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MPMEA Solo & Ensemble Festival

posted Feb 8, 2015, 9:18 AM by JOHN RANTS

At the MPMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival on Saturday, February 7th, MP strutted their outstanding musicianship...
Abbie Allen, Bassoon, "!" (superior rating)
Mackenzie Chapman, Flute, "!" (superior rating)
Braeden Federspiel, Bari Sax, "II" (excellent rating)
Natasha Flitz, Clarinet, "I-" (superior rating)
Ashley Seed, Bass Trombone, "1-" (superior rating)
Ashley Seed, Tuba, "1-" (superior rating) 2nd alternate to State
MP Percussion Ensemble, "II+" (excellent rating)
MP Sax Trio, (Lilly, Megan and Shawn), "II" (excellent rating)

Winterguard scores big at NWPA Bainbridge Show

posted Feb 8, 2015, 9:17 AM by JOHN RANTS   [ updated Feb 8, 2015, 9:17 AM ]

At the NW Pagentry's Bainbridge High School Winterguard Competition...
Marysville-Pilchuck placing 1st in prelims AND 1st place at Finals. Way to go Kat ant the girls!

MP Students selected for WMEA ALL STATE AND NAFME ALL NORTHWEST Honor Groups

posted Dec 14, 2014, 8:20 AM by JOHN RANTS

Jessica Hamilton - All Northwest Choir
Jenny Baxter - All State Orchestra
Lynette Malavolti - All State Concert Band
Ashley Seed - All State Concert Band

The WMEA All-State Band, Orchestra, Choir, Jazz Band and Jazz Choir take place during
President's Day weekend every year. These honor groups are held in conjunction with
the biennial WMEA state conference, which is in Yakima every two years. Students are
selected by taped auditions and then sent their music approximately six weeks prior to
the event. Auditions for this group are in October. Students must be in grades 9-12 and
participating in a school music group comparable to the one for which they are auditioning.
Members of the honor groups are housed commercially in the host city, with meals and
transportation within the community provided during their stay. Nationally recognized
conductors are brought in to work with the students during their intensive four-day
experience.

The All-Northwest Band, Orchestra, Choir, Jazz Band and Jazz Choir take place during
President's Day weekend of odd-numbered years. These honor groups are held in
conjunction with the biennial Northwest Division conference of MENC: the National
Association for Music Education. Students are selected by taped auditions and then sent
their music approximately six weeks prior to the event. Auditions for this group are
in October. Students must be in grades 9-12 and participating in a school music group
comparable to the one for which they are auditioning. Members of the honor groups are
housed commercially in the host city, with meals and transportation within the community
provided during their stay. Nationally recognized conductors are brought in to work with
the students during their intensive four-day experience

TOWER OF POWER Master Class

posted Dec 14, 2014, 8:17 AM by JOHN RANTS

MP and Alliance Exclusive opportunity! January 24th, we have been invited to dine and have a Master Class with the world famous Tower of Power.

This is an EXCLUSIVE event for MP Music and the Alliance. All Bands and Choir are invited.


We will all be departing MP at 10:30 am on school buses to this event. The only cost involved is fairshare of buses.of $5.00 per person. Lunch is free provided by Jazz Alley

To register and participate with this event, go to your Charms account and click on the Tower of Power event on January 24th. Click on the RSVP and $5 to the MP cashier by December 18th is REQUIRED

Tower of Power (or TOP for short) is an American R&B-based horn section and band, originating in Oakland, California, that has been performing since 1968.[1] They are best known for their funky soul sound highlighted by a powerful horn section and precisely syncopated bass-guitar lines. There have been several lead vocalists, the most famous being Lenny Williams, who fronted the band between early 1973 and late 1974, the period of their greatest commercial success. Their biggest hits include "You're Still a Young Man", "So Very Hard to Go","Soul With a Capital S", "Soul Vaccination", "What Is Hip?", and "Don't Change Horses (in the Middle of a Stream)."

2014 Peninsula Classic

posted Sep 28, 2014, 2:57 PM by JOHN RANTS

Saturday, September 27th, the Marysville Alliance Competitive Marching Band performed for their first time in the Peninsula Classic Marching Band Festival held at Olympic High School representing 13 high school bands. This was the debut performance of the Alliance at a Competitive Festival as they presented "Celebrating 30 Years of Bon Jovi"

The Alliance showed well...
Prelims:
2nd place in AA division
1st place in percussion
1st place in Colorguard
1st place in Music Individual

Finals:
2nd place in AA division
1st place in percussion
1st place in Colorguard
1st place in Music Individual

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