Sunday, April 2, 2017

Pottstown Makes Memorable Musical Moments

Pottstown student musicians in the state capitol building.

No one can accuse Pottstown students of a lack of esprit d' corps.
Whether its in Harrisburg, West Chester or Kutztown, Pottstown student musicians are making names for themselves, as well as making music.

Most recent, the halls of the State Capitol were alive with the sounds of music thanks to the Woodwind and Brass Ensemble groups from Pottstown Middle and High Schools.

The ensembles are under the direction of Nancy Mest, Rachel Ficca and Katie German.

They were part of Music In Our Schools Month.

The ensembles participated in a lunchtime concert series held in the East Wing of the capitol building in Harrisburg.

State Sen. Bob Mensch, R-24th Dist., attended the event and talked with the Pottstown students.

State Rep. Tim Hennessey, R-26th Dist. arrived in time to get into the photo shown above.

After the performance, students were given a guided tour of State Capitol Facility.

The Pottstown High School Jazz Band in West Chester

The Pottstown High School Jazz Band showcased their talents at the West Chester University Jazz Festival on March 25.

The overall band received the coveted "superior" rating, while the trumpets won the "outstanding trumpet section" award.

Pottstown's "Outstanding Trumpet Section" at West Chester. 
That section is comprised of Nick Wilson, Will Minnick, Mitchell Aquino, Abby Welder and Jacob Eagle

In addition, trombonist Kyle Kratzer won an honorable mention soloist award.

Not to be outdone, the Pottstown Middle School Jazz Band, along with, Spring-Ford, and Boyertown Junior High, won outstanding performance recognition at the annual Kutztown School District Jazz Festival on March 18.

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