by Stephanie Bertholdo
A sophomore at Oak Park High School was among 150 students nationwide to earn a spot in the 2015 All-National High School Concert Band.
Ruitao “Ray” Zhang, a clarinet player, performed with the group from Oct. 25 to 28 at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn. He is one of seven students in California to play with the band this year.
The ensemble is organized by the National Association for Music Education, said Zachary Borquez, Oak Park High’s band director.
Ray said he was thrilled to perform with such a prestigious group and was particularly happy when...