Mary Piekarczyk, Elijah Wray, James Kolke, Ryan Myrvold, Erik Thurston and Hannah Stoddard were selected for the Western International Band Clinic held last month. Photo courtesy of Mount Si High School

Mary Piekarczyk, Elijah Wray, James Kolke, Ryan Myrvold, Erik Thurston and Hannah Stoddard were selected for the Western International Band Clinic held last month. Photo courtesy of Mount Si High School

Mount Si High School students selected for Western band

This year’s conference was held in Seattle on the weekend of Nov. 16-19.

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Several Mount Si High School (MSHS) band students were selected through audition to perform at the Western International Band Clinic (WBIC) Conference as part of the WBIC Honor Bands.

The students are Mary Piekarczyk (clarinet), Elijah Wray (baritone saxophone), James Kolke (trombone), Ryan Myrvold (tenor saxophone), Erik Thurston (tuba) and Hannah Stoddard (clarinet).

WBIC, founded in 1979, is a convention for directors and students in the Western United States. This year’s conference was held in Seattle on the weekend of Nov. 16-19. The event featured four high school honor bands, performing under six world-renowned guest conductors and a soloist.

“We are very proud of the six Mount Si High School Band members for being accepted to perform with the 2018 Western International Band Clinic Honor Bands! James, Ryan, Mary, Hannah, Erik, and Eli are dedicated musicians who represented our program with integrity and professionalism at this prestigious event,” said Bill Leather, Mount Si High School director of bands.

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