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MIHS students excel in Eastshore Music League Solo and Ensemble Festival

Ten category winners and 11 alternates will participate in the Washington State Solo and Ensemble Contest in Ellensburg, WA.

Over 150 MIHS performers participated in the Eastshore Music League Solo and Ensemble Festival held at Liberty High School on Feb. 4.

The day included performances every 10 minutes in 22 categories from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

“From clarinets playing Copland to baritones playing Bach, our students demonstrated some of the most outstanding musicianship I have had the pleasure to see in my career here at MIHS," said MIHS music teacher and band director Parker Bixby. "I am very proud of the thousands of hours of work, practice, parental support and more that went in to this extraordinary day. Bravo!”

Included in the day’s successes were 10 category winners and 11 alternates. The winners will participate in the Washington State Solo and Ensemble Contest in Ellensburg, WA later this year. Alternates may be selected to participate as well after remaining district festivals have been held. A list of these outstanding soloists and ensembles is below.

CATEGORY WINNERS:

David Stewart & Mary Wingerson: Bass Clarinet, Shea Kelsay: Trumpet, Alex Gore: French Horn, Annalise King: Euphonium, Dylan Lesko: Marimba MIHS Woodwind Quintet: (Ryan Gorey, Isaac Miller, Alex Gore, Neha Shah, David Stewart) MIHS Brass Quintet: (Kira Newell, Shea Kelsay, Alex Gore, Annalise King, Nolan Conway) MIHS Euphoria: (Annalise King, Dalton He, Alex Gore) MIHS Percussion Ensemble: (Dylan Lesko, Nate Umlauf, Martin Look, Lana Kleiner-Kanter,Taylor Hartley, Amanda Tsang, Meghan Hershkowitz, Ryan Ottinger, Lachlan Tritton, Billy Peterson, Nathan Lindae-Fregoso, Tanner Martinez, Henry Eckert, Josh Bender, Anthony Pedreira, Dylan Ma) 

1st Alternates:

Dalton He: Euphonium Nolan Conway: Euponium Isaac Miller: Oboe 

2nd Alternates

Meghan Hershkowitz: Marimba Rachel Rosenman: Clarinet Nicole Anderson: Trumpet James Wilson: Trombone Rootin Flutin flute duet: (Hannah Frisch,Ryan Gorey,Dalton He) Wind Symphony Flute Octet

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