Congratulations to Baldwin High School Junior, Morgan Smeal, who participated in the PMEA District Chorus Festival on Friday, Feb. 11th. Morgan also auditioned and qualified for the PMEA Region Chorus Festival and will perform with the top high school singers from this half of the state!
Check out this year's virtual holiday concert by clicking the link below!
On March 23rd, BHS students Heidi Douglass, Ava-Jo Russin, and Sierra Schmidt, alongside HMS students Brody Brazill, Nolan Dowling, Julianna Lang, and Rebekah Priano performed in the PMEA Junior High Orchestra concert at Upper Saint Clair High School. Congratulations to those students on representing their district well!
Congratulations to senior Cynthia Hayhurst and junior Nick Murawski on representing Baldwin-Whitehall at the Pennsylvania Music Educator Association's Region I Band Festival! The festival took place at New Castle Area High School, and the students performed in a concert conducted by Youngstown State University professor, Dr. Stephen Gage. Congratulations Nick and Cindy!
Congratulations to senior, Cynthia Hayhurst, juniors, Alex Demko and Nick Murawski, and sophomore, Astrid Senko, on representing BHS at the PMEA District 1 West District Band concert on January 25th at Cornell High School. These students performed alongside students from school districts in Allegheny, Washington, Westmoreland, and Greene counties. Congratulations Cyndi, Alex, Nick, and Astrid on a job well done!
Congratulations to junior Nick Murawski on representing Baldwin-Whitehall at the PMEA District 1 Honors Band festival on November 18th. After auditioning in October, Nick was selected to play his clarinet in the ensemble, comprised of advanced student performers from Allegheny, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. Congratulations to Nick on a job well done!
A number of BWSD music students have been honored through their participation in PMEA Festivals this winter. In February, BHS band members DJ Pickell (Trombone) and Cindy Hayhurst (Flute) participated in PMEA Region I Band at Plum High School. Through a competitive audition, DJ was offered a spot in PMEA All-State Band. The weekend of March 1-3 was a big one for PMEA, beginning with Region I Choir at Butler HS. At Region Choir, DJ Pickell was offered, and accepted, a position in PMEA All-State Choir. At Mt. Lebanon HS, several BWSD students had the opportunity to participate in PMEA District 1 West Jr. High District Band, including Leanna Paul (Clarinet, BHS), Astrid Senko (French Horn, BHS), Ryan Bramson (Percussion - HMS), Emily Fowler (Clarinet - HMS), Ava Jo Russin (Flute - HMS) and Sierra Schmidt (Bass Clarinet - HMS). Finally, eight BWSD students were selected for and participated in PMEA District 1 Elementary String Fest. Those students were: Annabelle Herrle (Cello - PES), Abbilyn Rexrode (Viola - WES), Brooklyn Joyce (Violin - PES), Kylee Schoming (Violin - HMS), Athena Chen (Violin - WES), Emma Smerbeck (Violin - WES), Alex Funk (Violin - WES), and Savannah Susan (Viola - PES). Congratulations to all!