Students head to all state |

Students head to all state

Staff reports

Music students in Carson Valley schools will take part in state-wide honor and choir concerts March 18 and at the All-state band and choir events March 25-28.

Students from Douglas High School to perform in the band will be Joe Crandall, saxophone; Jennifer Neal, first and second alto; Valerie Hillabush, baritone saxophone; Jason Smith, saxophone; Joe Holland and Jennifer Zabelsky, trumpet.

Also performing in the band will be junior high students, Pau-Wa-Lu MIddle School student Rose Barrett on flute and violin and in the choir, and Carson Valley Middle School student Amy Zabelsky. These students earned command performances in the zone solo and ensemble festival.

The concert, to be held at Fallon, will include for the first time the honor jazz band, said DHS music director Bill Zabelsky.

The All-state Choir and Band concerts will be held in Las Vegas.

In the band from DHS are Jennifer Neal, clarinet, and Jason Smith, trombone; and from PWLMS, Anthony Janssen, alto saxophone.

In the choir are DHS students Jennifer Zabelsky, Mary Zimmerman, Lauren Davis, Jesse Whitaker, Heidi Alder, Meghan Riley, Lacy Amscott, Alicia Burns, Jessica McIntosh, Courtney Weatherman, Natalie Gardner, Kit Crassaty, Nick Thomas, Joe Holland, Ian Perry, James Jackson, Dustin Lee, Ryan Niichel, Tim Blake and James Pendergrass, and from PWLMS, Amanda Crandall.

Zabelsky said this year the most Carson Valley students ever will compete in the event. All 17 members of the Madrigal Singers who tried out made the choir.

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