Valley students selected for All-State Band & Choir

Fourteen Snoqualmie Valley student musicians were selected for All-State bands and choirs this year by the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA).

After auditions, six middle school students were chosen to perform in the Junior All-state band and choir, and eight Mount Si High School students were chosen for all-state music groups.

Students chosen to Junior All-State Band were Adele Werner, grade 8, Twin Falls Middle School, clarinet, and Tyler Bateman, grade 8, timpani and mallet percussion, and Mary Piekarczyk, grade 7, clarinet, all of Chief Kanim Middle School.  Hayla Takela, grade 8, Twin Falls, was selected to Junior All-State Treble Choir.

Also from Chief Kanim, Jessica Conlon, eighth grade, and Catalina Jarocki, sixth grade, were also both selected for the All-state Choir.

From Mount Si High School, the following students were selected: Brooke Beatie, grade 12, All-State Treble Choir; Jonica Beatie, grade 11, Krista Cassidy, grade 12, and Madelynn Esteb, grade 12, All-State Symphonic Choir; Boone Hapke, grade 12, bassoon, All-State Orchestra; Christian Henriksen, grade 12, flute, All-State Concert Band; and Derek Lee, grade 12, and Morgan Myers, grade 11, All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

The students will join young musicians from across the state to play under the direction of renowned conductors and educators, at the WMEA state conference in Yakima, on Feb. 16.

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