District Band students perform to packed house

On Friday evening, 165 music students from 41 schools throughout the area performed in the PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association) District II Band Festival concert. Elk County Catholic High School was the host of this year's festival, which ran from Jan. 23-25. Dr. Stephen Bolstad, a native of St. Marys and former band director at St. Marys Area High School, was the guest conductor. The band performed seven arrangements.