Three Monroe High School students have been selected for the Washington Music Educators Association.
A sophomore, Anya Liebman, was selected for the all-state honor treble chorus.She performed in the MHS musical “Side Show” last spring. Evan Wang will play in the all-state honor chamber orchestra. Wang, also a sophomore, has played the French horn since the 8th grade. Kjell Westra, a senior and a clarinetist, will again play in the all-state honor concert band. This is the fourth year in a row Westra has successfully auditioned for one of the honor groups.
Bothell High School’s chamber orchestra has been invited to perform at the 65th annual Midwest Clinic Dec. 14-17 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Ill. Bothell’s orchestra is one of nine orchestras chosen. “This is an extreme honor for Bothell High School, Northshore School District and Washington music education,” said Bothell High School instrumental music director Phil Dean. “The Midwest Clinic is the most prestigious performance request our music department has ever received.”
The Northshore Junior High School symphonic band, under the direction of Rick White, was selected to perform at the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) State Conference, Feb. 17-20, 2012, in Yakima, Wash. The 53-member ensemble was chosen by a panel of state music educators. This is the highest honor the state association awards to performing ensembles. The band will perform at a concert hour and as a demonstration clinic group.