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115 Mount Si Musicians Perform at Eastshore Festival

 
On Saturday, January 21, at Bellevue College, 115 Mount Si High School band, orchestra and choir students competed in the Eastshore Solo and Ensemble Festival, sponsored by the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA). Mount Si musicians performed many outstanding solos, as well as in small or large chamber ensembles, for panels of esteemed adjudicators. In addition to their performances, each soloist and ensemble received a short clinic with an adjudicator for immediate feedback to help further their musical development.

Congratulations to the following talented Mount Si soloists and ensembles who received special accolades for their performances:
  • Christian Palomo, alto saxophonist, received the honor of second alternate in the Alto and Soprano Saxophone Solo category (an equivalent of third place at the Eastshore event).
  • The Mount Si Clarinet Quintet received the honor of first alternate in the Large Woodwind Ensemble category (an equivalent of second place at the Eastshore event). Students in this ensemble included: Daniel Henriksen, Jacob Kraml, Will Scott, Angel See and Nate Sharp.
  • The Mount Si Percussion Ensemble (pictured below) received the honor of second alternate in the Large Percussion Ensemble category. Students in this ensemble included: Tyler Bateman, Sam Brown, Greta Chappell, Connor Drake, Parker Grady, Ryan Horn, Matt Templin and Justin Thompson.
  • The Mount Si High School Percussion Duet called “Three,” with Tyler Bateman and Justin Thompson, earned the distinction of second alternate in the Small Percussion Ensemble category. 
  • Tyler Bateman also placed first in the Multiple-Percussion category, qualifying to advance to the State WMEA competition in April.
  • The Mount Si Choir Ensemble "Low Key" received first alternate in the Large Mixed Choir Ensemble category. This group was comprised of: Creed Carlson, Charlie Carman, Cam Gardner, Katie Navidi, Kylie Noel, Claire Olde-Loohuis and Aubrey Sullivan.
  • The choir ensemble "Triple Clef" – with Ana Kilian, Colleen O'Connor and Sophia Ojeda – received second alternate in the Small Women's Choir Ensemble category.
  • Jessica Conlon, soprano, earned second alternate in the Soprano Voice solo category.
  • And, Duncan Harrison, baritone, was named second alternate in the Baritone Voice solo category.
More information about the WMEA State Solo and Ensemble Contest, click here.
 
Mount Si Percussion Ensemble
 
This Percussion Ensemble was among 115 Mount Si band and choir students who performed
at the Eastshore Solo & Ensemble Festival in January. This group performed “Spiraling Light”
by Nathan Daughtrey and was awarded second alternate in the Large Percussion category.
Also, junior Tyler Bateman (pictured 3rd from the right), qualified for the State WMEA
competition in April after winning the Multiple Percussion category.
 



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