Skip to main content

Kennett High School musicians among the best

02/04/2014 06:18PM, Published by ACL, Categories: Arts+Entertainment, Schools



Eleven Kennett High School musicians have been selected by audition to various Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 12 Honor Festivals.

Participating in the District Chorus from Jan. 9 to 11 were Samantha Anthony, Pearl Battalora, Dani Eland, Matt Griffin, Aaron Hrenko, Marisa Maxwell, Colby Reeves, and Julia Rivera.  The event was held at Phoenixvile High School. At KHS these students are directed by Katie Soukup.

Second-time participant Marisa Maxwell reflected on her experience.  

“I had such a marvelous time,” she said. “I made it last year and had a wonderful time, but this year was even better. Our conductor, Dr. Buchanan, was an incredibly talented musician and director. Everyone came well prepared and, because of that, we were able to really perfect the pieces in only one day. The choir as a whole was even more focused than last year, and Dr. Buchanan commented that this was the best district or region choir she has ever conducted. I loved all of the pieces we performed. She chose some really beautiful pieces, and it was truly a special opportunity to be a part of such a professional choir.”

Katie Coughlan, Erin Dooley and Rebecca Ploener will be part of the District Band Festival, Feb. 6 to 8, at West Chester Henderson High School.  These students are directed at Kennett High School by Anton Romano and Jessica Eves.


Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Chester County's free newsletter to catch every headline



kennett high school pennsylvania music educators association district band festival


  • Best Summer Kids Camps in Chester County!

    05/04/2017
    09:00AM — 12:30PM

    2017 SUMMER KIDS HALF-DAY CAMP IN CHESTER SPRINGS, CHESTER COUNTY: One Week of Half-Day Art & C...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/04/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Painting Dogwood Flowers

    05/04/2017
    10:00AM — 03:30PM

    The beautiful white bracts of the flowering dogwood tree light up the spring woods and add sparkl...


  • Clutterers Anonymous

    05/04/2017
    06:00PM — 07:00PM

    Clutterers Anonymous℠ (CLA℠) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strengt...


  • The Surprising Martha Washington

    05/04/2017
    06:30PM — 08:00PM

    The Mill at Anselma will kick off its 2017 Speaker Series with a fascinating talk about Martha Wa...


  • Dress comfortably to recline on the floor or to sit in a chair. We will create our sacred space f...


  • Woodwind Chamber Recital

    05/04/2017
    08:15PM — 09:15PM

    West Chester University presents a woodwind chamber recital directed by Karen Dannessa.


Chester County High School Sports