ALIQUIPPA − Steps preserve being taken to restart the Aliquippa High Faculty marching band and music method.
A month in the past, the Aliquippa Faculty Board hired Samuel Froehlich as the faculty district’s new band director for the 2022-23 faculty calendar year.
Froehlich has served as a comprehensive-time tunes instructor at Borland Manor and Hills-Hendersonville elementary schools in the Canon-McMillan College District.
Aliquippa has been with no a band director considering the fact that the district discontinued its system immediately after the 2020-2021 university yr.
A graduate of Montour Higher and Duquesne University, in December 2019, Froehlich also worked in the Peters Township, Seneca Valley and Gateway faculty districts. He also is element of the voice college for the Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, composed of 9th-12th graders.
“I’m so grateful for all of my prior teaching experiences that have assisted to get ready me to action into this posture with Aliquippa.,” Froehlich claimed.
“I’m excited to be reinstating four critical audio ensembles to Aliquippa including a 7-8 grade, and a 9-12 quality band, in addition to a 7-8 grade and a 9-12 grade choir. As of the 2022-23 university yr, pupils in each 7-8 and 9-12 band can enroll and will participate in the marching band in the drop and just after the completion of the soccer year will transition into a concert band ensemble, supplying pupils a properly-rounded encounter making it possible for them to explore several genres, styles, and trouble degrees of new music,” Froehlich stated. “We also will be reinstating normal audio courses. In these courses, pupils can hope to tackle a wide variety of musical subjects which include: music theory/literacy, eurythmics (motion and audio), audio heritage, tunes of distinctive cultures, music composition, new music engineering, and so a great deal additional. My objective is that all audio courses will not only enable college students to check out other facets of music that they may not be knowledgeable of, but they will also be a course wherever pupils can express their latest innovative or musical pursuits although incorporating all of the competencies and awareness we will decide on up along the way.”
Even though a few months away from his Aliquippa responsibilities, “I am currently blown absent by the quantity of group assist encompassing the revitalization of the music software. I’ve observed multiple fundraisers, people publishing on social media, and extra. I just can’t thank these men and women/companies plenty of and appear forward to having to pay it back again with some remarkable musical performances in the upcoming,” he said.
Some of that group aid has been apparent in two modern fundraising endeavours.
The Aliquippa Alumni Band, which fashioned last year to engage in the conventional combat music at Aliquippa Quips football video games, done a crowdfunding plan this 12 months that encouraged the neighborhood to donate cash for the acquire of drum line machines for the higher college.
“We have been in a position to area an order for about $11,000 worth of drums in the commencing of March with what we experienced raised to that position,” claimed Denise Drabeck, 1 of the older people and former high university band students who was part of the Alumni Band. “We ended up equipped to get two of each forms of drums with all components (like) instances and holders.”
The Alumni Band, which ranged in age from recent Aliquippa students to graduates from a handful of decades in the past, owns the freshly purchased products, but will donate it to Aliquippa Substantial University after the band software is up and managing yet again.
In the meantime, a Beaver student and New Brighton audio retailer are teaming on a fundraiser to profit the Aliquippa audio program.
Emilie Kerr will operate the Pittsburgh 50 % Marathon on Might 1, making pledges to purchase musical devices for Aliquippa’s band. Brighton Tunes Center, where by Kerr’s father performs, will match donations, greenback for dollar, up to $10,000.
“We are contacting it Operate for Your Fife,” Mr. Kerr, a pastor and percussionist who researched at the New England Conservatory, and will operate the fifty percent-marathon with his daughter, reported. “My daughter wanted to do a senior task for faculty and because the band system at Beaver has been so impactful in her lifestyle, a audio-themed challenge seemed a good in good shape. I teach at Brighton New music and know the proprietor, Richard Schiemer, so I approached him about a fundraiser at the store to fund a scholarship for learners. He countered with the plan of assisting an under-resourced faculty district specifically rather.”
Mindful that Aliquippa’s music application was disbanded prior to the 2021-22 faculty year, and that the district’s new Superintendent, Phillip Woods, planned to revive it, Brighton Songs Center and the Kerrs came up with their fundraiser to assistance.
Persons can pledge at the crowdfunding site https://givebutter.com/XAMMSC wherever $985 has been elevated toward a $5,000 aim. An extra $622 has been collected by Brighton Audio Middle. More particulars are at the Operate For Your Fife Fb site, https://m.fb.com/111104991517770/.
“Music has been these a huge component of me, in school and my daily life, that I understood we had to discover a music program to assist with our fundraising,” Emilie Kerr said. “Listening to about Aliquippa’s audio plan restarting, I felt so thrilled to assist other learners practical experience and uncover a adore for tunes in the identical way I did.”
Scott Tady is amusement editor at The Situations, and easy to get to at [email protected].