CCSD: The first time the CCSD concert orchestra will be selected for a state conference



Friday 23 July 2021

A Cherokee County School District Orchestra has been selected for the first time to perform at the prestigious Georgia Music Educators Association State Conference!

The Sequoyah High School Symphony Band, under the direction of Groups and Orchestra Director Casey Eubanks, will perform at the association’s statewide 2022 event in January at the Classic Center of Athens. The band earned this honor through a recorded music submission process used to audition for the special occasion.

“We are very proud of Casey and his exceptional young musicians for this achievement,” said Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Brian V. Hightower. “This invitation is the greatest honor a group program can earn at the state level, and it is well deserved. Well done!”

Sequoyah High School has a long history of musical excellence that continues today with three harmony orchestras, a string orchestra, a symphony orchestra, an award-winning marching band, a jazz orchestra, a percussion ensemble and the most recent addition: a group of steel drums.

Concert bands and orchestra since 2010 have achieved consecutive top marks in the state’s annual performance award. The Marching Band has always won Major Championships in local and national marching competitions. Recent achievements of the Symphony Band also include selection to perform at Troy University Southeastern United States Band Clinic in 2016 and at the Honor Band Clinic at Reinhardt University in 2017. In February, the Symphony Band will respond to an invitation received l ‘last year to perform at the University of Alabama Honor Band Clinic in Tuscaloosa which was postponed due to the pandemic.



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