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An impressive 57 auditioned singers were recently selected from Haine Middle School and Ehrman Crest Middle School to attend the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Elementary Chorus Fest held at Grove City Area High School. Students prepared concert repertoire in the months leading up the April 12 event and then rehearsed with singers from 32 schools across District 5. Fifth graders worked with Mr. Shawn Funk, award-winning conductor of the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus. Sixth graders rehearsed with Mr. Victor C. Johnson, award-winning composer, arranger and conductor, of Texas. The day culminated with a dinner banquet honoring the musicians as well as an incredible concert performance showcasing the prepared pieces. 

Students were led by Mrs. Ellie Lahm Schroder, Haine Middle School Music Teacher, and Mr. Kyle Masson, Ehrman Crest Middle School Music Teacher. Elem chorus fest

Haine Middle School Participants:

Fifth Grade: Kymbella Campbell, Emma Crede, Mia DeStasio, Kayla Eiseman, Taylor Harsche, Ashlynn Kazmarek, Charlotte Lowes, Ella Lowes, Reid Loya, Ella McGinley, Elise Phipps, Aubrey Post, Addison Sargo

Sixth Grade: Georgia Bryer, Ty Dingeldein, Chelsea Federowicz, Ella Grider, Katelyn Houk, Brynn Lange, Maggie Lucas, Emmaryn Matthey, Xavier Mueller, Alexandria Sullenger, Kate Takac, Nora Widdop

Ehrman Crest Middle School Participants:

Fifth Grade: Avery Bator, Lillian Burgert, Paige Chesler, Bayley Davis, Owen Fitzgerald, Lily Franceschina, Penelope Fulton, Dagny Hayes, Emma Hughes, Demaurii Jackson, Lily Johns, Anaya Kandikuppa, Lucie Laprade, Piper Levere, Jase Lodovico, Rosalie Mazzant, Kaitlyn Michaels

Sixth Grade: Annaliese Bontatibus, Tanner Boros, Bayden Coleman, Julianna Coleman, Alivia Duffield, Devin Galligan-Stierle, Ella Ivin, Alyssa Leishman, Vinny Nicoll, Reese Ohorodnyk, Cadence Pile, Luciana Senft, Eli Stehle, Zachary Sypien, Haleigh Wilson