Best of band, choir head to state

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More than 30 members of Sequim High School’s bands and choirs are heading to the Washington State Solo and Ensemble contest April 23-24 in Ellensburg. Sequim students will compete against 21 other regional districts’ best musicians.

Students qualified for the state competition after being judged at the Feb. 20 regional competition in Port Angeles.

The ensemble contest includes small and large groups in seven categories: woodwinds, brass, percussion, strings, women’s vocal, men’s vocal and mixed vocal.

There are 29 solo categories: seven woodwind categories, five brass, four percussion, four strings, six vocal, piano, guitar and harp.

State qualifiers are pictured above with alternates below:


First alternates

• Large percussion ensemble

Nick Bowden, Reed Gunstone, Jason Kowitz, Hallie Twiss, Ian Robinson, Dalton Ackley and Gloria Nesse.

• Alto sax solo

Hillary Smith

• Trombone solo

Duncan Skinner

• Small woodwind ensemble

Grizzly Bear Mondays; Marley Iredale, Parker Steichen, Kendall Perlwitz and Anna LaBeaume


Second alternates

• Alto sax duet

Hillary Smith

Adrian Clifford

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