Seneca Valley Band Seniors Kate Scanlan (trombone, pictured on left) and Sean Scott (baritone saxophone) were recently selected to participate in the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-National Honor Ensembles in Orlando, Fl., Nov. 7-10.

Seneca Valley Band Seniors Kate Scanlan (trombone, pictured on left) and Sean Scott (baritone saxophone) were recently selected to participate in the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-National Honor Ensembles in Orlando, Fl., Nov. 7-10.

Over 500 students from 49 states and territories were selected to perform in the National Music Ensembles. Miss Scanlan was selected as the only student from Pennsylvania to perform in the National Jazz Ensemble and Mr. Scott was selected as one of only eight students from Pennsylvania to perform in the National Concert Band.

To be eligible for the national level, students were required to have participated in the state-level festival in their home state during the previous school year. In addition, they had to submit an audition video to be considered.

These talented musicians will be rehearsing a challenging repertoire at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando in preparation for performing under the direction of highly acclaimed conductors.

According to the National Association for Music Education’s website, NAfME is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.