Congratulations to all who participated in the KSHSAA State Solo and Ensemble Festival on Saturday, April 30 at Washburn Rural High School in Topeka. A terrific showing from our students!
We had a number of students participate in the KSHSAA Virtual Solo and Ensemble Festival this past week. This event marks the culmination of many weeks of individual practice and tremendous effort on the part of these musicians. Students received feedback from adjudicators and earned an overall rating. For reference, in Kansas, a III Rating is considered Average. A rating of II is Excellent and students earn a Certificate of Accomplishment. A rating of 1 is Outstanding and students receive a medal.
Congratulations to these performers on a terrific achievement in our challenging year of playing! BVW results can be viewed below.
BVW Band Solo & Ensemble Results
ATTENTION BAND SENIORS: We want to celebrate YOU!
Please take a minute and complete the following Google Form. We will be highlighting you in both the May Concert Program as well as Senior Spotlights on Social Media throughout May.
Deadline to submit information is Monday, April 26!
Senior Info Form: https://forms.gle/P1TkNZX7RxqocJ166
13 Blue Valley West Band Members were selected as members of the 2021 KMEA All-State Ensembles. This tremendous accomplishment represents months of practice and preparation, and is the culmination of a highly competitive audition process. This year the All-State Ensembles will meet and record their concert virtually due to COVID-19. Students selected for the All-State Ensembles are:
KMEA 56A All-State Band
Tina Li - flute
Eric Seo - oboe
Dylan Yan - Bassoon - 1st chair
Ethan Guo - horn
Rayan Abid - percussion
Joseph Cheung - percussion
KMEA All-State Orchestra
Jewel Slemmons - bassoon
Trey Krizek - horn
Brett Garlett - horn
Tim Buehler - horn
Cooper Knight - percussion
Jake Wall - percussion
KMEA All-State Jazz Band
Eli Lockhart - trombone - 1st chair
Full statewide results can be viewed here: https://ksmea.org/all-state-instrumental-results/
Blue Valley West Bands