Shane Mulligan, a junior member of the Tamaqua Area High School "Raider" Marching, Concert, and Jazz Bands, was selected for the 2012 Pennsylvania All-State Orchestra.

The selection was made following an intense audition at Region IV-V Orchestra. Muligan, who studies privately with Robert NoWak of Shenandoah, is also a member of the Gabrielle Youth Symphony. He has participated in Schuylkill County Band, the District 10 Band and Orchestra, as well as the Region V Band and Region IV-V Orchestra.

The All-State Orchestra performed April 18-21 in conjunction with the annual Pennsylvania Music Educators Association In-Service at J.P. McCaskey High School.