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Shoreline High School Musicians Earn Top Honors

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is nearing its bi-annual conference this month in Bellevue. One of the highlights of the conference will be the hundreds of outstanding student musicians from all across the state and the northwest, including 15 of our very own Shoreline students. The Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) sponsors the All-State Band, Choir, and Orchestra process to promote students' dedication to their musical knowledge and skill. 

The competitive selection process begins with individual musicians recording an audition and submitting it to WMEA. A panel of judges then ranks each instrument or voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians is selected. The highest-ranking musicians qualify to perform in the All-Northwest and All-State music groups. These students participate in three days of rehearsals that are directed by nationally recognized conductors during the bi-annual NAfME All-Northwest Music Educator Convention in Bellevue, Feb. 16-19, 2023. Their performances in front of thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close.  

Honored musicians from Shoreline are:

Shorecrest High School

All-Northwest Band:

  • Jameson Gibbs, Junior, Trumpet

All-Northwest Treble Choir:

  • Laurel Madhavan, Senior, Alto

All-State Band:

  • Lucy Carli, Senior, Clarinet

All-State Orchestra:

  • Annika Fisher, Senior, Bassoon

  • Alex Senn, Sophomore, Clarinet


SC honored band students

Pictured, left to right: Alex Senn, Jameson Gibbs, Lucy Carli, Annika Fisher


 Laurel Madhavan

Pictured: Laurel Madhavan

Shorewood High School

All-Northwest Band:

  • Jasmine Shim, Sophomore, Clarinet

All-Northwest Orchestra:

  • Leah Degenhardt, Sophomore, Clarinet

  • Keiyu Mamiya, Junior, Violin

All-State Concert Band:

  • Blaise Clapper, Senior, Percussion

  • Sarah Feng, Junior, Flute

  • Ameena Majeed, Senior, Clarinet

  • Yuna Shin, Junior, Clarinet

All-State Orchestra:

  • Gage Beeman, Junior, Bass Clarinet

  • Josephina LaBore, Junior, Bassoon

  • Gianni Milano, Sophomore, Trombone

SW honored musicians

Pictured, left to right: Yuna Shin, Sarah Feng, Ameena Majeed, Gage Beeman, Keiyu Mamiya, Josephina LaBore, Blaise Clapper, Jasmine Shim, Gianni Milano, Leah Degenhardt