Students Earn Accolades During Music Programs

Side by Side PSO Side-by-Side
Pine-Richland High School students were selected to participate in the 2015 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Side-By-Side program. They included senior Christine Dawson and sophomore Julia SolomSide by side on. Both applied and had to receive recommendations to be selected.

The duo attended numerous rehearsals and had the opportunity to work with and perform next to members of the PSO. This program gives music students in grades nine through 12 the experience of playing "side-by-side" with their Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra counterparts. 
Additional program highlights included sectionals and workshops with Pittsburgh Symphony musicians and rehearsals with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh.


PMEA Choral Festival
Choral students represented Pine-Richland at the Pennsylvania Music Educators' Association (PMEA) Jr. High District Choir Festival at CAPA in Pittsburgh May 1-2, 2015.

PMEA Participants included Pine-Richland Middle School students Bryan Bails, Emily Caldwell, Seamus Daniello, Abigail George, Tyler Hepler, Lucy Hess, Parker Schubert and Rebekah Shipley and Pine-Richland High School students Alyssa Bigley, John Folmer, Danielle Gillis, Sophia Hudock and Michael McNamara.
"Both Mr. Rickard and I are extremely proud of our talented Pine-Richland singers," said Choral Teacher Heather Flora. "They work extremely hard and exhibit leadership every single day in our classrooms, and we are excited that they had an opportunity to grow their gifts through this festival."
Congratulations to those students and choral teachers Heather Flora and Lee Rickard.

Music in Parks Festival
Pine-Richland Middle School competed at the Music in the Parks Choral Festival in Palmyra, PA on May 8, 2015 against numerous schools from across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Rhode Island.  The seventh grade choir, eighth grade choir and the PRMS Women’s Ensemble each earned first place with a rating of superior. In addition, the eighth grade choir was named Best Overall Middle School Choir for earning the highest score of any choir in that age group, and the three choirs earned the top three scores of any choir in the entire competition.