Fine Arts Students Dominate District, State and Regional Recognitions
The pandemic has been especially challenging for the fine and performing arts. Plays, musicals and concerts have only recently begun returning to stages across Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS).
Despite these challenges, LCPS fine arts students have dominated the Commonwealth, continuing to receive awards and honors.
LCPS theatre productions earned eight district, regional and state awards during the 2020-2021 school year and have already garnered two awards in 2021-2022. These recognitions have been presented by organizations including the Virginia High School League (VHSL), the Virginia Theatre Association, the Virginia Thespian Society and the National Youth Arts Awards. Last year’s awards were presented to students in six different programs, and this year’s recognitions have been given to two different schools.
LCPS musicians have been selected in record numbers to All-Virginia ensembles. In 2020-2021, 135 LCPS students were selected to the Regional Orchestra, All-Virginia Guitar, All-Virginia Jazz Ensemble, All-State Band, All-State Orchestra and the Senior Honors Choir. In 2021-2022, 150 students have been selected to those ensembles. This number demonstrates significant representation by LCPS students compared to almost every other district in the state. For example, 85 percent of the All-Virginia Guitar Ensemble and 25 percent of the All-Virginia Jazz Ensemble came from Loudoun this year. More than half of the Regional Orchestra was from LCPS in the fall of 2021.