LHS Students Music Department returns from All- State

Sophia Gill, Staff Reporter

Lewiston High School students have returned from the 2022 Idaho All-State Band and Choir Music Conference in Nampa, Idaho. LHS’s own Gold Voices got to participate in either treble choir or mixed choir. Maya Conklin (Sophomore) performed for LHS in the All-State Jazz Choir, and Caedmon Leister (Junior) played his ES-335 model guitar along 17 other musicians in the All-State Jazz Band. These performers auditioned for All-State back in October and were notified in November that they were to represent LHS at All-State. For band and choir, All-State is not a competition; it is a chance for talented young musicians to sing or play with other skilled students from around the state. The different groups at All-State are directed by different professional musicians. Jeremy Fox directed the Jazz Choir, while Matt Harris directed the Jazz Band.
“[Jeremy Fox] was very interesting and focused on connections with people,” Conklin said.
Students look forward to try out for All-State next year and they are excited to use the skills they have learned this year for their future.
“I hope to play guitar for the Air Force Jazz Band,” Leister stated.