Several Mount Si Music Students Named to All-State Honor Groups

The Mount Si High School Music Department recently announced that several Band and Choir Students successfully auditioned into the Washington All-State Honor Group music ensembles.

Washington All-State Honor Groups are an opportunity for students to participate in shared musical excellence with students from other school districts across the state of Washington. Students rehearse music in an intensive format over the course of three days with nationally renowned directors & clinicians.

Their experience culminates in featured performances at the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) bi-annual conference on February 16-18, 2018 in Yakima, Washington.

Natalie Bateman(10), Alison Caswell (12), Jessica Conlon (12)and Dora Huestis (10) will perform in the All-State Symphonic Choir and Brooke Bovenkamp (9) will perform in the All State Treble Choir.

MSHS Director of Choirs Haley Isaacs said, “I am so excited that we have 5 students participating in all-state this year! This is one of the largest numbers of participants we’ve had in several years. The students that were selected are all very hard-workers and excellent representatives of our Mount Si Choir program. I am elated that they’ll get to work intensively with phenomenal conductors and other dedicated and passionate choir students.”

All-State Concert Band include Erik Thurston (11) – Tuba,  Mary Piekarczyk (11) – Clarinet and Elijah Wray (10) – Baritone Saxophone. Additionally Tyler Bateman (12) – Percussion – will perform in the All-State Wind Ensemble.

MSHS Director of Bands Bill Leather commented, “We are proud to have four Mount Si Band students representing our program along with the best high school musicians in the state of Washington. Elijah, Erik, Mary, and Tyler are representative of the excellence possible through hard work and dedication to their instruments!

Congratulation to these talented student musicians and vocalists.


2017-18 All-State Mount Si HS Choir and Band Students.

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