Students from Vancouver Public Schools recently joined some of Washington’s finest high school musicians at the State Solo and Ensemble Contest.
Small and large ensembles faced off in seven categories: woodwinds, brass, percussion, strings, women’s vocal, men’s vocal and mixed vocal. The contest included 29 solo categories: seven woodwind, five brass, four percussion, four strings, six vocal, piano, guitar and harp.
Congratulations to the following participants, who were selected for their outstanding regional performances:
Skyview High School
- Douglas Graham, cello
- Spencer Reid-Rice, tenor
- Genna Smith, trombone
Their teachers are Sarah O’Mara, Philip Denton and Timothy Heichelheim.
Columbia River High School
- Josh Wann, tuba
His teacher is Dave Keckes-Chartrey.
Vancouver School of Arts and Academics
- Eva Stoumbos, bass
- Brayton Sobolewski, tenor sax (qualified but did not compete)
Their teachers are Luke Brockman and Ann Medellin.
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association/Washington Music Educators Association State Solo and Ensemble Contest was held April 29-30 in Ellensburg, Washington.