Thursday, April 24, 2014

WHS Bands win impressive awards

Washougal High School’s bands have accumulated several impressive awards this spring!

Both the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Bands took first place at the Heritage Festival in Anaheim, CA over Spring Break. More than 80 band, choral, and orchestral groups from all over the country participated in the festival.

Senior alto saxophone player Brad Spring also received the Maestro's Award as outstanding soloist.

The Jazz Band competed at the University of Portland Jazz Festival, where they took first place in the AA division.

Three Soloists of Merit were named: T Anderson (piano), Godfrey Phipps (drums), and Jared Anderson (trombone).

Jared Anderson also received the Outstanding Musician Award for the entire AA division.

The band was also the winner of the Best Sightreading Band in the AA division.

This is great evidence of the Washougal School District's work to assure that students develop a strong academic foundation that includes the performing arts!

Congratulations to these talented students and their dedicated instructors!