Ware County High School Band Director Albert Bussey is proud to announce that 12 students are advancing to the final round of All-State Band auditions. These students will travel to Houston County High School in Perry, GA January 7th for the final audition. More than 2,200 high school students will be competing for 220 spots in the Georgia All-State Band.
The 12 students competing for the coveted spots include: Senior Bradley C. – Baritone, Senior Valeria P. – Alto Sax, Senior Andrew T. - Contra Clarinet, Senior Josh R. – Trombone, Senior Noah R. – Percussion, Sophomore Randy S. – Baritone, Sophomore Annabeth H. – Alto Sax, Sophomore Duncan R. – Alto Sax, Sophomore Alexandria W. – French Horn, Freshman Amber B. – Alto Sax, Freshman Emilee H. – Percussion, and Freshman Benjamin S. – French Horn.
Bussey also announced that 25 students have been selected for District Honor Band, including:
Josh R., Luis O., Tyler H., Jarred D., Andrew T., Bradley C., Floyd F., Eli V., Alexis B., Denise D., Rayanna W., Annabeth H., Emily W., Duncan R., Emilee H., Alexandria W., Ben S., Michael B., Amber B., Blake B., Nate K., Valeria P., Noah R., Randy S., and Austin R.
“I am proud of all these students. It takes an extraordinary effort to excel at district and state level auditions. More than 40 Ware band students auditioned, and they are all better musician for having met the requirements for auditioning. These type situations for band students not only build musicianship but character,” said Bussey.
Congratulations, Gators! We are proud of you!
First row, L to R: Amber B., Blake B. Nate K., Valeria P., Noah R., and Randy S.
Second row, L to R: Alexis B., Denise D., Rayanna W., Annabeth H., Emily W., Duncan R., Emilee H., Alexandria W., Ben S., and Michael B.
Third row, L to R: Josh R., Luis O., Tyler H., Jarred D., Andrew T., Bradley C., Floyd F., and Eli V.
Not pictured: Austin R.