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31 WCASD High School Students Named to PMEA District 12 Ensembles

Congratulations to the 31 West Chester Area School District students recently selected to the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 12 Ensembles.

The following students were selected for the District 12 Band:

East High School
Rohen Arya – Clarinet
Matt Dakin – Trumpet
Rohan Deseai – Clarinet
Ilyas Muqbel – Clarinet
Ben Neithardt – Trumpet

Henderson High School
Caleb Fernandez - Tenor Saxophone
Alex Hughes – Bassoon
Michael Li – Bassoon
Laiya Mathew – Flute
James Moffat – Horn
Doug Newell - Tenor Saxophone
Catherine Startup – Saxophone

The following students were selected for District 12 Choir:

East High School
Anna McNaull - Soprano

Henderson High School
Elizabeth Clark – Soprano
Monica Dolan, Sopran
Anna Tooke, Soprano
Brooke Shaw, Alto
Andrew Pruden, Tenor
Ryan Hughes, Tenor
Will Campbell, Bass

Rustin High School
Sieira Dunne, Soprano
Bryce Kelly, Tenor
David Youn, Bass

The following students were selected for District 12 Orchestra:

East High School
John Foley - Double Bass
Nicole Topka – Violin
Daniel Cheng – Violin

Henderson High School
Alex Hughes – Bassoon
Abheya Nair - Violin
Nolan Prochnau – Viola
Samuel Prochnau - Cello

Rustin High School
Michelle An – Cello

The participants were selected following a virtual audition process. 

The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) is a statewide nonprofit organization of over 4,000 members, dedicated to promoting the musical development of all Pennsylvanians. The present membership evolved from a small group of band directors dating from 1933. Today, the organization includes those engaged in music instruction at all levels, from preschool through college and university, and those in the music industry, merchandising, and publishing. The organization promotes and supports quality music education, learning, and performance, as well as promoting and supporting music education in schools and communities.