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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by The Press in School

‘Marketing Musikfest’ marks 5th year

For the fifth year, ArtsQuest and the Bethlehem Area School District have partnered for Marketing Musikfest, the unique, hands-on educational experience that allows students to apply their marketing skills they learn in class to a real life setting at Musikfest. This year’s ‘Marketing Musikfest’ lineup includes nine bands, with both local and out-of-state groups performing everything from rock to folk and pop. Among the groups booked by the high schools is White Noise, which is made up of current and former Freedom and Liberty students, one of whom was an integral member of the Marketing Musikfest class in 2015; and Supérmac, which features current Liberty students and alumni.

The 2017 Marketing Musikfest lineups are:

Aug. 5 - Plaza Tropical (chosen by Liberty HS)

Noon: The Wildlings (Psychedelic Rock)

1 p.m.: Chamomile & Whiskey (Irish Folk Rock)

2 p.m.: Carly Moffa (Indie Pop)

3 p.m.: Supérmac (Alternative Pop-Rock)

Aug. 12 - Plaza Tropical (chosen by Freedom HS)

Noon: Callout (Rock)

1 p.m.: Grapefruit Cannonball (Alternative/Rock)

2 p.m.: Friends at the Falls (Alternative/Indie)

3 p.m.:May’ve (Alternative/Indie)

4 p.m.:White Noise (Rock)

Launched in 2013, the Marketing Musikfest program is designed to help students develop hands-on marketing skills and real-world work experience by booking and promoting bands at the festival. Through the leadership of their teachers – Rob Petrosky of Freedom and Anne Skelly of Liberty – and ArtsQuest Chief Programming Officer Patrick Brogan, the students discover various aspects of the festival, such as event planning, marketing, production and public relations. The students then use their newly-learned skills to help spread the word about the concerts and the festival in the months leading up to the event.

For more on the Bethlehem Area School District at Musikfest follow on Twitter: @FHS_AtTheFest and @LHSMusikfest

For more information on Musikfest 2017, visit

BAVTS students among medal winners

Ten Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical students were among the 345 Lehigh Valley local vocational-technical students winning medals at the recent SkillsUSA State Championships in Hershey.

Gold Medal winners

Career Pathways Showcase: Human Services: Isaac Medin, Freedom; Anthony Tomeski-Sudziarski, Saucon Valley; and Omar Torres, Liberty

Crime Scene Investigation: Joshua Crespo, Freedom; Amber Hunsicker, Liberty; and Timothy Surovi, Saucon Valley

Silver Medal winners

Firefighting: Blaiz Maguire, Saucon Valley

Industrial Motor Control: Tyrus Bahrman, Northampton Area

Related Technical Math: Rey Anaya, Freedom

Bronze Medal Winners

Job Skill Demonstration A: Valerie Hauman, Freedom

Gold medal winners will represent Pennsylvania at the National Leadership & Skills Conference in Louisville from June 19–23.

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