Each year, several thousand high school musicians from across Maryland audition for the Maryland All State Bands, Orchestras and Choruses sponsored by the Maryland Music Educators Association.
Students audition and are judged by experts in their field. Those selected represent the best among Maryland's middle and high school student musicians.
For the 2010-11 school year, 14 Washington County Public School student musicians were selected as members of the Maryland All State Junior Chorus, All State Senior Chorus, All State Senior Mixed Chorus, All State Senior Women's Chorus and All State Senior Orchestra.
All State Senior Orchestra members will rehearse the weekend of Feb. 25 to 27 and present a concert on the last day at the Hunt Valley Marriott. All State Senior Chorus vocalists will rehearse March 4 to 6, with a concert on Sunday, also at the Hunt Valley Marriott.
The weekend for All State Junior Chorus is March 11 to 13, with a concert on Sunday at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown.
All State 2011
Hailey Bricker, soprano, Williamsport High School
Savannah Brown, soprano, Barbara Ingram School for the Arts
Alternate, John Krzywicki, bass, Barbara Ingram School
Senior Mixed Chorus
Amanda Kerr, alto, Boonsboro High
Abigail Martinez, alto, Barbara Ingram School
David Moser, tenor, Clear Spring High
Gavin Myers, bass, Clear Spring High
Senior Women's Chorus
Merrick Jensen, soprano 1, Barbara Ingram School
Madeline Zayas, soprano 1, Barbara Ingram School
Taia Collins, soprano 2, Barbara Ingram School
Isabelle Maina, alto, Barbara Ingram School
Gabriel Schneider, viola, Clear Spring High
Nathaniel Lease, trombone, North Hagerstown High
Michael Hollin, french horn, Barbara Ingram School
For more information, go to www.mmea-maryland.org.