Walton Chamber Orchestra Selected for National Recognition

Mark of Excellence names Walton a Commended Winner!

The Walton HS Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Perry Holbrook has been named a national award-winner once again by the The Mark of Excellence organization.

The Walton High School Chamber Orchestra conducted by Dr. Perry Holbrook has been named a 2020 Commended Winner from The Mark of Excellence. The Mark of Excellence project seeks to recognize and award outstanding achievement in performance by high school and middle school bands, choirs and orchestras.

The project gathers entries from throughout the United States. A unique competitive environment is created which allows ensembles to compare their performance quality to other outstanding groups from across the country. The students performed the Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings on their submission. They were also selected for the 2020 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic for the sixth time from the same recording.

The Walton Orchestra program is led by Dr. Perry Holbrook and Sara Grimes has 412 students enrolled in 7 orchestra class periods.


Chris Ferrell, Supervisor
Performing Arts – Instrumental Music

Contributing Authors: Sara Grimes and Perry Holbrook, Walton High School

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