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!