Elizabethtown Area School District orchestra students Sean Brown and Mayelin Ebersole recently took part in the prestigious 2019 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Central Region Orchestra Festival held at the Performing Arts Center in Williamsport. Dr. Gerardo Edelstein, Director of Orchestras at Penn State University, conducted the ensemble of about 100 talented high school musicians.
Selection to the Central Region Orchestra is highly competitive involving talented student musicians from schools located in central Pennsylvania. A team of judges, comprisedof local music teachers, selected the students to the prestigious ensemble based on their performance at the District 7 festival held in January. This is the second time Ebersole (viola) and the third time Brown (violin) have earned the opportunity to play in the regional orchestra.
“The concert was amazing,” said Rich Winey, High School Orchestra Director. “I could not be more proud of Mayelin and Sean, and I am so pleased that they had the opportunity to play professional orchestral repertoire and perform in this beautiful venue.”
Participants at the regional level represented the top orchestra from not only District 7 (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin,Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties), but also District 8 (Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, and Union counties).