Chaiwin “Doh” Lertsachanant, alto saxophone; Kathleen Yang, flute; Savana St. Aubin, vocal; and Elizabeth Strickland, piano recently went to Astoria to participate in the Oregon District Solo and Ensemble Contest. At this event, student musicians perform a classical piece for a judge. The judge gives each student a numerical score and rating as well as a feedback on their performance. The finest musicians in each instrumental and vocal category qualify to participate at the state level at the State Solo Contest, which occurs in early May.
Elizabeth Strickland won the piano competition and qualified for States. Savana St. Aubin placed 2nd in the Alto voice category and is the first alternate for States. Doh and Kathleen also performed very well and received valuable advice to improve future performances.