Two Edmonds School District musicians place first at state competition

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Chance Gomphert

Meadowdale High School junior Chance Gompert and Lynnwood High School sophomore Shintaro Taneda earned first place awards in the recent Washington Music Educators Association state solo/ensemble competition. The competition is held annually in Ellensburg, with winners from each of the state’s 23 regions competing.

Gompert, who won in the trombone category, plays with the Meadowdale High School Jazz I and impressions jazz choir combo.

 

Shintaro Taneda

Taneda, who placed first in the viola category, has appeared as a soloist with the Seattle Festival Orchestra, Bainbridge Symphony and the Cascade Symphony.

Other district students/ensembles finishing in the top three included Anxhelo Zane, Lynnwood High School, 3rd place, guitar and the Schulhoff Duo, Edmonds-Woodway High School, 2nd place, strings small ensemble.

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