Four area youth have been selected for the 2018 Colorado All State Philharmonic Orchestra, sanctioned by the Colorado High School Activities Association. Rebecca Bowers, violin, and Ben DeBelina, double bass, from Durango High School are joined by Jack Ferguson and Reed Merchant, both double bass players from Bayfield High, in sharing this prestigious honor. Bowers, DeBelina, and Ferguson are also members of the San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestra, while Ferguson contributes his skills to the BHS Concert and Jazz ensembles as well. Merchant is part of the concert band (baritone), choir, and orchestra programs.
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