Recently announced by the Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association was the student placements for the 2018 All-State Ensembles Program. This year the program—via recorded auditions—selected from a pool of 2,614 students to fill 393 slots in the programs five ensembles. Our very own Weston Welch, concertmaster for the Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, is among the student placements. Weston Welch, a junior violinist from P-CEP, earned a spot on the All-State High School Orchestra. Weston along with five other students from P-CEP joined the rest of the All-State High School Ensembles in Grand Rapids late January where they rehearsed for two and a half days with nationally recognized conductors before performing at the Michigan Music Conference. Congratulations to Weston Welch as well as all the other student placements for this years All-State Ensembles Program!