Northwest NEWS

November 19, 2001


Northshore music ensembles recognizedfor their excellence

The Canyon Creek Elementary Choir, (Dr. Patricia Bourne, conductor); the Kenmore Junior High School Orchestra (Joe Bynum, conductor), the Kenmore Junior High School Symphonic Choir (Linda Hamilton, conductor), and the Kenmore Junior High School Symphonic Band, (Debbie Montague, conductor) have all been invited to perform for the Washington Music Educators Association Biennial Conference, Feb. 15-17, in Yakima.
   This is the highest recognition given in thestate of Washington for excellence in music education.
   The auditions are made by submitting a tape recording to a panel of specialists in each of the various curricular area. Only musical ensembles at the highest level of performance are selected to perform at this conference as "model programs" for the 900 delegates that normally attend.
   In addition to this honor, the Kenmore Symphonic Band and Symphonic Choir have been selected to perform at the Music Educators National Conference, (MENC), April 12-14, 2002 in Nashville, Tenn.
   This biennial conference is similar to the structure of the Washington state conference except at the national level. Attendees from this conference will represent music educators from across the United States.
   It is rare to have two groups from the same school invited to perform at the MENC conference.