Pictured left to right: Evan Johnson, Hannah Gordy,
Grant Oliver, Allison Ambrose, Tyler Garman
Five middle school students from Effingham County were selected to participate in the Georgia Music Educator’s Association Middle School All State Band in Athens, GA on March 2-4, 2017. Three students from Ebenezer Middle School (Hannah Gordy, percussion; Evan Johnson, percussion; Grant Oliver; percussion) and two students from Effingham County Middle School (Allison Ambrose, trumpet; Tyler Garman, trumpet) participated in the three day event. Over 11,000 students in grades 6-8 auditioned for the Georgia All-State Band with around 200 students being selected at the middle school level.
The band directors at Ebenezer MS are Kenza Murray and Lisa McDonald and the band directors at Effingham County MS are Tony Murray and Lindsay Sandberg.