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ABODA Fall Festival Results
The ABODA Fall Festival Results are in, and all three participating Mountain View orchestras did an outstanding job.  Here are the results: 

Chamber Orchestra - Superior with Distinction*

Symphony Orchestra - Superior with Distinction*

Sinfonia Orchestra - Superior 

*The designation "with distinction" means the score was unanimous by all three judges.

Cellist Zuill Bailey Visits Mountain View

Grammy award-winning cellist Zuill Bailey visited with students of Mountain View High School’s music program Wednesday.  Part information, part performance, Bailey’s “informance” engaged students and gave them a new love and appreciation of classical music.  Interspersing short musical vignettes with personal stories and Q&A sessions, Bailey shared some of the wisdom he’s gained in his life and career.  In return, the students responded enthusiastically to both Bailey’s playing and his message.  Music department teachers, who are always seeking out ways to enhance their students’ music education, were thrilled to have a guest performer of Bailey’s standing, and hope to see him return soon.  Go to the photo gallery page to see pictures from the event.

Bailey is Guest Artistic Director with the Mesa Arts Center and is host of the “Classical Music Inside Out” series for the 2018-2019 season.  His visit to Mountain View was sponsored by the Mesa Arts Center as part of the “Zuill in School” outreach program.

For more information on Zuill Bailey, visit his website.

For more information about the Classical Music Inside Out program or to see a schedule of performance dates, visit the Mesa Arts Center’s website.

Orchestras Open New School Season

Congratulations to all five of Mountain View’s orchestras for a great debut performance for the 2018-2019 school year!  Your dedication to orchestra showed in the level of your performance.  Also, thank you to the family, friends and supporters who came out to enjoy the concert.  By attending Mountain View’s orchestra concerts, you validate the hard work and achievements of the student performers.