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Bradwell Institute sophomore earns 1st Chair in GMEA All State Band
Bradwell's Sean Giddings
Bradwell Institute’s Sean Giddings earned 1st chair in GMEA’s All State Band. (Photo provided)

Bradwell Institute sophomore Sean Giddings recently earned 1st Chair in the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) All State Band. Sean along with other talented Liberty County band students from Bradwell Institute, Lewis Frasier Middle, and Liberty County High earned spots in the District 1 Honor Band auditions held earlier this year. 

Students who are selected for District Honor Band are required to perform major scales as well as a chromatic scale from memory. They must also perform a piece of music published by GMEA, and sight read a short excerpt that they have never seen before given only 30 seconds to study. 

Each instrument has its own cut off score predetermined by GMEA, and those students are eligible to audition for “All State Band.” 

Sean will represent Liberty County Schools in the GMEA All State Band and Orchestra, which will perform in March 2020 at The Classic Center in Athens.

District 1 Honor 

Band Members 

Bradwell Institute

• L'Niyah Adams (Tuba, 10th Grade) 

• Donnay Beito (Clarinet, 11th Grade) 

• Julia Cowart (Oboe, 9th Grade) 

• Daniel Gallardo (French Horn, 12th Grade) 

• Sean Giddings (Euphonium, 10th Grade) 

• Jailyn Hancock (Clarinet, 11th Grade) 

• Adediwura Obasun (Flute, 9th Grade) 

• Derrick Spencer  (Tuba, 12th Grade) 

• Ericka Varnedoe (Clarinet, 11th Grade) 

Lewis Frasier Middle School 

• Allison Stewart (Trumpet) 

• Logan Simmington (Trombone)

• Daniel Whitman-Agan (Horn) 

• Jazlyn Gillum (Euphonium) 

• Dallas Spencer (Flute) alternate

Liberty High School 

• Lauren Gerst (Flute, 12th Grade)

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