OCO 2020 High School Scholarship Winner
Sophie Stone, Flute

In March 2020, Sophie Stone, then a junior at Olathe West High School. auditioned for the Olathe Community Orchestra’s annual High School Scholarship Competition. Sophie won the competition, but the very next week everything went into lockdown due to the pandemic. The April 2020 concert, on which she would have performed her solo with the orchestra was canceled. The OCO was also forced to cancel its 2020-2021 season.

We are pleased to announce that Sophie will finally be performing her solo with the OCO on Sunday, November 14, 2021, 3:00 pm, at Grace United Methodist Church, 11485 S. Ridgeview Road, Olathe. She will perform Andante in C Major for Flute and Orchestra by W.A. Mozart. The concert is free and open to the public. Masks are required.

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About Sophie Stone

   Sophie Stone is a recent graduate of Olathe West High School. Currently, she attends the University of Kansas with a major in Music Therapy. While in high school, she was a member of the Olathe West Marching Band. She held leadership positions such as drum major and flute section leader her junior and senior years. During her senior year of high school, she was a member of the Olathe Youth Symphony Orchestra. In the summer of 2019, right before her junior year, she traveled across Europe with the Blue Lake International Northern Winds Symphonic Band. Currently in Sophie’s Collegiate career, she is a member of the Marching Jayhawks, as well as the KU Symphonic Band.

OCO High School Scholarship Competition

Each year, the Olathe Community Orchestra provides an opportunity for talented high school musicians in the Olathe area to audition for a chance to perform a solo with the orchestra and receive a scholarship. Past winners have included violinists, violists, cellists, percussionists, a bassist, and a flutist. For information about the scholarship competition and an audition application, see OCO Scholarship Competition.