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    2018 - 2019
     
     
    PMEA AllState19

    Three members of the HAHS Band have successfully auditioned for the 2019 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) All-State Music Festival. Each student auditioned in November 2018 in order to qualify for District Band, completed a second round of elimination auditions to participate in the Region IV Band, and completed a third round of elimination auditions in order to qualify for the PMEA All-State Music Festival. The PMEA All-State Festival includes the top high school musicians from around the state. Students from left to right are: Sarah Koviack – 12th Grade, Marissa Clatch - 11th Grade, and Luke Kranyak – 10th Grade.

     
    PMEA NERB19

    Nine members of the HAHS Band participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Region IV Band at Lewisburg Area High School from Thursday March 7th through Saturday March 9th. Each student auditioned in November 2018 in order to qualify for District Band and completed another round of elimination auditions to participate in the Region IV Festival. The PMEA Region IV Band is comprised of 140 top high school musicians from Bradford, Snyder, Lycoming, Columbia, Union, Montour, Northumberland, Sullivan, Tioga, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming, Lackawanna, and Luzerne Counties. Students from left to right are: Darian Diaz, Martha Reed, Sarah Koviack, Caitlin Chartrand, Austin Pliska, Marissa Clatch, Luke Kranyak, Nadya Dereskavich, and Zoe Fanjoy.

     

     
    MUSR1819
     
    Nine students participated in the Marywood University Senior Wind Band Celebration on Februay 1- 2,2019. The band members were accepted  based on recommendation of their abilities in the HAHS band and had to prepare an audition etude for chair placement. The students rehearsed all day Friday and Saturday to prepare for a Saturday night concert with some of the best band clinicians from around the United States. Students from Left to Right: Austin Pliska, Kaitlynne Drennan, Sarah Koviack, Madison Chartrand, Marissa Clatch, Sarah Habel, Zoe Fanjoy, Summer Whitley, and Nadya Dereskavich. 
     
     
    PMEAD9Band19
     
     Fourteen HAHS band students attended the Pennsylvania Music Educators District 9 Band Festival at Pittston Area HS from January 23 - 25, 2019. Each student auditioned in November 2018 in order to qualify for District Band. They will audition on the first evening to try out for the Region 4 Band. The band is comprised of 140 top Northeast PA high school musicians from Susquehanna to Luzerne Counties. Students from left to right (Back to Front)are: Mattie Reed,Sarah Koviack, Matthew Hartz, Zakary Mahalick, Zoe Fanjoy, Hailey Dudinyak, Kaitlynne Drennan, Neil Forte, Luke Kranyak, Nadya Dereskavich, Caitlin Chartrand, Darian Diaz, Marissa Clatch, and Austin Pliska.
     
     
    PMEAD9Orch19
     
    Eight HAHS band students attended the Pennsylvania Music Educators District 9 Orchestra Festival at Marywood University from January 9 - 11, 2019. Each student auditioned in November 2018 in order to qualify for District Orchestra. They will audition on the first evening for the Northest Region Orchestra. The orchestra is comprised of 140 top Northeast PA high school musicians from Susquehanna to Luzerne Counties. Students from left to right are:Sarah Koviack, Zakary Mahalick, Nurys Amancio, Darian Diaz, Nadya Dereskavich, Mattie Reed, Zoe Fanjoy, and Neil Forte.
     
    MUJWBC18
     
    Nine students participated in the Marywood University Junior Wind Band Celebration November 30 - December 1 - 2,2018. The band members were accepted  based on recommendation of their abilities in the HAHS band and had to prepare an audition etude for chair placement. The students rehearsed all day Friday and Saturday to prepare for a Saturday night concert with some of the top clinicians from around the United States. Students from Left to Right (Front to Back): Steven McPhail, Hailey Smith, Seth Rockovich, Lydia Stefanik, Madelayna Fisher, Katie Daughtery, Avery Jacobs, and Hailey Petrilla
     
     
    2017 - 2018
     
     PMEA District Jazz
    Twelve HAHS students participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association PMEA District 9 Jazz Festival held on March 16th & 17th. Marissa Clatch, Tristian Haraschak, Giovanni Forte, and Neil Forte (Middle & Dressed in Black) participated in the two day PMEA District 9 Jazz Festival which they auditioned into during December Auditions. Madison Light, Erica Trella, Andrew Rudenko, Hailey Dudinyak, Kaitlynne Drennan, Matthew Muse, Luke Kranyak, and James Fanjoy participated in the one day Jazz Fest which they were nominated for. Each student participating prepared diligently for the Festival and displayed outstanding performance skills in their evening performance. 
     
