Faris Ghandour, 16 years old, is a
junior at Cypress Falls High School.
He started playing clarinet at the age
of 10 and is currently studying with
Sasha Potiomkin. Faris is first chair of
the school’s Wind Symphony, directed
by Mark Edenfield. Since 6th grade,
he has received Division One ratings
at UIL Region Solo and ensemble
and has been in the Region band
since 8th grade, and has made Area
in 2016. In the summer of 2016, Faris
participated in the AFA Summer Music
Conservatory, under the direction of
Petko Dimitrov and Dr. Clifton Evans.
Faris has also received Sweepstakes at
UIL while in Aragon Middle School
and Cy Falls High School. Faris is
currently enrolled in many clubs such
as Student Council, Key Club, and
Science Olympiad, National Honor
Society, and Rho Kappa.