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TBB Members Perform At PMEA District V Honors Choir

Three Tornado Big Band members performed with the 2009 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District V Honors Choir at Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA .  Sarah Bishop, Laura Lynn Crytzer, and Patrick Fitz performed with the Choir, on November 14, 2009. Congratulations to Sarah and Laura, who were selected by competitive audition as first chairs in the Alto I and Alto II Sections, respectively.  Sarah was also selected as a featured soloist for the festival.

TBB PMEA District V Honors Choir participants, (l-r) Patrick Fitz, Sarah Bishop, & Laura Lynn Crytzer



PMEA District V Honors Band Front Row: Ben Malinski, Laura Lynn Crytzer, Patrick Fitz: Back Row: David Thompson, Chris Zanella, David McCandless

TBB Members Perform With PMEA District V Honors Band


Laura Lynn Crytzer and Patrick Fitz were joined by fellow TBB members David Thompson, Chris Zanella, David McCandless, and Ben Malinski for the 2009 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District V Honors Band at Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA .  (see photo at left).  The concert was held on Saturday, December 5, 2009.

GETTING TO KNOW THE BAND

Besides Mr. Kroner, which TBB member, past or present has been with the band the longest during its seven year history?

Lead Trombone Laura Lynn Crytzer auditioned for and was selected for the TBB when she was in eighth grade. Her five years with the band is second  only to Mr. Kroner, in longevity in the history of the TBB.  Current members Bassist Chad Green, Trombonist Ben Todd, Lead Trumpet Pat Fitz and some names from the past Alto Sax Derek Stevens and Chris Haley, Tenor Sax Brady Amerson, Trumpet Brendan Stevens, Guitarist Jonathan Pincek, and drummer Matt Pugh are next in seniority with four years each.  

Here is February's question:  How many times has the TBB rung in the New Year at "Ring in the Arts"?

Three times. New Years Eve 2005, 2007 & 2009.  The TBB could not perform for the RITA in 2006 or 2008 due to the Butler High Golden Tornado Band traveling to the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA, and to the Citrus Parade in Orlando FL.