High School Students Chosen for Band Honors

Several Fox Chapel Area High School students were selected to perform with prestigious bands.

•Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) All-State Bands – Two Fox Chapel Area High School students were selected by audition to perform with prestigious 2017 PMEA All-State Bands. Junior Elizabeth Mountz was selected for the PMEA All-State Wind Ensemble and sophomore Hannah Kim was chosen to perform with the PMEA All-State Symphonic Band. Each PMEA band is made up of approximately 120 of the top student musicians from across the state of Pennsylvania. The All-State Festival Concert will be held in conjunction with the PMEA Annual In-Service Conference April 22 in Erie, Pennsylvania.

•PMEA Region I Honors Band – Four Fox Chapel Area High School students were selected by audition to perform with the 2017 PMEA Region I Honors Band. This group was comprised of approximately 120 students from Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. The students selected were senior Robert Wallace, junior Elizabeth Mountz, and sophomores Hannah Kim and Alexander Perez. The PMEA Region I Band Concert was held March 24 at Sharon High School.

•PMEA District 1 East Band – Four Fox Chapel Area High School students were selected to perform with the 2017 PMEA District 1 East Band. This group was comprised of a premier group of 120 student musicians who auditioned from high schools in Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. The students selected were senior Robert Wallace, junior Elizabeth Mountz, and sophomores Hannah Kim and Alexander Perez. The PMEA District 1 East Band Concert was held February 11 at Laurel Highlands High School.

•Allegheny Valley Honors Band – Several students were selected by audition to perform with the 2017 Allegheny Valley Honors Band. This group is comprised of select student musicians from the Fox Chapel Area, Hampton, North Allegheny, Northgate, North Hills, Pine-Richland, Riverview, and Shaler Area school districts. The students chosen were Fox Chapel Area High School seniors Andrew Fugh and Robert Wallace; juniors Elizabeth Mountz, Victoria Mountz, and Zachary Zytnick; sophomores Isabela Berg, Justin Breen, Megan Hayes, Hannah Kim, Eric Moore, Alexander Perez, Glenna Van Dyke, and Seo Yeon “Christina” Wang; and freshmen Hannah Chen, Roman DiSanti, Hannah Drum, Anna Meyer, Jacob Rendall, Anzu Sekikawa, Zachary Wallace, and William Wang. The Allegheny Valley Honors Band Festival was held at North Allegheny Senior High School January 5 and 6.

•PMEA District 1 Honors Jazz Ensemble – Fox Chapel Area High School senior Alex Barcic, junior Andreas Paljug, and sophomore Alexander Perez were selected by audition to perform with the 2016 PMEA District 1 Honors Jazz Ensemble. Each year three jazz ensembles are made up from students who audition from the nearly 90 school districts that make up PMEA District 1. The PMEA District 1 Honors Jazz Ensemble performed at Moon Area High School December 10.

•PMEA District 1 Honors Band – Seven Fox Chapel Area High School students were selected by audition to perform with the 2016 PMEA District 1 Honors Band. The students are senior Robert Wallace; junior Elizabeth Mountz; sophomores Hannah Kim, Alexander Perez, Glenna Van Dyke, and Seo Yeon “Christina” Wang; and freshman Anzu Sekikawa. The band is comprised of approximately 120 of the best student-musicians from Allegheny, Fayette, Green, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. The PMEA District 1 Honors Band Concert was held November 20 at North Hills Middle School.