Webb students chosen

Eight Webb School of Knoxville strings students were selected for this year’s East Tennessee School Band & Orchestra Association Middle Area Junior Orchestra Honor Clinic.

Chosen, in no order, were ninth-grade violinists Rhea Charles and Avery Shellist, eighth-grade violinists Maddie Bell and Thomas Mandrus, eighth-grade cellist Lydia Fields, and sixth-grade violinists Evie Braude, Emily Ford and Camille Hunt. They were among the 200-plus area strings players in grades six through nine to audition Oct. 21 at Webb School. Those who qualified were chosen based on their performance of scales, a prepared solo selection and a sight-reading piece. Only the top scores were considered for this highly competitive and prestigious honor.