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Discipline. Teamwork. Camaraderie.

Just a few of the reasons to become a member of the
MAHS Instrumental Music Program.

Alumni Stories

Lexie Thomas

Lexie Thomas

Orchestra - Class of '11

Hi!  My name is Lexie Thomas, and I graduated in 2011.  I was a member of the Moon HS Orchestra all 4 years, and Mr. Barthen was my teacher.  I then went on to Old Dominion University where I played Division 1 soccer and received a degree in Marketing and Fashion Merchandising.  I recently got a job with Under Armour Performance Company and am still based in Pittsburgh.  I hope to move positions within the company at some point, but I am at a great point in my life where it is time to grow up and live in the real working world!  The music program at Moon truly helped me develop as a person and adult.  Mr. Barthen was a huge part of that, and he will always be my favorite teacher and influencer.  I learned to manage my time tremendously between studies, two sports, and orchestra practices/performances.  I also learned many life lessons along the way that reached far beyond the music itself.  Although I obviously didn’t pursue a career in music, Moon Orchestra definitely shaped me into the person I am today.  Not a day goes by where I don’t miss it, and it will always be a part of who I am!

Johnathan Von Stein

Johnathan Von Stein

Symphonic & Marching Band - Class of '13

I was a part of the Moon Area Marching Band from 8th grade to my senior year, and I played the trumpet during that time.  I was a part of Jazz Band II my freshman and sophomore years, and I was a member of the Symphonic Band my junior and senior years.  I did not end up pursuing music in my higher education, but I still thoroughly enjoyed my time in the instrumental music program.  I made a bunch of friends, and I definitely grew in my skills of leadership, cooperation, teamwork, and responsibility.  These skills are just some of many that will be developed while in band.  I continue to utilize them in my everyday interactions with people, work, and life in general.  I will graduate from Grove City College in 2017.