Meadville Tribune

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February 2, 2013

High school musicians perform today at Allegheny

MEADVILLE — Student musicians from the seven high schools in Crawford County will perform a free concert in Shafer Auditorium at Allegheny College today at 1:30 p.m.

The concert is part of the 30th annual Allegheny College-Crawford County High School Band Festival, which started on Friday. The festival includes 129 student musicians who were selected by their directors and are all working together under the direction of Lowell Hepler, professor of music and director of bands at Allegheny College.

The participating schools and their directors include Cambridge Springs Junior-Senior High School, Jeffrey Beltz; Cochranton Junior-Senior High School, Carl Miller; Conneaut Area Senior High School, Glenn Cameron; Maplewood High School, Jamie Gardner; Meadville Area Senior High School, Jill Manning; Saegertown Junior-Senior High School, Patrick Baldwin; and Titusville Area High School, Mario Steffanina.

The concert will be chosen from a repertoire that includes “Simple Gifts,” arranged by Frank Ticheli; “Nevermore,” by Brian Balmages; “An American Spectacular,” arranged by Chris Sharp; “The Swarm,” by Robert W. Smith (Jamie Gardner, conductor); and the “Washington Post March,” by John Philip Sousa.

The festival, which allows a significant number of talented county musicians the opportunity to have a full band-festival experience, celebrates the cooperative aspects of music-making among all the county schools.

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Student musicians from the seven high schools in Crawford County will perform a free concert in Shafer Auditorium at Allegheny College today at 1:30 p.m. The concert is part of the 30th annual Allegheny College-Crawford County High School Band Festival, which started on Friday.

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