12 Holy Ghost Prep musicians earn All-Catholic honors
This year, 12 different HGP musicians have been chosen to represent the school at the All-Catholic music festivals at various high schools and at a Concert of Excellence later this upcoming spring at Verizon Hall in Philadelphia.
The HGP students were chosen in the following categories:
Chorus: Patrick Byrnes, Brandon Cimino, Colin Cimino, Jeffrey Di Francesco, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Patrick Oniate, and Benjamin Gollmer
Jazz Band: Benjamin Gollmer
Orchestra: Andrew Zubyk
Concert Band: Michael DiNofa, John Schrenk, Benjamin Gollmer, Matthew Stauffer, Jonathan Pinkstone
All-Catholic festivals will be held on the following dates: Concert Band at Little Flower High School, February 2-4 (the concert will be on Feb. 4 at 2 p.m.), Orchestra at Bonner-Prendergast High School February 16-18 (the concert will be Feb. 18 at 2 p.m.), Chorus at St. Hubert High School, March 9-11 (the concert will be held March 11 at 2 p.m.)
The All-Catholic jazz band performed twice this week in downtown Philadelphia at Liberty Place on Dec 18 and at the Sheraton Hotel (Dec. 21) for the BLOCS Christmas Party sponsored by Archbishop Chaput.
In addition, all of the All-Catholic ensembles will perform at a Concert of Excellence at Verizon Hall on April 17, 2018.
“We are very proud of all of talented young musicians,” says Holy Ghost Prep’s music director Beth Vilsmeier.