Bedford student musician at states


A Bedford Area High School student participated in Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Band in Pittsburgh earlier this month.

Shana Andrews is the 16-year-old daughter of John and Alexandra Andrews of Bedford.

Shana also competed in district band, regional band, district orchestra and regional orchestra.

“I am really proud of myself. I practiced really hard and it paid off,” she said.

“I learned lots at the festival. It was very different to all the others I have been to. All the kids were very talented and knew their music well. We didn’t have to rehearse as much as the regional or district festivals.

“There was more down time. I met a great new group of friends from all over Pennsylvania that I will stay in touch with,” Shana said.

“I was excited to represent Bedford High School and was very proud to wear the school colors in my band uniform.”

Contact Katie Smolen at 623-1151 ext. 110 or

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