Helmick conducts music educators' district band

Jonathan Helmick, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of music and director of bands, served as the conductor of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 5 District Band at Butler Intermediate High School.

The band featured more than 100 students from Mercer, Lawrence, Beaver and Butler counties.

PMEA selected Helmick for the post from a global pool of candidates.

At SRU, Helmick directs the Marching Pride, wind ensemble, concert band, and tuba-euphonium ensemble; as well as teaching conducting and music education courses.