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Dollinger earns second trip to All-State Festival

April 4, 2014

Photo by Amy Cherry SMAHS junior trombone player Andrea Dollinger earned a spot at the All-State Festival in Hershey. She is shown with Christopher Gankosky, band director.

For the second consecutive year Andrea Dollinger, a junior trombone player at St. Marys Area High School, participated in the All-State Wind Ensemble during the 2014 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) annual conference held in Hershey.
"Only kids that have exceptional talent make it to the All-State Festival," said Christopher Gankosky, SMAHS band director.
Dollinger began this year's journey to Hershey by qualifying for a series of PMEA festivals including district, regional and all-state band performances.
As part of the 82-member wind ensemble, Dollinger ranked second in the group following her audition process. At districts she ranked fourth moving up to the No. 1 spot at regionals.
"I really enjoyed the opportunity to play with such great musicians, the best of the best," Dollinger said.

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