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November 20, 2017

Charleroi’s LaCarte selected for Pa. Lions All State Band

Emily LaCarte, center, is flanked by her fellow Charleroi Area High School marching band members, from left, Cole Marucci on cymbals, Cougar mascot, Madison Piecknick, and on bass drum, Toni Marie DeMarco.

By LES HARVATH

For the Mon Valley Independent 

When Laura Piecknick, who doubles as Charleroi Area High School’s choir and marching band director, decided on the band’s performance program this year, she opted for a Beach Boys theme.

Just about everyone knows those tunes: ‘I Get Around,’ ‘Barbara Ann,’ ‘Help Me Rhonda,’ ‘Good Vibrations’ – all standards and crowd favorites.

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