HERSHEY – Five DuBois Area High School chorus students recently performed with the 2014 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Honors Ensembles at Hershey on March 26-29.
Seniors Eli Meholick and John Adams, junior Helen Floran and sophomores Rebecca Meholick and Alex Haines, through a rigorous audition process, earned the honor of representing DAHS as members of the 2014 PMEA All-State Honors Chorus sponsored by the Pennsylvania Music Education Association (PMEA).
Students joined more than 650 of the most musically talented and skilled high school students in Pennsylvania and performed a concert on March 29 in Harrisburg.
These students had prepared challenging music that they performed under the baton of Dr. Andrew Clark, a professor at Harvard University.
PMEA All-State students competed against students at District and Region Festivals all over Pennsylvania to earn the honor of representing DuBois among the top musicians in the state. On March 26, audition results showed that all of the students from DAHS ranked in the top half of their sections (30 students per section). In addition, Alex Haines, Helen Floran, and Rebecca Meholick qualified for the NAfME All-Eastern conference to be held in Rhode Island in 2015.
Official results will be disclosed in the fall of 2014. Sarah Whitaker (Class of 2013) and Eli Meholick (Class of 2014) represented DAHS at the All-Eastern festival in 2013, which was the first time anyone had represented DAHS since 1991.