Evan Thompson / The Record — At a recent South Whidbey School Board meeting, South Whidbey High School band member Mara Bush describes the level of competition she and others faced at the Regional Solo/Ensemble Festival at Mariner High School on Feb. 4. From left to right: Katyrose Jordan, Superintendent Jo Moccia, Bush and Kari Hustad.

High school band team members place highly at competition | KUDOS

  • Saturday, February 25, 2017 2:00pm
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Several members of South Whidbey High School’s band placed highly at the Regional Solo/Ensemble Festival at Mariner High School on Feb. 4 and qualified for state.

Placing first were Kaytrose Jordan (alto sax solo), Mara Bush (clarinet solo) and Alec Chinnery and Liam Twomey (french horn/trombone duet, with Kari Hustad on piano).

Annie Saltee (baritone sax solo) and Hustad (trumpet solo) finished second and are state alternates.

Collin Burns finished third with his trumpet solo and is also a state alternate. Quinn Pease earned a superior rating as a trumpet soloist.

South Whidbey competed against schools such as Edmonds-Woodway, Kamiak and Mariner. There were 30 to 40 competitors in each category.

South Whidbey’s jazz band traveled to the University of Idaho to compete in the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival on Friday.

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