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 2010 PMEA All State Conference and Festival


Congratulations to Laura Lynn Crytzer, Sarah Bishop, and Patrick Fitz for the wonderful performances each of them turned in at the 2010 PMEA All State Conference and Festival this past weekend at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.  

Patrick was a part of the All State Vocal Jazz Ensemble, a select 24 voice jazz group selected by taped audition.  The Vocal Jazz Ensemble performed a concert on Friday evening, April 23, 2010 with the All State Jazz Band. A capacity audience of nearly 2,000 teachers, parents, and student musicians were in the audience and they were treated to a very well prepared and performed concert from both groups.  Patrick even had a scat solo in one of the songs. Great job, Pat.  


Sarah and Laura were both part of the All State Chorus under the direction of Mr. Frank Bianchi a member of the faculty at the Conservatory of Music at Baldwin Wallace College.  The concert concluded the weekend's activities.  Congratulations to both Laura and Sarah for having scored high enough in their placement auditions to be designated as First Chair in their respective sections (Sarah - Alto I, Laura Lynn - Alto II). Both Laura Lynn and Sarah performed as part of a double Octet in Regina Coeli by Mozart.  

 Other Butler students representing the school district at the festival were:

All State Chorus - Logan Olczewski, Ashley Aul, Gretchen Geibel, Laurel Wain, Samantha Farabee, and B. J. Hyatt.

All State Orchestra - Brad Bailey

Congratulations to all of these students for their selection to the All State Ensembles.

Finally, congratulations to Laura Lynn Crytzer who received the 2010 Irene R. Christman Memorial Scholarship.  She was presented the award prior to the All State Chorus concert by Mr. Francis Nesta, President of PMEA. This award is given annually to a Pennsylvania high school student who participates in the PMEA Festivals, has been accepted to a college or university with the intent to prepare for a career in music education, and meets other music and academic criteria as established by the PMEA Executive Officers. Way to go, Laura Lynn!!!!!


International Operatic Star Marianne Cornetti and the Butler High School Quartet performed in concert with the Butler County Symphony Orchestra at the Annual Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at the BIHS Auditorium. TBB members of the Quartet are Patrick Fitz and Laura Lynn Crytzer. The other two members of the Quartet were B.J. Hyatt, and Laurel Wain. Also pictured is the Quartet's coach Mrs. Lynn Crytzer. Patrick has also been performing as a member of the Violin Section of BCSO this year.

2009-2010 TBB Representation at Music Fesitivals and Awards

 PMEA Irene R. Christman Memorial Scholarship

Laura Lynn Crytzer 

 PMEA District 5 Scholarship

 Laura Lynn Crytzer

PMEA All State Choir

Laura Crytzer and Sarah Bishop

PMEA All State Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Patrick Fitz

PMEA Region I Chorus

Sarah Bishop, Patrick Fitz,  Laura Crytzer

PMEA Region I Band

Patrick Fitz, Laura Crytzer 

PMEA Western Region Orchestra

Laura Crytzer, Ian Compton 

PMEA District 5 Band

Laura Crytzer, Patrick Fitz, Jennifer Croft,  David Thompson   

PMEA District 2, 3, & 5 Orchestra

Laura Crytzer, Taylor Amerson, David Thompson, Ian Compton, Alex Barnhart 

PMEA District 5 Chorus

Sarah Bishop, Laura Crytzer, Patrick Fitz, David Thompson

PMEA District 5 Honors Jazz Band

Chris Zanella, Zachary CavalieroLaura Lynn Crytzer, Dave Thompson, David McCandless, Alex Barnhart, Taylor Amerson

PMEA District 5 Honors Chorus
Sarah Bishop, Laura Lynn Crytzer, Patrick Fitz 

PMEA District 5 Honors Band

Sarah Bishop, Laura Lynn Crytzer, Patrick Fitz, David Thompson



2009 Tornado Big Band