Again, local talent is in the national spotlight. West Seneca teacher John Blickwedehl has joined the ranks of local musician Christina Custode as he is one of nearly 300 quarter finalists that are being considered for a Grammy award.

John could be the recipient of the 2017 Music Educator Award.

WKBW reported:

Besides teaching classes at the Middle and High Schools, Blickwedehl is also director of the district-wide West Seneca Marching Band, which has won the State Championship five times.

You may have seen John during West Seneca events playing along with a world-class drum and bugle corps.

Good luck John, hope you bring home the statue!

[WKBW]