Students selected to All State Chorus
Students selected to All State Chorus
Posted on 03/01/2013
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Seven students from Floyd County middle and high schools were selected to participate in the Georgia Music Educator’s Association All State Chorus for 2013. Chorus students from Armuchee Middle, Armuchee High, Coosa High and Pepperell High represented Floyd County at the gathering of the best musical talent in the state held annually in Savannah. This year’s event was held February 21 - 23.

Students selected from Floyd County were: Christopher Castro, a seventh-grader at Armuchee Middle; Brian Richey, an eighth-grader at Armuchee Middle; Rachel McCurry, an eighth-grader at Armuchee Middle; Valerie Moore, a sophomore at Armuchee High; Ali MacFarland, a freshman at Coosa High; Bob Hand, a sophomore at Coosa High; and Mary Kate Bagwell, a senior at Pepperell High. This was the second year to be selected for All-State for McCurry, MacFarland, and Hand.This was Bagwell’s fifth time to be selected. These students are among a very select group of choral performers brought together for the purpose of rehearsing and performing with guest conductors. Students are selected through auditions where they are scored on intonation, rhythmic accuracy, pitch accuracy, vocal tone quality, diction and musicality.

The program for gifted singers was held at the Savannah Civic Center and included some of the top conductors in the field. The students performed in groups made up of senior men, senior women, senior mixed, intermediate mixed, middle school treble, and middle school mixed.

The Georgia Music Educator’s Association (GMEA) is a state affiliate of the Music Educators National Conference. GMEA is an organization of approximately 4000 music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music.

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Ali MacFarland
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Bob Hand 
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Brian Richey
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Christopher Castro 
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Mary-Kate Bagwell
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Rachel McCurry
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Valerie Moore