     
     PMEA Region Orchestra
    Three HAHS band students attended the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Region IV Orchestra Festival at Dallas High School School on March 23th. Each student auditioned during the District 9 Orchestra festival in order to qualify in the top rankings to be allowed in the orchestra. They will audition  for the All-State Festival in April and then rehearse all day to prepare for a public concert at 7 pm. Students attending are: Marissa Clatch, Martha Reed, and Sarah Koviack 
     
    County Band
     Twenty-two HAHS band students have been selected to participate in the Luzerne County Band Festival on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The all day festival will be held at Dallas High School in Dallas, Pa and there will be a concert at 7pm, open to the public to enjoy various band music from two bands, one featuring 7-9 grade students and the other featuring 10-12 grade students. The band members were accepted by a committee of band directors based on recommendation of their abilities in the HAHS band. Each student has to meet the criteria of excellent participation and musical ability in order to be considered for the festival. They will practice and perform in the concert alongside students from various Luzerne County Middle/Junior and Senior High Schools, over 120 students in all. Students from left to right (Back to Front): Summer Whitley, Sarah Koviack, Hailey Dudinyak, Desiree Schechterly, Caitlin Chartrand, James Fanjoy, Kaitlynne Drennan, Neil Forte, Mattie Reed, Madison Chartrand, Anjelica Hsiao, Sarah Habel, Luke Kranyak, Tristan Haraschak, Zoe Fanjoy, Marissa Clatch,Madison Light, Hannah Kunetz, Austin Pliska, Darian Diaz, Ashley Magda, Landon Wolk
     
     
     PMEA Region IV Band
     Nine HAHS band students attended the Pennsylvania Music Educators Region IV Band Festival at Wyoming Area Secondary Center from February 22 - 24, 2018. Each student auditioned in November 2017 in order to qualify for District Band and completed another round of elimination autitions to participate in the Region IV Festival. They will audition on the first evening to try out for the PMEA All-State Festival. The band is comprised of 140 top high school musicians from Bradford, Snyder, Lycoming, Columbia, Union, Montour, Northumberland, Sullivan, Tioga, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming, Lackawanna, and Luzerne Counties. Students from left to right are: Eric Martinez, Austin Pliska, Janessa Clatch, Nadya Dereskavich,Zoe Fanjoy,Marissa Clatch, Mattie Reed, Sarah Koviack, Caitlin Chartrand
     
     
     
    PMEA D9 Orchestra
    Four HAHS band students attended the Pennsylvania Music Educators District 9 Orchestra Festival at Weastern Wayne HS  from February 8 - 10, 2018. Each student auditioned in November 2017 in order to qualify for District Orchestra. They will audition on the first evening to try out for the Northest Region Orchestra. The orchestra is comprised of 140 top Northeast PA high school musicians from Susquehanna to Luzerne Counties. Students from left to right are:Sarah Koviack, Marissa Clatch, Mattie Reed, and Zoe Fanjoy.
     
     
    MarywoodSr
    Fourteen students participated in the Marywood University Senior Wind Band Celebration Februay 2 - 3,2018. The band members were accepted  based on recommendation of their abilities in the HAHS band and had to prepare an audition etude for chair placement. The students rehearsed all day Friday and Saturday to prepare for a Saturday night concert with some of the best band clinicians from around the United States. Students from Left to Right: Caitlin Chartrand, Marissa Clatch, Sarah Koviack, Sarah Habel, Desiree Schechterly, Nadya Deserchavich, Genna Kirpa, Hannah Kunetz, Brian Rigotti, Madison CHartrand, Austin Pliska, Zoe Fanjoy, Neil Forte, Mattie Reed
     
     
    PMEA D9Band2018
     
     Seventeen HAHS band students attended the Pennsylvania Music Educators District 9 Band Festival at Marywood University from January 11 - 13, 2018. Each student auditioned in November 2017 in order to qualify for District Band. They will audition on the first evening to try out for the Region 4 Band. Due to weather students rehearsed all day on Friday January 12th and performed their concert at 7:00 pm. The band is comprised of 140 top Northeast PA high school musicians from Susquehanna to Luzerne Counties. Students from left to right are: Mattie Reed, Hailey Dudinyak, Andrew Rudenko, Sarah Habel, Janessa Clatch, Marissa Clatch, Sarah Koviack, Eric Martinez, Brian Rigotti, Austin Pliska, Madison Light, Caitlin CHartrand, Ethan Mariono, Zoe Fanjoy, Ryan Walker, Neil Forte, Nadya Dereskavich
     
