Newtown Resident, Pennsbury Alum To Helm Philadelphia Youth Symphonic Band as Conductor

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The Bucks County orchestra will perform at the upcoming event.

The Philadelphia Youth Symphonic Band will soon have a Bucks County native as its new conductor, just in time for upcoming auditions. Staff writers at the Lower Bucks Times wrote about the band’s updates.

Patrick Bailey, a resident of Newtown and a graduate of Pennsbury High School, will act as the band’s conductor this fall. A part of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Music Institute, Bailey’s band will be seeking people to audition for the musical group this month.

Auditions for the band will take place on Sept. 17 and 18, as well as Nov. 15 and 22, at St. Patrick Hall in Center City Philadelphia. Students who can play woodwind, brass, percussion, piano, string bass or harp are asked to audition.

“I have a way of engaging with an organization and staying there for a little while,” he said. “It’s important to find your people. It’s humbling and very rewarding to be part of communities that value music. This is true of the PYO Music Institute and Pennsbury.”

Read more about the Newtown native’s new gig at the Lower Bucks Times.

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