Music Department

Music Score

Mr. Ryan Beise: Choir, Guitar, and Orchestra rbeise@lwsd.org
Mr. Eric T. Peterson: Band Director, 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 2017-18, 28% 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); 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 March 2018:

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

Participants:
Junior All-State Band: Mila Bojanic and Avery Zhang (8th Grade, Flute); Michael Hong and Kelly Lin (7th Grade, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet); Noya De Jong and Kamila Rycharska (8th Grade, F Horn); Erin Hamilton (8th Grade, Percussion)

Junior All-State Choir: Diva Nalinaranjan

Junior All-State Orchestra: Chloe Zheng

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 audition process is a rigorous recording session of composed exercises demonstrating skill, musicianship, and understanding. The recordings are then ranked and a very select percentage "win" a position in the Bands, Choir, or Orchestra. They then come together (this year in Yakima) for day of intense rehearsal under a highly acclaimed conductor, and perform a final concert at 4 PM.
All the groups tackle music that's usually at a higher level of difficulty that they normally can achieve in their respective school groups. It's a chance for excelling Musicians to really challenge themselves