Union musicians bring home the awards

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Fisher-Mill Plain — The Union High School music department has scored some wins at recent music competitions. In April, it competed against bands from Washington, California, Utah and Canada at the Seattle Heritage Music Festival. The Wind Ensemble was named the best concert band. Union Jazz Ensemble 1 was the top jazz band, and the Percussion Ensemble was named the top group in its category as well. Overall, Union was named the best instrumental program at the festival. Later, the musicians competed in the state Solo and Ensemble music festival in late April in Ellensburg, and the Union Percussion Ensemble won its second consecutive Washington Interscholastic Activities Association State Championship title.