CHSAA Distinguished Alumni
   Each year the Centralia High School Alumni Association recognizes distinguished alumni from all walks of life and occupations.  Jay E. Niepoetter was a member of the induction class of 2013 and was honored in ceremonies at the high school and the Elks Lodge.  see photos

Jay E. Niepoetter


Class of 1983 

Received a Bachelor of Music -- Northern Illinois University, 1988

Received a Master of Music -- University of Maryland, 1996

Received a Doctor of Music -- University of Maryland, 2004

Member of "The President's Own"
United States Marine Band
in Washington, D.C.

Holds the bass clarinet position
with the Maryland Symphony

Has served as a substitute with
the National Symphony

Member of the International Clarinet Association

Has performed in 48 states, Europe & Russia

Has taught clarinet at a variety of levels and schools

Has performed with a number of artists
including Aretha
Franklin, Trisha Yearwood & Marvin Hamlisch

Received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Received the Homer Ulrich Honors Award
for  Outstanding
Solo Performance

Received the Outstanding Young Alumni
from Northern
Illinois University

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