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FCAHS, DMS Students Chosen for Allegheny Valley Honors Band Festival

Allegheny Valley Honors Band representatives from Fox Chapel Area

A number of Fox Chapel Area School District students were selected by audition to perform with the 2020 Allegheny Valley senior and junior high honors bands.  More than 500 seventh-12th grade student musicians from the Avonworth, Fox Chapel Area, Hampton, North Allegheny, Northgate, North Hills, Pine-Richland, Riverview, and Shaler Area school districts auditioned for the groups, and a total of 230 were selected.  

The students chosen from Fox Chapel Area were seniors Roman DiSanti and Jacob Rendall; juniors Madelyn FrancisArimar GouldNathaniel KisslingerWyatt Krisky, Michael VanDemarkJoey Wang, and Matthew Zytnick; freshmen Zoe BroylesElijah ConklinSonny HurLawrence LiuGeorge McDermottEthan Tan, and Lans Taylor; eighth-graders Carolyn CaraccioloClaire HearyElijah HerzerChloe KimEmma Kim, and Jack Lynch; and seventh-graders Marina DunhamMoonyoung HwangAlex Kim, and Varad Sant.

The Allegheny Valley Honors Band Festival was held on Jan. 9 and 10 at Shaler Area High School, and culminated in a public concert Jan. 10.  The conductors were Dr. Stephen Gage, director of bands & orchestra at Youngstown State University, and Chad Heiny, a percussionist, composer, and educator.