IHS advances five to PMEA Region II Band Festival

Five students represented IHS at the PMEA Region II Band Festival.  The event was hosted by the Marion Center School District by co-hosts Mr. Ryan Page (Marion Center) and Mr. Luke Hamilton (United).  The festival started on March 23rd with auditions for the All-State Band Festival and meeting guest conductor Dr. Zach Cheever.  Dr. Cheever selected music for the 140 member ensemble including:
A Mother of A Revolution! by Omar Thomas
Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Marquez
Safely Rest by Nicole Piunno
Melodious Thunk by David Biedenbender
Barnum and Bailey's Favorite March by Karl L. King
PMEA March by A.D. Davenport
The Star Spangled Banner arranged by Jack Stamp
Students rehearsed with Dr. Cheever and co-hosts throughout the day on Friday and performed a fantastic concert for the public on March 25th.  The festival included over 50 school districts from Erie to Indiana.  CONGRATS to the following IHS musicians who successfully auditioned into this ensemble:
Jenna McLaine - Euphonium
Emma Sheeran - Bassoon I
Nadia Goodyear - Alto Saxophone I
Joseph Baunoch - Trombone I 
Samuel Knepper - Trumpet I