Mercer Island High School student musicians placed at the recent Washington Interscholastic Activities Association/Washington Music Educators Association State Solo Ensemble Contest in Ellensburg. In each category, students from every region performed for three professional musicians and were ranked.
First Place large brass ensemble – MIHS trumpet ensemble (Hannah Gaugush, Aidan Rosenbaum, Brennan Tien, Colin Bogar, Ana Somani, Justin Lesko)
First Place- Clarinet – Lauren Nakatsu
First Place- Trumpet – Hannah Gaugush
First Place- Trombone – Jack Price
First Place- Multiple Percussion – Andrew Motz
First Place- Timpani – Andrew Motz
First Place Harp – Rachel Leung
Second Place- Clarinet – Bram Schenck
Second Place- Multiple Percussion – Otto Sharples
Third Place, Harp – Kelly Hou.