Clearfield High School band, orchestra and choir attend districts


Carrie Fox, Staff Writer

The Clearfield High School band, orchestra and choir all participated in districts. Choir districts were held February 5th at Glendale High school. Band districts were held January 27 and 28 at Curwensville Area High School. District orchestra took place on January 13 and 14 at Juniata High School.

The students from CHS who participated in choir districts were Sabrina Zhu, Megan Rowles, Ella Sheets, Peyton Norris, Evan Forcey, and C.J. Blowers. Ella, Evan, and C.J. qualified, through audition, and will advance to the PMEA Region 3 Choir, which will be held in Altoona in March.

Students from 22 different schools from Clearfield, Centre, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata, and Fulton counties participated in choir districts.

Students were selected to participate by Mr. Rothrock who provided them a song to learn. He then discuses who will be in the choir with directors from various schools. The number of students they take is determined by the size of the school.

Students who participated in band districts were Axl Cummings, Emma Powell, Emmalynne Groth, Abagail Simcox, Sara Catherman and Evan Forcey.

There are 24 high schools from Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, and Mifflin counties.

Students auditioned and were submitted through selections committee/process. The guest conductor from the PMEA District 4 Band was Dr. Tayna Mitchell- Spradlin, from the Pennsylvania State University.

Students from CHS who participated in district orchestra were, Evan Forcey, Emma Powell, Abigail Simcox, C.J. Blowers and Hope Wagner. Five of the six District Band members qualified for the Region III Band Festival on March 11 and 12 at West Branch Area High School. The guest conductor will be Dr. William Stowman from Messiah University.

Other schools who participated in district orchestra were Altoona, Hollidaysburg, Somerset, Johnstown, Richland, Westmont Hilltop, Central Mountain, Bellefonte and State College.

The guest conductor for the PMEA District 4, Orchestra was Dr. Timothy Dixon, from Messiah University.