Hodapp makes national honor band

CHS junior is one of 17 trumpet players in the country selected

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CHS junior Isaac Hodapp has been selected for the National Association for Music Education All National Honor Band. Only 17 high school trumpet players in the country received the honor.

Isaac Hodapp continues to make waves on the high school band scene.

For the second year in a row, the 16-year-old Camas High School junior has been selected for the National Association for Music Education All-National Honor Band.

The band rehearses and performs in Nashville, Tenn., through Wednesday.

Thousands of students competed for spots through audition, according to a press release. In order to audition, a student must have competed against other students in the state who play their instrument and win a spot in either the All-State group or the All-Northwest group the previous school year.

Hodapp has won a spot in both those groups as a freshman and a sophomore.

Only 140 total instrument players, out of thousands, made the final cut for the band. Only 17 trumpets were selected.

One other student from Washington made the honor band.

Hodapp also has auditioned for, and won, spots as a trumpet player in the high school all-state chamber orchestra and all-state symphonic orchestra, and won the solo trumpet competition for the Lower Columbia River Music Education Association the past two years.