MMI students selected for district band, orchestra


(Freeland, PA – December 8, 2015) – Two students from MMI Preparatory School have been chosen to perform at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 9 band and orchestra festivals.

Sophomore Angelica Alday, daughter of Dr. Senen Alday and Milagros Azcueta-Alday of Mountaintop, will play the violin at the PMEA District 9 Orchestra Festival January 13-15 at North Pocono High School. Senior Sarah Moyer, daughter of Robert and Susan Moyer of Bowmanstown, will play the flute at the District 9 Band Festival January 27-29 at Pittston Area High School.

PMEA District 9 is comprised of Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Wyoming and Susquehanna counties.

The mission of PMEA is to advance music education by encouraging excellence in the study, teaching, and making of music. The organization focuses on promoting quality music education, learning, and performance in schools and communities. PMEA is a service organization for music education in the Commonwealth and is an affiliate of the 65,000-member Music Educators National Conference (MENC). The membership includes those engaged in music instruction at all levels, from preschool through college and university, retired educators, and those in the music industry. PMEA provides leadership in professional growth and offers special opportunities for musical development to school students.

About MMI Preparatory School

For more than 130 years, MMI Preparatory School has been providing dedicated area students with a comprehensive and inspiring 6th through 12th grade college preparatory program that maximizes each individual’s academic, social and character potential in preparation for success in college and beyond. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS).  MMI is a school where every student can reach their full potential: academically, ethically and socially.  For more information about MMI Preparatory School, visit or call 570-636-1108.


PICTURED: MMI Preparatory School students Sarah Moyer, left, and Angelica Alday, center, have been chosen to perform at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 9 orchestra and band festivals. MMI music instructor Christine Lizbinski is at right.