Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

More than 50 SCCPSS Music Students Selected for GMEA All-State Honors

Published on: 3/26/2024

​More than 50 students from Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools recently performed with the All-State Bands, Orchestras, and Chorus.  Middle school and high school music students from all over the state audition for the opportunity to perform in this prestigious event.  Regional, then state auditions, were held earlier in the year and thousands of students participated in the audition process.  The auditions consist of scales, prepared etudes, and sight-reading.

The All-State Band and Orchestra weekend was held February 29 through March 2 in Athens, Georgia. It featured middle school ensembles, 9th and 10th grade ensembles, and 11th and 12th grade ensembles. 

The All-State Chorus weekend was held February 15th through 17th in Athens.

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Also, Campbell Tunney of Savannah Arts Academy was selected for and performed with the All-State Jazz Band January 25-27 in Athens. 


All State Band (February 29-March 2, 2024)
Savannah Arts
Campbell Tunney, tuba
Gabbrielle Bryant, trombone
Emily Beiter, 2nd chair trumpet
Sydney Thornock, horn
Leathan Warner, clarinet
Oliver Solomonceo, clarinet
Walker McCarn, trumpet
Ashley Carnes, flute
Campbell Tunney, bass (All State Jazz Band)

Casey Jelinek, 7th grade, baritone
Ryan Tong, alternate - 8th grade, French Horn

New Hampstead K8
Olivia Scandura - 8th grade, Alto Saxophone

All-State Orchestra (February 29-March 2, 2024)

Savannah Arts
Samuel Barrow, violin 1, 9-10 Full Orchestra
Harah Kang, violin 1, 11-12 String Orchestra
Aiden Lee, Concertmaster, 9-10 Full Orchestra
Annette Park, viola, 9-10 Full Orchestra
Harmon Shinall, Principal double bass, 9-10 Full Orchestra
Lucca Radosavljevic, double bass, 11-12 Full Orchestra
Simara Williams, violin 2, 11-12 Full Orchestra

STEM Academy
Garrett Shinall, double bass, 8th grade


Irene Park, violin, 7th grade (2nd chair)
Meisy Hernandez, viola, 8th grade
Ava Hagemes, double bass, 8th grade
All State Chorus (February 15-17, 2024)

Savannah Arts
Tessa Stainback, Soprano
Cailey D'Aguillo, Soprano
Asnley Mckee (6th year), Soprano
A'Talie Gray, Soprano
Kaori Kalasz, Soprano
Ava Nuttall, Soprano
Olivia Krisniski, Alto
Wisdom Smith, Alto
Mark Ramos, Tenor
William Dunn, Tenor
Oliver Flaherty, Bass
William Maher, Bass
Lucah Rogers, Bass

Charles Ellis Montessori
Juliet Bushkar, Treble Chorus, 8th Grade

Garrison - Grade 7
Ella Sky
Lily Shealy-Buice
Stella Kalasz
Tony Pashikov
Athena Smalls
Briesha Roberts
Kira McMillian
Johnathan Ford
Gabby Planitario
Fenyx Rogers
Savannah Abayabay
Lauryn Ferguson

Garrison - Grade 8
Ezra Colon-Daruna
Nicholes Little
Mario Soriano
Layla Fennell
Liya Low
Kiyleah Hopkins
Jamerson Scott

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