Music students performing in upcoming concert

Local music students not only won some state awards this past weekend but local school bands also are putting on a concert this week with a top-notch University of Oregon band.

Eight students from the area placed in the top five in their categories during the Oregon Schools Activities Association solo contest Saturday at Lewis & Clark. One student medaled in two categories.

The medalists were: senior Yonah Barany, Riverdale, first place, baritone voice; Lakeridge High School senior Ben Case, first place, alto saxophone, and second place, tenor saxophone; Lakeridge senior Page Michaels, first place, soprano voice; Lake Oswego High School junior Ally Starke, first place, mezzo voice; LOHS junior Julia Porter, second place, oboe; LOHS sophomore Talia Dugan, fourth place, clarinet; LOHS sophomore Anna Martin, fifth place, soprano voice; and LOHS senior Ava Price, fifth place, alto voice.

Also, some young, local musicians will be performing in a concert Friday at LOHS. Lake Oswego and Lakeridge high school jazz bands will be playing with the select, 12-member University of Oregon Green Garter Band, said Dave Matthys, LOHS band director. One Green Garter Band member is Megan McMillan, whose brother, Ian McMillen, plays in the Lake Oswego High School jazz band. The Green Garter and Yellow Garter bands are “the most versatile and elite athletic musical groups on campus,” performing at football and other sports games, according to the university’s website.

The free concert with the Lakeridge, LOHS and the Green Garter bands will be 7:30 p.m. Friday in the LOHS auditorium, 2501 Country Club Road.

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