All State and Region Bands select Governorís School music students

The South Carolina Governorís School for the Arts and Humanities (SCGSAH) will send select music students to All State Band, All State Jazz Band, and Regional Band clinics. These students were selected through competitive auditions held over two weekends in January. All State Band Clinic will be March 11-13 at Furman University, All State Jazz Band Clinic will be March 3-5 at Newberry College. The Region Band Clinics will be held in February at five locations across the state.

The band auditions and clinics are sponsored by the SC Band Directors Association and provide an opportunity for select high school students from South Carolina to work together with an internationally recognized clinician.

Listed below are the SCGSAH award-winning students, their instrument, and their hometown.

All State Band
Jessica Key, oboe ó Aiken
Cullen Broome, clarinet ó Lexington
Sarah McMillian, clarinet ó Murrells Inlet
Michael Matthews, alto saxophone ó Blue Ridge
Logan Durham, trumpet ó Gaffney
Carla Nazario, horn ó Simpsonville
William Pickus, trombone ó Murrells Inlet
Robert Meese, trombone ó Myrtle Beach

Bryce Richardson, bassoon alternate ó Beaufort
Lydia Menassie, trumpet alternate ó Myrtle Beach
Sarah Rummage, horn alternate ó Fort Mill
Miriam Snyder, trombone alternate ó Hartsville
Evan Petratos, tuba alternate ó Easley

All State Jazz Band
Sebastian Strevens, tenor saxophone ó Columbia
William Pickus, trombone ó Murrells Inlet

Region One
Evan Petratos, tuba ó Easley
Kevin Freeman, tuba ó Taylors

Region Two
Autumn Smith, clarinet ó Williamston

Region Three
Emily Whitlow, oboe ó Columbia
Olivia Witherell, oboe ó Columbia
Katie Crockford, trumpet ó Rock Hill
Sarah Rummage, horn ó Fort Mill

Region Four
Bryce Richardson, bassoon ó Beaufort
Arnold Kracht, oboe ó Hilton Head

Region Five
Diana Gomez, flute ó Pageland
Jacob Malasky, trumpet ó Lake City
Lydia Menassie, trumpet ó Myrtle Beach
Miriam Snyder, trombone ó Hartsville
Chandler Carter, euphonium ó Florence