The Mountain League Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Contest was held at Graham-Kapowsin High School on February 11, with band and orchestra student musicians from Bethel’s secondary schools performing. Adjudicators gave advice, analysis, and encouragement to student performances that showed a high degree of commitment and preparation. Congratulations to these students who will be representing our district at the state contest in Ellensburg on April 28 and 29.
On Sunday, February 19, our district has students performing in the NAfME All-Northwest/WMEA All-State Choir Concert held at 2 p.m. in the Hyatt Grand Ballroom in Bellevue, followed by the WMEA All-State Instrumental Concert at 5:30 p.m. held at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. For more information about the concerts and to reserve tickets visit this website.
The WMEA Junior All-State bands, choirs, and orchestra will rehearse and perform at local venues in Bellevue on Saturday, February 18, during the 2017 All-Northwest Division Conference. This exciting one-day event will feature fifth graders and middle school students selected from schools throughout Washington. They will spend the day together practicing with a guest conductor, and will then present a special concert at 5:15 p.m. The all-state choirs will perform in Bellevue’s Westminster Chapel, and the instrumental concerts will be held at Bellevue High School. For more information be sure to visit this website.