Two Elizabethtown Area School District students were chosen to perform in the prestigious Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 7 Band Festival on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Lancaster Mennonite High School.
Stacie Savoca, a clarinet player, and Kyra Lancaster, a baritone saxophonist, were chosen as two of the 145 high school musicians picked for the ensemble, which was conducted by Willis Rapp, professor of music at Kutztown University.
Musicians had to audition for seats in the ensemble.
For Savoca, it marked the second time she has been chosen for the ensemble. It was Lancaster’s first time with the ensemble.
“Stacie has continually improved her musicianship and is one of the hardest workers that I have had as a student,’’ said Steven Barraclough, director of Elizabethtown’s band program. “Kyra almost made the ensemble last year and I am so happy for her that she is getting the opportunity to be in district band as a senior. She is a wonderful musician.’’