This past April, seniors Hudson Malinowski and Jenny Guadagno represented Western Wayne at the PMEA All-State festival for exemplary high school musicians. Following a series of virtual auditions and progression through the District and Region festivals, the two clarinet players qualified to attend the first in-person All-State festival since 2019! Hudson was selected as one of only four clarinets to perform in the orchestra, while Jenny was selected as a member of the concert band.
Both students have been heavily involved in music over the years. Hudson has previously been accepted to the NAfME All-Eastern Concert Band, an ensemble consisting of select students across eleven states, and has qualified for District and Region Band for three years and Orchestra for two years. She currently serves as one of the drum majors for the Western Wayne Marching Band and plans to attend Mount Holyoke College to study music education. Jenny has qualified for District and Region Band for one year on flute and for one year on clarinet. She is a section leader and an officer of the Western Wayne Marching Band and plans to attend Case Western Reserve University with a minor in music. The two are proud to have performed in the All-State ensembles and are grateful for all of the support they have received throughout their musical careers to achieve this.