Fourteen county students selected to All State groups

February 22, 2006|by JANET HEIM

All of the hours of practicing and rehearsals paid off for local students selected as All State musicians. Auditions were held in November and 14 Washington County students made the cut.

They will have the honor of performing with the best student musicians from across Maryland.

"It's a good year. I'm hoping we're on the upswing," said Rob Hovermale, coordinator of visual and performing arts for Washington County Public Schools.

Hovermale said students who typically live closer to Washington, D.C., and Baltimore usually are selected for All State.

The senior ensembles - made up of students in grades 10 to 12 - will rehearse from Feb. 23 to 25, then perform on Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Baltimore Convention Center at the following times - All State Senior Orchestra Concert, 1 p.m.; All State Women's Chorus Concert, 2 p.m.; All State Senior Band Concert, 3 p.m.; All State Senior Chorus Concert, 4 p.m.


Concerts are open to the public and tickets cost $8.

Washington County students selected include:

All State Women's Chorus

  • Emily Myers, Alto I - Clear Spring High School

  • Erica Hernandez, Alto II - Clear Spring High School

All State Senior Band

  • Quinn Gelestino, clarinet - North Hagerstown High School

  • Adam Stephens, baritone saxophone - Boonsboro High School

All State Senior Mixed Chorus

  • Stacy Ingraham, Soprano I - Williamsport High School

  • Ed Schubel, tenor - Williamsport High School

  • Braden Myers, bass - Williamsport High School

  • Zack Nelson, bass - Clear Spring High School

  • Adam Taylor, bass - Boonsboro High School

Junior ensembles - featuring musicians in grades 7 to 9 - will rehearse March 17 and 18 in preparation for a Sunday, March 19, performance at Middletown (Md.) High School. The All State Junior Chorus Concert will be from 3 to 4 p.m., followed by the All State Junior Orchestra Concert from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Washington County students selected include:

All State Junior Chorus

  • Kelsi Phillips, soprano - Williamsport High School

  • Malea Snyder, soprano - Clear Spring High School

  • Gavin Myers, tenor - Clear Spring Middle School

  • Sam Myers, bass - Clear Spring High School

  • Zachary Repp, bass - Clear Spring High School
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