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Music students represent WAHS at honor ensembles

Posted on: November 28, 2016

Ten student musicians from West Albany High School will travel to Washington in February to perform in the 2017 All-Northwest Honor Ensembles.

They will travel to Bellevue, Wash., in February to rehearse and perform with students form Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Oregon.

“There were over 4,600 auditionees this year for the band, choir, orchestra and jazz ensembles,” said WAHS band director Stuart Welsh. “To be selected is one of the highest honors a high school student can receive.”

Congratulations to the following students:


  • Colton Byers, Trumpet
  • Brandon Dodd, Oboe
  • Emilia Soot, Clarinet
  • Emma Brennan, Bassoon
  • Connor Welsh, French Horn


  • Charlie De Rose
  • Marissa Fieland
  • Elizabeth Lake
  • Kate Looney
  • Eli Nicholas

Western International Band Clinic Honor Bands

WAHS band students recently performed with the Western International Band Clinic Honor Band in Tacoma, Wash.

Pictured above:

From left (front row): Brandon Dodd, Emily Molinar, Curtis Allen, Cindy Wong, Zoe Ames, Mary Howells, Amanda Givens, Hannah Washburn (second row) Emma Cushing, Sienna Pigg, Olivia Friedel, Anna Soot, Eve Vetter, Emily Harding, Avery Moen, Connor Welsh, Justin Elliot, August May, Colton Byers, Ceanne Elliot (third row) Luke Hise, Jacob Nestor, Paul Sprague, Ryan Nelson, Daniel Beard, Arthur Veremchuk, Emily Soot, Jessica Woodall, Sharolyn Smith, Sydney Beers, Emma Brennan

All-State Band and Orchestra

The following students were selected for All-State Band through an audition-based process. They will join student musicians from around the state. Pictured are students who will participate in All-State Orchestra, All-State Wind Ensemble, and All-State Symphonic Band.


Emma Brennan, Bassoon; Brandon Dodd, Oboe; Connor Welsh, French Horn; Olivia Friedel, Bass Clarinet; August May, Clarinet; Ryan Nelson, Bassoon; Paul Sprague, Euphonium; Cindy Wong, Tuba; Colton Byers, Trumpet; Daniel Beard, French Horn; Emilia Soot, Clarinet

Not pictured: Amanda Givens, Oboe and Bailey Filley, Trombone