Bothell High’s bands have been active this spring in concerts and festivals in Washington and California.
In March, the Bothell wind ensemble earned second place and the jazz ensemble earned first place at the Los Angeles Heritage Festival. At that festival, they received Adjudicators Awards for outstanding musical achievement. In addition, six students received individual Virtuoso Awards: Andrew Clark, Stephen Nelson, Willie Nelson, Bradley O’Neal, Jacob Sullivan and Evan Takle.
At the recent Washington Interscholastic Activities Association State Solo and Ensemble Festival, Joseph Peterson won the solo trombone title. Also, the brass quintet received third place for the large brass ensemble category. Soloists Takle (alto saxophone) and David Loughlin (timpani) both received second place.
Most recently, the jazz ensembles participated in the annual Bellevue Jazz Festival. Jazz ensemble 1 earned first place in the AAAA division and also won the Sweepstakes Award for best performance from all divisions.