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Students to participate in All-State Ensembles

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  • Achievements
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  • Music

Eight Downingtown Area School District students reached the highest level a high school musician can achieve by earning a place in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) All-State Festival music ensembles.

Downingtown High School East

  • Luke De Ocampo, Chorus, Tenor I
  • Jack Dungan, Chorus, Tenor II
  • Thomas Stauffer, Chorus, Bass II

Downingtown STEM Academy

  • Jasmine Michel, Chorus, Alto II
  • Sarah Wilburn, Chorus, Alto II

Downingtown High School West

  • Anthony Foley, Chorus, Bass I
  • Sutton Scales, Wind Ensemble, Tenor Saxophone
  • Emily Weschules, Wind Ensemble, Cornet

Each year, thousands of high school musicians across the state audition in their geographic area. Individually, students perform for a panel of judges. Student musicians who rank the highest advance to compete against student musicians from other parts of PMEA Regions. The highest-ranking student musicians at the PMEA Region level qualify to perform in one of six Pennsylvania All-State music ensembles.

The selected student musicians will perform at the annual PMEA All-State Festival in Erie, Pennsylvania April 18-20, 2024. Nationally recognized conductors at the convention direct the groups who rehearse for two days and conclude with a performance. Learn more at www.pmea.net/allstate

Pictured (left to right): All-State Chorus participants Sarah Wilburn, Jasmine Michel, Luke De Ocampo, Thomas Stauffer, Jack Dungan and Anthony Foley