MIHS student musicians named to All-Northwest and All-State honor groups

November 16, 2016 – Thirty-two Mercer Island High School students in band, choir and orchestra have been selected to participate in the 2017 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-State and All-Northwest honor groups this coming February. 

“Their success is a testament to the commitment and talent of their teachers and to the unwavering support of their parents as well,” said Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano.

These students were selected from hundreds of applicants representing six states that submitted recordings and were screened individually by professional musicians. They will participate and perform in one of a number of large ensembles led by nationally-renowned conductors at the NAfME Northwest convention to be held in Bellevue February 16 to 19, 2017.

“We are so proud of all our fine musicians and know that they will represent MIHS with pride,” said Parker Bixby, director of bands at MIHS.

Students receiving All-Northwest recognition:

Cameron Cummings

Jacob Evans

Katherine Gelsey

Isabel Hernandez

Tommy Latkowski

Cameron Lee

Lauren Nakatsu

Minje Park

Daniel Pooley

Zoe Sheill

Max Waller

Verli Chen

Leo Zhang

Students receiving All-State recognition:

Kari Anderson

Joelle Arcuino

Sam Bailey

Alan Bi

Rebecca Bone

Ben Dizon

Lindsay Gao

Andrew Motz

Kathryn Ristuben

Sophia Ristuben

Alex Rosenbaum

Christopher Toda

Adam Tucker

Nathan Wacker

David Wei

Tyler Woo

Mona Xue

Kyle Yu


Contact: Craig Degginger, 206-236-4514