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Sound decision: La Conner teen tabbed for elite state band group

Ashley Davis isn’t apt to toot his own horn.

But the La Conner High junior can and does – in a literal sense, anyway – on those occasions when he takes up the saxophone.

The laidback and modest Davis, however, is best known for playing the bass clarinet. And not just on and around the local campus.

Davis recently auditioned for and was selected to the All-State Wind Ensemble during the Washington Music Educators Association Conference in Yakima.

A member of the La Conner High boys’ basketball team, Davis scored a figurative slam dunk while performing several challenging pieces, inc...


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