- Seneca Valley School District
Headed to states
The Seneca Valley School District name has always been synonymous with great instrumental and vocal music programs. Students from SV have represented the District at countless musical festivals at all levels, and this year is no exception as 16 talented musicians are headed to States.
Two Seneca Valley students are tuning their strings for a state festival.
These students joined other SV instrumentalists as they participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA), Western Region Orchestra, at Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School Feb. 21-23.
Based on audition results, SV students Shawn Bliss, senior, and Jacklyn Ko, sophomore, will be moving on to the PMEA All-State Orchestra in Pittsburgh, April 3-6.
Over 100 student musicians, from over 50 school districts participated in the PMEA festival, with the highest level of orchestral musicianship in Western PA being showcased.
Students are led by Sarah Miller, secondary orchestra instructor.
Seneca Valley will be represented by 10 outstanding instrumentalists at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) All-State Festival in Pittsburgh, April 3-6.
The students were selected based on their audition results at the Region I Band Festival held at New Castle Area High School March 7-9.
Selected to represent Seneca Valley is Luke Choban, David Choi, Eden Geis, Kyle Gragg, Jeremy Love, Olivia Otway, Elizabeth Salgado, Sean Scott, Ryan Sims and Brian Vogel.
Students are led by Robert Matchett, Varden Armstrong, Robert Babick and Sara Snyder, secondary instrumental instructors.
Four stand-out singers, Cole Eckenrode, Ryan Lipscomb, Sarah McKinley and Sam O’Neill, will be performing at the PMEA All-State Chorus Festival in Pittsburgh, April 3-6.
These students were selected based on their audition results at the Region I Chorus at Greater Latrobe High School on March 20-22.
Regional Chorus auditions were held at District Choir in February, which consisted of schools from Beaver, Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties. At those auditions, the top six in each section advanced to Regional Choir, where they were joined by auditioned students from Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties. Seneca Valley had representation in every voice part.
Students are led by Aaron Magill and Bobi-Jean Alexander, secondary choral instructors.