• Oct. 23, 2017

    Eight USC students named to honors band

    Eight Upper St. Clair High School students were selected through competitive audition to participate in the 2017 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 1 Honors Band.

    Musicians named to the honors band include: 

    Honors Band Clarinets:

    • Meghan Johnson - 20th chair
    • Holly Smith - 5th Alternate


    • James Boston - 3rd Chair


    • Justin Pacella - 3rd Chair


    • Shane Bowman - 1st Chair
    • Matt Higgs - 2nd Chair
    • Justin Dreyer - 7th Chair
    • Steven Halpner - 9th Chair

    Students auditioned for the honors band on Oct. 2, 2017, at South Fayette High School. Hundreds of students from Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmorland counties participated in the audition process.

    The honors band will perform a public concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19, at North Hills Senior High School, 53 Rochester Road in Ross Township.

    PMEA is a statewide nonprofit organization of more than 4,500 members, dedicated to promoting the musical development of all Pennsylvanians. The organization promotes and supports quality music education, learning and performance as well as promoting and supporting music education in schools and communities. PMEA is affiliated with The National Association for Music Education.