Abington Heights Marching Band has announced Jeff Barlow and Connor Napierala as its Drum Majors for 2018/2019
Barlow is a senior at Abington Heights High School. He participates in the marching, concert, orchestra and jazz bands and is a member of the honors chorus.
Barlow represented Abington Heights at the PMEA District, Regional and State Band Festivals and attended the Vivaci Productions Drum Major Academy. This fall he will be on stage as Jacob Marley’s ghost in the school production of “A Christmas Carol the Musical.”
He also participates on the school Transition Team and with the Interact Club. He is a community member of the Keystone College Symphonic Band and the Keystone College Jazz Band, a member of Clarks Summit United Methodist Church and participates with its choir and Vacation Bible School.
Barlow spends a week in the summer on a service trip with the Appalachian Service Project from Clarks Green United Methodist Church. He also volunteers at Super Summer Slam with the Evangelical Free Church.
After high school, Jeffrey plans to continue his studies in the area of music education. He is the son of Amy Barlow, of Clarks Summit.
Napierala is a senior at Abington Heights High School and has been a member of the Marching Band for four years. He is a three-year member of the varsity track team, Student Council representative and member of the National Honor Society.
He attended the Vivace Productions Drum Major Academy in July and will lead his fellow youth servers at the National Acolyte Festival at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. in October 2018.
He is a community service volunteer for meals to needy in Scranton, a volunteer at the Middle School Fourth of July Clean Up with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and the Dalton Food Pantry.
He is employed at Abbiocco Restaurant and enjoys skiing and camping. He plans to major in mechanical engineering in college.
Connor resides in Clarks Summit with his parents Jeff Napierala and Sue Six.