Band Students Recognized
The following students represented Highlands at the PMEA District I East Band Festival: Serena Pitel (french horn), Sarah Rowan (trumpet), and Colleen Friel (clarinet). The festival was held at Gateway High School in January. Serena and Sarah advanced to the Regional Festival to be held at Belle Vernon in February.
Dominique Ellis (baritone sax), Crystal Lawrence (clarinet) and Ben Grove (alto sax) were selected to represent Highlands in the PMEA District I East Junior High Band Festival (grades 7-9) at Plum High School on January 19.
The following students represented Highlands at the Alle-Kiski Valley Honors Band Festival hosted by Kiski Area High School on February 2: Serena Pitel (horn), Lizzie Miller (horn), Sarah Rowan (trumpet), Mark McKrisky (trumpet), Natalie Magoc (flute), Jen Lang (flute), Colleen Friel (clarinet), Katelyn Reed (tuba), and Chris Miller (percussion).
The students are under the direction of High School music teacher and band director Mr. Matthew Beresik.
Congratulations to all!
This article originally published in February 2008.