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Fifteen Highlands HS Musicians Participate in 76th Alle-Kiski Valley Honors Band

AK Honors Band Students
Fifteen Highlands High School musicians had the distinct honor of being selected to participate in the 76th Alle-Kiski Valley Honors Band on Friday, January 20, 2023. The concert, hosted by Leechburg Area High School, featured guest conductor, Dr. Jonathan Helmick, who is the Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music at Slippery Rock University. 

Our 15 Highlands All-Stars:

Luke Vunora - Flute I
Gabby Collins - Flute II
Alexandria Welling - Flute II
Ella Rittman - Bassoon I*
Adriana Montemurro - Clarinet II
Julie Gamble - Contra Bass Clarinet *
Cadence Chambers - Tenor Saxophone *
Isabella Rowe - French Horn III
Lily Biernesser - Trumpet III
Mike Imler - Trombone I*
Connor Watson - Trombone I
Elizabeth Ransom - Euphonium 
Elliot Vunora - Tuba *
Kyan Chambers - Tuba
Jake Gibson - Percussion
*Principal Chair
Highlands senior Luke Vunora auditioned and earned the flute solo in the concert closer, El Cumbanchero, featured in the video below.  Highlands HS Director of Bands is Mr. Matthew Beresik
AK Honors Band Concert
AK Honors Band Concert

Featuring a flute solo by HHS senior Luke Vunora