MHS Musicians Earn Honors

Two Menomonie High School students were selected to participate in the Wisconsin School Music Association High School State Honors concerts which took place in October in Madison.

Junior Luke Mahoney (above left) was selected as a trumpet player to the Honors Jazz Ensemble and Sophomore Gavin Hall (above right) was selected to the Mixed Choir as a bass.

Being selected to the State Honors Music Project puts these two young musicians among the top in the state.

The concerts can be found on the PBS website. A direct link to the Jazz Ensemble can be found here, and to the Mixed Choir here.

From the WSMA website:

Started in 1967, the WSMA State Honors Music Project provides musically accomplished students with an opportunity to rehearse and perform with the nation’s finest conductors in a professional, highly disciplined setting. Selected through a rigorous audition process, students are challenged to perform at their musical best throughout the short rehearsal period, which culminates with a performance in October in conjunction with the Wisconsin State Music Conference held in Madison each year. For many of these young musicians, the WSMA State Honors Music Project offers the experience of a lifetime, creating friendships, memories and skills they take with them in whatever path they choose.

Four MHS students were also selected to the UW-Eau Claire Honor Band.

9-10th Grade Band

Madison Kwak - Alto Sax

Jaydan Hostettler - Tuba

11-12th Grade Band

Luke Mahoney - Trumpet

Carter Davis - French Horn