Ryan T. Schwartz of Penn Run (Indiana County), a sophomore engineering science major at Saint Vincent College, has been selected to participate in the 70th annual Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band Festival at Grove City College Feb. 10 to 12.
Saint Vincent is one of dozens of colleges and universities from across Pennsylvania which have selected top musicians to participate in this prestigious concert which will be open to the public on Sunday, Feb. 12.
The ensemble will be conducted by Colonel Thomas H. Palmatier, leader and commander of the U.S. Army Band.
Schwartz is president of both the Saint Vincent March of the Bearcats Marching Band and the new Saint Vincent Concert Band which has been brought back by director Randall Kratofil after a 65-year hiatus and will be performing its first concert in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center on Monday, April 10. He also performs with the Saint Vincent Jazz Band and the Saint Vincent Pep Band. Schwartz plays bass drum in the marching band and percussion in the concert band. He also plays guitar, bass guitar, piano and violin.
A work/study student assistant in the Saint Vincent Information Technology (IT) Department where he is a service desk technician and in the Office of Institutional Research, Schwartz is also active in the college’s Gilbert and Sullivan theatre troupe.
A 2015 graduate of United Junior-Senior High School, he is the son of Rob and Lisa Schwartz.
After he completes his undergraduate education, his career plan is to work as a structural engineer at SpaceX.
He is a member of the Summit Church in Indiana.
Founded in 1948, the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band is the oldest continually operating band of its kind in the United States.
Photo: Ryan T. Schwartz
Don Orlando, Director, Public Relations
Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650-2690
Phone 724-805-2010, FAX 724-805-2019, email@example.com, www.stvincent.edu