Northwest NEWS

May 10, 1999


Cedarcrest High School Marching Band to perform

CHS band   The Cedarcrest High School Band will march in the Duvall Days Parade on Saturday, May 15th. The remainder of May and June will be equally busy for the musicians of Cedarcrest, as there are still concerts and performances.

   The Cedarcrest High School Music Department continues to grow. Student leadership in bands and choirs, and Lucy Yetter, the new interim music director, have all become vital components of the thriving program at CHS.

   Ryan Lewis, CHS music director for the past three years, has taken a leave of absence and joined the Army Reserve.

   During the 1998-99 school year, both jazz band and jazz choir have been active in the music program each meeting at 6:30 a.m. on alternating mornings. In addition to jazz classes, the guitar class has become a popular course for beginners through intermediate and advanced players.

   This spring, music groups from Cedarcrest have participated in the Wenatchee Apple Blossom Parade for the third time and in the Eastshore Leaque Band Festival.

   This summer, the band will begin the 1999-2000 year early with leadership camps, drum major camps, and Marching Camp. The band has already scheduled the University of Washington as its first stop--Husky Marching Band Day in Husky Stadium.

   An end of the musical extravaganza, fund raisers and equipment purchases are in the planning stages with the Parent Support Organization call "R.H.Y.T.H.M.--Riverview Helping Youth To Have Music!"

   If you have any questions or comments about the Cedarcrest Music Department or would like to become an active parent or booster with RHYTHM, then please call Lucy Yetter at Cedarcrest High School at 425-788-7116, ext. 1632.