Three students from Beaverhead County High School in Dillon will perform with over 1,000 other high school musicians in the 2013 National Association for Music Education All-Northwest event Feb. 14-17 in Portland, Ore.
They are Zach Casey, Kristen Cottom and Shay Parke. Casey, on alto saxophone, and Cottom, on trumpet, will perform in the new Wind Symphony. Parke, an alto II, will perform in the Mixed Chorus.
All-Northwest bands, choirs, and orchestra will rehearse and perform in concert on Sunday, Feb. 17, in the Oregon Convention Center. The All-Northwest musicians are selected through recorded audition.
Casey, a sophomore, is the son of Joe and Becki Casey. He has been in Symphonic, Jazz, and Pep Bands for two years. He also participates in Men’s Chorus, Key Club, Academic Olympics, and is an avid skier.
Cottom, a senior, is the daughter of Brad and Sheila Cottom. She has been in the Symphonic, Jazz, and Pep Bands for four years. Kristen has attended the All-State Band for two years.
Parke, a senior, is the daughter of Rick and Kim Parke. She has participated in basketball, volleyball, track, Teen Tones, Mixed Ensemble, and Sweet Adelines. Shay was a two-year member of the Montana All-State Choir.
The students are directed by Laurie Hagenbarth and Christopher Kloker.