Highlands Ranch teens chosen for all-state band

Six students get chance to share musical talents

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Six students from high schools in Highlands Ranch have been selected to participate in the 66th annual Colorado All-State Band, presented by the University of Northern Colorado School of Music, the Colorado Music Educators Association and the Colorado High School Activities Association.

The Highlands Ranch students have been selected for the All-State Symphonic Band, which will be led by guest conductor Craig Kirchhoff, professor emeritus of the University of Minnesota.

The All-State Symphonic Band is comprised of 106 students representing 53 high schools across Colorado. A total of 934 students from 153 schools participated in the all-state bands auditions, held last November and December.

Students chosen are:

Jackson Trust, a senior at Mountain Vista High School, has been selected as the euphonium — a brass instrument.

Riley Barry, also a senior at Mountain Vista High School, has been selected as the tuba.

Shu Ee Ong, a senior at Rock Canyon High School, and Qihui Ye, a senior at Highlands Ranch High School, have been selected as saxophone altos.

Corrie Hiatt, a senior at Highlands Ranch High School, has been selected as a horn alternate.

Chris Andretsos, a senior at Highlands Ranch High School, has been selected as a bass clarinet alternate

Students will perform at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley during the all-state weekend, March 30 through April 1.

For more information, visit arts.unco.edu/music/all-state/.

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