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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Music student sings his way into state festival


November 9, 2022

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Ander Edens plays saxophone during band practice last Wednesday at the high school music room. Edens auditioned as a singer for the All-State Music Festival and was selected to sing in the choir.

Ander Edens was quite vocal about landing a spot in the state music festival. Literally.

The Wrangell High School sophomore submitted a singing audition to the Alaska All-State Music Festival with some uncertainty, but was good enough to land in the top percentage of students who made the cut.

Edens is only the fourth student selected from Wrangell in the past 15 years for the state concert, which takes place on Nov. 19 in Anchorage. He's also the only male student selected on the local level in that time, said music teacher Tasha Morse.

"We recorded his audition after school, and we submit...

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