All State Chorus
Nine middle and high school students selected for All State Chorus
Posted on 03/07/2014

Nine middle and high school students from Floyd County Schools participated in the 2014 Georgia Music Educators Association's All State Chorus.  Students from Armuchee Middle, Coosa Middle, Armuchee High, and Pepperell High represented Floyd County at the gathering of the some of the best vocal talent in the state. On Thursday, February 20, 2014, 1,500 of the top middle and high school vocalists descended on the Classic Center in Athens, GA for this year’s state event.  Over the next 3 days, the students spent more than 17 hours in rehearsals preparing for a festival of concerts that were presented on Saturday afternoon and evening in the Classic Center Theater.  

Students were divided among 2 middle school choirs and 4 high school choirs and enjoyed learning from renown directors from across the United States.  All of these clinicians are among the elite in their craft and hailed from diverse ensembles and colleges, including the Boston Children’s Choir, Wingate University, Auburn University and Westminster Choir College.  One of the clinicians was the first National Teacher of the Year, presented by the Grammys®.  

The nine Floyd County students spread across four of the All State Choirs.  These students were chosen through an intense audition process that selects the top 1,500 vocalists from approximately 8,000 potential participants.

This year’s representatives from Floyd County were:

All State Middle School Mixed Choir

Christopher Castro, Armuchee Middle School

Angel Alvarenga, Coosa Middle School

Zac Mitchell, Coosa Middle School

Christopher Morgan, Coosa Middle School

Natalie Neace, Coosa Middle School

Intermediate Mixed Choir

Brian Richey, Armuchee High School

Senior Men’s Choir

Tyler Dobson, Pepperell High School

Senior Women’s Choir

Valerie Moore, Armuchee High School

Anna Tibbetts, Armuchee High School