Braden Cunnington, Josie Lonai and Patrick Dunphy performed at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene as part of the 2014 Oregon Music Educators Association Convention on Jan. 19, said Michael Agidius, Milton-Freewater School District band director.
Braden and Josie sang with the All-State Choir and Patrick played tuba with the All-State Wind Ensemble. Selection to the All-State ensembles requires students to submit recorded auditions.
Students are selected from high school students across Oregon. They rehearsed for three days prior to performing in concert, Michael said.
The 87-piece Oregon All-State Band performed “High Wire” by John Mackey, “Culloden Movement III, by Julie Girox, “The Seal Lullaby,” by Eric Whitacre, “Free Running,” by Robert Buckley, “Danzon No. 2,” by Pasquali Marquez and “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” by John Phillip Sousa. Paula Crider from the University of Texas directed the band.
Christopher Peterson with California University Fullerton directed the 225-member Oregon All-State Choir in “Hallelujah,” by Beethoven, “Serenity (O Magnum Mysterium),” by Ola Gjello, “Wechsellied Zum Tanz,” by Johannes Brahms, “Cuncti simus,” by Eric A. Johnson, “Sanctus,” by Randall Johnson, “I Carry My Heart With Me,” by David Dickau and “Hold On!,” arranged by Marques Garrett.
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