Musical talent runs in the family

June 25, 2013

By Staff

Issaquah brothers Henry and William Johnson have been honored for their musical talents.

Henry, an Issaquah High School freshmen and bassoonist with the Evergreen Philharmonic, will play in the Advanced Wind Symphony at the prestigious Interlochen Institute Camp this summer. The competitive program is six weeks, from June 22 to Aug. 25.

The program draws its faculty, staff and students from across America and around the world, with attendees from more than 40 countries and all 50 states. Interlochen offers intensive programs in dance, theater, creative writing, visual arts, music and film.

When he’s not practicing, Henry throws javelin for the IHS varsity track team and designs and builds longboards, according to his mom Leslie.

Not many second-graders can say they have won awards for their musical compositions, but William Johnson is one of them. A student at Grand Ridge Elementary School, William won first place in the Washington State Reflections Arts Program in the musical composition category.

Like his brother, William is also an accomplished musician as well as an athlete. William plays the cello and the piano, and plays baseball and soccer in his spare time.

 

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