PMEA District 9 Band Festival will take place from Thursday, January 11, 2018 – Friday, January 12, 2018 at Riverside High School and Marywood University in Scranton, Pa. There will be 158 students attending the festival, with 33 different school districts being represented. Dr. F. David Romines, Co-Chair of the Music, Theater and Dance Department and Director of Bands at Marywood University in Scranton, will be the guest conductor. Johanna Reed, Band Director from Riverside High School, is the Host Director. Students audition on Thursday evening at Riverside High School to continue on to PMEA Region IV Band. Rehearsals begin on Friday morning at Marywood University.
Due to impending weather conditions, the band festival will culminate with a concert on Friday evening, January 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the auditorium of the Sette La Vergetta Center. Tickets are available at the door and cost $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students.