    MUJRWBC2017
     
     Seven students participated in the Marywood University Junior Wind Band Celebration December 1 - 2,2017. The band members were accepted  based on recommendation of their abilities in the HAHS band and had to prepare an audition etude for chair placement. The students rehearsed all day Friday and Saturday to prepare for a Saturday night concert with some of the best band clinicians from around the United States. Students from Left to Right (Front to Back): Luke Kranyak, Tristan Haraschak, James Fanjoy, Anjolina Hsaio, Zakary Mahalick, Darian Diaz, Landon Wolk
     
     
     
     
    PMEA 9th Grade Band 2017
     
     
    Fove Hazleton Area High School band students participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators District 9 – 9th Grade Honors Wind Ensemble on Wednesday October 4, 2017. The all day festival was held at Tunkahannock High School. The band members were accepted into the ensemble after completing an audition. Each student had to meet specific criteria of musical ability in order to be accepted for the festival. Students include (Left to Right): Kaitlynne Drennan, Darian Diaz, James Fanjoy, Luke Kranyak, Zak Maholick.
     
     
     
     
    2016 - 2017 
     
     
    PMEA DB 2017  
     Fifteen HAHS band students will attend the Pennsylvania Music Educators District 9 Band Festival at Valley View High School February 9 -11, 2017. Each student auditioned in November 2016 in order to qualify for District Band. They will audition on the first evening to try out for the Region 4 level and then rehearse all day Thursday and Friday to prepare for a public concert given on Saturday afternoon at 2pm. The band is comprised of 140 top Northeast PA high school musicians from Susquehanna to Luzerne Counties. Students from left to right are: Rebecca Schell, Maria Flowers, Marlie Haraschak, Paige Lutz, Josh Ferry, Kayla Parades, Cole Tombasco, Nadya Dereskavich, Hunter Marszalek, Zoe Fanjoy, Jon Kalnas, Janessa Clatch, Neil Forte, Sarah Koviack, and Eric Martinez, 
     
     
    PMEA DO 2017  
    Seven HAHS band students will attend the Pennsylvania Music Educators District 9 Orchestra Festival at Elk Lake High School January 26 -28, 2017. Each student auditioned in November 2016 in order to qualify in the top rankings to be allowed in the orchestra. They will audition on the first evening to try out for the Region 4 level and then rehearse all day Thursday and Friday to prepare for a public concert given on Friday evening at 7 pm. The orchestra is comprised of 140 top Northeast PA high school musicians from Susquehanna to Luzerne Counties. Students from left to right are: Maria Flowers, Josh Ferry, Paige Lutz, Neil Forte, Nurys Amancico, Sarah Koviack, Janessa Clatch. 
     
     
     
     
     HAHS Marywood SR
     The Hazleton Area High School Symphonic Band performed at the Marywood University Senior Wind Band Celebration as a featured ensemble. The performance took place on January 20, 2017. 
     
     
     
    Marywood Sr. 2017  
      Nine students participated in the Marywood University Senior Wind Band Celebration January 19 - 20 ,2017. The band members were accepted  based on recommendation of their abilities in the HAHS band and had to prepare an audition etude for chair placement. The students rehearsed all day Friday and Saturday to prepare for a Saturday night concert. Students from Left to Right: Maria Flowers, Sarah Koviack, Rebecca Schell, Zoe Fanjoy, Eric Martinez, Jon Kalnas, Brian Rigotti, Hunter Marszalek, Neil Forte
     
     
    MU JrWBC16  
     Ten students participated in the Marywood University Junior Wind Band Celebration December 2 - 3,2016. The band members were accepted  based on recommendation of their abilities in the HAHS band and had to prepare an audition etude for chair placement. The students rehearsed all day Friday and Saturday to prepare for a Saturday night concert with some of the best band clinicians from around the United States. Students from Left to Right (Front to Back): Ashley Magda, Genna Kirpa, Austin Pliska, Caitlin Chartrand, Giovanni Forte, Marissa Clatch, Ethan Mariano, Madison Light, Hannah Kunetz, Erica Trella
     
     
     
     
    PMEA 9th Grade  
     Fourteen Hazleton Area High School band students participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators District 9 – 9th Grade Honors Wind Ensemble on Wednesday October 5, 2016. The all day festival was held at Lackawanna Trail High School. The band members were accepted into the ensemble after completing an audition. Each student had to meet specific criteria of musical ability in order to be accepted for the festival. Students include: Caitlin Chartrand, Marissa Clatch, Hailey Dudinyak, Giovanni Forte, Matthew Hartz, Hannah Kunetz, Madison Light, Ashley Magda, Matthew Minzola, Matthew Muse, Jordana Perez, Austin Pliska, Jenna Rossell, Desiree Schechterly, Erica Trella, Summer  Whitley

     

