Brooke Adams

Adriana Bonini, junior, is excited to play at Stambaugh Auditorium.

Isabella Sferra, News Writer

The Sound of Struthers will be playing in the Stambaugh Auditorium on February 27th for the YSU concert.

Late February will be a very exciting time for the high school marching band when they perform an array of songs in the notorious Stambaugh Auditorium.

The band director, Joshua Hawkins, expresses his enthusiasm for his kids and gratitude for the opportunity.

“We are excited for this opportunity to share a performance in one of the region’s premier music venues,” says Hawkins.

The band is performing “Rough-Riders March” by Karl King, “In a Quiet Place” by Bill Calhoun and “Beyond Reach” by Adrian Sims.

Even the kids are ecstatic about getting this opportunity.

“I am very excited and grateful that my friends and I get to play at Stambaugh. I am also very happy with the song selection,” says junior Adrianna Bonini.

The Friday after their concert, the group will also be playing for the OMEA contest. The kids will be playing three songs and then will have to sight read their music for a top rating from the judges.

The YSU graduate also expresses appreciation for their recognition of this possibility.

“We are honored to be asked by the Dana School of Music and Dr. Kate Ferguson to perform at this concert with the YSU Concert Band,” says Hawkins.