• March 6, 2024

    Two named to All-State Band

    Two Upper St. Clair High School musicians successfully auditioned for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Band. Representing Upper St. Clair will be junior Carlee Santel, trumpet, and senior Lauren Tenney, clarinet.

    The competitive auditions were held during the Region 1 Band Festival on Feb. 22-24, 2024, at Deer Lakes High School. PMEA Region 1 is comprised of PMEA District 1 and District 5, which includes Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Green, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

    The Upper St. Clair High School students are led by Dr. John Seybert, performing arts curriculum leader and director of high school bands.

    Each year, thousands of high school musicians across the commonwealth audition in their geographic area. Individually, students perform for a panel of judges. Student musicians who rank the highest advance to compete against student musicians from other parts of PMEA regions. The highest-ranking student musicians at the PMEA region level qualify to perform in one of six Pennsylvania All-State music ensembles.

    The PMEA All-State Festival will be held April 17-19, 2024, in Erie. The All-State ensembles, directed by nationally recognized conductors, will rehearse for two days and conclude with a performance. All-State Ensembles include jazz and vocal jazz, chorus, concert band, orchestra and wind ensembles. Learn more about the event and the guest conductors at: https://www.pmea.net/pmeaall-stateinformation/.

    PMEA is a statewide nonprofit organization 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. For more information about PMEA visit www.pmea.net.

  • PMEA All-State Band

  • 2024 PMEA All-State Musicians

    All-State Band

    • Carlee Santel, Trumpet
    • Lauren Tenney, Clarinet

    PMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble

    • Gabe Pacella, Trumpet