THS musician makes All-State

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Clarinet player and Toledo High School student Promise Crossfield has been selected participate in the 2014 WMEA All-State Wind Symphony. (Photo submitted by Lawna Crossfield.)

Outstanding music students from across Washington have received top honors by being selected to participate in one of our 2014 WMEA All-State performing groups.

Among them this year is Toledo student and clarinet performer Promise Crossfield, who will join the All-State Wind Symphony for the second time this year. She is currently studying at the high school under the direction of Music Instructor Kathy Welch.

WMEA All-State school bands, orchestras and choirs will meet in Yakima February 12-16. The finest high school musicians from our state will rehearse and perform in concert under the direction of world-renowned conductors. These WMEA All-State musicians were selected through auditions to participate in this outstanding event, which is sponsored by the Washington Music Educators Association.

Many professional musicians credit their All-State experience as crucial in their decision to choose music as a career. Well-known Washingtonians who have participated in past years’ WMEA All-State groups include The Seattle Post Intelligencer’s Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist David Horsey, 2008 Teacher of the Year Andrea Peterson, and jazz Saxophonist Kenny G.