Congrats, SPS musicians!

More than 5,000 students auditioned to be part of the All-Northwest and All-State Honor Ensembles for 2019. Following are the students from Spokane Public Schools who earned one of the coveted spots. They will travel to perform in the honor groups in Portland, Ore., over President's Day Weekend at the NAfME (National Association for Music Education) Northwest Division Conference.


  • Suhang Liu: Ferris, Clarinet, All-NW Band
  • Briella Duckett: Ferris, Alto, All-NW Treble Choir
  • Kyra Fowler: Ferris, Soprano, All-NW Treble Choir
  • Ruby Gibford: Ferris, Alto, All-NW Mixed Choir
  • Dawson Hone: Ferris, Tenor, All-NW Mixed Choir
  • Jack Dieter: Ferris, Tenor, All-NW Mixed Choir
  • Sara Jones: Ferris, Soprano, All-State Symphonic Choir
  • Henry Moe: Ferris, String Bass, All-State Symphony Orchestra
  • Jameson Elton: Lewis & Clark, Tenor, All-NW Mixed Choir
  • Sage Erban: Lewis & Clark, Alto, All-State Symphonic Choir
  • Emma Ganley: Lewis & Clark, Alto, All-State Symphonic Choir
  • Emma John: Lewis & Clark, Alto, All-State Symphonic Choir
  • Braeden Schierman: Lewis & Clark, Bass, All-State Symphonic Choir
  • Liam Cameron: Lewis & Clark, Clarinet, All-NW Band
  • Jainee Weidemann: Lewis & Clark, Trombone, All-NW Band
  • Serena Wen: Lewis & Clark, Violin, All-State Symphony Orchestra
  • Madison Van Blaricom: North Central, Soprano, All-State Symphonic Choir
  • Emma Hollingshead: Shadle Park, Soprano, All-NW Treble Choir
  • Tristan Dexter: Shadle Park, Bass, All-NW Symphonic Choir
  • Mackenzie Mortlock: Shadle Park, Soprano, All-State Symphonic Choir
  • Elizabeth Kuhn: Shadle Park, Alto, All-State Symphonic Choir
  • Nate Klimper: Shadle Park, Bass, All-State Symphonic Choir

In addition, Ferris High School’s Wind Ensemble and Advanced Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Ben Brueggemeier, will each perform a concert at the conference. The Wind Ensemble is one of only three high school bands selected to perform at the conference, and the Advanced Percussion Ensemble is the only percussion ensemble chosen to perform. 

Both Ferris ensembles will perform their All-Northwest concert set on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Admission is free!