Enumclaw High group takes first-place honors in Vancouver festival

The Enumclaw High School wind ensemble captured first place in its division at the Heritage National Music Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia, in May.

The Enumclaw High School wind ensemble captured first place in its division at the Heritage National Music Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia, in May.

The EHS wind ensemble, which involved 33 students for this particular trip, received a Gold Award for its outstanding performance.

In addition, EHS teacher Eric Stevens noted the group also earned the adjudicators’ award, a four-foot trophy, for its outstandng performance and was invited to perform at the national/international festival at a future, yet-to-be-determined date. The invitation went to only a handful of the 20 to 25 ensembles that performed.

The trip was made possible through the support of the Enumclaw High band booster organization and wind ensemble parents, who organized a Sweet Escape dinner, dance and auction in February.

EHS’s band program closed out its concert series Thursday and will host its band banquet Thursday with the jazz band performing. The new wind ensemble will play at graduation Monday night.

Reach Brenda Sexton at bsexton@courierherald.com or 360-802-8206.

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