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Best of band, choir head to state
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:
• Large percussion ensemble
Nick Bowden, Reed Gunstone, Jason Kowitz, Hallie Twiss, Ian Robinson, Dalton Ackley and Gloria Nesse.
• Alto sax solo
• Trombone solo
• Small woodwind ensemble
Grizzly Bear Mondays; Marley Iredale, Parker Steichen, Kendall Perlwitz and Anna LaBeaume
• Alto sax duet