Niagara Gazette


June 1, 2014

Niagara PAL recognizes young artists


Niagara Gazette — • CHRISTOPHER DOBMEIER, Niagara Falls High School – Dobmeier had performed in "Willy Wonka" 2013, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" 2014, concert band, pep band (captain), symphonic band (student treasurer), jazz band, and marching band. He has won the George Eastman Music Award, All-WNY Good Sports Team Award, Award of Excellence and Scholar Athlete. Christopher is a member of the Leadership Youth of Niagara Communities, Scholastic Bowl, UNYTS, German club (student treasurer), cross county (captain) and a class officer.  He will be attending the University at Buffalo majoring in Spanish and international studies.

JOSEPH FRAZIER, Royalton-Hartland High School – Frazier is musical council president and a member of the drama club, Envirothon, student council, honor roll and music honors. He participated in the pit orchestra for the Lake Plains Players performance of "Sweeney Todd," the Royalton Hartland High School performances of "South Pacific" and "The Wizard of Oz," NCMEA Festival 2012, 2013, 2014, Rochester Tuba Christmas 2013 and he also had the lead role for Roy-Hart’s performance of "Footloose." He will be attending NCCC majoring in criminal justice.

LIVIA CHASE, Starpoint High School – Chase is a member of the National Honor Society, pit band, wind ensemble, class officer (secretary), foreign language club, math honor society (Secretary), Link Leader, science honor society, varsity cross country (captain) and varsity track (captain). She participated in the NCMEA All-County Band for Flute 2011, 2012, 2014, NCMEA All-County Orchestra for Violin 2011-2014, NYSSMA Area All-State Orchestra on Violin November 2012, 2013.  She was the recipient of the Superintendent’s Award, Clarkson University High School Achievement Award and Wendy’s High School Heisman State Finalist. She will be attending Canisus College majoring in biochemistry.



NICK MACE, Barker High School – Mace is the president and co-founder of Barker A Cappella Group, a member of the men’s choir, the school musicals and the Lake Plains Players Community Theatre. He has participated in concert choir, area all-state chorus 2012 and 2013, and all-county choir 2012 and 2013.  He has also performed in two school musicals, "Curtains" (Oscar Shapiro), and the lead in "The Pajama Game" (Sid Sorokin), as well as two with the Lake Plains Players, "Les Miserables" (ensemble) and "Sweeney Todd" (ensemble, soloist). He also performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and chorus for the holiday pops concert.  He will be attending Buffalo State University and will major in vocal performance.

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