SESD Music Department


Graeme Slonaker - PA All-State and NAfME All-Eastern Jazz Ensemble Pianist

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Graeme Slonaker, a Senior at Kennard-Dale HS, was again recognized as the #1 high school jazz piano player in the state of Pennsylvania. This is the second year in a row Graeme has been the top-ranked jazz pianist in the state.
This is in addition to his being selected to the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-Eastern Jazz Ensemble as the only piano player chosen from the Northeast U.S.
Congratulations, Graeme! SESD is proud of you!

Kennard-Dale Students in York County High School Honors Band

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Two Kennard-Dale students represented SESD at the 2015 York County High School Honors Band festival held at Red Lion Area High School. Faith Tart (clarinet) and Alex Bullen (oboe) were among more than 125 of the best band students in York County. Congratulations!

SEMS East Students in York Junior Youth Symphony

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Three SEMS East students successfully auditioned for the York Junior Symphony Orchestra. Tess Leighty, Annie McPherson, and Grace Anne Shaw all made the county-wide orchestra as 7th graders.
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Congratulations, girls!