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Musicians to step into All State spotlight

February 15, 2012|By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com
  • Members of the All State Senior Mixed Ensemble Chorus from Washington County Public Schools include, from left, Taia Collins, Andrew Shupp, Connor McNaney, David Moser and Isabelle Maina.
By Joe Crocetta, Staff Photographer

Fifteen Washington County Public Schools students have been selected from among several thousand high school musicians for Maryland All State bands, orchestras and choruses, a program sponsored by the Maryland Music Educators Association.

To be selected for All State honors, students audition and are judged by experts in their field. Those selected represent the best among Maryland’s middle and high school student musicians.

The Maryland Music Educators Association is the professional group for the school music teachers of Maryland. Its mission is to advance music education in Maryland schools, according to the association’s website at www.mmea-maryland.org.

The performance scheduled for All State ensembles is as follows:
Sunday, Feb. 26

  • 12:30 p.m. — All State Senior Orchestra Concert, Carl J. Murphy Performing Arts Center, Morgan State University, Baltimore
  • 2 p.m. — All State Senior Band Concert, Carl J. Murphy Performing Arts Center, Morgan State University
  • 3:30 p.m. — All State Senior Mixed Chorus Concert, Carl J. Murphy Performing Arts Center, Morgan State University
  • 5 p.m. — All State Senior Women’s Chorus Concert, Carl J. Murphy Performing Arts Center, Morgan State University

Sunday, March 11

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  • 1 p.m. — All State Junior Chorus and Junior Orchestra Concert, South Hagerstown High School.


The following are the local members of the various ensembles:

All State Senior Band
Richard Mounts, South Hagerstown High School, alternate for tuba

Senior Mixed Ensemble (chorus)
Taia Collins, Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, soprano 2
Isabelle Maina, Barbara Ingram School, alto
Heather Pickerall, Barbara Ingram School, alto
Andrew Shupp, Clear Spring High School, tenor
Connor McNaney, Williamsport High School, bass
David Moser, Clear Spring High School, tenor alternate

Senior Women’s Ensemble (chorus)
Sarah Ballow, Boonsboro High School, soprano 2
Ariana Seidman, Barbara Ingram School, soprano 1
Savannah Brown, Barbara Ingram School, soprano 2
Alexa Dumpe, Barbara Ingram School, soprano 2
Abigail Martinez, Barbara Ingram School, alto
Kiersten Valko, Clear Spring High School, alto

All State Jazz Ensemble
Aaron Black, Barbara Ingram School, first alternate, tenor saxophone

Junior All State Chorus
Ethan Goodmansen, Barbara Ingram School, bass alternate

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