16PMEA9thGrade  
 

Fourteen Hazleton Area High School band students participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators District 9 – 9th Grade Honors Wind Ensemble on Wednesday October 5, 2016. The all day festival was held at Lackawanna Trail High School. The band members were accepted into the ensemble after completing an audition. Each student had to meet specific criteria of musical ability in order to be accepted for the festival. Students include: Caitlin Chartrand, Marissa Clatch, Hailey Dudinyak, Giovanni Forte, Matthew Hartz, Hannah Kunetz, Madison Light, Ashley Magda, Matthew Minzola, Matthew Muse, Jordana Perez, Austin Pliska, Jenna Rossell, Desiree Schechterly, Erica Trella, Summer  Whitley

 
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 2016RegionOrch
Two HAHS band students will attend the Pennsylvania Music Educators Region IV Orchestra Festival at Twin Valley High School. Each student auditioned during the District 9 Orchestra festival in order to qualify in the top rankings to be allowed in the orchestra. They will audition on the first evening for the All-State Festival in March and then rehearse all day Thursday and Friday to prepare for a public concert given on Friday evening at 7 pm. Students attending are: Leandra Stirling and Tessa Perchansky
  
 
 
 2016 RegionBand
 Ten HAHS band students will be traveling to Marywood University to participate in the PMEA Region 4 Band Festival. Each student auditioned at the District 9 Band festival in order to qualify and be a part of the 160 member band comprised of over 40 High Schools from Central PA and Northeast PA. Each will audition again to compete for the All State Festival in March. Students attending are: Hunter Marszalek, Austin Kulsa, , Leandra Stirling, Tessa Perchansky, Jude Stefanik, Josh Ferry, Janessa Clatch, Jon Kalnas, Maria Flowers, Rebecca Schell

 

 
 
 
2016 LuzCoBand
 
Sixteen HAHS band students have been selected to participate in the Luzerne County Band Festival on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The all day festival will be held at Dallas High School in Dallas, Pa and there will be a concert at 7pm, open to the public to enjoy various band music from two bands, one featuring 7-9 grade students and the other featuring 10-12 grade students. The band members were accepted by a committee of band directors based on recommendation of their abilities in the HAHS band. Each student has to meet the criteria of excellent participation and musical ability in order to be considered for the festival. They will practice and perform in the concert alongside students from various Luzerne County Middle/Junior and Senior High Schools, over 120 students in all. Students from left to right (Back to Front): Neil Forte, Austin Kulsa, Brian Ridel, Joseph Reed, Cole Tombasco, George Mellon, Zoe Fanjoy, Sarah Habel, Nadya Dereskavich, Sarah Koviak, Adrianna Forte, Maria Flowers, Madison Chartrand, Julia Mussoline, Patricia Anserson, Marlie Haraschak
 
2016 Marywood SR WBC  
 
 Nine students participated in the Marywood University Senior Wind Band Celebration March 4 - 5,2016. The band members were accepted  based on recommendation of their abilities in the HAHS band and had to prepare an audition etude for chair placement. All nine students placed in the top band for the festival. The students rehearsed all day Friday and Saturday to prepare for a Saturday night concert with some of the best band clinicians from around the United States. Students from Left to Right (Front to Back): Austin Kulsa, Eric Martinez , Josh Ferry, Jude Stefanik, Kayla Parades, Rebecca Schell, Janessa Clatch, Leandra Stirling, Tessa Perchansky
 
 
 
 
 
 2016 PMEA Lab Jazz
 
 Two HAHS band students will attend the Pennsylvania Music Educators District 9 One Day Jazz Festival at Wyoming Seminary on February 20, 2016. The band members were accepted by a committee of band directors based on recommendation of their abilities in the HAHS band. Both students participated in the LAB Jazz Ensemble which rehearsed for one day to prepare a portion of the Jazz Concert on Saturday Evening at 7pm. The LAB Jazz ensemble is part of the larger two day PMEA District Jazz Festival. Students from Left to Right: Jon Kalnas, Paige Lutz. 
 
 
 2016 PMEA D9Band
 
Eleven HAHS band students will attend the Pennsylvania Music Educators District 9 Band Festival at Pittston Area High School January 27 -29, 2016. Each student auditioned in November 2015 in order to qualify in the top rankings to be allowed in the band. They will audition on the first evening to try out for the Region Band and then rehearse all day Thursday and Friday to prepare for a public concert given on Friday evening at 7pm. The PMEA District 9 Band is comprised of the top Northeast PA high school musicians from Susquehanna to Luzerne Counties. Students from left to right (Back to Front) are: Austin Kulsa, Jude Stefanik, Hunter Marszalek, Leandra Stirling, Rebecca Schell, Janessa Clatch, Josh Ferry, Kayla Parades, Jon Kalnas, Maria Flowers, Tessa Perchansky.
 
 
 
 
 
 2016PMEAD9Orchestra
 
Two HAHS band students will attend the Pennsylvania Music Educators District 9 Orchestra Festival at North Pocono High School January 13 -15, 2016. Each student auditioned in November 2015 in order to qualify in the top rankings to be allowed in the orchestra. They will audition on the first evening to try out for the Region 4 level and then rehearse all day Thursday and Friday to prepare for a public concert given on Friday evening at 7pm. The orchestra is comprised of 140 top Northeast PA high school musicians from Susquehanna to Luzerne Counties. Students from left to right are: Tessa Perchansky, 12th grade flute, and Leandra Stirling , 12th grade clarinet.
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