Trombonist Devin Drinan, who performed with the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, is a member of the 2023 National Youth Orchestra of the USA. In the photo, he’s backstage for a concert by the NYO at Carnegie Hall. Photo by Chris Lee.

In Saturday’s (7/22) Dallas Morning News (login may be required), Tim Diovanni writes, “The National Youth Orchestra [of the USA], comprising some of the top high school talent in the country, is performing in Dallas’ Meyerson Symphony Center today. Of 108 musicians in the orchestra, from 31 states and Puerto Rico, five hail from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and 12 from Texas. Since its founding by Carnegie Hall in 2013, the NYO has played in 17 countries on four continents. This year’s North America tour stops in seven cities. At the Dallas concert, Sir Andrew Davis will conduct the orchestra … Joshua Elmore, principal bassoonist of the Fort Worth Symphony, participated in NYO in 2015 and 2016. Performing in last year’s NYO motivated trombonist Devin Drinan, an 18-year-old recent graduate from McKinney Boyd High School and returning member of the orchestra…. He will soon attend the New England Conservatory … Percussionist Dylan Khangsar, an 18-year-old recent graduate of Hebron High School in Lewisville, is attending Stanford University in the fall, with a major in data science and a minor in music…. Drinan and Khangsar have performed in the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, which they credit with helping them grow as musicians.”