Western Pa. inspiring student group at McKeesport

Singer and songwriter Alan Jackson received the lifetime achievement award at Wednesday night’s Country Music Awards. .Joseph says he started playing music at just three years old with his grandfather.And his skills grew as a member of the McKeesport Area High School marching band.Recently, Joseph invited current students from the McKeesport’s music department to get a behind-the-scenes look at what a career in music is like with his touring company Four Strings Tours in Nashville. Students were also able to visit the famous Grand Ole Opry and stop by Belmont University School of Music where Joseph is the string coordinator. Many students say they hope to pursue music professionally after high school and say it has been an eye-opening experience for them.

Singer and songwriter Alan Jackson received the lifetime achievement award at Wednesday night’s Country Music Awards.

Did you know an alumnus of McKeesport Area High School and Duquesne University is a member of his band?

Ryan Joseph has been a member of Alan Jackson’s band for ten years.

Joseph says he started playing music at just three years old with his grandfather.

And his skills grew as a member of the McKeesport Area High School Marching Band.

Recently, Joseph took current students in McKeesport’s music department on a behind-the-scenes look at a career in music with his touring company Four Strings Tours in Nashville.

Students were also able to visit the famous Grand Ole Opry and stop by Belmont University School of Music where Joseph is the string coordinator.

Many students say they hope to pursue a professional career in music after high school and say it has been an eye-opening experience for them.

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