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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 14 Friday, May 23 at 7 pm

Orchestra Concert Commencement
4th grade orchestra 6:00 High School Stadium (weather
5-6 orchestra 7:15 permitting) OR Auditorium
Hillcrest Intermediate School
Monday, May 26 at 10 am
Wednesday, May 14 at 7 pm Norwin High School Band
Jazz Band Concert Memorial Day Parade
Featuring the Norwin MS Jazz Band Downtown Irwin
and the Norwin HS Jazz Band
Wednesday, May 28 from 6-8 pm
Thursday, May 15th at 7 pm New Band Member Rehearsal
All Show Choir Concert New Band Parent Orientation
Norwin H.S. Auditorium
Thursday, May 29 from 6-8 pm
Sunday, May 18 from 11 am to 3 pm New Band Member Rehearsal
Norwin Band Aides Car Cruise New Band Parent Orientation
Norwin Middle School

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4th Grade Orchestra 6:00 pm
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Ian Morrison, director

From the Superintendent How’s Your Concert Etiquette?

As Superintendent of Schools and on behalf of all in attendance this

evening, I congratulate and commend all student musicians who are 1. You should enter 5. For mobile phone 8. After the
performing tonight. We recognize your extraordinary musical abilities, the auditorium usage during a performance is
acknowledging that you represent the best and the brightest of our ❑ As loudly as performance, over
youth and also what is great about our country. possible it is best to ❑ You should leave
❑ Quietly ❑ Answer your your seat and rush
❑ Walking backwards phone quickly and up to the stage to
The Norwin School District is a national model for supporting and
speak quietly find your child
advancing music education and the performing arts. It is an allegiance
2. It is always a ❑ Leave the room ❑ Exclaim loudly
based on tradition and community pride and a commitment to good idea to to use the phone how tired you are
academic excellence, music education, and the performing arts. arrive ❑ Turn the phone ❑ Sit and wait until
❑ A bit early off, silence it, or all the children
Research provided by the National Association for Music Education ❑ Just as the better yet, leave it have cleared the
shows that students in high-quality school music programs score higher performance is in the car stage
on standardized tests compared to students in schools with deficient beginning
Flip over the page
music education programs, regardless of the socioeconomic level of ❑ Only in time to 6. Applause should
to check your
the school or school district. Therefore, I encourage all in attendance catch your child’s be given when
concert etiquette!
to continue as advocates of music education and the arts by taking a performance ❑ The performance
greater leadership role in your schools and communities to strengthen is completed and 1–2 correct
and preserve K-12 music and arts programs. 3. If you must arrive the conductor Please re-take the
late, it is best to faces the audience test to improve your
We thank our hosts today, the principals and music teachers, as well as enter ❑ Your child has etiquette.
the numerous Norwin parent and community volunteers who provide ❑ Whenever you completed his or 3–4 correct
arrive her part You’re learning;!
never-ending support to our developing musicians. They all deserve
❑ During ❑ Any time There’s room for
our profound gratitude.
your child’s something is done improvement.
performance well 5–6 correct:
Best wishes for an enjoyable evening, and please continue to keep ❑ Between musical You’re on your way
music and the performing arts in a prominent place in your lives, both selections 7. On the way home to good etiquette.
now and in the future! it’s a good idea to 7–8 correct
4. During the concert, ❑ Critique the Bravo! You are a
it is a good idea to performance true concert
Board of Education and Administration ❑ Discuss the ❑ Offer your praise etiquette pro!
William H. Kerr, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools performance ❑ Offer your
❑ Sit quietly & listen sympathy Visit
❑ Eat dinner resources for more
information about
1. b 2. a 3. c 4. b 5. c 6. a 7. c 8. b concert etiquette.
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Summer Fiddle Camp From the Hillcrest Principals

Welcome to the spring elementary strings concerts highlighting the

diligence of our students and their teachers in preparation for this
evening. As you know, it takes many hours of repeated practice to
attain the quality of performance you will enjoy tonight. Both Mrs.
Banasick and I, as musicians, appreciate the students’ dedication.
We remember the many hours of endless practice that were
necessary to reach a level of excellence. As parents, your commitment
in reinforcing your child’s efforts to practice, in addition to the financial
pledge you’ve made, has increased the likelihood that your child will
continue in the arts.
Monday, June 2nd through Friday, June 6
We’d like to pause and show our great appreciation for our students
Who should attend: and our music department. Sit back and enjoy!
Band students entering 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grade
9:00-11:30 am at the middle school Wishing you a wonderful summer,
Strings students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grade Rosemarie Dvorchak and Lisa Banasick
or who have played for 1 year
Hillcrest Intermediate School
12:30-3:00 pm at Hillcrest

