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Wray takes a seat in honor ensembles


During the 2017-18 school year, Madeline Wray of Council Rock High School North practiced with dedication to gain a chair in her district, region and state music honor ensembles.

Wray joined the “best of the best” at the National Association for Music Education’s 2018 All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE), held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

ANHE performers represent collaboration and creativity in its highest musical form. Students were chosen through an audition process and competed against top competitors for a spot in these national honor ensembles. Selected students rehearsed a challenging repertoire in preparation for performing under the baton of five of the most prominent conductors in the United States: Todd Stoll (jazz ensemble); Dr. Amanda Quist (mixed choir); Dr. Michael Quantz (guitar ensemble); Dr. Jean Montès (symphony orchestra); and Dennis Glocke (concert band).

Wray participates in many areas of the Council Rock North Music Department. She is a choir officer and is a leading member of NorthVoice, Council Rock North’s traditional a cappella choir. She also sings in Rhythm of the Rock, Council Rock North’s Pop A Cappella Choir, and is also a member of the curricular Symphonic Choir and Women’s Chorale. If she isn’t singing, you can find her on stage with the school’s theater troupe, Sock ‘n’ Buskin (SnB.) She is also a board member for SnB.

Wray studies voice privately and has participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) district, region and state choirs for the past two years.