Rustin Students Perform at District 12 Orchestra Festival

Rustin Students Perform at District 12 Orchestra Festival

District 12 Orchestra Students

Jack McDougall (Front left,) Katie Kelly, Nicholas Hsieh, Ms. Shafman, Matthew Ferguson (back left,) Ryan Murnane, Hinrich Paetzmann

Congratulations to Rustin High School's Nicholas Hsieh, Katie Kelly, Jack McDougall, Hinrich Paetzmann, Ryan Murnane, Matthew Ferguson, who performed in the District 12 Orchestra Festival at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center on January 31 and February 1.

Led by Mr. Joseph Caminiti, Symphony Director from West Chester University, District 12 Orchestra is comprised of the highest-level musicians from high schools in Chester and Delaware County.

The Rustin students rank among the highest in their instrument sections.

"They represented Rustin in a mature manner and with the highest caliber of music on their individual instruments. It was a pleasure to sponsor these students over the weekend. The weekend ended with a phenomenal concert that included music by Khatchaturian, Borodin, and Saint-Saens," said Ms. Liz Shafman, orchestra director Rustin High School and Peirce Middle School.

According to Ms. Shafman, Hsieh, Murnane, and Ferguson will advance to the Regional Orchestra Festival, which takes place this March at Neshaminy High School. The Regional Orchestra Festival features the top student musicians from Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Bucks County. After regionals, students may audition to be part of the All-State Orchestra, All-Eastern, and Nationals.