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Henderson HS String Orchestra Selected to Perform at Annual PMEA Concert

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The Henderson High School String Orchestra will have the distinction of performing at the annual Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) on April 23, 2020.

The ensemble is one of approximately 30 musical groups selected to perform at the conference. More than 130 applied for consideration. Henderson is one of three orchestras that will perform during the four- day conference that will be held at the Kalahari Resort in the Poconos. They will play for music educators from across the state.

"They are not an auditioned ensemble," said Katrina Kelly, director. "The orchestra meets three of every five days for rehearsal. The Henderson Orchestra is an example of what a high school orchestra program should be able to achieve."

This year marks Ms. Kelly's second year as the orchestra's director.

The group has 47 members ranging from 9th - 12th grades.

PMEA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to be the leading voice and advocate for music education in Pennsylvania. The organization was founded in 1933 by a small group of band directors.  Membership has grown to over 4,500, including music educators from preschool to post-secondary institutions.