May 15, 2019, VERO BEACH – After a successful final performance for the Eleventh Season of the Vero Beach Orchestra on Sunday, April 14th, nine graduating seniors were honored with scholarships and award.

The nine graduating members includes instrumentalists from all string sections of the orchestra, as well as a trumpet player. Anilce Castillo, violin, will attend Walla Walla University to study nursing and pre-medicine. Grace Doodley, violin, plans to attend the University of Florida to double major in English and Visual art on a pre-law track. Elizabeth Forest, violin, will attend IRSC and then transfer to UCF to double major in Violin Performance and Biomedical Engineering. Marianna Forero, viola, will attend University of Central Florida to pursue nursing. Grace Olsson, viola, plans to attend University of South Florida to study Environmental Science and Policy. Leif Clark, cello, plans to pursue a career in Real Estate. Marie Camacho, double bass, plans to attend IRSC to study nursing. Lastly, Jared Willis, trumpet, will be studying IRSC at the fall, hoping to pursuit a major in Psychology and a minor in music.

A special recognition was made for Cody Lanier, principal cello, who has been with the orchestra since the 8th grade, providing an immense contribution to the ensemble throughout his time with the group. He will be attending Duke University’s Pratt School of engineering to pursue Civil Engineering.

A huge congratulations to all!

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Graduating Senior, Jared Willis, Trumpet with Board Member Gwen Turner

VBCO's Eight Graduating Seniors with their Awards

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