After winning the school-wide competition at International Community School (ICS) for two poem readings, Clio Erignac (grade 10) went on to place in the top three at the Poetry Out Loud Northwest Washington Regional Finals on Thursday, February 11.
Headed to the hall – Redmond High band director selected to Music Educator Hall of Fame
Andy Robertson has put in multiple decades of work at Redmond High School (RHS). He has been at RHS for nearly 30 years. Robertson has directed the school’s band, the RHS jazz band and multiple concert bands over his many years with the school. And now, the school’s band director has been selected to join the 2020 class of the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) Hall of Fame.
The WMEA Hall of Fame was established to give recognition for exceptional support, inspiration and outstanding contribution to the growth and development of music education.
The Seattle Times wrote an article on Robertson back in 1997. It says that Robertson was the recipient of the 1997 Redmond Volunteer Arts Award. He has organized a summer concert series to the Microsoft campus as well as evening performances at a local church. Robertson has also brought RHS bands to Carnegie Hall in New York City to perform for the MidAmerica Productions’ Ensemble Spotlight Series.
Robertson will be honored at the Hall of Fame and Local Recognition Banquet on Thursday, February 13, 2020, in Yakima.