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MSHS Band, Orchestra & Choir Students Receive WMEA Honors

 

Mount Si High School was well represented when 260 students in band, orchestra and choir performed at the 2020 Eastshore Region Solo and Ensemble Festivals on January 25 and February 1. At this annual event sponsored by the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA), many outstanding musicians performed in small or large chamber ensembles as well as solos, before an esteemed panel of adjudicators. In addition, each soloist or ensemble received a short clinic with their adjudicator for immediate feedback to foster their musical development. Find more information about this event here.

 

Among the MSHS participants, the following performances received special accolades:

  • Elijah Wray, baritone saxophone, won the Tenor-Baritone Saxophone solo category, which qualifies him to perform at the State Competition & Festival in April for the third year in a row!
  • The Mount Si Trombone Choir was awarded first place in the Large Brass Ensemble category and will also have a chance to compete at the State Competition & Festival in April. Members of this ensemble included: Haven Beares, Sam Chen, Tom Lewis, Urielle Lockwood, Kyle Miller and Tate Satterlee.
  • Mount Si’s Trumpet Quintet earned the first alternate award in the Large Brass Ensemble category for the State Competition & Festival (an equivalent of second place). Members of this ensemble included: Dylan Abramson, Analise Chiu, Ethan Palomo, Clark Phillips and Brandon Wilhite.
  • The Mount Si Trombone Duet – with Haven Beares and Sam Chen – was also awarded first alternate in the Small Brass Ensemble category for the State Competition & Festival (an equivalent of second place).
  • The Mount Si Wind Ensemble Horn Quartet was awarded second alternate in the Small Brass Ensemble category (an equivalent of third place). Members of this ensemble included: Nick Copeland, Ruby Rackers, Natalie Swanda and Sasha Vraspir.
  • The Mount Si Percussion Ensemble was awarded first alternate in the Large Percussion Ensemble category (an equivalent of second place). Members of this ensemble included: Jason Bergquist, Walker Byford, Johnnie Gilman-Olson, Ethan Horn, Davis Juneau and Julia Navidi.
  • The Mount Si Clarinet Choir was awarded first alternate in the Large Woodwind Ensemble category (an equivalent of second place). Members of this ensemble included: Erik Diegel, Liann Downs, Audrey Esteban, Kate Gotts, Mariah Landon, Bella Mudd, Jacqueline Pilon, Ben Price, Penelope Sanchez, Hannah Stoddard, Paul Talens and Robin Wheeler.
  • Aureum Cantores, a small mixed choral ensemble, received the first place award for this category and the opportunity to compete at the State Competition & Festival this April. Members of this ensemble included: Tyler Kinnaman, Isabella Mariani, Zack Miller and Grace Richter.
  • Le Sorelle che Cantano, a small treble ensemble, received the first alternate award for the State Competition & Festival (an equivalent of second place in this category). Members of this ensemble included: Natalie Bateman and Dora Huestis.
  • Apa, a small mixed choral ensemble, received the second alternate award for the State Competition & Festival (an equivalent of third place). Members of this ensemble included: Keith Bateman, Panka Homorodi and Katie Parker.

Congratulations Wildcats on your musical talents and accomplishment!