Music students toured abroad

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:25

WESTFALL - Six Delaware Valley High School music students experienced an exciting, musical, cultural and educational trip abroad this summer as part of the American Music Abroad student performance tour program. The students performed with the Honors Band, Choir and Orchestra in Western Europe. Some of the stops on the 17-day tour included Vienna, Salzburg, Venice, Graz, and Budapest, as well as, several other cities. The performing groups performed in Austria, Germany, Hungary and Italy. The tour included a cog train trip to the top of a glacier in the Austrian Alps, a Tyrolean Folk Festival, a trip down the Grand Canal in Venice, a visit to the medieval town of Dinkelsbuhl, and sightseeing in Budapest and Vienna. The students were carefully selected on the basis of recommendations from their school directors and/or music achievement demonstrated on an audition tape or CD. Gordon Pauling, high school choir director, Lance Rauh, high school band director, and David Swinehart, high school orchestra director are all very proud to have had six students selected to go on this trip. This is the first time that any Delaware Valley music students have participated in an AMA trip. The students gathered at Albright University to rehearse for a few days. They then performed a Farewell Concert at Albright before leaving for Austria. The students selected to join the tour were: Adam Blackman, a Junior from Matamoras, son of Cliff and Anna Blackman; Danielle Caggiano, a Junior from Matamoras, daughter of Thomas and Karyn Pampalone; Daniel Davis, a Senior from Milford, son of Steven and Lorelei Davis; Gregory De Giorgis, a Freshman from Shohola, son of Gregory and Deborah De Giorgis; Casie Esposito, a Freshman from Dingmans Ferry, daughter of Frank and Cherie Esposito; and Joshua Reyes, a Freshman from Shohola, son of Edward and Lori Reyes.