HIGHTOWER Trail

Middle School  Orchestra

Congratulations to our  2019 GMEA All-State Orchestra members!
Mary Gilbert, Violin

Leyah James, Violin

Alex Hocutt, Viola

Melanie Zhang, Cello



 

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GMEA All-State Orchestra

Congratulations to our 9 State-Level Auditioners for the All-State Orchestra!  (2018-2019)

Violin
Mary Gilbert

Leyah James

Laura Kang


Viola
Andrew Daugherty

Alex Hocutt

Austin Long

Cello

Sophie Fang

Melanie Zhang

Angie Zhu

Students selected into the two All-State Orchestras are treated to a guest conductor and prepare a Saturday concert in Savannah with orchestra students from all over Georgia.

To ensure that students are prepared and represent our band well, they will play for the directors at various "performance checkpoints" before each audition:


Entry Form and Fees due: by Thursday, 8/30

Major Scales checkpoint: by Friday, 8/31

Etude checkpoint: by Friday, 9/14

Sight-Reading checkpoint: by Friday, 10/5

District Level Audition (1st round): Saturday, 10/13 @ Kell HS


Excerpt Checkpoint #1: by Wednesday, 12/19

Excerpt Checkpoint #2: by Thursday, 1/10


State Level Audition (final round): Saturday, 1/12 @ Westminster Academy

All-State Orchestras Weekend: Thursday, 2/28- Saturday, 3/2 @ Athens, GA



All-State Orchestras Permission Form (2018-2019)

GMEA website - Scales & Etudes