June 1, 2022
USCHS musicians selected as featured wind ensemble
The Upper St. Clair High School wind ensemble was recently unanimously accepted to appear as a featured ensemble at the 13th Annual Senior Wind Band Celebration. The event will take place on Jan. 21, 2023, at Marywood University, located in Scranton, Pa.
“The band exhibits significant levels of musical achievement,” said F. David Romines, Marywood University’s music department co-chair and director of bands. “It is the opinion of the committee that a performance by the Upper St. Clair Band would provide a worthy musical model for the band students and directors in attendance.”
Upper St. Clair’s wind ensemble is composed of the school’s top 40-60 woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists. Placement in the ensemble is by competitive audition and includes the following instruments – flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba and percussion.
The Upper St. Clair High School wind ensemble is directed by Dr. John Seybert, performing arts curriculum leader and director of bands. The ensemble along with the high school’s symphonic band recently earned all superior ratings, the highest level possible, from a panel of college-level adjudicators in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Music Performance Assessment.
The Marywood University Wind Band Celebrations are independent outreach programs designed to provide support to band students in grades 7-12 and their directors. The events are sponsored by the Marywood University Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance; the Marywood chapter of the Collegiate Music Educators’ National Conference; and the Marywood University Bands.