Original music to be composed for 175th anniversary
An original piece of music is being composed to commemorate Washington’s 175th celebration. George Marie, a 2001 graduate of Washington High School, is composing a piece that will be performed during the celebration next June. The Washington Alumni Band will perform the piece on the last day of the celebration, June 8, 2014.
Marie is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah, where he is working toward a Ph.D. in musical composition. He holds degrees in music from Drake University and the University of Iowa. He is the son of Tom and Linda Marie of Washington.