Concert featuring a Laurel student | Lifestyles

The Stambaugh Youth Concert Band will close its 2021-2022 season with a concert featuring senior soloist Natalie Alfera, a Laurel High School student, at 7:30 p.m. on April 12 at the Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. The concert will be presented in front of an in-person audience and broadcast live.

The spring 2022 concert repertoire will feature Steel Valley Transformation celebrating the courage and determination of Ohio’s Mahoning Valley community. The article is divided into three sections: “Steel Diversity,” celebrating the success of the steel industry in the Mahoning Valley; ‘Resolve’, celebrating the strength of community in the face of the decline of the steel industry; and “New Beginnings”, celebrating energy as the Mahoning Valley turns into a valley of tension.

Alfera will be the star clarinet soloist. She was recently named the 2022 Lawrence County Distinguished Young Woman. In addition to the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band, Alfera has participated in the Youngstown Symphony Youth Orchestra as well as her school band and wrestling team. She plans to earn a degree in music education from West Virginia University this fall. A full interview with Alfera will premiere on The 1926 Podcast on March 29.

The Stambaugh Youth Concert Band is comprised of 59 of the finest high school musicians from northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania under the direction of Tyler Husosky, Dr. Michael Crist and Nathan Sensabaugh.

Tickets for the in-person concert are available by calling (330) 259-9651 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays or online at The concert will also be streamed live on the Stambaugh Auditorium Digital Concert Hall app, the Stambaugh Auditorium website, and the Stambaugh Auditorium YouTube channel at no cost.

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