Monday, April 11, 2011

WHS Jazz Band & Wind Ensemble place 1st at Heritage Music Festival in Anaheim CA

During Spring Break, the WHS Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band I, and Chamber Choir traveled to Anaheim, CA and competed in the Heritage Music Festival. This festival was attended by bands and choirs from all over the country and Canada. Our students did an exceptional job, bringing home several awards. Both the Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble placed 1st in their categories, and the Chamber Choir placed 2nd. The three groups also received the top award, the Festival Sweepstakes Award, given to the school with the highest combined score. Alto saxophonist Aleks Arzhanov received the Maestro’s Award, given to the outstanding soloist.

We are incredibly proud of the performance of our students, and the manner in which they conducted themselves during the entire trip. They did an outstanding job of representing Washougal High School. Congratulations to the bands and choir!