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Fox Chapel Area High School
611 Field Club Road / Pittsburgh, PA 15238 / 412.967.2430

High School Students Chosen for Band Honors

Several Fox Chapel Area High School students were selected to perform with prestigious bands.

•Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) All-State Band – Six students were selected by audition to perform with the prestigious 2018 PMEA All-State Band. The students are senior Elizabeth Mountz; juniors Megan Hayes, Hannah Kim, and Glenna Van Dyke; and sophomores Jacob Rendall and Anzu Sekikawa. The band was made up of approximately 160 of the top student-musicians from across the state of Pennsylvania. The All-State Festival was held in conjunction with the PMEA Annual In-Service Conference April 18-21 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

•PMEA District 1 East & Region I Honors Bands – Eleven students were selected by audition to perform with the 2018 PMEA District 1 East and Region I Honors bands. The students selected were seniors Benjamin Franks-Meinert, Elizabeth Mountz, Victoria Mountz, and Zachary Zytnick; juniors Megan Hayes, Hannah Kim, Alexander Perez, and Glenna Van Dyke; and sophomores Michael Mendelson, Jacob Rendall, and Anzu Sekikawa. The PMEA District 1 East Festival was held January 10-12 at Fox Chapel Area High School and included approximately 120 student-musicians from Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. The Region I Band Festival was held February 21-23 at Plum High School and included approximately 120 students from Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.

•Allegheny Valley Honors Band – Several students were selected by audition to perform with the 2018 Allegheny Valley Honors Band. This group is comprised of select student musicians from the Fox Chapel Area, Hampton, North Allegheny, Northgate, North Hills, Pine-Richland, Riverview, and Shaler Area school districts. The students chosen were Fox Chapel Area High School senior Zachary Zytnick; juniors Isabela Berg, Justin Breen, Megan Hayes, Hannah Kim, Elizabeth Mountz, Victoria Mountz, Glenna Van Dyke, and Seo Yeon Wang; sophomores Roman DiSanti, Hannah Drum, Abigail Miller, Jacob Rendall, and Anzu Sekikawa; and freshmen Nathaniel Kisslinger, John Polcyn, Michael VanDemark, and Joey Wang. The Allegheny Valley Honors Band Festival was held at Pine-Richland High School January 4 and 5.

•PMEA District 1 Honors Jazz Ensemble – Fox Chapel Area High School senior Andreas Paljug, junior Alexander Perez, and sophomore Michael Mendelson were selected by audition to perform with the 2017 PMEA District 1 Honors Jazz Ensemble. Each year three jazz ensembles are made up from students who audition from the nearly 90 school districts that make up PMEA District 1. The PMEA District 1 Honors Jazz Ensemble performed at Moon Area High School December 9.

•PMEA District 1 Honors Band – Nine students were selected by audition to perform with the 2017 PMEA District 1 Honors Band. The students are seniors Elizabeth Mountz and Zachary Zytnick; juniors Megan Hayes, Hannah Kim, Glenna Van Dyke, and Seo Yeon Wang; and sophomores Hannah Drum, Jacob Rendall, and Anzu Sekikawa. The band is comprised of approximately 120 of the best student-musicians from Allegheny, Fayette, Green, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. The PMEA District 1 Honors Band Concert was held November 19 at North Hills Middle School.

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