Three from Coronado selected for All-State Orchestra

       Coronado High School has three repeaters on the All-State Orchestra this year. They are seniors Jasmine Kemble on viola and Nathaniel Lohmann on bassoon (third year for each) and junior Sarah Carter on double bass (second year).

All-State Orchestra selections (from left) Sarah Carter, Jasmine Kemble and Nathaniel Lohmann.
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       The contingent is divided into two groups - symphony and philharmonic. Kemble and Lohmann are in the 98-member symphony, Carter in the 80-member philharmonic.
       Selections were made based on taped auditions sent to the Colorado All State Orchestra organization. The concert date is Feb. 11 in Fort Collins.
       As noted in last week's Westside Pioneer, Lohmann has also been selected to the All-State Band the past two years.
       Although chosen to All-State Orchestra in 2011, Kemble had to pass it up because of time conflicts resulting from her participation with the Coronado robotics team. Still interested in both music and engineering, Kemble is in the midst of assessing colleges she might want to attend.
       As a junior, Carter has additional time to mull future options, but music is rising to the top, and she is giving thought to attending a conservatory. I'm starting to look at it [music] pretty seriously now, she said.
       The Coronado orchestra instructor is Richard Kusk.

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