Thanks to the generosity of a 2005 Edmonds-Woodway High School grad, four EWHS musicians have received monetary awards to be used for private music lessons.
According to EWHS Music Director Jake Bergevin, former EWHS music student Kyle Humann made a “substantial charitable donation” to the school’s Music Boosters Club, with the goal of providing free private lessons to two deserving students.
Students apply and audition for the grant each fall. Two students were selected to receive $1,750 each to be used on private instruction on their respective instruments: freshmen Unathi Machyo (trombone) and Logan MacDowall (saxophone).
In addition, two students who received honorable mentions were awarded $250 each toward private instruction, including freshman Jenna Mills (flute) and junior Rodney Ocfemia (bass).
If you want to hear EWHS musicians perform, you are invited to the school’s fall concert on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s Great Hall, with a suggested donation of $5. Edmonds-Woodway High School is located at 7600 212th St. S.W.