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Students Selected for PMEA Junior High Strings Festival

Numerous Mars Area High School and Mars Area Middle School students were selected by solo audition for Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Junior High Strings Festival, to be held on Thursday, Nov. 3, at Beaver Area High School.

Students are freshman Sarah Buttyan, Naeema Dheen, Shayla Grabowski, Caroline Martin, Anna McGrath, Theresa McGrath, Hannah Wood and Peter Wells; eighth-graders Nate Deemer, Alayna Renton and Lila Schrecengost; and, seventh-graders Emily Chadwick, Olivia Fisher, Natalie Hagen and Matthew Wilczynski. Dr. Jeffrey Tedford, Grove City College music department chair and director of orchestral activities, will serve as guest conductor.

The festival will conclude with a public concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, at Beaver Area High School. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

For more information, visit www.pmead5.com.