Era Nasufi at the district competition.

Carbondale Area senior Era Nasufi recently qualified and participated in Pennsylvania’s District Concert Band. At the event, Era competed with other musicians from across the district.

“I was the only one from our school to participate this year, so that made me very proud,” said Nasufi. “Perseverance and constant practice and dedication is what led me to this event and honor.”

Era has been in band for eight years and began studying the flute at the age of 11. She has been a drum major inf the marching band for four years. The path to participating in the District Concert Band was preceded by district pre-auditions in November and districts in February. Pre-auditions for District 9 lasted anywhere from six to eight hours.

Megan Hulse is the band director at Carbondale Area.

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