IUP Community Music School is proud to announce that one of its
students, Kristina Andrei, has been selected for the second year in a row to
march in New York City with the Macy’s Great American Marching Band in this
year’s 92nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
through a competitive audition process based on musical ability and past
achievements, Kristina, who plays the mellophone, will be performing alongside
nearly 300 other students representing every state in the country.
extremely competitive to even get into the band, so being selected two years in
row is quite an accomplishment,” remarked IUPCMS director Jeff Wacker.
band will again be under the direction of Richard Good, director of bands
at Auburn University; Douglas Rosener, associate director of Bands at
Auburn University; and Ward Miller, Brass Caption head for the Blue Stars
Drum and Bugle Corps of La Crosse, Wisconsin.
92nd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air locally on NBC affiliates
beginning at 9:00 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, November 22, 2018.
is the daughter of Jim and Paula Andrei of Homer City and is a junior at
Homer-Center High School. She plays the mellophone in the marching band, French
Horn in the concert band, and bass drum as a member of the indoor percussion
is also active in the musical as a member of the orchestra and has participated
in both county and district band. This past summer she also marched with the
Raiders Drum and Bugle Corp of Burlington, New Jersey. In the IUPCMS she has taken
private lessons on piano, French Horn, and the mellophone.
IUPCMS is funded in part by the College of Fine Arts through the Department of
Music and the Lively Arts at IUP, S&T Bank and IUP Dining, and the generous
donations of Ann Wilmoth and Kay Smith.
IUPCMS also receives state arts funding support through a grant from the
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
IUPCMS is a program of the College of Fine Arts and Department of Music and
managed by the Lively Arts. For more information about the IUPCMS, call
724-357-2787 (ARTS), email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the IUPCMS on the