District High School Singers/Musicians Head to All-State/All-Northwest Conference in February 2017

The 2017 National Association for Music Educators (Northwest Division) Conference will be held Feb. 16 through Feb. 19 in Bellevue, Washington. High school musicians submitted audition recordings in the fall 2016 and a select few have been accepted into either the All-State ensembles from around Washington state or the All-Northwest ensembles that will include students from the entire Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming.

From Bellingham High School: Chris Hayner, Bassoon, All-Northwest Concert Band; Luke Springer, Trumpet, All-State Concert Band; Elena Bauer, French Horn, All-State Symphony Orchestra; Zach Murdzia, Oboe, All-State Concert Band; Ben Axlund, Bass 2, All-Northwest Mixed Choir; Olivia Brice, Soprano 1, All-Northwest Mixed Choir;  Abigail Chase, Soprano 2, All-Northwest Mixed Choir; Aaron McInnis, Tenor 1, All-Northwest Mixed Choir; and Jarred Main, Bass 1, All-State Symphonic Choir.

From Sehome High School: Mary From, Violin, All-State Symphony Orchestra; Linnea Devange, Alto 1, All-Northwest Treble Choir; Marshall Lynch, Bass 2, All-State Symphonic Choir; Damien Bashaw, Bass 2, All-State Symphonic Choir; Melanie McCoy, Soprano 2, All-State Symphonic Choir; Elsie Dank, Soprano 2, All-State Symphonic Choir; and Ben Legan, Tenor 1, All-State Symphonic Choir.

From Squalicum High School: Izzy Buri, Soprano 1, All-Northwest Mixed Choir; Kenji Maeda, Bass 1, All-Northwest Mixed Choir; Sarah Maeda, Alto 2, All-Northwest Treble Choir; Tristan Wine, Bass 2, All-Northwest Mixed Choir; and Mehar Singh, Soprano 2, All-State Symphonic Choir.

The various ensembles will perform at a concert on Sunday, Feb. 19 in Bellevue.


Photo 1: Bellingham High singers

Photo 2: Mary From, Sehome violinist

Photo 3: Sehome High singers

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