The Penn-Trafford High School Concert Percussion Ensemble earned the silver medal in the Scholastic Open Concert Percussion Class at the Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championships held at Wright State University in Dayton, OH in late April. The ensemble performed "A World Unseen,” an original piece composed by Dr. Caleb Pickering, the Assistant Professor of Percussion and Music Theory at Northwest Missouri State University..
This elite ensemble was led by seniors Anna Graves, Liv O'Connor, Kayden Mock, and Emmett Usmiller. The PT Concert Percussion started their competitive season in the Scholastic A Class, but was promoted into the Scholastic Open Class after earning the WGI Indianapolis Regional Championship in the beginning of March, based on their performance excellence. The students also earned the WGI Dayton Regional Championship and the Three Rivers Winter Ensemble Association (TRWEA) Championship in the Scholastic Open Concert Percussion classification.
The PT Concert Percussion Ensemble is under the direction of Jason Goyda, Josh Bujakowski, Alexa Kostelnik, and Anthony Princeton. “The PT Concert Percussion staff and students would like to thank the Penn-Trafford School District, PTHS principal Mr. Tony Aquilio, the Penn-Trafford Band Parents Association, and the entire Penn-Trafford community for their support that makes opportunities like this possible,” commented school’s band director, Mr. Cornelius.
The PTHS Concert Percussion Ensemble