Cost: $30 for one camp, or $50 for both; make checks payable to
Hillcrest Intermediate Activity Fund. The life benefits of music education

The musician is constantly adjusting decisions on tempo, tone, style,

Norwin Band Aides 8th Annual Car Cruise rhythm, phrasing, and feeling – training the brain to become incredibly
Sunday, May 18th good at organizing and conducting numerous activities at once.
11 am to 3 pm Dedicated practice of this orchestration can have a great payoff for
Norwin Middle School lifelong attention skills, intelligence, and an ability for self-knowledge
All proceeds benefit the and expression.
Norwin Band Program. — John J. Ratey, MD, A User’s Guide to the Brain

Concessions will be available, In a year-long program focused on group music-making, 8- to 11-year-

plus a 50/50 raffle, Chinese old children became markedly more compassionate, according to a
Auction, DJ, and Door Prizes. 2013 study from the University of Cambridge. The finding suggests kids
who make music together aren’t just having fun: they’re absorbing a
For more info, contact Greg at
key component of emotional intelligence. or 724-864-4902
— Rabinowitch, Cross and Burnard, University of Cambridge, UK
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About the directors 4th Grade Strings

Michael Szymanski is a 1991 graduate of Norwin High School and Reese Aquilio Grace Heuer Addison Patrick
received a B.S. in Music Education from Duquesne University in 1995. Emma Balaban Austin Hewitt Sydney Pesarsick
Mr. Szymanski has been the Middle School Orchestra director since Lauren Ball Nick Hunn Nathan Petranka
being hired in 1996 and became the High School Orchestra director Spencer Ballas Alex Hunn Marina Prock
in 1998. In addition to their annual winter and spring concerts, the Natalie Barkley Emily Hunn Christopher Ragan
H.S. Orchestra often performs with the Norwin Chorus, at invitational Colleen Boatright Olivia Jacob Karina Rosario
festivals and for various community and scholastic events. In recent Jesse Bobbs Lauren Jordan Jackie Sciulli
years, the H.S. Orchestra has received numerous Superior ratings at Olivia Brown Triniti Joy Brooke Smarick
PMEA Music Performance Assessments and other adjudicated festivals. Robby Burns Kaitlyn Karaffa Elana Smiley
During his time at Norwin, Michael has also taught elementary band and Abby Burtnett Cody Kelly Zachary Smith
orchestra, elementary and middle school general music, music theory, Evelyn Cao MacKenzie Kemp Sonia Snider
and guitar. He has been the Music Department Chairperson since Jacob Capets Olivia Knoechel Prescott Stauffer
2011. In his time away from school, Mr. Szymanski enjoys reading, hiking, Julie Chenot Mary Kochis Ty Stecko
camping and long road trips. He continues to be an active freelance Braden Crow Marsala Krupp Makenzie Turkowski
performer on violin and viola. Michael and his wife Jennifer currently Ashley Cumpston Alyssa Laukus Riley Turnbull
reside in North Huntingdon with their daughters, Betsy and Abby. Abigail Davis Brooke Lechner Carina Walls
Carley DiPaolo Trina Lord Emilie Watson
Nicholas DiPerna Savannah Lorenc Trevor White
A graduate from the Norwin School District, Ian Morrison received Nicholas Dutka Allyson Lowden Lily Williams
his B.S. in music education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania Kylie Everett Keeley MacKenzie Tanner Yaklich
and his M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Clarion University. Julie Fekete Anna Madonia Josh Yanan
Mr. Morrison began teaching at Norwin in 2000 and his duties have Nathan Fell Elizabeth Mahoney
included everything from Kindergarten Music to High School Band. Grace Fischer Tori Marflak
Currently, Mr. Morrison teaches string instruments at Hahntown, Lane Fischer Olivia Masterson
Sheridan Terrace, Stewartsville, and Sunset Valley Elementary Schools Katarina Garvin Evelina Mignogna
and Hillcrest Intermediate School. Mr. Morrison resides in North Micah Gaydos Riley Morningstar
Huntingdon with his wife Kim and son Aiden. Jenna Gulibon Elizabeth Nicholson
Hunter Haines Riley Oslosky

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Audience Manners Special thanks to…

