Brody Sanner

Meyersdale senior Brody Sanner, the son of William and Melissa Sanner, has competed in PMEA festivals and has earned a chair in the All-State festival for two consecutive years. Aside from competing with his bassoon at band and at orchestra festivals, he has also earned chairs at District Jazz, at District Chorus, and at Regional Chorus. Brody has studied with instructors such as Mr. Phillip Kolker, former principal bassoonist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; as Mrs. Lynn Moncilovich, professor of bassoon at the University of Delaware; and as Mr. William Short, principal bassoonist of the Metropolitan Opera and an instructor at the Juilliard School. Brody was a member of the Johnstown Youth Symphony Orchestra and of the Johnstown Youth Symphony Orchestra Wind Trio, but he is currently a bassoonist in the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra. Recently, Brody was selected to the prestigious NAfME All-Eastern Honors Band. Through rigorous auditions, Brody was eligible to compete for a spot in this ensemble,from which applicants were chosen from across the east coast. On merit of application and of audition, Brody was chosen for the ensemble. He is the first student from Meyersdale ever to receive this honor. In the future, Brody plans to audition at the Peabody Conservatory, at the Eastman School of Music, at the Juilliard School, and at Temple University to pursue a degree in music performance, with a focus on bassoon.