Six attend PMEA District 2 Choral Festival; three advance to Regions

By Caitlin Bieganski, Assistant Photo Editor

District Chorus participants pose in front of the PMEA banner. (Photo contributed by Kayla Sibeto)

District Chorus participants pose in front of the PMEA banner. (contributed photo)

Six talented Saegertown students recently participated in Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 2 Choral Festival. Hosted by Meadville Area Senior High School and directed by Molly Caprara, the event began on Jan 21 and ended with a concert on Jan. 24. Guest conductor for the event was Dr. Rachel Cornacchio from Messiah College.

Seniors Eric Kisner, Kayla Sibeto, and Kristi Stoyer, junior Colten Burdick, and sophomores Ben Haylett and Emily Ford competed against members of the same vocal range and performed together in a public concert. “At first, all you’re doing is practicing a piece. But then everyone is together you realize that you’re just one small part. It all fits together,” said Kisner.

Auditions were held on Jan. 21 at 5:45 p.m. Seniors Kristi Stoyer, sixth chair, Kayla Sibeto, tenth chair, and Eric Kisner, second chair, advanced to the Region II Chorus Festival that will be held Feb. 25-27 at Oil City High School.

The three will undergo a similar audition process at Regions and hope to move on to the state competition.