Vancouver students recently earned spots among some of the state’s most talented youth musicians. The following students were named to the Washington Music Educators Association’s All-State bands, choirs and orchestras.

Columbia River High School

  • Brent Hall, violin, All-State Orchestra
  • Hannah Choi, violin, All-State Orchestra
  • Rina Ishii, string bass, All-State Band
  • Olivia McClellan, flute, All-State Band

Their teacher is Dave Keckes-Chartrey.

Discovery Middle School

  • Reece Morris, baritone/euphonium, Junior All-State Band

Discovery’s Band teacher is David Conditt.

Fort Vancouver High School Center for International Studies

  • Rameses Juarez-Reyez, tenor I, All-State Symphonic Choir
  • Emily Ronda, soprano 2, All-State Symphonic Choir

Their teacher is Bethany Schweitzer.

Skyview High School

  • Emmett Smith, bass trombone, All-State Band
  • Jesse Wolf, trumpet, All-State Band
  • Cameron Nielson, trumpet, All-State Band
  • William Graham, string bass, All-State Orchestra
  • Devon McLitus, string bass, All-State Orchestra
  • Bianca Bucerzan, All-State Choir
  • Niko Efstathioy, All-State Choir

Their teachers are Tim Heichelheim, Sarah O’Mara and Philip Denton.

Vancouver School of Arts and Academics

  • Christian Ramirez, bass, All-State Jazz Band
  • Cora Beeson, violin, All-State Orchestra
  • Shawn Nakayama, violin, Junior All-State Orchestra

Luke Brockman and Salena Walker are their teachers.