Student musicians receive top honors

Band and choir members will participate in state, national ensembles

Several student musicians from the Camas School District have received top honors by being selected to participate in state and national ensembles this school year.These are the Washington Music Educators Association ensembles and the National Honor Choir.

The WMEA musicians include 150 from all over the state, who will work with a nationally known conductor and perform for the All-Northwest Music Educators Conference on Saturday at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

Students who were selected for an All-Northwest ensemble represent a select group of students from the six states who will participate in the music conference.

The National Honor Choir represents the final 300 selections from approximately 3,600 auditions across the country.

Students will participate in the Community Youth and Boychoir Honor Choir at the American Choral Directors Association Conference in Dallas, Texas, Wednesday, March 13 to Saturday, March 16.

Junior All-State:

Dorothy Fox Elementary: Annie Colvin, fifth-grade soprano.

Grass Valley Elementary: Sydney Moses, fifth-grade soprano.

Prune Hill Elementary: Abbigale Hayes, fifth-grade alto.

Liberty Middle School: Abigail Lightfoot, eighth-grade soprano.

Skyridge Middle School: Tara Larsen, sixth-grade soprano; Hannah Upkes, sixth-grade soprano; Janessa Wilson, sixth-grade alto and Jacqueline Muri, sixth-grade alto.

All-Northwest Band:

Camas High School: Erica Abrahamsen, senior, alto saxophone.

All-Northwest Mixed Choir:

Camas High School: Haley Sawyer, senior, soprano one and Triton Pitassi, senior, tenor two.

Washington All-State Symphony Orchestra

Camas High School: Isaac Hodapp, freshman, trumpet.

Washington All-State Mixed Choir

Camas High School: Blake Dunn, sophomore, tenor two and Matt McCormick, junior, bass one.

ACDA National Honor Choir:

Grass Valley Elementary: Sydney Moses, fifth-grade soprano one and Chase Fossen, fourth-grade, soprano two.

Prune Hill Elementary: Grant Bane, fifth-grade alto one.

Skyridge Middle School: Tara Larsen, sixth-grade soprano; Janessa Wilson, sixth-grade alto and Jacqueline Muri, sixth-grade alto.

More Like This