Lancaster County students attend regional music festivals
The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association recently announced the names of students from Lancaster County selected to perform in the PMEA Region V orchestra, band and choral festivals.
The orchestra festival was held Feb. 20-22 at Wyoming Area High School in Exeter. Kenneth Jernigan from Hastings-on-Hudson, in New York, was the guest conductor.
The band festival began Thursday and runs through today at Bangor Area High School. A public concert will be presented today at 2 p.m. in the high school auditorium. General admission tickets are $7. The guest conductor is Peter Loel Boonshaft, director of bands at Hofstra University.
The choral festival will be held Mar. 21-23 at Hamburg Area High School. Concerts will be presented on Friday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 23, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $6. For information email Scott Piergrossi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lancaster County students, listed by schools, are:
n Cocalico: Band -- Rachel Hibbert, Bb clarinet; Chorus -- Maegan Weinhold, soprano 2.
n Conestoga Valley: Orchestra -- Anthony Scheuerman, viola; Band ---Todd Skelton, contra-alto clarinet; Chorus -- Alex Soberick, soprano 1, and Anthony Scheuerman, tenor 2.
n Donegal: Band -- Alexandra Howell, Bb clarinet; Chorus -- John Fleming, tenor 2.
n Elizabethtown: Band -- David Brooks and John Shank, tuba; Chorus -- Quinn Gringrich, bass 1, Bryan Goody, bass 2, Kyra Lancaster, soprano 1, Alison Levosky, Alicia Weber and Olivia Gross, soprano 2.
n Ephrata: Orchestra -- Grace Chon, cello; Band -- Travis Oberholtzer, trombone.
n Garden Spot: Chorus -- Kristen Corneilson and Abbi Stoltzfus, alto 2.
·Hempfield: Orchestra -- Taylor Lam, flute, Nina deVitry, violin 2, Maria Yoder, cello, Taylor Bakal, bass; Band -- Michael DeCaria, bass clarinet, Patrick Stoehr, Bb clarinet, Abigail Brighton, euphonium, Taylor Lam, flute, Madeline Bechtel, French horn; Chorus -- Sarah Broadwell, alto 1, Natalie James, alto 2, Michael Duschl and Lyle deVitry, bass 1, Sarah Broadwell, piano, Sarah Stine and Grace Watson, soprano 1, Aldo Aranzulla and Brian Luu, tenor 1.
n J.P. McCaskey: Orchestra -- Emma Rast, cello, Luke Harnish, bass; Band -- Yuri Benjamin, trumpet; Chorus -- Evan Graver and Luke Harnish, bass 2, Keitaro Taylor, bass 1, Erika McCandles, soprano 2, Lorenzo Simpson and Yuri Benjamin, tenor 2.
n Lampeter-Strasburg: Chorus -- Mason Emmert, bass 1, Madison Buck, soprano 1, Ariel Diehl, soprano 2, Collin Hickerson, tenor 1.
n Lancaster Catholic: Orchestra -- Alex Ringlein, clarinet, Grace Asuncion, percussion; Band -- Alex Ringlein, Bb clarinet,
n Lancaster County Christian: Band -- Sarah Machowski, Bb clarinet, Catherine McLain, flute.
n Manheim Central: Band -- Hannah Snavely, bassoon, Kevin Wagner, trombone.
n Manheim Township: Orchestra -- Camilla Yoder, oboe, Kelsey Shank, trumpet, Lisa Kong, violin 1; Band --Phoebe Belser, euphonium, Camilla Yoder, oboe, Zachary Lookenbill, percussion, Kelsey Shank, trumpet; Chorus -- Nicole Esposito, alto 1, Kelsey Bomboy, alto 2, Brynn Godshall, soprano 2.
n Pequea Valley: Chorus -- Olivia Ober, alto 1, Christian Xentaras, bass 2.
n Solanco: Chorus -- Samantha Brown, soprano 1.
n Warwick: Orchestra -- Nathan Owsinski, viola; Chorus -- Anna Clarke and Gabrielle Bomberger, alto 1, Madeline Spidel and Savannah Myers, alto 2, Erik Homberger, bass 2, Alyssa Allwein, soprano 2, David Krak, tenor 1.