Youth Honors Band Concert at Seton Hill U. 2/2/08
The concert program will include “Deir’ In De,” a traditional Irish lullaby arranged by Warren Barker, chorale prelude “O Worship The King, All Glorious Above” by James Swearingen, “Fairest of the Fair” by John Philip Sousa arranged by Larry Clark, “Westwood Trail” by Douglas Wagner, “Pirates of the Caribbean” soundtrack highlights, music by Klaus Badelt, arranged by Ted Ricketts, and “The Star Spangled Banner.”
Performing in the concert will be Tori Francioni, Kelsey (Hyungyeon) Kim, and James Lee of Allison Park, Pa.; Mathew Grantz, Aleks Krachanko, Cole Insko, Matthew Krachanko, and Nicholas Insko of Apollo, Pa.; Kelly Kuzemchak of Avonmore, Pa.; Emelia Conte and Margo Corsetti of Cheswick, Pa.; Alexis Starostanko of Clarksville, Pa.; Justin Peperak of Connellsville, Pa.; Olivia Barth of Coraopolis, Pa.; Mary Komandt of Delmont, Pa.; Alan Gray of Derry, Pa.; Sven Voigt, Alexandra Schwab, Hannah Neumann, Zachary Pivirotto, Claire Murray, Slater Simek, David Havrin, Michael Good and Daniel Kozuch of Export, Pa.; Michael Hlebechuk of Forbes Road, Pa.; Leah Sturman, Austin Glass, and Branden Glass of Gibsonia, Pa.; Antonio Moffa of Grapeville, Pa.; Crystal Chambers, Jacob LeJeune, Joel Strandburg, Kristen Zebrak, Patrick Riggle, Joseph Rokicki, Nicole Pompei, Michael Durigon and Mitchell Bell of Greensburg, Pa.; Ryan Klueg of Harmar, Pa.; Kristen Miller of Harrison City, Pa.; Nicole Panza of Harwick, Pa.; Breanna Gromicko of Irwin, Pa.; Brett Kurpiel of Ligonier, Pa.; Darcy Foster, Alex Trefelner, Lexus Oliver, Abigayle Cameron, Matthew Schultz, Drew Klebine, Michael Phillips and Dana Sharick of Lower Burrell, Pa.; Octavia Haile of Manor, Pa.; Ryan Abel of Monroeville, Pa.; Alex Obusek of Mt. Pleasant, Pa.; Daniel Kerschner, Jennifer Long, Emily Very, Stephanie Ashman, Kaitlyn Ruffing, Luke Brennan, Eddie Robas, and Kevin Mechlenburg of Murrysville, Pa.; Dan Boarts of New Kensington, Pa.; Katie Gamble, Brooke Urban, Mollie Rootham and Heather Farr of North Huntingdon, Pa.; Caitlyn Terhune of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Paul Trusiak of Scott Township, Pa.; Colleen Garrigan, Emily Garrigan, Zachary Metkler and Casey Rayburg of Springdale, Pa.; and Kim Nutter of Zelienople, Pa.
The Youth Honors Band, part of the Community Arts program at Seton Hill, was started 19 years ago as an honors band for students of local Catholic schools. After a few years, it was opened to all students in the area. Kathleen Campbell, associate professor of music at Seton Hill University, has been involved from the beginning, starting this program just a few years after she began the Westmoreland Symphonic Winds, the wind ensemble in residence at Seton Hill. Through the years there have been various guest conductors, with Annette Russell of Jeannette conducting last year’s group. This year’s conductor, Dr. Theodore DiSanti, is an associate professor of music at Seton Hill, where he teaches trumpet, brass ensembles, jazz history, conducting, education, theory, and directs the Griffin Band, Seton Hill’s Pep Band. For more information on the Youth Honors Band or the Community Arts Program, including the Community Music Program and the Seton Hill University Dance Academy, contact Michelle Walters at 724-830-1079.