Photo courtesy of Mercer Island School District
                                Mercer Island High School trumpet ensemble earned first place at the state Solo and Ensemble Contest in Ellensburg.

Photo courtesy of Mercer Island School District Mercer Island High School trumpet ensemble earned first place at the state Solo and Ensemble Contest in Ellensburg.

Local musicians lauded at state contest

MIHS trumpet ensemble won big.

  • Monday, May 27, 2019 1:30am
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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.


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