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

posted Dec 14, 2014, 8:20 AM by john_rants@msvl.k12.wa.us
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
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