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6 WAHS Students to Perform in PMEA All-State Honors Music Ensemble

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April 12, 2024 | Fine & Performing Arts

The six selected students pose for a photo.

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (APRIL 12, 2024) — Six Williamsport Area High School students have reached the highest level a high school musician can achieve by earning a place in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) All-State Festival music ensembles.

The students below earned the following respective spots:

  • Olivia Ciabattari, Alto 1, PMEA All-State Choir
  •  William Ciabattari, Bass 1, PMEA All-State Choir
  •  Kaleb Kelly, tuba, PMEA All-State Wind Ensemble
  •  Megan Radspinner, Alto 2, PMEA All-State Choir
  •  Samuel Radulski, string bass. PMEA All-State Concert Band
  •  Alanna Ramos, Soprano 2, PMEA All-State Choir

Each year, thousands of high school musicians across the state audition in their geographic area. Individually, students perform for a panel of judges. Student musicians who rank the highest advance to compete against student musicians from other parts of PMEA Regions. The highest-ranking student musicians at the PMEA Region level qualify to perform in one of six Pennsylvania All-State music ensembles.

“Our congratulations go out to the student musicians that have been selected to be part of the 2024 PMEA All-State Festival,” said PMEA President and music educator in the Octorara Area School District, Scott Cullen. “There is nothing quite like coming together for a unique performance experience that only the PMEA All-State Festival can provide. The students selected to participate in these ensembles represent all the amazing music programs from across the commonwealth and remind us of how strong music education is in Pennsylvania.”

The student musicians who qualify will perform at the annual PMEA All-State Festival in Erie, Pa., April 18-20, 2024. Nationally recognized conductors at the convention direct the groups who rehearse for two days and conclude with a performance. Learn more about the event and the guest conductors at:


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