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Education notebook: Ferris leads all schools in Spokane Falls Music Educators’ annual music festival

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Ferris High School students led the Spokane Falls Music Educators Association’s annual Regional Solo and Ensemble Music Festival last weekend at Shadle Park High School.

The festival included students from the Spokane Public Schools, Mead School District and area private schools.

Ferris placed 23 times; Mead, six; Lewis and Clark, five; North Central, Mt. Spokane and Shadle, each two; and St. George’s, one.

Small ensembles had two to four students and large ensembles, five to 16.

These students will advance to the WIAA/WMEA State Competition at Central Washington University in April.



Jacob Blair, euphomium/bari horn (Shadle); Michael Girsberger, French horn (Ferris); Abbey Hansen, trumpet/cornet (Ferris); Sophia Hill, tuba (Mt. Spokane); Amelia Stockdill, trombone (Ferris).


Jeslyn Cai, piano (Lewis and Clark).


Sean Caviness, mallets (Ferris); Carson Frost, snare drum (Mt. Spokane); Gabriel Kennedy-Gibbens, multiple percussion (Mead); Dylan Pearson, timpani (Ferris).


Lauren Achenbach, soprano (Ferris); Will Clements, vocal bass (Ferris); Catherine Dietschak, soprano (LC); Caroline He, alto (St. George’s); Kendra Lund, soprano (Ferris); Dylan Pearson, tenor (Ferris); Tanner Whitehead, baritone (Ferris).


Bradford Bawden, viola (North Central); Lenora Hartwig, string bass (Mead); Ben Whitney, cello (LC).


Wendy Bai, flute-piccolo (Ferris); Kellan Burns, soprano-alto saxophone (Shadle); Cate Davick, bassoon (Ferris); Spencer Hardy, alto-bass clarinet (Mead); Nick Kar, tenor-baritone saxophone (Mead); Suhang Liu, clarinet (Ferris); Noah Schilbe, oboe-English horn (Ferris).



Bach-a Doodle Doo, large brass ensemble (Ferris); Time Piece, small brass ensemble (Mead).


C P Percussion, small percussion ensemble (Ferris); Ferris Advanced Percussion Ensemble, large percussion ensemble (Ferris).


Ferris, large string ensemble; WOW C String Quartet, small string ensemble (LC).


Camerata, large vocal mixed ensemble (Ferris); Cantebury Belles, large vocal S/M/A Women’s Ensemble (Ferris); Heathers, small vocal S/M/A women’s ensemble (Ferris); Oh Boy Nathan, small vocal mixed ensemble (North Central); The Lady Killers, small vocal T/B/B men’s ensemble (Ferris); Saxon Knights, large vocal T/B/B men’s ensemble (Ferris).


Clarinet Choir, large woodwind ensemble (Mead); Piper and the Boys, small woodwind ensemble (LC).

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