This weekend, Blaine High School will send four of its outstanding choral members to join the Washington Music Educator’s Association (WMEA) 2014 All State Choir. Over the past 26 years Blaine High School has sent more than 50 singers to join the All State Choir and/or to participate in the All-Northwest music festival. The vocal musicians selected for this honor include junior soprano Veronica Hughes, senior soprano Emmy Johnson, senior alto Selena Rogers-Pai and sophomore bass 2 Izaya Taylor.
Outstanding music students from across Washington have received top honors by being selected to participate in one of the
2014 WMEA All-State performing groups. The students listed above will join other distinguished Washington high school student musicians in this gala event.
WMEA All-State high school bands, orchestras and choirs will meet in Yakima on February 14-16, where they will rehearse and perform in concert under the direction of world-renowned conductors. These WMEA All-State musicians were selected from 2,400 students who auditioned to participate. Many professional musicians credit their All-State 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 Washingtonians who have participated in past years’ WMEA All-State groups include 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.