Ninety-four students from Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools have earned positions in the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) District 1 Honor Band. Students from fifteen counties auditioned to perform in one of three bands: a middle school band for grades 6-8 eight and two high school bands for grades 9-10 and 11-12.
SCCPSS students will be well represented during the annual GMEA District 1 Honor Band convention at Atlantic Armstrong State University on February 5-7, 2014. In fact, 35% of the 9-10 honor band and 25% of the 11-12 honor band and 6-8 honor band will be comprised of SCCPSS students.
Students will rehearse February 5-6 before performing on February 7. “I am very proud to have such a high level of representation from Chatham County in this prestigious group,” said Brandon Tucker, SCCPSS Teaching
Specialist for Performing Arts. “The audition process is rigorous, and it shows the level of commitment the students and directors have to fine arts in Chatham County.”
The District 1 Honor Bands for grades 11-12 will include 17 students from Savannah Arts Academy; three students from Groves High School; three students from Islands High School; two students from Windsor Forest High School; and one student each from Beach High School and Jenkins High School.
The band for grades 9-10 will include 31 students from Savannah Arts Academy; five students from Islands High School; and one student each from Jenkins High School, New Hampstead High School, and Windsor Forest High School.
The band for grades 6-8 will include eight students from Coastal Middle School; eight students from Garrison School; three students from Godley Station School; two students each from Hesse School, Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Oglethorpe Charter School, and The STEM Academy; and one student from Myers Middle School.