Music Department

Music Score

Mr. Ryan Beise: Choir and Orchestra rbeise@lwsd.org
Mr. Eric T. Peterson: Band Director, Guitar, Cross Country Coach epeterson@lwsd.org

   Elementary Band Website:  https://ems.lwsd.org/activities/elementary-bands

Evergreen's Music Department grows each year in participation and achievement.

*In 2018-19, 31% of the student body participates in some Music Ensemble.
*Each group has achieved high standards in Learning and Performance; Many of Mr. Beise's and Mr. Peterson's groups have received Superior Ratings (highest possible) at Festivals.
*Many opportunities for each student to learn and perform: Solo and Ensemble Festival; Marching Band (at Salmon Days Parade or Daffodil Festival); Assembly performances; and Many outside of school "gigs".
*Many opportunities for Advanced students to go beyond the school programs: All-District Honor Band, Choir, and Orchestra; Junior-All State Band, Choir, and Orchestra; Eastside Youth Concert Band; Bellevue Youth Symphony, Seattle Youth Symphony; Columbia Boys and Girls Choirs.

Come Join us!

News from 2019:

       Evergreen Band Members at LWSD All-District Honor Band:
       Musicians are recommended from around the district for the Honor Choir, Band, and Orchestra. They are chosen based upon        Character, Rehearsal Skills, and Musicianship. 

       Participants (l to r): Jaysheel Pandey (Percussion); Noah Cheng (Bass); Eric Porter (Baritone Sax); Daniel Barton (Tuba);                              Keira Foley (Horn); Wesley Orton (Trombone); Josh Feldon (Trumpet); Rohan Kurup (Horn): Travis Lee (Clarinet); Egan Merrigan (Horn); Simone Gautham (Flute); Kole Tonti (Trumpet); Chloe Choe (Clarinet); Kelly Lin (Bassoon).

LWSD 2019 Honor Band Members from EMS

 


Evergreen Musicians at Junior All-State Band, Choir, and Orchestra:
Congratulations to SEVEN Evergreen musicians, who performed at the Washington Music Educators' Association State (WMEA) conference over Presidents' Day weekend in Portland

Participants (l to r): Kanon Kwoka (Trumpet); Kelly Lin (Bass Clarinet); Bozheng Zhang (Clarinet); Helena Zhang (Percussion); Aadhav Saravanan (Percussion); and Erin Schmidlin (Trombone). 

2019 Junior All State Band from EMS! 

Junior All-State Choir: Aashvi Govind

2019 Junior All State Choir

Each year, thousands of Band, Choir, and Orchestra Middle School Musicians from across Washington audition for a place in the All-State ensembles for Middle School Students (Junior All-State is mostly 8th graders, although some 7th graders qualify)
The "winners" come together  for day of intense rehearsal under a highly acclaimed conductor, and perform a final concert. 
It's a chance for excelling Musicians to really challenge themselves!