First Ever Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District High School Honor Orchestra Performs on Stage

Photo courtesy of Craig Jordan

On March 14, 2019, The La Mirada Symphony’s Conductor Alan Mautner had the pleasure of being one of the conductors for the first ever Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District High School Honor Orchestra with a special performance at the La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts.

In pursuit of our mission statement to engage the youth through music education, three members of the La Mirada Symphony ran sectionals for Mautner to enhance the learning experience. Joseph Kaye, Chad Jackson and Heriberto Ramos spent an afternoon with the students of each section to guide them with leadership.

“We were very excited to be a small part of the Norwalk-La Mirada School District’s music program,” said David Derks, President of the La Mirada Symphony Association. “Through our initiatives with education and learning, we hope we can continue to be a positive force with the local schools and remain focused on building our Youth Program through participation with the local school district.”

Other guest conductors during the event included Jack Taylor, Jill Geist, and Gregory Whitmore, who provided a great learning experience for the students and life-long learners.

Congratulations to the wonderful students who performed and their dedicated Music Directors.

About the La Mirada Symphony’s Youth Program
The La Mirada Symphony Association engages in active music participation of middle and high schoolers by connecting them with the Symphony. Through the La Mirada Symphony’s Youth Program, audiences are given opportunities to not only hear the sounds of all of the instruments on stage, individually and collectively, but also encouraged to participate on stage with the Symphony though instrumental musical performances. Many students have been inspired in past seasons to play instruments themselves and ready to add music to their curriculum at school.