Friday, April 12, 2013

Student Musicians Win Awards

Washougal High School and Jemtegaard Middle School music departments both recently won top honors at local competitions.

 WHS Jazz Band won a 2nd place finish at the University of Portland Jazz Festival on Thursday, April 11. According to Kelly Ritter, band director, “The group worked very hard this year, and they have come a very long way.” You can catch them in concert on Thursday, April 18th at 7 p.m. at WHS.

Jemtegaard Middle School’s Husky Singers wowed the crowd and the judges at the Regional Middle School Choir Festival on March 26. The scores just came in and JMS ranked 3rd out of twelve, missing 2nd place by just one point. This was only their second time competing and music teacher Jen Mahorney was extremely proud of them adding that the students represented JMS with maturity and pride.