Shaler Area High School sophomore Zachary Spondike is one of 19 students in the state to be selected for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s All-State Jazz Band.
Zachary Spondike was selected to play baritone saxophone following the audition process for the ensemble.
This year, Zachary Spondike also was selected for PMEA District I West Honors Band, PMEA Region I State Band, PMEA Honors Jazz, and Allegheny Valley Honors Band. He is a member of Shaler Area High School’s “Beauty and the Beast” pit orchestra, Shaler Area Honors Jazz Ensemble I, Shaler Area Honors Wind Ensemble and the Shaler Area Titan Marching Band.
The Jazz Band rehearsals and performance will take place at the 2019 PMEA All-State and NAfME Eastern Division Conference in Pittsburgh, PA on April 4-7, 2019. This year’s state conference is at Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center.