Thank you for joining us this evening. As the audience, you are an The parents of all the students Mr. Robert Suman, Principal
important part of tonight’s concert. The audience’s responsibility at represented tonight for Mr. Brian O’Neil,
formal concerts is to honor the efforts of the performers by providing supporting Fine Arts Assistant Principal
a listening atmosphere in which their performance can be appreciated Education and the Norwin M.S.
by all. To that end, we ask your cooperation: Our student musicians Administration & Staff
Norwin School District Todd Leighty and the
Please silence your cell phones, and kindly put them away during the Board of Education Auditorium Production Team
performance. William H. Kerr, Ed.D., Pat Geiger, Jim Dezorzi and the
Superintendent of Schools Norwin Maintenance
While the performance is in progress, remain seated and quiet. If it Dr. Tracy A. McNelly, and Custodial Staff
becomes necessary to leave the auditorium, please do so between Asst. Superintendent Ushers and Volunteers
musical selections. Mrs. Natalie A. McCracken, The Norwin Music Department
Asst. Superintendent Norwin Band Aides, especially
If very young children become restless and disrupt others’ ability to and the Norwin School Tom Shrump, President
listen, please take them from the auditorium until they are quiet. District Administration Dave Herchko,
Norwin Faculty and Staff 1st Vice President
Please do not hum or clap along with the performers, unless Timothy J. Kotch, Sr., Principal Anna Sever,
specifically invited to do so. Joseph V. Shigle, Assistant Principal 2nd Vice President
Michael D. Choby, Mandy Frye, Secretary
Show your appreciation for the performance by clapping after each Assistant Principal Christine Schmidt, Treasurer
selection. Whistling and cheering are not appropriate at a formal and the Norwin H.S. Barb Pogue,
concert. Administration Middle School Liasion

Mary Marrone, Debbie Depp, Kathleen Heuer,
Mary Rorabaugh, and the concert program design
Norwin H.S. Staff

Did you know?

In the past, secondary students who participated in a music group at
“There is geometry school reported the lowest lifetime and current use of all substances
in the humming of the strings; (tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs).
there is music
in the spacing of the spheres.” Children who study a musical instrument are more likely to excel in all
of their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking
— Pythagoras
skills, stay in school, and pursue further education.
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Tonight’s Selections Hillcrest Orchestra

Fourth-Grade Strings Joseph Andelmo Isabella Harshman Ashley Pesarsick*

Program will be selected from the following: Caleb Andrykovitch Sarah Hartner Erica Peters*
Brendan Ash Annika Hartzo* Ryan Pirger
Kyla Bailey Darby Haynes* Zachary Potthoff
D Major Scale Mariana Bajich Xavier Heckman Isabela Reed*
D Dorian Scale Katie Baker Nicholas Hines* Blaze Robinson
Billy Balaban* Helena Holland* Devin Rothwell
Devin Barrett Emma Holland Jordan Schiller
Cold Circular Rolls Chelsea Biehl Artie Howard Jaide Serock
Frenemies Erin Bollinger Mara Hudson* Jacob Shaffer
Slurpee Madison Buscemi* Hayley Hunter Abbey Siffrinn*
Jacklyn Caputo Joe Iwinski Alaina Smith*
Spy Guy
Antonio Carrick Emily Jumba* Ethan Sommers*
Miriam Davila Bailee Kelly* Jordan Spagnolli
Autumn Doyle Harish Kodavali Elly Stodolsky
Dylan Dragone* Ashley Krivansky Sarah Todaro
Hillcrest Orchestra
David Emro Allison Krygowski Madalyn Trisch
Simple Square Dance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dorothy Straub Andrew Evans Aria Lauritzen Justin Turcovski
Ronde . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tielman Susato Michael Fekete* Amanda Lee* Savannah Vazquez
Three Tunes from Shakespeare’s England . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicholas Hare Carissa Findura Tegan Lochner* Lily Wedge
Sedona Focht Nick Markovina Savannah Widmaier
I. Go From My Window
Matthew Fucheck Zachary Mumpower Gabriella Wilkins
II. Greensleeves John Giansante* Alex Nicholson Kaitlyn Winwood
III. Nobodyes Gigge Megan Giles Alex Novak* Reanna Yurko
Ryan Grabowski Hannah Patalsky Elizabeth Zapanta*
Swallowtail Jig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Traditional
Ryan Griser Allison Persi
Fiddling A-Round . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Caponegro
Crystal City March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Williams *# * denotes members of Hillcrest Philharmonic

If you won’t be taking

your program book home as a keepsake,
please recycle it in one of the bins as you leave.
Thank you!
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