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Student musicians represent Bethel

Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Contest Results 
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.
Lexi Harkrider (String Bass Solo)
Chamber Orchestra A (Large String Ensemble)
Mao Oizumi (Flute Solo)
Alexis Chouinard (Clarinet Solo)
Vanessa Rodriguez (Bass Clarinet Solo)
Frank Saxton Alto (Saxophone Solo)
Madison Bronson (Tenor Saxophone Solo)
Nathan Chandler (Trumpet Solo)
Zarahfina Garcia (Trombone Solo)
Athena Lee (Euphonium Solo)
Tanner Bennett (Tuba Solo)
Chaiya Odle (Snare Drum Solo)
Chaiya Odle (Mallets Solo)
Chaiya Odle (Timpani Solo)
Clarinet Choir (Large Woodwind Ensemble)
Trumpet Trio (Small Brass Ensemble)
Brass Quintet (Large Brass Ensemble)
Percussion Duet (Small Percussion Ensemble)
First Alternates:
Payton Nguyen (Clarinet Solo)
Draven Messenger (Trombone Solo)
Ed Whitney (Euphonium Solo)
Sax Quartet (Small Woodwind Ensemble)
Flute Choir (Large Woodwind Ensemble)
Brass Duo (Small Brass Ensemble)
Flarimba Duet (Small Percussion Ensemble)
Percussion Octet (Large Percussion Ensemble)
Second Alternates:
George Carter (Alto Saxophone Solo)
Emily Powell (French Horn Solo)
Alyssa Butenschoen (Trombone Solo)
Devyn Roth (Tuba Solo)
Percussion Quintet (Large Percussion Ensemble)

2017 All-Northwest and All-State Honor Groups

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.
All-State Symphony Choir:
Allison Carrigan
Jonah Cilley
Julie Lindhorst
Madeline Neigel
Jesseya Christ 
Nikolaus Pate
All-Northwest Mixed Choir: 
Jalanta Thomas
Brooke Weeks
George Carter
All-State Symphony Orchestra: 
Lexie Harkrider
Chaiya Odle  

2017 WMEA Junior All-State Honor Groups 

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.
Nelson Elementary 
Courtney Lazzarini (choir)
Elk Plain School of Choice 
Syda Stirret-Jones (Choir)
Marley Ray (Choir)
Reina Geforos (Band)
Frontier Middle School 
Thomas Armstrong (Band)