Matthew Ellis, a 10th Grade Student at Notre Dame High School, participated in the WVU High School Honors Band on February 10. Students are nominated by their band directors and are selected for participation by the WVU Bands staff based on musical achievement, director recommendation and instrumentation needs of the clinic bands. Matthew was chosen to be in the Mountaineer Band which is the highest honor of the three bands that performed. Matthew is a percussionist in the Notre Dame Jazz Band and takes private lessons from Renee Wyatt. He also plays on the ND soccer and tennis teams. Matthew is the son of James Ellis (NDHS ’80) and Pat Quinn Ellis (NDHS ’81).