ABOUT MRS RACHAEL URQUHART
Mrs Urquhart was born and raised in Quakertown, spent all twelve years of grade school here (Strayer student from 2000-2003), and is a 2007 graduate of QCHS. The 2019-2020 school year will be her first as a band director in Quakertown, but her eighth year teaching overall. Mrs Urquhart has previously taught all levels of band from elementary school up through college. Mrs Urquhart earned her Bachelors of Music in Education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2011 and her Masters of Music in Music Performance with a Wind Band Conducting concentration, also from West Chester University, in 2016. In addition to her role as Band Director at Strayer, she is the Co-Director of the Quakertown Community High School "Panther" Marching Band.
Mrs Urquhart plays every band instrument, but her main instrument is the clarinet. When she's not directing a band, you can probably find Mrs Urquhart training for a race; she is a distance runner who has accomplished two half marathons (and has ambitions for a full!). She loves baseball (go Phils!), the beach, and listening to all kinds of music. Percy Grainger and "Lincolnshire Posy" are her favorite wind band composer and favorite wind band piece of all time.
Mrs Urquhart is a resident of Lansdale where she lives with her awesome husband, Matt, who is a videographer by day and also a percussionist; he is the Percussion Co-Caption head of the Kutztown University Marching Unit. Mr and Mrs Urquhart have one "furbaby" - a 3 year old mini Australian Shepherd named Kelby.