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

Students audition for these selective performance opportunities. This year’s All-State Band and All-State Orchestra events will be held virtually on Friday afternoon and Saturday.

The students, and their directors, will be congratulated by the Cherokee County School Board and superintendent during a virtual recognition at Thursday’s school board meeting.

“Congratulations to these top young musicians and their directors – we’re so proud of you,” Superintendent Brian Hightower said. “Our music programs worked especially hard this past year to ensure students had opportunities to learn, practice and perform. We’re greatly appreciative of the dedication of our teachers and students and their success.”

The CCSD students named to All-State Band and Orchestra (and their directors) are:


Cherokee High School

Kayley Owens

Andrew Tang

Director: Garrick Cheyne

Creekview High School

Jacob Guerreso

Jackson Mose

Director: Stephen McCarthy

Etowah High School

Ryan Lofland

Director: Stephen Long

River Ridge High School

Samuel Estep

Erin Fowler

Mason Stokes

Heidi Woods

Director: Ross Amend

Sequoyah High School

Quinton Benner

Riley Hartman

Malcolm Smith

Clayton Tucker

Director: Casey Eubanks

Woodstock Middle School

Caroline Toole

Director: Jefferson Doyle


River Ridge High School

Madison Park

Director: Christin Lawhorne

Mill Creek Middle School

Rachel Lee

Director: Ben Rice

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