     
    - 2015 - 2016 -
     2016RegionOrch
    Two HAHS band students will attend the Pennsylvania Music Educators Region IV Orchestra Festival at Twin Valley High School. Each student auditioned during the District 9 Orchestra festival in order to qualify in the top rankings to be allowed in the orchestra. They will audition on the first evening for the All-State Festival in March and then rehearse all day Thursday and Friday to prepare for a public concert given on Friday evening at 7 pm. Students attending are: Leandra Stirling and Tessa Perchansky
      
     
     
     2016 RegionBand
     Ten HAHS band students will be traveling to Marywood University to participate in the PMEA Region 4 Band Festival. Each student auditioned at the District 9 Band festival in order to qualify and be a part of the 160 member band comprised of over 40 High Schools from Central PA and Northeast PA. Each will audition again to compete for the All State Festival in March. Students attending are: Hunter Marszalek, Austin Kulsa, , Leandra Stirling, Tessa Perchansky, Jude Stefanik, Josh Ferry, Janessa Clatch, Jon Kalnas, Maria Flowers, Rebecca Schell
     
     
     
    2016 LuzCoBand
     
    Siqxteen HAHS band students have been selected to participate in the Luzerne County Band Festival on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The all day festival will be held at Dallas High School in Dallas, Pa and there will be a concert at 7pm, open to the public to enjoy various band music from two bands, one featuring 7-9 grade students and the other featuring 10-12 grade students. The band members were accepted by a committee of band directors based on recommendation of their abilities in the HAHS band. Each student has to meet the criteria of excellent participation and musical ability in order to be considered for the festival. They will practice and perform in the concert alongside students from various Luzerne County Middle/Junior and Senior High Schools, over 120 students in all. Students from left to right (Back to Front): Neil Forte, Austin Kulsa, Brian Ridel, Joseph Reed, Cole Tombasco, George Mellon, Zoe Fanjoy, Sarah Habel, Nadya Dereskavich, Sarah Koviak, Adrianna Forte, Maria Flowers, Madison Chartrand, Julia Mussoline, Patricia Anserson, Marlie Haraschak
     
    2016 Marywood SR WBC  
     
     Nine students participated in the Marywood University Senior Wind Band Celebration March 4 - 5,2016. The band members were accepted  based on recommendation of their abilities in the HAHS band and had to prepare an audition etude for chair placement. All nine students placed in the top band for the festival. The students rehearsed all day Friday and Saturday to prepare for a Saturday night concert with some of the best band clinicians from around the United States. Students from Left to Right (Front to Back): Austin Kulsa, Eric Martinez , Josh Ferry, Jude Stefanik, Kayla Parades, Rebecca Schell, Janessa Clatch, Leandra Stirling, Tessa Perchansky
     
     
     
     2016 PMEA Lab Jazz
     
     Two HAHS band students will attend the Pennsylvania Music Educators District 9 One Day Jazz Festival at Wyoming Seminary on February 20, 2016. The band members were accepted by a committee of band directors based on recommendation of their abilities in the HAHS band. Both students participated in the LAB Jazz Ensemble which rehearsed for one day to prepare a portion of the Jazz Concert on Saturday Evening at 7pm. The LAB Jazz ensemble is part of the larger two day PMEA District Jazz Festival. Students from Left to Right: Jon Kalnas, Paige Lutz. 
     
     
     2016 PMEA D9Band
     
    Eleven HAHS band students will attend the Pennsylvania Music Educators District 9 Band Festival at Pittston Area High School January 27 -29, 2016. Each student auditioned in November 2015 in order to qualify in the top rankings to be allowed in the band. They will audition on the first evening to try out for the Region Band and then rehearse all day Thursday and Friday to prepare for a public concert given on Friday evening at 7pm. The PMEA District 9 Band is comprised of the top Northeast PA high school musicians from Susquehanna to Luzerne Counties. Students from left to right (Back to Front) are: Austin Kulsa, Jude Stefanik, Hunter Marszalek, Leandra Stirling, Rebecca Schell, Janessa Clatch, Josh Ferry, Kayla Parades, Jon Kalnas, Maria Flowers, Tessa Perchansky.
     
     
     
     
     
     2016PMEAD9Orchestra
     
    Two HAHS band students will attend the Pennsylvania Music Educators District 9 Orchestra Festival at North Pocono High School January 13 -15, 2016. Each student auditioned in November 2015 in order to qualify in the top rankings to be allowed in the orchestra. They will audition on the first evening to try out for the Region 4 level and then rehearse all day Thursday and Friday to prepare for a public concert given on Friday evening at 7pm. The orchestra is comprised of 140 top Northeast PA high school musicians from Susquehanna to Luzerne Counties. Students from left to right are: Tessa Perchansky, 12th grade flute, and Leandra Stirling , 12th grade clarinet.