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Two Central High School students selected for Georgia All-State Band

Pictured from left to right is Director of Bands Mr. David Warren, Associate Director of Bands Ms. Riley Mitchell, Makayla Parson, Emanuel Armira, and Central High School Principal Mr. Kelly Edwards.

Two Central High School students have been selected to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) All-State Band. This will be the 4th time for junior, Makayla Parson (French horn), and the first time for sophomore, Emanuel Armira (alto saxophone).

The GMEA Georgia All-State Band is an auditioned band that includes some of the best student instrumentalists from around the state of Georgia. In order to be accepted, students must first get passed a rigorous first round district audition. Following this audition, a select few are invited to compete at the state level. Out of more than 1800 auditioning students, only a few hundred are selected to play in one of the five All-State ensembles.

The Georgia All-State Band event will be held March 2-4, 2023 at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia. Central High School’s band directors are David Warren and Riley Mitchell.

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Linda has been a Carroll County Schools educator since 1995 and currently serves as Central High School’s Media Specialist. In addition, she is a certified fitness instructor with One Life Atlanta Fitness and teaches part-time with the University of West Georgia.