For the second time, Douglas High School student Olivia Kitterman (oboe) will join over one thousand other outstanding high school student’s musicians in this gala event. NAfME All-West high school bands, orchestras and choirs will meet in Bellevue, Washington February 16-19. They will rehearse and perform in concert under the direction of world-renowned conductors. These All-Northwest musicians were selected from over 5200 students who auditioned to participate in this outstanding event, which is managed by the Washington Music Educators Association.
Many professional musicians credit their All-Northwest experience as crucial in their decision to choose music as a career. Thousands of others whose career paths took them in different directions have great memories of participating in this inspiring and motivating musical experience and claim that it was a life-changing experience for them.
Well-known North-Westerners who have participated in past years’ All-Northwest groups include trumpeters Doc Severinson and Allen Vizzutti, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist David Horsey, 2008 National Teacher of the Year Andrea Peterson, and jazz saxophonist Kenny G.