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E-town students perform in prestigious All-Eastern Honors ensembles

Apr 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page, News

April 26, 2013— Elizabethtown Area High School students Alison Levosky and John Shank recently performed in the prestigious 2013 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-Eastern Honors festival. Levosky and Shank joined more than 780 of the most musically talented high school students in the eastern region of the United States. The eastern region included students from Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Europe.

The music festival was help in early April at the sold-out Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT. Selection to the ensemble is highly competitive. To be considered for the All-Eastern Honors Ensembles, a student must have performed in his or her state’s 2011-12 All-State music festival, must be a member of his or her school’s corresponding ensemble group, and must to have received an endorsement from the school’s principal or superintendent and ensemble director.

The NAfME honors program consisted of a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed chorus, treble voice chorus, and jazz band ensemble. Levosky performed in the 350-member mixed chorus while Shank performed with the 150-member symphony orchestra. Levosky was a part of all-star choir’s soprano section. Shank was part of the all-star orchestra’s double bass section. With the assistance from their music teachers Andrew Johnson (Shank) and Dana Baxter (Levosky), these two exceptional music students from Elizabethtown prepared for the remarkably challenging music they performed under prominent conductors in this biennial event.

Levosky is the daughter of Thomas and Patricia Levosky of Elizabethtown. Levosky’s accomplishments include being selected to the PMEA State, Regional, and District Chorus, as well as the PMEA District Orchestra and LLMEA County Orchestra.

Shank is the son of Michael and Linda Shank of Elizabethtown. Shank’ accomplishments include being selected to the PMEA State Orchestra, PMEA District and Regional Orchestras, PMEA District and Regional Bands, LLMEA County Band and Orchestra.

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