February 7, 2016
Prince Avenue Students Make District Honor Band
Ten students from Prince Avenue Christian School have been selected to perform with the Georgia Music Educators Association District Honor Band. Those students are Emily Weaver – clarinet, Nate Aldin – clarinet, Shannon Lee – saxophone, Maddy Wilson – saxophone, Abbigail Merhar – saxophone, Caleb Wilson – saxophone, Mackenzie Case – trumpet, Garrison Hammond – horn, Caleb Land – trombone, and Tanner Iley – euphonium.
Having ten students in District Honor Band marks a record for Prince Avenue Christian School. Band Director Miles Adams states, “Two years ago we had one student make District. Last year, we had eight. This year we had ten. I’m very proud of these students for their hard work. Our district encompasses most of northeast Georgia and includes some very fine band programs. Our Prince band students are showing they have what it takes to compete and be successful at the district level. Three of those ten students scored high enough at the district audition to qualify for the state level audition for the Georgia All-State Band. The competition at the state level is very intense. I’m extremely proud of Caleb Land for making 2nd chair in the 2016 Georgia Middle School All-State Band.”
The Middle School District Honor Band will rehearse and perform Feb. 12 – 13 at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. The High School District Honor Band will rehearse and perform Feb. 18 – 20 at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville. The All-State Band will rehearse and perform at the Classic Center in Athens March 3 – 5.
Pictured left to right: Caleb Wilson, Maddy Wilson, Caleb Land, Abbigail Merhar, Mackenzie Case, Shannon Lee, Tanner Iley, Garrison Hammond.