MMI Students Selected For District Band, Orchestra
DISTRICT BAND MEMBERS-Students from MMI Preparatory School have been chosen to perform at Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 9 orchestra and band festivals. At front is Claire Sheen, Mountaintop. Back: Soprina Guarneri, music instructor Christine Lizbinski, Sarah Moyer and Niklas Byriel, Mountaintop.

Students from MMI Preparatory School have been chosen to perform at Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 9 orchestra and band festivals.

Junior Claire Sheen, daughter of Kwangsup and Chaeyun Sheen, Mountaintop, will play the cello; junior Soprina Guarneri, daughter of Vincent and Sop Guarneri will play the violin; and freshman Niklas Byriel, son of Julia Byriel, Mountaintop, and the late Kim Byriel, will play the violin during the PMEA District 9 Orchestra Festival. The festival will be held at Forest City Regional High School from Jan. 22 to Jan. 24. The orchestra festival will include three days of workshops and practice and will culminate with a public concert on Jan. 24 at 7 p. m. at Forest City Regional High School.

Sarah Moyer, daughter of Robert and Susan Moyer, will play the flute at the District Band Festival at Montrose Area High School from Feb. 5 to Feb. 7. The festival will culminate with a public concert on Feb. 7 at 7 p. m. at Montrose Area High School.

PMEA District 9 is comprised of Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Wyoming and Susquehanna counties.

The mission of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) is to advance music education by encouraging excellence in the study, teaching, and making of music. The organization focuses on promoting and supporting quality music education, learning and performance, and support music education in schools and communities. The PMEA is a service organization to music education in the Commonwealth and an affiliate of the 65,000-member Music Educators National Conference (MENC). The membership includes those engaged in music instruction at all levels, from preschool through college and university, retired educators and as those in music industry. PMEA provides leadership in professional growth and offers special opportunities for musical development to school students.