Mars students take part in band festival this week

April 24, 2019 Cranberry Living

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Mars Middle School students were selected to perform at the PMEA Junior High Band Festival. Front row, from left, are Claire Felice, Nicholas Smith, Meghan Smith, Jamie Frantz, Hayley Goerl, Carla Genevro and Andrew Nelson. Back row are Cassandra Cannon, Kaylen Lindenberg, Madelyn Ostapchenko, Eden Gerlach, Ian Fuechslin and Alexander Vedernikov. Not pictured are Noah Paul and Meredith Wawrzynski.SUBMITTED PHOTO

ADAMS TWP — Numerous Mars School District band members were selected by solo audition to perform in the 2019 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Junior High Band Festival, to be held Friday at Sharon High School.

Students are ninth-graders Christopher Dvorak (trombone), Audrey Gehm (oboe), Madison Moan (clarinet), Jacob Ottenweller (trombone) and Evan Rojas (tenor sax); eighth-graders Claire Felice (clarinet), Jamie Frantz (trombone), Ian Fuechslin (oboe), Carla Genevro (flute), Eden Gerlach (trumpet), Hayley Goerl (alto saxophone), Kaylen Lindenberg (trumpet), Andrew Nelson (bassoon), Madelyn Ostapchenko (flute), Noah Paul (baritone saxophone), Alexander Vedernikov (clarinet) and Meredith Wawrzynski (alto saxophone); and seventh-graders Cassandra Cannon (oboe), Meghan Smith (clarinet) and Nicholas Smith (clarinet).

Jonathan Helmick, Slippery Rock University director of bands, and Amanda Schlegel, University of South Carolina assistant professor of instrumental music education, will serve as guest conductors.

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