Chugiak, Eagle River musicians selected for All-State Music Festival

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 15:24

More than a dozen local musicians have earned spots in the 2019 ASAA/First National Bank Alaska All-State Music Festival Nov. 22-23 in Anchorage.

Chugiak had 11 selections on the All-State Band, including four alternates. Eagle River had two students named All-State. The Mustangs had 12 All-State Orchestra selections (including one alternate) with the Wolves getting the same two musicians — bassist Mark von Luhrte and bassoonist Joshua Saylor also selected to the orchestra. Chugiak also had two students selected to the All-State Mixed Choir and one to the All-State Treble Choir; Eagle River had two selections on the All-State Treble Choir.

This year’s gala concert will be held Saturday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. at West High.

All-State Band

Chugiak High — Maralie Chaperon, alto saxophone; Liam Kuperman, trumpet; Esther Shore, trumpet; Dustin Luna, French horn; Dawson Packer, percussion; Gabriel Gray, trombone; Spencer Kirby, trombone; Ben Moore, tuba (alternate); Ryan Bransky, trombone (alternate); Aiden Diaz, bass clarinet (alternate); Lily Throud, Bb clarinet (alternate).

Eagle River — Mark von Luhrte, string bass; Joshua Saylor, bassoon

All-State Orchestra

Chugiak — Gabriel Gullett, violin I; Abigail Carothers, violin II; Matthew Nagel, violin I; Kaylen Richardson, violin II; Sennica Slocombe, violin II; Richard Tikiun, viola; Mia Tovar, viola (alternate); Andrew Bozone, cello; Esther Shore, trumpet; Craig Willman, string bass; Dawson Packer, percussion

All-State Mixed Choir

Chugiak — Paige Nelson, alto 2; Bryant Manwaring, bass 2

All-State Treble Choir

Chugiak — Helena Radford, alto 1

Eagle River — Avalon Shearer, alto 1; Shelby Bennett, alto 1

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