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First Time for CCSD Concert Band to be Selected for State Conference

Posted On: Friday, July 23, 2021

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

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

“We’re so proud of Casey and his exceptional young musicians for this achievement,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “This invitation is the highest honor a band program can earn at the State level, and it is well deserved.  Bravo!”

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

The concert bands and orchestra since 2010 have earned consecutive superior ratings at the annual state performance adjudication.  The Marching Band of Chiefs has consistently brought home Grand Championships at local and state marching contests. The Symphony Band’s recent accomplishments also include selection to perform at Troy University’s Southeastern United States Band Clinic in 2016 and at Reinhardt University’s Honor Band Clinic in 2017.  In February, the Symphony Band will fulfill an invitation they received last year to perform at the University of Alabama’s Honor Band Clinic in Tuscaloosa that was postponed due to the pandemic. 

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