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Riverton High School musicians selected for regional and state honor ensembles

Dec 14, 2012 - From staff reports

Outstanding music students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming have received top honors by being selected to participate in one of the 2013 All-Northwest performing groups.

The students listed below will join more than 1,000 other outstanding high school student musicians in this gala event.

All-Northwest high school bands, orchestras and choirs will meet Feb. 14 to Feb. 17 in Portland, Ore. They will rehearse and perform in concert under the direction of world-renowned conductors. These All-Northwest musicians were selected through auditions to participate in the event, which is managed by the Washington Music Educators Association.

Many professional musicians credit their All-Northwest experience as crucial in their decision to choose music as a career. Thousands of others whose career paths took them in other directions have great memories of participating in this inspiring and motivating musical experience and claim that it was a life-changing experience for them.

Well-known Northwesterners who have participated in past years' All-Northwest groups include trumpeters Doc Severinson and Allen Vizzutti, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist David Horsey, 2008 National Teacher of the Year Andrea Peterson, and jazz saxophonist Kenny G.

All Northwest Honor Jazz band

Tom Amend-piano

All Northwest Honor Band

Zachary Miller-trumpet

All Northwest Honor Orchestra

Annie Phister-French horn

All Northwest Honor Choir

Wyatt Meyer

All State Band

Jesse Cassity, Avery Hatfield, Chance Hinkle, Sean Hughes, Zachary Miller, Annie Phister, Kathryn Thayer, Baylor Beers, Ryan Childers, Taylor DeVries, Nathan Hatfield, McKenna Lipson and LaRae Pierson.

All State Choir

Brittney Baxter, Nathaniel Esposito, Jace Flanagan, Aaron Flores, Hannah Herrmann, Autumn Hutson, Wyatt Meyer, Courtney Olson and Sean Thornton.

The Wyoming Music Educators state conference will be Jan. 20 to Jan. 22 in Gillette.

This is where the honor groups will rehearse and then perform on the last evening.

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