Thank you to Monica Bainter for passing along the great update below:
Enumclaw High School orchestra students shined at the Green River Regional Solo and Ensemble contest Saturday at Mill Creek Middle School in Kent winning four of the six categories. The winners will be going to Central Washington University to compete at the WIAA State Solo and Ensemble Contest on April 27 and 28th. Enumclaw musicians earned 32 Superior and 12 Excellent ratings at the contest.
Violin Soloist Kaelynn Dirks and Viola Soloist Mary Jarvis won their categories. Winning in the ensemble groups were the Violin Duo of Alyssa Hudon and Dirks winning the Small Strings Ensemble and the EHS Tango String Quintet with Hudon, Dirks, Andrew Johnson, Lori Lamm and Natalie Kays who won the Large Strings Ensemble.
Second Alternates who may get called up to state if a spot becomes available are Alyssa Hudon, violin solo and the EHS String Quartet "The Secret Ones" with Anne Wolfe, Keelan Wells, Johnson and Jarvis in the Small Strings Ensemble.
They will be joined by fellow EHS band musicians Zachary Bainter, Thomas Horn and Ben Hanks who earned their way to state in at band regionals in January.