and Karen Miller
Fine & Performing Arts
November 05, 2021

Senior Regional Orchestra

The weekend of November 12th, 3 Robinson Orchestra students participated in the Senior Regional Orchestra event.  They performed in an advanced full symphony orchestra (Winds/Brass/Percussion/Strings) with students from 23 different high schools in our Northern VA region.  They performed Arthur Honegger’s Symphony #3 (“Symphonie liturgique”) and Valerie Coleman’s “Umoja, Anthem for Unity”.  The performance was conducted by Jim Ross, current Music Director of the Alexandria Symphony.

Richard Karpynskyi, 12th grade, bass – 3rd chair

Matthew Vu, 11th grade, viola- 2nd chair

Kyle Ryu, 10th grade, cello – 2nd chair


It was an AWESOME performance and these guys worked SO hard.  Robinson & Mrs. Rupert couldn’t be more proud of them! 

These students are now eligible to audition for All-State Orchestra!


Robinson District Honors Orchestra

Robinson Secondary School will be well-represented at the Senior and Junior District Orchestra performance at George Mason University on January 8th, 2022.  The Senior District Orchestra and the Junior District Orchestra will both perform at the concert beginning at 2:30 p.m.  Our students below were selected after completing competitive auditions.  Three hundred thirty-two students from 17 different schools in the area auditioned for a seat in the orchestras. Come and listen to our fantastic student musicians in January.  The concert will be certain to chase away those Winter Blues!

Please congratulate the following students on their acceptance into District Honors Orchestra.  These students took a competitive audition and will be representing Robinson at the event in January 2022 at GMU!  Below are some photos of our Senior District Orchestra Members.

Listen to our Podcast: Senior District Honors Orchestra Members

Senior District Orchestra: Junior District Orchestra:


Ramona Ban

Aidan Liu

Ella Patterson


Ethan Talbot 

Rachel Pryor 

Shawn Hubbard 


Hailey Kim


Nari Park 

Tammy Castedo

Kiki Hayden

Miles Nousain

Gracie Ramia

Christiana Barber


Max Vu

Noah Lowe

Seolhee Park


Jonathan Shin

Ewin Inman


Ham Sweet 

Anson Mouzon

Daniel Foote 

Mudenda Maimbo