SOUND OF MUSIC | Local high school orchestra takes performance to highest level

Think your only option to catch a word-class orchestra performance is to hop on the 101 and head to Los Angeles? Think again. In fact, think hyper-local: Ventura High School lays claim to the only Grand National Orchestra-winning program this side of Texas and, yes, that’s a big deal. … Sullivan received a $10,000 annual scholarship to play horn at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, but after losing her dad in 2016, transferred to Santa Barbara City College, where she continues to play with Westmont’s Orchestra and Brass Ensemble. more