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183 MSHS Music Students Perform at Eastshore Festival


On January 26 and February 2, 183 Mount Si High School band, orchestra and choir students performed at the Eastshore Region Solo and Ensemble Festival, an annual event sponsored by the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA). Many of our outstanding musicians performed solos, or in small or large chamber ensembles, for esteemed adjudicators. Each soloist or ensemble received a short clinic with their adjudicator for immediate feedback to further their musical development.

 

The following soloists and ensembles received accolades as follows:

  • Elijah Wray, baritone saxophone, was the winner of the Tenor-Baritone Saxophone solo category, qualifying to perform at the State competition in April for the second year in a row!
  • Nathaniel Wray, tenor saxophone, received the honor of first alternate (an equivalent of 2nd place) in the Tenor-Baritone Saxophone solo category.
  • Nathan Byford was awarded second alternate (an equivalent of 3rd place) in the Timpani Solo category.
  • The Mount Si Saxophone Quartet won the Small Woodwind category, qualifying to perform at the State competition in April. Students in this ensemble included: Christian Palomo, Tychon Preston, Elijah Wray and Nathaniel Wray.
  • The Mount Si Trombone Choir was awarded first alternate in the Large Brass Ensemble category. This ensemble included: Haven Beares, Corey Gazit, Ryan Hungerpiller, James Kolke, Kyle Miller, Tate Satterlee and Erik Thurston.
  • Trombone Inquisition, a trombone duet with James Kolke and Erik Thurston, was the winner of the Small Brass category, qualifying to perform at the State competition.
  • The Mount Si Trumpet Quartet was named second alternate in the Small Brass Ensemble category, with students: Analise Chiu, Sophie Hulet, Ethan Palomo and Brandon Wilhite.
  • The Mount Si Percussion Ensemble was the winner of the Large Percussion Ensemble category, qualifying to perform at the State competition for the second year in a row. Students in this ensemble included: Jason Bergquist, Sam Brown, Walker Byford, Parker Grady, Ethan Horn, Ryan Horn, Davis Juneau, David Miller, Julia Navidi, Matt Templin and Justin Thompson.
  • The Mount Si Drum Set Duet received the honor of second alternate in the Small Percussion Ensemble category. Students included: Johnnie Gilman-Olson and Ethan Horn.
  • Purple In Italian received the honor of second alternate in the Mixed Choral Ensemble category. This ensemble was comprised of: Sophia Ojeda, Grace Richter, Seva Schlau and Justin Thompson.
  • Rose-A-Voce was awarded first alternate in the category of Large Women’s Choral Ensemble. The students were: Dakota Beeler, Courtney Covert, Shelby Henry, Kierra Kindleberger, Anika Nelson, Anika Thorson and Tylor Zweifelhoffer.
  • Paradise Singers received the honor of first alternate in the Small Women’s Choral Ensemble category. Students included: Natalie Bateman, Sydney Fortner, Kelly Husted and Isabella Mariani.
  • Danish Trio received second alternate in the Small Women’s Choral Ensemble category. This ensemble included: Natalie Bateman, Dora Huestis and Sophia Ojeda.
  • Makaylee Jensen earned the honor of first alternate in the Solo Alto Voice category.

 

More information about the WMEA state competition in Ellensburg in April, click here

 

Congratulations to the many talented students in the Wildcat band and choir programs.