Faris Ghandour, 17 years old, is a senior at Cypress Falls High School and is in his third and final year at Virtuosi of Houston. 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, Mu Alpha Theta, Music National Honor Society, National Honor Society, and Rho Kappa.