2017 Advocacy Day Photos

The 2017 Music Advocacy Day was held at the Capitol Building in Harrisburg on March 20th, 2017.  Below are pictures of speakers and performers at the event.



Seeds of Faith Christian Academy String/Vocal/Percussion Band – Dr. John Kuehn, Director



East Stroudsburg North High School Choir – Keith LaBar, Director



Mark Despotakis – PMEA Advancement of Music Education Council Chair


Eddie Day Pashinsky – Pennsylvania Representative


Dr. John Molnar – Superintendent, Southmoreland School District


Amanda Kan and Benjamin Whiteman – Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Students 



Tooshar Swain – NAfME Legislative Policy Advisor

Henry Pearlberg – PMEA President


Episcopal Academy Fifth Grade Band, Orchestra and Chorus – Deborah Newnham, Director
Click here to see part of their performance!


Altoona Area Junior High School String Ensemble and Vocal Ensemble – Kelly Detweiler, Director



Plymouth Whitemarsh High School String Ensemble and Accapellas – Elise Derewitz and Jeffrey Cooper, Directors