Eighth Graders Selected to PMEA District Junior High Band Festival

PMEA logoShady Side Academy Middle School eighth graders Adien Aggarwal, Abril Linares Mendoza and Cassidy Mineo were selected to participate in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 1 Junior High School East Band Festival, which will be held Feb. 15-16, 2019, at Yough Intermediate Middle School in Ruffs Dale, Pa. Aggarwal will play tenor saxophone, Mendoza will play trumpet, and Mineo will play alto saxophone.

PMEA is a statewide nonprofit organization of more than 5,000 members, dedicated to promoting the musical development of all Pennsylvanians. The organization promotes and supports quality music education, learning and performance as well as promoting and supporting music education in schools and communities. PMEA is affiliated with The National Association for Music Education, NAfME. Learn more at

Congratulations to the students and to Middle School Band Director Ian Hughes!

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