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January 02, 2019

Band Students Qualify for Middle School District Honor Band

Four Prince Avenue Middle School Band students recently qualified for the 2019 Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) Middle School District Honor Band.  Sixth-grader Jennifer Dunn, seventh- graders Brock McDonald and Andrew Gilmore, and 8th grader Zach Hester competed against over 1200 middle school band students from throughout northeast Georgia to earn membership in this prestigious ensemble.  They will rehearse and perform with the District Honor Band at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa on February 8th – 9th.

Of special note, Andrew Gilmore scored high enough at the district audition to qualify to compete at the state audition to be held in January.  There, Andrew will play against the best middle school trombone players in Georgia for membership in the GMEA All-State Band.  Also of special note, Jenifer Dunn is only the second student in Prince history to make the District Honor Band as a 6th grader, a significant accomplishment on a competitive instrument such as the flute.  

Congratulations to these band students on their hard work and musical achievements.

 

Pictured left to right:  Brock McDonald, Andrew Gilmore, Zach Hester, Jenifer Dunn.