Three Floyd County students have been selected for the Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Honor Band for 2017.
Hayden Robinson, an eighth-grader at Model Middle School; Barton Sopata, a ninth-grader at Model High School; and Kayla Hutcherson, a 10th-grader at Armuchee High, have been selected for the honor.
The band will rehearse and perform at the Classic Center in Athens during a three-day event March 2-4.
Robinson was selected for alto saxophone, Sopata for trumpet and Hutcherson for clarinet.
“Each year, thousands of students from Georgia endure two rigorous auditions, one in December and a second in January, for an opportunity to earn a spot in the Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Honor Band,” stated Seth Bates, band director at Armuchee High School.
To earn a spot in the GMEA All-State Honor Band the young musicians are required to play lyrical and technical etudes and sight-read for a panel of selection judges.