FCAHS, DMS Students Chosen for Allegheny Valley Honors Band Festival
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 Francis, Arimar Gould, Nathaniel Kisslinger, Wyatt Krisky, Michael VanDemark, Joey Wang, and Matthew Zytnick; freshmen Zoe Broyles, Elijah Conklin, Sonny Hur, Lawrence Liu, George McDermott, Ethan Tan, and Lans Taylor; eighth-graders Carolyn Caracciolo, Claire Heary, Elijah Herzer, Chloe Kim, Emma Kim, and Jack Lynch; and seventh-graders Marina Dunham, Moonyoung Hwang, Alex 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.