Nordonia High School 2004 graduate John Pasternak, who is now a composer, conducted the Nordonia Middle School Band in the performance of "Dark Matter," his first published piece, on March 1. Pasternak has directed and composed for community ensembles through the Cleveland area since 2003 and is a graduate of Kent State University, where he composed and conducted work for KSU ensembles and was staff arranger for the Kent State Marching Golden Flashes. He is currently a band director for the Warrensville Heights City School District and Cleveland Letter Carriers Band.