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CCSD Students Named to All-State Band, Chorus and Orchestra

Posted On: Thursday, March 16, 2023

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Cherokee County School District high school and middle school students won seats in the prestigious Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Band, Chorus and Orchestra.

Students audition for these selective performance opportunities.  This year's All-State music events recently were held at the Classic Center in Athens. 

The students, and their directors, will be congratulated by the Cherokee County School Board and Superintendent of Schools at this month’s School Board meeting.

“Congratulations to these outstanding young musicians for being named the best in the state and for your excellence performance at this year’s All-State events,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “The performing arts are an important program for our school district, as the classes and extra-curricular programs offer excellent opportunities to foster creativity and talent.  These programs only are successful due to our dedicated teachers - thank you for all you do!”

Cherokee High School
Director: Brandon Worley
Andrew Tang

Creekview High School
Director: Stephen McCarthy
Jessica Holcomb

Etowah High School
Director: Stephen Long
Drake Wright

River Ridge High School
Director: Ross Amend
Claire Park
Mason Stokes
Heidi Woods

Sequoyah High School
Director: Casey Eubanks
James Driscoll
Sarah Esserwein
Gwen Hutchinson
Jack Tucker

Dean Rusk Middle School
Director: C. Lloyd McDonald
Luke Griffies
Matthew Klucsarits

Mill Creek Middle School
Director: Ryan LeQuier
Wesley Miller

Teasley Middle School
Director: Sean Furilla and
Melissa Willingham
Thaxton Cheyne 

Woodstock Middle School
Director: Jefferson Doyle
Garrett Chudy

Cherokee High School
Director: Brad Ellis
Thaddaeus Brake
Adriana Collins
Kori Dutko
Taylor Foreman
Samantha Geer
Alley Jones
Leila Iovino
Jordan Strong
Matthew Thomas

Creekview High School
Director: Scott Martin
Margarita Cohrs
Kassidy Eno
Chloe Feibus
Phoebe Feibus
Jackson Hefner
Samantha Khanimov
Logan Nalley
Ben Nguyen
Trey Stannard
Mercedes Watson

Etowah High School
Director: William Hall
Samuel Carter
Sean Helms
Emily Larmore
Alexander Overcash
Hayes Thomas

River Ridge High School
Director: Allison Baccala
Brody Allen
Madelyn Blair
Celeste Cajigal
Taylor Daugherty
Ayden Hunsberger
Joshua Kirk

Sequoyah High School
Director: Josh Markham
Leah Brown
Sofia Castillo
Alexander Gilliam
Mary Griffies
Parker Ingram
Sasha Sins
Max Aaron
Joseph Dagostino
Teagan Durham
Kaitlyn Hartman
Elizabeth Hatch
Madeleine Markham
Derik Pedro-Espinoza
Dakota Youngblood
Blythe Hilliard
Matthew Lorenz
Aubrey Tucker
Paige George

Woodstock High School
Director: Emily Alderman
Caroline Powell

Creekland Middle School
Director: Laura Martin
Elle Pope
Rachel Yatsko

Dean Rusk Middle School
Director: Joe Salter
Lonna Rose Hall
Lily Tongue
Elena Dagostino
Brianna Lentz
Adrian Perez-Arciniegas
Lily Ward

E.T. Booth Middle School
Director: Mallory Tafoya
Kendall Janecki
Connor McCullough
Chloe Okoth
Abigail Roth
Harper Schultz
Evie Sickbert
Mariana Strougo
Corinne Thomas
Kierthen Titus

Freedom Middle School
Director: Michelle Johnson
Peyton Dick
Kassondra Marsan

Teasley Middle School
Director: Emma Martin
Charlie Grogan
Jeremiah Rojas
Janelle Salmeron
Ellianna Schultz
Ethan Spelsberg
Ava Zelinsky

Cherokee High School
Director: Brad Ellis
Sarah Bell

Sequoyah High School
Director: Josh Markham
Leah Brown
Alexander Gilliam
Joseph Dagostino
Teagan Durham
Madeleine Markham

River Ridge High School
Director: Greg Roman
Rachel Lee

Sequoyah High School
Director: Casey Eubanks
Joseph Dagostino

Dean Rusk Middle School
Director: Tim Christian
Elena Dagostino
Helen Becker

Woodstock Middle School
Director: Jefferson Doyle
Ellie Cosgrove



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