Chris Green from Leota, who competed at state competition, warms up on his string bass.
Guy Armfield and Selina Gresco practice with the Woodinville HIgh School Band.
Photos by Karen Diefendorf/Woodinville Weekly.
Three Northshore School District students took part in the State Solo Instrument Competition Apr. 27 at Central Washington University in Ellensburg.
Chris Green from Leota Junior High School and Guy Armfield and Selina Greso from Woodinville High each competed against 17 of the best individual players from throughout the state.
Armfield, a senior, placed first in the trombone division, and Greso, a freshman who is homeschooled but plays with the WHS band, won first place on the oboe.
Green, a 9th grader at Leota Junior High School who plays the string bass, also qualified to attend the state competition.
WHS band director Jim Rice, after some research, declared his two musicians "the first two state champs from Woodinville High School in any area or sport."
Gerry Marsh, band director at Leota Junior High School, is proud of Green and his talent and commended Northshore's creative scheduling, which makes it possible for young musicians to take part in the program. "I look forward to my students going on to the music program at Woodinville High," he said.