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Three Washtucna music students receive honors


Last updated 4/12/2018 at Noon

MUSIC STUDENTS. Three Washtucna music students were recently honored for their individual achivements, and also participated in area music contests. The students are (from left) Meya Hamilton, Jersey Hamilton, Calby Van Hollebeke. -Photo courtesy of Lora Hille

Washtucna students Meya Hamilton, Jersey Hamilton and Calby Van Hollebeke recently participated in music contests.

Meya Hamilton, grade 6 soprano, participated in the All–State Youth Honor Chorus at the Washington Music Educator Association’s Conference on Feb. 17 in Yakima.

She rehearsed and performed with 149 other students chosen from throughout the state. Their conductor was Judy Hafso who teaches at St. George’s School in Spokane.

Jersey Hamilton, grade 9 on trumpet, and Van Hollebeke, grade 10 on oboe, performed in the Southeast Region High School Honor Band at Colfax High School on March 12, under the direction of Dr. David Turnbull from WSU.

They performed Gallop by Gary Gilroy, Loch Lomond by Frank Ticheli, and Symphonic Suite from Star Trek arranged by Jay Bocook.

Van Hollebeke performed with the All-State Wind Symphony in Yakima on Feb. 18. Her guest conductor was Emily Moss from California State University, Los Angeles.

She also was recently selected for the prestigious Music in May Honor Festival at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, that will take place May 24-26.

Jersey Hamilton won the trumpet solo category at the Southeast Region Solo/Ensemble Festival in February. She will compete at the State Solo Competition at Central Washington University April 28.


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