District 9, Bandfest 2018


On Friday May 4th, District 9 of the PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association) held “Bandfest” at the Wyoming Valley West Middle School. The best band students in grades 5-8 in several counties were recommended by their music teachers to the PMEA selection committee. The honored students performed as members of the grade 5/6 band or the grade 7/8 band after a full day of rehearsal. Both the 7:00 performance of the 5/6 band and the 7:30 performance of the 7/8 band were met with resounding standing ovations. Mr. Stransky accompanied the students from the Diocese of Scranton Elementary/Middle School band program who were members of this honors band. They were;

7/8 Band

Sebastian Beck-Clarinet-Wyoming Area Catholic

Kathryn McIngvale-Clarinet-St. Jude School

Zeb Moses-Trumpet-Wyoming Area Catholic

5/6 Band

Patrick Cosgrove-Trumpet-Holy Rosary

Rachel Fay-Flute-Our Lady of Peace


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