10:45 a.m. • May 23 • Indiana, PA • Free Admission
Indiana Area High School’s Low Tide is comprised of seniors Dan Winstead (sax), Paul Birch (piano), and David Hanson (drums) and sophomore Scott Mitsko (bass). They make up the rhythm section of their high school jazz band and are sometimes joined by others as they perform jazz standards in a combo setting. Most recently, the group performed at the Coventry Inn in Indiana.
Westsylvania All-Star High School Combo
11:30 a.m. • May 23 • Indiana, PA • Free Admission
Mitsko, Hanson, and Birch are also the rhythm section for the Westsylvania All-Star High School Combo which includes Aimee Kirsch (tenor sax) from Penns Manor High School, Noah Porter (alto sax) from Saltsburg High School, and Garret Rowan (guitar) from Punxsutawney Area High School. The group will be joined on two numbers by Indiana Area High School freshman Clara Sherwood as a featured vocalist. The All-Stars were auditioned and rehearsed at Indiana University of Pennsylvania by Dr. David Ferguson, Assistant Dean of the College of Fine Arts.