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