Dracula (Musical) - March 17 - March 18, 2017

Tamaqua Area High School



Kristine Betz (Pit Director/Pianist)- Kris is a graduate of TAHS and Lebanon Valley College. She is a Kindergarten teacher in the Lehighton Area School District. Additionally, she has been the Director of Music at St. Peter's Church for 17 years and gives private piano instruction. She has been the Vocal Director/Accompanist for 10 musicals at TAHS and has played for many other schools and community productions as well.


Genevieve Beck (Clarinet)- Jenny is a senior at TAHS and is a member of both the marching and concert bands. She has had the honor of being selectd for Schuylkill County Band for all four years of her career. She has also been a member of the Cressona Community Band and the Gabriel Youth Orchestra. She was previously a member of the pit band for Pride & Prejudice. She plans to attend Dickinson College next year.


Molly Betz (Flute)- Molly is a graduate of TAHS and a senior at Misericordia University, where she is majoring in occupational therapy and psychology. She is the music director of MU's Beyond Harmony a capella group and arranges music for the group. She is also the founder of the MU pep band. At TAHS, Molly played flute at the district, regional, and all-state levels. "Break a leg cast and crew of Dracula--especially Mina and the pit director! Love you both!"


Joshua Allen Bishop (Percussion)- Josh is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College and is currently the elementary and middle school band director in the Hazleton Area School District. He also serves as a percussion instructor for the Tamaqua Raider Marching Band. He has previously played for musicals in the Schuylkill Haven and Blue Mountain school districts.


Andrew Chawluk (Cello)- Andrew is a junior at Blue Mountain High School and has played the cello for 12 years. He is the principal cellist for the Gabriel Youth Orchestra, plays in jazz band, and was selected to play in the District and Regional PMEA Orchestra Festivals. He also plays professionally with the Anthracite Philharmonic. He previously played with the TADC pit for Pride & Prejudice.


Molly Clemson (Percussion)- Molly is a junior at TAHS and has been in the Raider Band for five years. She is a member of the jazz, concert, and marching bands, and she is a member of the Tri-M Honor Society.


Jason Comisac-Nelson (Bass Clarinet)- Jay is a junior at TAHS and has participated in the marching and concert bands for 5 years and the jazz band for 2 years. He has been selected for both Jr. County Band and County Band. He previously played in the pit for Pride & Prejudice.


Alicen Hull (Oboe)- Alicen is a sophomore at TAHS. She is a member of the Raider Concert and Marching Bands and the TAHS Concert Choir and Jazz Chorale. She was selected for County, District, and Regional Chorus.


Han-Ya Hung (Viola)- Han-Ya is a junior exchange student from Taiwan and is currently studying at North Schuylkill High School. She plays in the Gabriel Youth Orchestra and played in the district orchestra this year.


Patrick McMullen (Keyboard)- Patrick is a freshman at Lebanon Valley College. He has studied piano for seven years and organ for five years. He currently studies organ with Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman at Lebanon Valley Collge, where he is also a member of the LVC Concert Choir. Patrick is an organist at St. John XXIII Church. His has previously performed with the TADC Pit Orchestra for All Shook Up and Seussical.


Mike Muffley (Guitar/Bass)- Mike is a civil engineer who plays guitar, bass, and trumpet with various groups and organizations in the Carbon/Schuylkill area. He has previously played in the TADC orchestra for All Shook Up, Seussical, and Pride & Prejudice.


Nathaniel Noftz (Percussion)- Nathaniel is a freshman at TAHS. He is a member of the Raider Marching and Concert Bands, and he was selected to the Schuylkill County Band. Previously, Nathaniel played for Pride & Prejudice.


Zehn Schropp (Violin)- Zehn is a senior at Blue Mountain High School. He participated in BM's musicals for three years and has been selected for multiple PMEA orchestra festivals along with gigging on the side. He has previously played in the TADC pit for Pride & Prejudice. He plans to enter the US Air Force as a Cryptologic Language Analyst.


Tyler Shadle (Trumpet)- Tyler is a junior at Williams Valley High School. He plays the trumpet in the concert, marching, and jazz bands. He sings in the choir, a capella gorup, and school musicals. This year, he was the drum major of the marching band and played Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid. He also participated in several PMEA festivals for both band and chorus and was selected to play the trumpet at the PMEA Region V Band Festival and to sing at the All-State and All-Eastern Choir Festivals.


Alana Troxell (Percussion)- Alana is a freshman at TAHS. Previously, she performed as an ensemble member in TADC's Seussical,  and she is a member of the Raider Band and TAHS Jazz Chorale and Concert Choir.













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